Site Overview

:: An Overview of SurvivalRing – What We Are All About ::

Welcome To SurvivalRing – The BEST place in the world to start on YOUR road to preparedness. SurvivalRing started out in 1997 as a single web page, supporting the very first survival and preparedness oriented webring. Over the next few years, it grew into a vast site, offering some of the hardest to find survival documents in the world…ORIGINAL civil defense documents, as created by the US and other governments.

It also turned into its very own portal system, linking to most of the oldest and best known preparedness, survival, and self reliance web sites on the web, through the webring, direct links, and many other ways. Our email lists reach people all over the world, our downloads are completely free for all, our community services such as lists, clubs, chat, bbs, calendar and more are available to all, and more features are being added all the time…again, all at no cost to anyone.

Currently we offer over 40,000 megabytes of civil defense files for download, with gigabytes more being made available via cd rom (we only have one TERABYTE available on our web server right now!).

Our goals with SurvivalRing, and our Civil Defense Now project, are to collect and digitize EVERY SINGLE original civil defense document we can get our hands on, and share them with you and anyone else concerned with what “The Bad Guys” can and might throw at us. What has threatened civilization and society in the past, can and does threaten us again…whether it’s terrorism, nuclear threat, natural disaster, or anything else, you can and should know what might happen around here. In helping others prepare, we excel, and will continue sharing as we can through this site.

We have been working on this project for years now, and people have noticed. FEMA links to us in some of their reports…the Department of the Army and some of their contracters refer to our site in official government documents as a resource. We’ve even been written about in magazines, such as “It’s Time For A Revival Of American Civil Defense” By Jim Benson in Backwood Home magazine. The last twelve months have seen our site hits reach 4.8 million. We are not going away…we’re here to continue helping…helping YOU.

If you need help, ask. If you are looking for something in particular, ask. If you are new to the whole, entire concept of being prepared, spend a couple of weeks looking around here. You can’t go wrong. Email me at There is much inside our website, and it is here for you.

Please beware, though. Literally THOUSANDS of pages of classic documents, many pages of my own writing, maps, graphics, links, and more are inside. If pages take a moment to load, let them. If something is broken, the 404 page will tell you details, and you can email them to me. If a download is broken ( there are hundreds of free files), tell me and I’ll jump on getting it fixed as soon as possible.

Unlike a lot of web sites of this genre, SurvivalRing is a CONTENT oriented website. This means we PROVIDE the documents that other sites LINK to, COPY, or simply “re-sell”. We produce original works here as well, and give them to you, for YOUR preparedness and personal awareness. We share because we care.

Richard Fleetwood
Founder – SurvivalRing, The Blast Shelter,, and Civil Defense Now.
“Study Yesterday…Prepare Today…Live Tomorrow.”

Updated: August 8, 2009 — 8:20 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 24th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural southern Wyoming, just below the continental divide (long story, that...). Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, many social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises.

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