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This website contains copyrighted material, including news and informational articles, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Though links are included to the original location of the works distributed here, many of these works are distributed in whole as to continue to make these article available for research purposes as from time to time the original disappears from the internet.


We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a general knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and philosophies of basic preparedness and informational knowledge; US and world news, events and issues, natural or manmade threats to anyone from localized areas to global inclusion; and of individual, family and community preparedness and sustainable, long-term self-sufficiency.


We respect the right of the individual to make an informed, intelligent decision of how he should prepare his/her self for whatever the world brings to their doorstep. In reposting like material in a centralized location such as this, we hope to help a larger number of folks be ready for anything, while keeping them informed of WHO the original author is, and linking to that material in every possible opportunity.


We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with U.S. Title 17, Section 107, and the Berne Convention, Article 10, these posts are presented on this website without profit or monetary gain for those people who have expressed an interest in receiving the material for research and for educational purposes. Any other use, (excluding copying or printing for personal use), is strictly prohibited.


“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”


§ 107.Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include — (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.


FAIR USE NOTICE: These pages/video may contain copyrighted (© ) material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, POLITICAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, economic, DEMOCRACY, scientific, MORAL, ETHICAL, and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and educational purposes.


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Rich Fleetwood
Founder/Owner – SurvivalRing.org

Updated: February 11, 2014 — 9:12 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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