It's that time again...
Our hosting renewal time has arrived. We also have a handful of domains to renew as well. We are in need of support from our regular visitors to help cover this minimal cost. For this year, we're setting a goal of only $500....this will cover our hosting for ALL of SurvivalRing (72 gigabytes as of this moment), domains, SSL certificate, and two premium programs needed to enhance our vast download library of THOUSANDS of files.
We continue to add new files, build new associated websites to enhance SurvivalRing offerings (see below), and create new CD and DVD offerings every year.
Last year in October, we suffered a horrific hacker attack, completely destroying every part of the website. We were back to 90% of full service within three weeks, restored completely by late November, and have since added much new material, perform full site backups every week (51 gigabyte archive file when done), and watch our back end of the site like a hawk...watching for bad guys weaseling their way in...
With our system now, any hack can be repaired and the site back to 100% within 3 hours (ask me how I know...). I took the plunge and upgraded my laptop before Christmas last year, and have purchased a top pf the line Dell 17" , 8gig RAM, 1 Terabyte HD to keep SurvivalRing fresh and useful in some way every day (got it from the Dell outlet store re-certified for under $500).
I have spent the past few weeks building a new site area to offer my CD and DVD package known as the SurvivalCD.com DIGITAL FAMILY EMERGENCY LIBRARY. This vast collection of survival, preparedness, civil defense, and historical prepping materials contains over 24,000 unique titles, 3.2 million printable pages, and nearly 30 gigabytes of readable, classic, useful, and in many cases rare documents, manuals, reports, and more.
Want to see what it looks like?
I'm still finishing up a few of the pages, and will finish cleaning up the last three product packages this evening. Take a look...see what I have to offer YOU. (Still some visual tweaking of a few images...and some content on a couple pages)
Another HUGE project, with global implications, is my USA Target List website , viewable here...again...mostly done, still needing content completion...but well worth a few moments of your time. (Check out Alabama and Wyoming...all other states are still needing work).
But, back to our IMMEDIATE needs.
PLEASE consider a donation at this time, to let us take care of OUR infrastructure needs to keep SurvivalRing online. We've been working on this project since 1997, have authored 13 CD/DVD multimedia titles, and offered over a hundred terabytes of downloads to millions of visitors since we began. Help us continue doing that.
Donate NOW. If possible, please use PAYPAL....and send your donation of ANY AMOUNT to my email address of RAFLEET@GMAIL.COM . You can also use the DONATION WIDGET on the top the site in the box labeled SR FUNDRAISER.
Only you can prevent downtime. Don't let us fade away. EVERY dollar helps. If you want to mail a donation to us, please use this address.
PO Box 729
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
Time is of the essence. We need your help now.
WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN for ANY DONATION? I'll give you access to 49 CDs worth of downloads...all the files that make up the MassPak and Appropriate Techpackages....downloadable directly from my website. Every donati0n gets this access.
Our hack last year caught me off guard...WAY off guard. I'd been too darn busy with meat world projects, and had not setup some procedures, that should have been done a long time ago. But then again, the people responsible for the hack were truly not your run of the mill hackers. Digital proof of the hack being traced back to the middle east....and two very bad islamic groups that start with the letter "H". Details available if interested.
Due to the hack in October, and the time invested in rebuilding and strengthening the website and associated tools, I didn't have much time to invest in marketing the CD and DVD packages late last year, with the only big movement the entire second half of 2012, coming during the website recovery when I offered the full 13 disk package to anyone who donated $20 or more to help with the site rebuild and upgrade.
I had 35 takers on that package, and I just barely broke even on costs...but it DID help us get back to 100% much more quickly. There were a couple of sites that web trolls and never-do-wells hang out at that claimed I did this *crash* to myself, and was going to try to profit from it. Right...I don't play that kind of crap.
Contrary to what most people think, I do have a regular full time job as a state employee of Wyoming, in Corrections/LEO...and that is what I do most of the time. It's a good job and I love it, but it's not one that pays highly. SurvivalRing has been my personal passion and life's work for a several years now. As a regular reader to these rare emails, you've probably heard that a few times by now.
For most of you, I have a surprise. My dear wife Annie has just finished her Bachelor's degree in Social Science, and is coming on board as a coauthor on SurvivalRing. We will both working on numerous web and book projects over the coming months and years, and this will offer a tremendous new area of resources for SurvivalRing, and you, the returning SurvivalRing visitor.
We've been married 32 years as of next month, and our lives have been lived as preppers for most of that time. Frugality, perseverance, Do-it-yourself, and long term goals are what we live each day. She has been my rock through thick and thin, and has a gift of great common sense and support for most of my creative projects. Look for more on this later...
Again, thank you for all the years you've been with us. Help us keep doing what we've been doing for so long.
Thanks to every consideration, penny, dime, and dollar you can spare.
Let us know that you care...that you find the vast resources of SurvivalRing useful. We do it out of love and care...we do it for you.
It will make the difference for us.