Steve Shenk has been an educator, corporate executive, philosopher, and entrepreneur for over forty years. His expertise and leadership on food safety issues have positively impacted the lives of thousands with a prevention-based strategy to ensure the availability, price and safety of food. Steve is also presently heard almost any day of the week across multiple radio networks as a guest of some of America’s most notable talk show programs. Steve is the author of the new book,“It’s Not Your Fault”


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Rock Waterman lives with his wife, Connie, near Sacramento, California. After their children grew up and moved away, they moved into a two-bedroom apartment which has provided them challenging opportunities to find creative places to store their emergency food and water. Rock is an avid blogger and student of history, law, theology, ancient languages, and mid-twentieth century pop culture.


Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, editor, and content manager, occupations that allow her to use her skills, talent, and education while still being a stay-at-home parent to three active children. A transplant from New York City, she now lives in a house in the middle of the woods in semi-rural Pennsylvania, where she and her husband are currently debating the merits of chickens versus goats and saving up for a new wood stove.


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[dropcap][/dropcap]Kelsey Congdon is an outdoor enthusiast who is driven by adventure and adrenaline.  She has a strong passion for physical fitness and nutrition and loves to educate others about how enhance their lives through treating their bodies right, after all, it’s the only one you’ll ever have!  She comes from a background of teaching Secondary Education, coaching/mentoring, social media marketing, and she also has a strong passion for entrepreneurship.  She finds reward in inspiring others to be constantly engaged in self-improvement and betterment.  One of her favorite methods of creating awareness for physical, emotional, and mental well-being in all aspects of life is through social media and blogging.

Tara Dodrill offers analysis of current events from a Libertarian point of view. She is a staunch supporter of both the Constitution and the Second Amendment. Dodrill is also an off-grid enthusiast who frequently writes about natural health remedies and ecotourism. Her previous credits include Yahoo NewsUSA TodayThe Inquisitr, and a stint as a local newspaper editor.


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Trevor has been freelance writing since 2009. He has written about many different topics over the years. His 9-5 is outfitting police and other public safety vehicles with all of the equipment the law enforcement and other first responders need to save lives. When not working and writing, he is coaching, refereeing and playing the world’s greatest game… Soccer. —


Karen Lyons learned the importance of being self-sufficient from her depression-era parents, and in turn taught many of those skills to her eight children. She loves how being prepared and skilled contributes to peace of mind. A California native, she recently moved to Utah. Karen has hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim twice, enjoys geocaching, reading, writing, and watching movies (especially independent films) and UFC fights. She loves learning new ways to help herself and her family be more prepared for whatever life throws at them.

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