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When There is No FEMA

‘When There is No FEMA’ is written as a non-fiction survivalist preparation and reference book intended to help the reader think clearly about preparedness to make their own decisions with their individual resource, experience and time constraints. The book strives to provide deep, detailed information needed by those seriously interested in surviving social breakdown at not only for individuals and small groups, but for entire communities as well.. These practical researched facts and tested techniques are intermixed with brief first hand and historical anecdotes which contribute to both the readability and memorability which makes ‘When There Is No FEMA’ both an easy cover-to-cover read, as well as a must-have resource for everyone serious about disaster preparedness..


Learn the ins and outs of creating a self sustainable survival operation through hunting, farming and community building.


Prepare to defend yourself, your family and your community with effective tactics, communication and planning.


Prep smarter with a logical approach to stocking up on the right things, in the right way to avoid wasted time, space, and money.


Gain understanding in the threats from poor sanitation in addition to the infrastructure and practices needed to maintain a healthy environment.

About this Web Site

NoFEMA.com was created in support of the book ‘When There is No FEMA’. Initially it was intended to provide prospective readers with a good introduction to the book and to direct them to the eCommerce site where they could purchase it for themselves. With the passage of time, the charter of NoFEMA.com has expanded to better connect the author with the reader, and to provide those interested in becoming better prepared with access to information and preparedness-related products and services that the author has personally reviewed and endorsed. It is our hope that NoFEMA.com fully accomplishes its purpose in allowing those interested in disaster preparedness to make best use of their resources as they become as prepared as possible as quickly as possible.  

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    Advanced Disaster Planning

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    Defensive Tactics for Preppers

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    An Unbiased View of Precious Metals for Preppers

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    My Evolution as a Prepper

    My Evolution as a Prepper Several years ago, before I became involved in prepping, I stayed buried up to my neck in work. I basically worked and slept, and I had maybe two reasonably close friends (both of whom were essentially co-workers). On the rare occasions that we did get...
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    Emergency Food Strategies

    The various types of emergency foods that are available, coupled with the commercial hype surrounding them, can understandably lead the prepper to make less than optimal decisions with regard to the types and amounts of emergency foods to acquire. In this article I will discuss emergency food strategies by briefly...
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    The #1 Prepping Food Mistake!

    The Patriot Nurse has a great (short but sweet) video of the importance of not overlooking nutrition when preparing food for disaster. Take a look and post your opinions on what some good options for packing some nutrition into your food preps, and how to avoid this prepping food mistake.
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    No Cost Prepping Food Storage Tips!

    The HealthyPrepper has a great video on some resourceful ways of using free or recycled materials to aid in food storage. Check out her video with these helpful prepping food storage tips and post comments with some other creative ways to re-purpose readily available items for prepping usage.

About the Author

As founder and organizer of the Tampa Readiness group and floridareadiness.org, Rich Bryant has been deeply involved in the disaster preparedness movement since 2008. Prior to being drawn into the world of disaster preparedness, Rich worked as a technology consultant specializing in information and physical security for many major organizations throughout the US.

In earlier years Rich worked on the family farm, growing up hunting, trapping and fishing in the swamps and woodlands of West Tennessee. This diverse background of practical knowledge is the background with which Rich has approached prepping, and the authorship of When There is No Fema and NoFEMA.com.

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AUTHOR'S UPDATE: Since authoring and publishing WTINF in 2013 my life has been in upheaval. For 3 years after that I was in great pain and confined to crutches due to arthritis of the hips. This has kept me out of the preparedness mainstream in the intervening years.

However, since going to print I did research best bugout locations and have purchased and am refurbishing an ideal disaster homestead in rural, small town America. I also underwent hip replacement surgery which now has me living a pain- and crutch- free life, and I've even managed to step back out onto the tennis courts. :)

Life goes on ...

Today I look around and I see at least as much cause for concern as we had at the start of the financial collapse. I would urge anyone reading this to renew their resolve to prepare themselves and those they love to survive challenging times that very well may lay ahead.
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I noticed that an impressive-looking book on personal disaster preparedness had reached the market a couple of weeks ago and ordered it so that I could check out the competition.

Finally I got around to checking it out - it had a pretty cover, and the author seemed to have some decent creds. Flipping through the pages I saw a lot of nice illustrations and thought... "This guy's a worthy competitor".

Then I look in the index to try researching a couple of common preparedness topics. I looked for the word "quarantine", and it did not appear.

I then looked for the word "gardening", and it directed me to a page that simply advised me to buy another book on gardening.

Based on this experience, and other similar experiences, I'm contemplating coming out with a second edition of WTINF. I'm also contemplating a major price increase to differentiate WTINF from such wannabes.
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So, Deutsche Bank in Germany is apparently on the ropes, and they are 40x larger than Lehman. The collapse of Lehman brought about near collapse of 2008.

I suspect that the banks throughout the world are joined at the hip, and that when one sneezes all get the flu.

Disaster does not strike on our time table, and we need to be ready. The most important thing anyone can do to be ready for major disaster is to be more physically fit.

I will leave you with that important thought.
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Yesterday I visited my favorite pawn shop in quest for a good fishing rig and, as I walked down the aisle, I was reminded of what I've come to consider to be one of the more important pieces of survival equipment.

You might be thinking of guns, knives or compasses, but the oft-not-considered item to which I am referring is the in-window air conditioner.

I'm a big fan of the concept of "buying oneself time to adapt" and, during an extended power outage in the hot summer months, an in-window A/C - coupled with a generator and a bit of fuel - can do exactly that. You cool down a single room for 1-2 hours each day and give your body some days to adapt to the new, harsher reality.

Of course much modern construction no longer permits the option of in-window A/C - something to ponder the next time you commission some home improvements.

At Staples I also happened onto another piece of oft-neglected, and very important survival gear, which is a Rand McNally road atlas of the entire US ($15). Once again, the importance cannot be overstated - last year's Hurricane season proved that amply enough. (It's really kinda difficult to find a place that sells printed road atlases these days, which is why I mentioned the name of the store.)

And for honorable mention I'll also highlight the importance of portable fuel containers to extend the range of your vehicle. Three 5-gallon containers can extend your emergency driving range by 175-300 miles! During Hurricane Irma last year I can testify that these things were sold out as far north as Valdosta, GA! They will NOT be there you you need them.
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