SurvivalCache has put together a world-class team of survival, doomsday pre, hunting, and homestead experts that write the excellent articles on this site. Check them out below:
Meet the SurvivalCache Team
Dennis H., ex-Fire Department and a military retail store owner
A life long hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, after surviving a devastating tornado touchdown in his home town, he saw the effects on people’s lives as they struggled to cope. He built his first bugout bag a few weeks later and has been a dedicated prepper and survivalist since that time. He as attended numerous schools, camps, and training to hone his skills.
After retiring from the fire department, Dennis opened a retail store catering to the military, law enforcement, and like-minded individuals in the preparedness community. The store offered Dennis the opportunity to become familiar with the best of survival and tactical equipment. As a licensed firearms dealer, he also had a chance to handle, fire, and evaluate a wide range of weapons.
Dennis closed his store several years ago and now concentrates on his large garden and greenhouse, keeping his shooting and tactical skills sharp, reloading, and teaching his grandsons the skills they will need in the future.
Bryan Lynch, Outdoor Enthusiast and Author
Bryan grew up in the Midwest and spent every waking moment outdoors. Learning how to hunt, fish, read the land and be self-reliant was part of everyday life. These teachings from his parents were invaluable and he has carried them him wherever he goes. As a teenager he became more interested in emergency preparedness. It wasn’t long after that he started his never-ending journey of learning about being self-reliant and prepared. Eventually he would combine his passions for the outdoors, emergency preparedness and writing. His goal was to spread positive information about this field in an effort to educate and help as many as he could. Recently Bryan authored the book Swiss Army Knife Camping and Outdoor Survival Guide
Michael Major, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces
Michael is a survivalist, traditional bowhunter, student of traditional and primitive skills, as well as a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He is also a husband and father and makes his home in British Columbia, Canada.
Check out Michaels’ LinkedIn to learn more about his expertise.
Travis Olander, a military veteran, survivalist, marksman, and woodsmen
Travis Olander is a military veteran, survivalist, marksman, and woodsmen who spends his time hiking in the Wasatch and Uintas Mountains of Utah. He enjoys writing about firearms and ballistics and covers all things related to the Second Amendment.
Joseph Bryant and Noemi Gonzales, firearm and survival enthusiasts
Joseph Bryant and Noemi Gonzales are a dynamic duo that share a passion for firearms, survival education and gear, martial arts, and adventure.
Spending much of their time training Jiu-Jitsu/Judo/MMA training with their two daughters at local schools helps to keep these two sharp as they continue to run their business endeavors together and prioritize preparation and readiness in their homeschool-based household.
These two also have experience with hunting, training with firearms, various forms of self-defense, and preparing for potential worse-case-scenarios and work hard to pass this knowledge on to their two daughters.
Elijah Langford, an outdoor enthusiast
There is a certain loneliness that the wilderness provides. Elijah has been seeking that particular loneliness since he was very young. The first introduction to this elusive feeling was brought about while fly-fishing. Since then, he has sought ‘smallness’ in everything he does.
After cutting his teeth on the art of survival in the Ozark Mountains, he has become proficient in flintknapping, fire-making, fly-fishing, and foraging. After leaving Arkansas, and then Tennessee to chase the trout he dearly loves, the Colorado Rockies have become his permanent home where he resides with his wife and daughter. When he is not outside tinkering or stalking trout, you will find him at home writing, painting, and caring for his extensive orchid collection.
Scott has been thinking about survival since the time he was a kid. Growing up in Northern California Scott spent much of his time in the mountains near his home. After High School Scott joined the Marines and served for 5 years in a Marine Recon unit. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps he attended a West coast college where he studied science. After college Scott got the military bug again and decided to try out for the Navy SEALs. He completed BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Course) and spent 7 years with the SEAL teams including leading SEAL sniper teams in Iraq. Scott is also Nationally Certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and trained as Tactical Combat Casualty Care First Responder. Scott founded Forge Solutions, LLC in 2007 and has since worked on Executive Protection and Personal Security Detail (PSD) contracts in some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Scott’s focus is sustainable/clean/green energy, reusable products and primitive skills applied to modern situations and how they help you survive in troubled times.
Mark graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in biochemistry and completed graduate work in international commerce and policy at George Mason University in the Washington DC metro area. Mark is a former Marine recon team leader, Marine officer instructor at The Basic School and Marine Infantry Officer. He is an avid outdoor adventurist and survivalist. Mark has lived and traveled all over the world with the Marine Corps. He has raced multiple marathons and triathlons. He is currently training for his first ultra-marathon and next Ironman triathlon competition. Mark coaches triathletes, swimmers, and crossfit athletes. When Mark is not working or coaching he is preparing for his next endurance race or spending time with his family.
The outdoors has always been a part of James’ life. Many days were spent exploring and living in the deserts and mountains of Arizona while growing up. In these places survival is not a trivial skill; it is essential. After college, James made the decision to become a Marine, and wanting to challenge himself further, became a Marine Infantry Officer. In this occupational specialty, he experienced every clime and place; from the icy wilds of Alaska, to the wet, near-impenetrable jungles of Southeast Asia. These experiences allowed James to be adaptable to not only surviving, but flourishing in austere and unfriendly environments. Twice James served in combat in Iraq as a Company Commander in the Western Euphrates River Valley (Fallujah), at the time perhaps the most unfriendly environment on the planet. James has attended Marine Combat Diver Course and Airborne School allowing him to work within the Marine Corps’ Special Operations Community (MARSOC). James’ current position with Forge Solutions requires travel to Africa, one of the most underdeveloped regions in the world, where the majority of the continent’s population survive on less than a dollar a day. It makes even the most accomplished survival expert wonder, “Could I live like that?”
Jimmy C was an infantry marine in the USMC and USMCR for six years until he was honorably discharged for a disabling injury that would keep him performing his duties further. Never before an outdoorsman, Jim began a life learning about and working towards self sufficiency using old world practices. After seeing the collapse of structure security after 9/11 and Katrina, combined with the the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Jim decided to get prepared as best as he could to take care of his new family and himself for what may lie ahead. Jim has stockpiled years of food, water, ammunition, and is developing a survival network in his community in order to ensure the survival of his family. His goal is a community that will thrive in any economic collapse, power grid failure, nuclear fallout, or some other catastrophe that will require people to fend for themselves when the structure falls again.
Mike has a diverse background incorporating a wide variety of experiences. He is originally from New Mexico and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with minors in mathematics, economics, business management and environmental waste management.
Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, Mike decided to enter Officer Candidate School in the United States Marine Corps. In September of 2004, Mike deployed as a rifle platoon commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served 7 months in the Iraqi theater. In December 2005, Mike volunteered to deploy back to Iraq as a part of Military Transition Team (MiTT) as a embedded military adviser. In 2006, Mike was 1 of 4 Marines living, sleeping, eating, and fighting along side an infantry company in the Iraqi Army. During 2006, Mike accompanied the Iraqi Army on over 200 combat foot patrols.
In addition to the numerous other medals Mike has received, he has also been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in an ambush that year. Mike was routinely published in US papers and was responsible for the content of, Lessons from MiTT Advising for 1st Iraqi Army Division For Pre-Deployment Training and Relief-in-Place Preparation a Marine Corps publication for embedded advisers. Mike’s survival passion is water from his days as a civil engineering student. In addition to testing the latest filtration systems, Mike has also devised backyard do-it-yourself filtration methods for survival situations.
Since I could hold a rifle I was taught marksmanship, and have shot competitively at different levels and in different events throughout my life. I’ve fired and maintained a variety of small arms, with a focus on US service rifles. Growing up, I’ve always been taught self reliance, and my experience as an adult has only reinforced this. I strongly believe in having a family emergency plan and preparedness in general.
I am a Boy Scout and an avid outdoorsman. I specialize in knives (and other cutting implements), various knots & lashings, traditional skills such as blacksmithing & woodworking, Bushcraft and fire starting. I am in the process of outfitting an operational blacksmith/wood wright shop for use as an instructional aid and as a home for my hobbies of knifemaking, woodworking and leatherworking.
Josh’s book reviews cover every aspect of survival:
Josh has also written the following articles:
- Survival Gear Review: SureFire LX2
- Three Tier Survival Kits
- 5 Types of Machetes and How to Use Them
- Understanding Axe Types.
Check out his interview here
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