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Supporting SurvivalRing

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SurvivalRing is growing each and every day and requires constant attention to keep it going in the right direction. I have received literally thousands of emails from people all over the world letting me know how useful and timely it is, and thanking me for my time I put into it.

I do appreciate the fact that folks know that it does take time to keep this beast I’ve created on the right path, and it helps to get over some of the rough spots, like all-nite editing, or hours working on graphics, or researching specific topics on AND offline to put to use on the website. There have been many nites of two or three hours of sleep between shutting down the keyboard, and getting back up to go spend the day working a real world intensely physical job. Of course, I’ve done my job quickly and efficiently as I have much excitement in BOTH areas….my career and my “calling” as a webmaster of this site. You can correctly assume that I have a very Type-A personality. My drive, and my strength, both come from wanting to help as many people in this lifetime as I can, to have better, safer, and longer, more enjoyable lives, by being aware of anything that might shorten any aspect of it.

It has been a real eye-opener thus far down this road, and I expect it to get MUCH more interesting as THIS year of 2009 progresses, and we approach the mighty unknown of dealing with the REAL disruptions that Obama and a extreme liberal Congress will have in store for SOME of us. Yes, it will impact some of us…and pretty badly, too. Others will fair better…and unfortunately some may suffer greatly.

No one, not now, can tell you EXACTLY what will happen. Many await the inevitable failure in some area, and plan on fixing THE problem, as it appears in whatever area of their life it shows up. I pray for all our sakes that the problems for us are as minimal as possible.

NOW..about supporting this project…

There are several areas that are open to any and all who want to support what I am doing, and who think it is a very good way of providing information to the world.

They are …

  • Buying books, videos, music, and such thru our Amazon.com affiliated site. The search link is now on ALL SurvivalRing pages, to make it easy for you to jump right on over there and find, order, and purchase that item you really need to get that job done.

  • Using our BANNER space now on our pages to advertise YOUR products or business. I offer discounts in several areas, and promise you that people LOOKING for preparedness information ARE coming to SurvivalRing in larger and larger numbers everyday. I am taking every opportunity to get the word out in print, talk radio, and in person to as many people as possible.

  • Joining the SurvivalRing with your SITE, if you haven’t already. There is a plethora of areas that SurvivalRing covers in regards to member sites. From food to water, from wilderness to the city, from health to wellness, from the past to the future….ANY aspect of preparedness, be it mind, body, spirit, or more, is worth being covered when it comes to education and teaching ourselves all we can in this world.

  • Signing up to one or all of our topica mailing lists. I have several different ones that cover a variety of preparedness issues, and anyone is welcome to join ANY one.

  • Joining the NEW SurvivalRing Association, a YAHOO Club, with Chat, Message base, photo albums, contact info, and more. A very interesting and growing area of our interactive project.

  • TELLING OTHERS about the SurvivalRing. The more people that know about this webring, the more people we can interconnect with and help one another prepare for all the world has for us. Use the local media, email, phone calls, handwritten letters….any way to spread the word.

  • SHARING Your time and skills. SurvivalRing is becoming a BIG project. Currently I have four other people helping me in various areas of the ring (Randy, Jodi, Diane and John). I would like to get some volunteers who would like to help the webring grow with time and energy. The work is easy, the pay is nada, but the spiritual gift you will get by offering your help will be felt by more people then you will ever know.

  • DONATIONS of material or funds will go a LONG way in helping the whole project grow. I am always looking for great, useful items such as books, computer hardware, ANY preparedness material (FEMA, Civil Defense, weather phenomena, etc.), and even cash donations to offset the cost this website requires (ISP, webspace, domain names, upgrades, etc.).

  • Hopefully some mix of all the items above will allow us to break even some day on a monthly basis, but we’re two years into it with little to show for it, other then a wealth of friends and hundreds of contacts across the globe. It truly is a labor of love. But any help of acknowledgement is appreciated.

Will YOU be the one that Helps?

No one knows when they might be called upon to help. It might be an emergency, or an accident, or just a request for a helping hand lifting a package or carrying some groceries. Small tokens of help have had great impact thruout the world. Fortunes have been won, or lost, and nations raised, or broken, by the decisions of single individuals all thruout history. There have been times in my life that my decisions have been great turning points for me or my family. Some have been good, and some not. All have brought me to this point, and made me what I am today. These paths I’ve traveled have been an education with every step, bringing new opportunities, or sometimes terror to my life. I’ve fallen in holes, tripped on my shoelaces, or been blinded by lowest branches of the tree of life, that hid the greater treasure down the missed path.

Looking back I can see my mistakes. Looking ahead, I can foresee troubling areas, and work to avoid them, or mitigate the effects as much as I can. I can and will do the best that I can at every opportunity. I know that many eyes are on me, some near, and most far away…watching…always watching.

I will always look for companions to share the path with. My family has been with me thru all these trevails, and will be with me forever. But, as the saying goes, the more the merrier. A load that is shared is lighter for everyone involved. A shoulder offered, a tear wiped away, or a simple pat on the back can mean all the difference in the world to someone who truly needs it. I will always do my best to fulfill these needs and others when the chance arises.

I also hope that there are many more like me. I have met so many people in the past few years, both online and off, that have shown these traits and so much more, that I can’t help but know that there is a higher power keeping us all aware with that still, small voice. Do you ever hear it? Do you stop and listen sometimes, hearing what you want to hear…or more often, need to hear?

My life is full, even overflowing at times. I don’t take the opportunity as much as I should to quiet down and listen at some point each day to that almost inaudible voice. But then, there are times when it screams at me. Not often, but when it does, do I ever get a move on.

My point? Make a difference. BE the difference. Go farther than you think you can. Help a stranger out, JUST because its the right thing to do. Be a scout and do a good deed several times a day. No one HAS to know but you. That in and of itself will be your reward. Remember … those eyes that watch me from near and far might be watching you as well. Everyone will remember the bad times, but few will remember the good ones. Except you.

Richard

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Updated: August 10, 2009 — 8:42 pm

The Author

Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, 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. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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