Prior to that course I had taken three previous government courses.
The first in the U.S. and the second and third in Canada. I had
also graduated as the Honor Student from a specialized USAF AACS
school and based upon this, and work experience with the Western
Electric Company as an engineer, was offered a high paying job
as a civilian doing the acceptance inspection for the USAF nuclear
missile sites, which I declined.
Over the past many years I have built 24 shelters ranging in
capacity from one person to 500. They have been of almost every
design conceivable. I was president of a shelter manufacturers
association and have written a widely distributed booklet entitled,
You Will Survive Doomsday,
which is available to you FREE for the downloading.
In fact, I probably became the most notorious shelter builder
in the world. Several major newspapers, in both the United States
and Canada, did multiple page articles about me . There was a
front page article with a picture on the front page of the Canadian
national newspaper, and there was an article about me in the national
magazine. There were, over the years, dozens of lesser newspaper
and magazine articles and I spoke on more radio shows than I can
count, often being interviewed by phone from thousands of miles
I taught a college course on survival have been the guest speaker
at other college's survival courses and numerous conferences on
survival. All told, millions of people have heard me or heard
about me, including thousands on a face to face basis in various
presentations and shelter tours. I have even been the subject
of a post-doctoral dissertation by two Ph.Ds from the University
You probably cannot imagine the number or variety of survivalist
groups that I have met with and heard their ideas. I have also,
at one time or another, talked with most of the survivalist leaders
in North America and have read many, many volumes of ideas and
thoughts on the subject. At this point I am surprised if I hear
Interest in this subject has come in waves. The Berlin Wall crises,
the Falkland Island crises, the Gulf War crises, some particular
movie or some other event. Presently, most of North America feels
that peace has been declared and that the threat of nuclear war
no longer exists. This feeling could change with events in the
world, but the reality is that the nuclear capacity for destruction
continues to increase and not lessen in spite of SALT and whatever.
In the next few years it is possible that millennial concepts
may bring new concerns. However, I am not trynng here to convince
others about my views whether geo-political, economic, religious,
prophetic or whatever.
Over the last many years, my wife and I have distributed free
well over one hundred thousand booklets to try to prepare people
for a nuclear holocaust. We have never charged a dime for doing
this. My position is that I cannot play God, deciding who I will
help, so I cannot put up the barrier of money in refusing to help
someone, therefore I offer the help freely to everyone.