Happy New Year from SurvivalRing and Rich Fleetwood…


 First things first….and most important of all, Happy New Year!

Not much to say at this exact moment, as I’m a little under the weather after a rough week last week traveling down to southern Colorado and bringing my bride of 32 years back home, after 2 long months of her being away, with her helping my daughter take care of her new baby girl, and  toddler Bubba.

They had a stomach bug a few days before I got there, and then coming back home from Colorado stopped at my son’s home in southern Wyoming, to visit my other grand-kids and their mom was JUST getting the flu…and of course, working in a prison, and handling 2000 pieces of mail in the last week, probably didn’t help the ability of my immune system to keep all the germs possible at bay…so….bleh.

Many happy things and expanded offerings coming to the SurvivalRing in 2014. I’ve got a slate of new guest writers creating all kinds of new content and regular posts, including a few very close friends I’m honored for them to allow me to share  their work here. I’ve also got everything set up for those way too overdue pod-casts and radio shows, as well as dozens of video productions. (And, yes, I’ve got EVERYTHING needed to do it all…even in HD.)

Perhaps the biggest change to SurvivalRing will be at least 6 new disks to the SurvivalCD.Com package of information, bringing us close to the magic number of 20 multimedia titles.

Even with all the above, I’ll begin publishing a series of books via the Kindle/Amazon platform on a variety of topics running the gamut of everything in the world of self reliance, including full length books, Amazon Singles and both fiction and nonfiction titles

Why so much, on so many levels, and so many platforms”

Because I can. Because it’s needed. Because it’s TIME to put up or shut up.

So many meat world things that I had as high priority focused on helping very few….my son and a very close friend…two actually….got in the way, and that son and those friends drained me of energy they had no right to…but I allowed it to happen, in my faith that giving them time, shelter, a roof over their heads, and motivation to help them change….would actually help them change. Sadly, it was a waste of time, and a big fat lesson for me. Show them the path, but don’t push them, pull them, or taunt them, Either THEY make the change, or don’t,

I get it now.  Now, I’m taking my life back and reappraising my needs, and MY goals for MY future, with my wife, my career, and my business.

Above all, more work will come here, because having an audience who knows what I already have to offer in just one venue, is a great target to give so much time to. And, bottom line…it will help MY bottom line to help those who come seeking the kind of knowledge I’ve been sharing over 15 years now.

I’m sure all of you have made some New Year’s Resolutions. Above, you’ll find my most important changes to my life in the new year. So, enjoy the evening, have a great time, and ring in the new year with a mighty roar. This next year is undoubtedly going to be a near repeat of the great depression of the early 30s, and you know who is responsible. It’s up to all of use to say, hell no, and hoist our own selves up by our own petards…and get to work. 

Join me, and let’s show the world how it is SUPPOSED to be run. 

Thanks to all you of for the years of support of SurvivalRing. Without you, we wouldn’t be here….seriously. Lastly, but by no means the least, we’re STILL needing your help and donations to help keep moving SurvivalRing forward. We missed our goal for the year of 2013, but have the same annual bills due EVERY year. Please consider a donation of ANY amount to the SurvivalRing Project, using the SR Fundraiser link at the top right side of the home page.

EVERY donation gets access to the digital download library of CD images, and soon, all the DVD images as well. I’ll even give instructions on how to burn your downloads to disk so you’ll have tangible, handheld data. Donate over $50 or more, and get SPECIAL edition DVD sets, with BONUS materials, such as original titles such as Nuclear War Survival Skills in hard copy, and maybe even a small cache of usable and pocket sized survival tools for your bugout bag.  

We’re certainly not the biggest, best, most popular or even well known in many circles, but we sure have more downloadable information than ANY other Survival website in the world, and our work in producing digital copies of historical civil defense date has been used (without my permission) on tens of thousands of cheap, redundant, and bare bones data disks for over a decade.

Again, let me remind you…who has put MORE online in this genre of information than SurvivalRing?  No one…and I’ll bet that I’ll continue leading the pack with absolute historical information for years to come. So if you need a GOOD reason to donate to our project, reread this entire paragraph. One of my future videos will show YOU just how much original government hardcopy I have in my library, to eventually be digitized and made available online myself.

Updated: January 1, 2014 — 12:23 am

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.