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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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    The Survival Mindset – Buying Yourself Time

    In discussions of disaster preparedness there are always those skeptics who make the excuse for not preparing that “it is impossible to be prepared for every type of disaster” or “they can’t put away enough provisions to last through any extended disaster”. The fallacy to these arguments is that, while...
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    The Small Town as Bugout Destination

    In my early prepping years I, like many preppers still today, subscribed to the ‘cabin-in-the-woods-as-bugout-destination’ vision, and I have the mondo-mega survival knife to prove it (I do still love my Becker BK7 survival knife, although lately I’ve come to favor the lighter and time-tested K-Bar Marine combat knife). Somewhere...
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    The Possibility of EMP

    Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is a large, very-short-duration, release of electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere. Most often these pulses are associated with the high-altitude detonation of nuclear weapons. As these waves of energy pass across electrical conductors, such as the wires that make up the national power grid, or even the...
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    The Possibility of Pandemic

    With recent media-hyped disease outbreaks that never became full blown pandemics one is tempted to ask if, in the modern world, there is really any risk of a major, life-threatening disease sweeping across the face of the globe. The answer, according to leading researchers in the area of infectious disease,...
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    Buying Precious Metals

    It’s seldom mentioned, but in a highly inflationary environment gold and silver can be the debtor’s best friend (subject to a word of caution below). Consider the case of someone who buys four ounces of gold at today’s price of roughly $1300 per ounce and which, during a time of...
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    Silver or Gold?

    The high value of gold can sometimes make it less desirable than silver as a form of post-disaster currency (imagine having only $1000 bills in your billfold, and being unable to make basic purchases because so few sellers can make change). The great value that gold packs into a small...
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    The Disinfecting Properties of Silver

    For centuries, before the discovery of antibiotics, silver was used for its antimicrobial properties. Often silver was used to line containers for liquids such as water and milk in order to kill germs, thereby extending the shelf life of their contents. The westward-bound pioneers in the US were known to...
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    The Importance of Soap

    Soap is one of the most important items on the prepper’s must-have list. We all know that being able to wash our bodies is important for preventing disease, but most of us don’t know exactly how soap works its anti-microbial magic. One may wonder, for example, how it is that...

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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