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    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6136

      Hi there! We’d love to get to know you – please use this forum to introduce yourselves.

      I’m Shauna. Clint & I work together on all things website, so if you have any issues or questions feel free to post in the Website Support forum and I’ll do my best to help!

      A little about me… I mom 3 grown ass kids. I’ve been doing web design & development for about 15 years and love what I do. A few of my favorite things are wine, yoga and swearing.

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6143

      Hello All, New  In Ready Room as of today.

      My name is Tommy. Retired from the military in 2012 after 23 years. I have 4 kids. My wife decided to join the military 5 years after I retired; so I am following her around now, we are currently in Alaska; love it so far, but I will update you once we make it thru a winter. We are from the south, so not much experience with snow and extreme cold. But, we will adapt.

      Looking forward to learning here.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6372

        Hello Thomas!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6150


      Just wanted to stop by and tell you Thank you for all the great work you’ve done for the website.  Great Job Clint and Alicia.  Thank You.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6170

        Hi Shelley! Hope your holidays were great. Looking forward to getting to know you!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6151

      Hello, my name is Garry. I am a military and law enforcement veteran and currently work as a Federal Security Contractor.  I am married with 3 adult sons, an adult step son, and an adult step daughter and just recently became a Grandpa.  My hobbies are hiking, shooting, and martial arts.  Glad to be hear and looking forward to getting to know everyone.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6169

        Great to hear from you Garry! Clint & I are excited to get to know everyone better!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6371

        Hello Gary!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6173

      Hello! My name is Danae I am 30yrs old, I come from a more quieter background I work in Healthcare for the Aged Care Community in Queensland, Australia.

      I have a Family member in our Australian Air Force He has been deployed to a few places overseas, currently at home.

      A large number of those I care for have served for our Country so it is a real pleasure in giving back what I can everyday, in retrospect it is rewarding to help everyone I can, either within my career or everyday life.

      I have been following Clint for only a small amount of time and already I have felt so much more confident in myself from his book’s, video’s, Podcasts and his ability to Empower people through his words from his knowledge that I am really looking forward to being apart of this now. Thank you for having me here.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6174

        Great to meet you, Danae! Welcome!


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6370

        Hello Danae!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6675

        G’day Danae

        Hope all is well up your way.

        A big THANK YOU for what you do for everyone. We need more people like you in the world.

        Also a great big shout out to your family member in the RAAF.

        Welcome aboard! (ooh there’s a bit of a Navy ring to that 😏)


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6180

      Hey, I’m Charlie and a mum of 2 little ones. I live in Western Australia and for the past 11 years I have been working in a Prison as a movements officer. The job entails coordinating all inter-prison transfer around the state and cross border, prisoner releases such as bail, suspended sentences etc. I also organise all prisoner movements to court and medicals. I am halfway through a Bachelor’s degree in Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence, which I have had to defer as the kids and work take up a lot of my time. So I thought I’d take the opportunity sign up to the Ready room so that I can continue my love of learning. Thanks 🙂

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6369

        Welcome Charlie!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6676

        Hi Charlie

        What an interesting career you have.

        A big welcome to you!


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6183

      Welcome new members! There are several hundred members – but very few that chat.. lol.

      The new people, please check out the videos and the course. We are working on new videos and will be holding a zoom session soon!

      Hope all is well,


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6184

      My name is Colleen Posey. I served as an Navy Operations Specialist from 94-97, as a Police officer with Slidell Police from 2001-2006 and as a DA Investigator. I have a 16 year old daughter and I am always looking to improve my security skills. Let’s see what you got.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6368

        Hello Colleen!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6270

      Hi there Clint and gang! My name is David Killen. I am a software engineer with a background in law. I’m looking forward to seeing how The Ready Room develops. As a child and young adult I was involved in Scouting and had an active outdoor life. That changed and I have spent less time doing those activities as an adult. The knowledge and skills that I learned then have served me well over the years. However, my own children are missing out. I’m here not just for my own benefit as I am now doing a lot of travel again, but to help prepare my kids for this changing world.

      Looking forward to chatting with you all!


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6367

        Hello David!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6272


      I found out about Emerson via You Tube, his spy museum interview popped up via the algorithm.  The idea of using fear as fuel fascinates me.  If I could harness my fears I could do anything, I’m scared all the damn time!

      I escaped corporate America at 49, almost 2 years ago.  Since then I’ve been throwing anything that doesn’t serve me overboard, like I’m in an old school pirate movie trying to outrun the British.  After I sell the boat anchor (my house), I’ll head west to a lower cost of living area somewhere with mountains and snow.  Maybe I’ll pick up some work that allows me free travel and a little pocket cash. Maybe I’ll buy an off grid cabin and hide away forever. I have no idea what I am doing, where I will do it, or with whom.  I’m terrified.  On the other hand my ancestors put their stuff in covered wagons and made their way, so I am pretty sure I can figure it out hopefully without freezing to death, going bankrupt, or getting murdered, or worse …..audited.

      I am trying to learn how to be positive, but after yeas of looking for the failure mode so ya’ll wouldn’t die, it’s tough to retrain my brain.

      So I am looking for a community to ask questions and brain storm solutions when I get stuck, so I thought I would give this a try.


      PS Yes,  I really am a Kunoichi, I am in a  Japanese National TV special on Kunoichis.  Ok it was for failing the test, but I’m still in the special!!!!



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6277

      Hey how you doing I’m Darryl I’m a USMC vet I’m 24 I’m a trucker currently I’m from Daytona beach Florida so that being said I’m usually in the water or partying when I come home 🤣. Im apart of a volunteer program called team rubicon you guys should check it out these people do amazing work. Stay blessed and stay safe guys.


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6365

        Welcome Darryl!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6283

      Hello Everyone!

      My name is Chris Spryn, and I’m from the state of PA. Unfortunately I am very late to this forum, as I have been a member here for awhile now and never joined the conversation. However, I have now officially decided to introduce myself.

      I recently started my own business “Spryn Crisis Solutions” through the help of Clint himself and his Escape The Wolf CMP (Crisis Management Professional) Program. SCS (My Company Acronym) exists to assist businesses and organizations with emergency preparedness, and safety and security program development. Also, as a USCCA certified Instructor, I offer individual training and education on things like Situational Awareness, Personal and Home Protection, Firearms Usage and Concealed Carry, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, and more…

      Despite what I mention in the above, I don’t profess to be an expert and I am eager to grow and draw from the knowledge and experience of the rest of you. I consider myself to be on a path and far from the finish line, that is, if one ever really reaches such a point.

      A special thanks to Clint and Shauna for providing this opportunity for us to learn and grow in the Ready Room. I look forward to the education and being apart of the conversation here.

      Take care & stay safe,



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6284

        Did you ever train at the Barn Dojo? Or with the Ninjutsu group in Butler?

        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6285

          Hello Rachel. I actually have not done any training at the Barn Dojo, or with the Ninjutsu group. Ninjutsu, though, is quite interesting.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6364

        Welcome Chris!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6288

      Hello everyone!

      My name is Nicolas, 30 years old, living in Luxembourg on the French border.

      I’m working as a risk manager in safety and security company in Luxembourg, where we are specialized in High risk missions and environment.

      I have a double hat, as a Trainer and as a Close protection officer. We travel often in dangerous places.

      During the years I followed Clint and read all his books and saw and listen every show 😂 I think I am a bit of a fan !

      So this website will be great help to provide more informations i am looking for to improve my skills, professionally and personally.

      Many thanks and keep the good work!!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6291

        Hi Nicolas,

        Welcome, I’m pretty new here too. I’m on the other side of the world from you, downunder here in Australia.



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6363

        Welcome Nicolas!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6353


      Daniel Hagerty here. Joined awhile back but haven’t been as active as I plan on being from here on out. 44 years old, prior Navy, divorced with 5 kiddos. Self employed, looking to learn and invest in these courses.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6362

        Welcome Daniel!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6381

        Hi there Daniel. Welcome!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6361

      Today is 10/7/22 (since the dates are messed up on the website.)

      Happy Friday everyone!

      My name is Amanda Potter. I am the oldest of 6 kids, named alphabetically, as well as a 5th generation native of Grand Junction, CO. I am a veteran of the US Army, where I served as a Military Police and Corrections Officer at Fort Carson, CO and met my husband. I am married to a wonderful man and we will celebrate 20 years in January. We have 2 great kids, a daughter and a son. Our daughter graduated in May and is off on a 9 month missions trip to 4 countries. Our son is a Junior and a part of the schools Trap and Skeet team. I earned my Masters degree in Community Counseling and worked as a substitute teacher, a secretary and then a counselor in our local school district. My favorite was working with kids at the alternative school and our local youth detention center. I taught firearms courses for years and now I am teaching real estate, I definitely have a heart for teaching! I am a real estate broker licensed in 2 states with brokerages in Grand Junction, CO and Dallas, TX. I volunteer with local conservation chapters; I was a CASA Advocate and I was a board member for our local Hospice program. I will be finishing up my term as Chair of our local REALTOR® association in November. I love scuba diving, hunting (rifle and bow), fishing (mostly off shore), growing micro-greens and making homemade bread and kombucha. I have great admin skills and love spreadsheets! My favorite drinks are an Old Fashion or a good Whisky or Scotch neat; I especially like the Islays. I always enjoy being the student and constantly learning as well as teaching and helping others; I am looking forward to the community here!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6378

        Hi Amanda,

        Today is 10/10/22 AEST – good idea adding your own date stamp.

        Welcome! You sound really busy.

        I am a software engineer living on the eastern coast of Australia. I am trying to respond to as many posts as I can. I think that’s the only way that a real community will arise from this forum. I have three teenage kids. One is just about finished school. I enjoy archery with my 15 year old son. I have also just applied to volunteer with the St John’s Ambulance here where I live so that I can acquire some good first aid skills and get some experience in using them.



        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6386


          Awesome David!

          My thoughts exactly, if we get more discussion going, hopefully we will get more participation from others. I am exited to come to Australia some day, I really want to dive there!


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6382

      Today is 10/10/22, I saw the ad for “The Ready Room” (on Instagram) and could not subscribe quick enough.  I recently became the Director of Security & Risk Management at Edgewood College in Madison, WI.  Prior to that, I retired (in April 2022) from a thirty-one year career with the U.S. Secret Service.  I am trying to get my hands on every piece of information that will help me in my new role.  There is a lot of garbage out there, so I’m stoked to have access to this platform.   I look forward to learning from and meeting you all. – Jack Leskovar

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6387


        Welcome Jack!

        Nice to meet you. Congratulations on your new role!

        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6398

          Likewise Amanda!  Much respect to you!!!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6403

        12 Oct 22

        Hi Jack! Welcome and nice to meet you.

        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6411


          Thanks, and nice to “meet” you too!




    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6404

      Hello Everyone!

      First and foremost, I apologize for the silence and lack of response. We have been developing this site over time and finally getting things squared away and ready for a real launch. You are part of the beginning – with that – comes some growing pains – so I hope you will endure it with me. Here is the plan:

      1. Complete the backend infrastructure within the next couple of weeks

      2. Start rolling out regular content starting with Combat Edition and Rugged Life

      3. Start weekly online meets to do QA and subject specific discussions

      4. Upload more handbooks and references…

      Standby for first episode, Combat Edition, coming within the week!

      Thank you for your patience,


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6412

        Hi Clint,

        Thanks for giving us an update on your plans for the Ready Room. I appreciate it. I’m eagerly looking forward to seeing the roll-out.



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6419


        Thank you Clint, looking forward to it!


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6517


      Hello Everyone,

      My story is Army vet, retired law enforcement and now looking for the next career/adventure. I’m married with two grown kids, a grandson and a son-in-law in the Navy. Love the outdoors so you can usually find me roaming around northern AZ exploring this great country. I really enjoy Clint’s work whether it’s the books or the content on WPSN. When I saw this being offered up on the Instagram page it was a no brainer. Looking forward to meeting some folks, working through the site and whatever else comes of it.




      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6571

        Welcome Derek!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6616

        Hey there Derek. Good to see you here!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6593

      Hello everyone.

      My name is Vincent, I have recently transitioned from a law enforcement career (14 years) to Executive Protection. Tennesee is home for me and my family. I am a self taught city raised outdoorsman looking to learn more!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6601

        Great to have you Vincent, welcome!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6611

        Hi there Vincent. Welcome aboard!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6610

      Hi guys,Im Blaine
      I love our Country, and the freedoms it affords.Im an engaged civilian living in relatively rural environs.Im a hunter and outdoor enthusiast.
      I find subterfuge and solo clandestine activities fascinating from a learning standpoint,and I believe that knowledge/awareness is our most valuable tool in security and safety.
      I look forward to learning and possibly sharing.

      Only for the good

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6617

        Hi there Blaine. Welcome!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6618

        Welcome! Thank you to you and all other new members. This community area is next on the list make a little more user friendly… thank you for your patience.


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6620

        Welcome Blaine!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6625

      Alicia S. 10.24.22

      I have been following Mr. Emerson for a while. Initially with Escape the Wolf and then Violent Nomad. Networking allowed me to make some other great connections. I had been doing more travel on my own as a consultant and realized I was naïve and clueless. So I invested in myself. Still learning. My children, six, are adults now except for my youngest. My husband feels better about me traveling. He waited patiently until I was ready to get my concealed carry license. It only took two years. I am a work in progress.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6626

        Welcome Alicia,

        We are all a work in progress, so glad you are investing in yourself and learning!



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6627


      Finally joined today!

      Hi everyone, I am Linda and I live in Christchurch New Zealand.

      I have worked in healthcare for over 30years and am getting ready to leave and take up new life adventures. I have a partner (who has taken possession of Clint’s books that I ordered and keeps asking have I read this bit?) and we have two adult children. I can say I am reasonably skilled up on anything earthquake related as anyone who lived in Christchurch when we had a big one and 12yrs of smaller ones, is . I love learning new things everyday and have already learnt some great everyday skills from the videos on Clint’s instagram. That is why I joined up here… to learn more.

      Great to meet you all.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6632

        Welcome Linda,

        Glad to hear you have learned some skills from Instagram already!



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6637

        Hi Linda,

        Welcome to the Ready Room. I live just across the ditch in Australia.



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6630

      Hi everyone, I am Mark from upstate NY.

      I am a 20+ law enforcement officer, will be retiring soon and looking to start my second chapter.  Love this platform and all the information it provides.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6633

        Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, welcome to the group!



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6634

      G’day people

      My name is Jasmine, hubby and I have 3 teenage boys. We’re from the Hunter Valley here in New South Wales, Australia. My father was in the Defence Force for 30years, so we got to see a bit of this wonderful land of ours growing up. I’ve been an admin bitch for the past 21 years for the same company. Looking forward to learning and implying these new found skills both in my home life and in my workplace. As a matter of fact, I have let my fellow female colleagues know about the “forget-me stick” (the rolled up newspaper baton), as some of the people we have had to deal with as of late, do not understand the meaning of “you have outstayed you welcome and need to leave now”. I figured it is better than throwing one of the computers at them, which would be a last resort  😉

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6635

        (not sure of the date situation, was incorrect) 26/10/2022 …

        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6666

          David Killed & I  let them know about the wonky date codes – hopefully it’s on their fix it list!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6636


        Hi Jasmine,

        Welcome! I live just a stone’s throw from you. I’m living in Bathurst, NSW Australia.

        The dates on posts are a little messed up at the moment. A new post in a thread will have the same date as the original post. I believe that a fix is being worked on. For that reason it’s probably a good idea for now to add the date manually to your post as you did.



        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6644

          Hey there buddy

          Yeah mate, not too far at all. Haven’t been to Bathurst in years!

          Have a good one!


        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6909

          Hi David,


          I’m a West Aussie and we went to Bathurst a few years back for the big race – I thought Bathurst was a beautiful place and was considering a move there…then I found out how cold it gets in the winter and decided against it! I don’t do the cold very well 🙂

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6641

        Yes the time/date issue is getting sorted!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6642



      Thanks for the welcome Amanda and David.

      David and Jasmine it is good to hear from people across the ditch. I hope you both have avoided the floods.



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6648


        Kia Ora!

        All good here right now cupcake. The last lot of floods were a bit how-ya-going though. The outskirts of town went under.

        Take it easy


        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6654


          Kia Ora and G’day,

          Glad to hear you avoided the water. Fingers, eyes and legs crossed for no more.



      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6657

        G’day Linda,

        Thankfully, Bathurst hasn’t flooded too badly yet. The river does often get high enough to cut off some roads, but it hasn’t been any worse recently. Personally, I live too high to be concerned about our property flooding. The positive side of all this rain, if there is one, is that we are unlikely to have a bad bush fire season.



        • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6659

          Kia Ora David,

          Glad to hear your feet are dry (ish).  Taking the positive out of the whole thing is hopefully less bush fires.

          We are apparently heading for another drought this summer but had a dumping of snow two weeks ago! In October! In Christchurch! Which is like expecting snow in Melbourne at this time of year. Extreme weather all round.

          Hubby and I heading to Bathurst either next year or the one after to watch those cars go round and round. We can set a goal to catch up for a cold one.






          • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6742

            Hey Linda,

            The race is certainly a popular event here in town. It gets pretty busy that week. I’m not really a race fan so, I’m generally content with listening to the faint roar of V8s in the background and the occasional fly-by of F/A-18s. Some years we have let our house to a race team for the week and taken a holiday. Give me a shout should you decide to come next year. It would be great to meet up if we are in town.



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6705

      Hello all!

      I am a 50 year old dad to a 9 year old son, and a 7 year old daughter. My wife of 10 years and met in the military, and we have not stopped since. I recently left my position as a Lt with a career fire department after 32 years. I did the Marine Corps reserve, and Army National Guard gig for 16 of those years. Began to see in the obummer years that as a family man, my greatest allegiance lies in keeping them safe. Started on the survival, minimalist, prepping, and defending and providing way of life. Goal that I hope never to achieve is to be able to thrive with the family in the post apocalyptic world. To that end, I am always grabbing what training I can ( cheaply).  I look forward to the training and challenges I can find here and to be with like minded folks (virtually).

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6759

        G’day Brian

        A big welcome to you.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6761

        Kia Ora from New Zealand Brian

        Welcome to the group.

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6747

      Hello everyone.

      Currently live and work in the Seattle area.   Retired military, worked on the overseas contract circuit and then landed here.   Avid fan of clint and the lessons he and his team provide.   Eager to learn with and from everyone.


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6760

        G’day Jim


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6762

        Kia Ora from New Zealand Jim

        Welcome to the group.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6767

        Hey Jim! Welcome aboard.

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6770

      Hey all! My name’s Athena. I practice Shamanic Eastern Medicine, specialize in trauma and transition. Love supporting warriors of all kinds, and stoked to cultivate the skills and awareness here with my daughter. Loved reading through these intros too.

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6860


      Only today realized I had not checked in for a bit. Saw a few post on LinkedIn by Mr. Emerson which reminded me to jump over. Hello to all the new folks. Love that so many are in other parts of the world. Feeling a bit outclassed as I am a hick from the Ozarks of Missouri. Nothing exotic here. I look forward to reading your posts.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6880


        Haha Alicia from where I am, being a “hick from the Ozarks of Missouri” sounds exotic.


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6863

      Hello! My name is Elijah. I currently live in western NC, near the Smokies. I work for a domestic violence/sexual assault agency, primarily doing work in prevention and also male victims/survivors. I served in the Navy (active and active reserves) and Army (active). I’m a long time Martial Arts. Started with Kung Fu. Trained in and taught Muay Thai. Currently a purple belt in BJJ training at Gracie North Carolina. I took one of Ernest Emerson’s courses years ago which sparked a focus on Combatives. Took Dom Raso’s blade course as well. I’ve been a long time fan and customer of 100 Deadly Skills/Violent Nomad. Looking forward to being part of the community here!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6879

        Hi Elijah

        Welcome from new Zealand


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6882

        Hi Elijah,

        Welcome from Australia!



    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6922

      Hi my name is Kevin Markel, I work in security, Im enjoying the program so far. Look forward to more conversations.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6929

        Hi there Kevin. Welcome aboard!

    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6927

      Hello all! My name is Trevor Georgi, and I own a business that teaches firearms, and medical courses (thus my passion and hunger to learn everything the ready room has to offer). Long time follower of Clint on social media and his books, but new to the Ready Room. Been reading Escape the Wolf and love it and finally got my ready room subscription. Excited to be here and learn with all of you, and learn from one of the best in the industry!

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6930

        Hey Trevor. Welcome to the Ready Room community.

        Cheers from Australia,


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #6949

      (I’m a dumbass and posted this to the wrong place, so I’m posting it here, as well, and adding something I forgot to include in the original post.)

      Howdy, all.

      My name is Tara and I have an odd fascination with survival-type stuff. (Don’t we all? Isn’t that why we’re here?)

      A little about me: I live in Texas and I’m a mom of three small children (5, 2.5, and 1). I’m also a CPA, but I left my job at the beginning of 2021 (yay for the Great Resignation) to work on a personal passion project, which takes up the vast majority of my time when I’m not doing laundry, because kids…you know?

      I love hiking/backpacking/camping and I love to learn new outdoor skills and trying out new gear. I especially love planning backpacking trips and once upon a time considered doing it as a side gig, then kiddos came along. Maybe when they’re older…

      I’ve read all of Clint Emerson’s books and I learned something new from each of them. I especially enjoyed the Combat Edition of 100 Deadly Skills because the different fighting styles are so interesting to me. I used to do HaganaH (yes the 2nd H is supposed to be capitalized), which is similar to Krav Maga, but different enough that it can’t be called Krav Maga (don’t ask me why; I’ve never done Krav Maga, but I did watch all the videos with Marcus Torgerson). I loved how violent it was.

      Anyway. Glad to be here.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7064

        Howdy Tara,

        Welcome, glad to have you join us!




    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7011

      Hi there Ready Room. I spent 4 years in the Army and 15 as a police officer. I am currently a firearms/self defense instructor and private investigator in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Looking forward to interacting with all of you and expanding my skill set and network.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7063


        Welcome to the Ready Room!




    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7060

      Hi guys new to the ready room.

      super pumped to be here, I live in Australia.

      Left home at the age of  15 travelled Australia for work.

      Have got all of Clint’s books was a fan of his well before he came to aus for sas Australia.

      I’m a qualified carpenter and qualified arborist. I served with the Australian military rainf 2 battalion 2 RAR

      in the winter time my wife and I manage ski lodges, listening to can you survive this podcast was great when I was prepping for dinner service during the day.

      looking forward to learning more from the man himself and getting to talk with like minded people.


      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7062

        Welcome Dylan,

        Glad to have you in the Ready Room!




    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7086

      Hello everyone, I’m John and live in Memphis. Love this site and Clints material.

      • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7094

        Welcome to the community John!




    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7133

      Looks like nobody has done the intro thing in awhile, so I’ll kick it off again. My name’s James and I’ve got an awesome wife and 4 daughters and a couple of grandkids. I’m basically an idiot, but I love to learn and pass on info. Especially info and tools like what Clint and the subject matter experts he’s gathered for have to share. Looking forward to learning some good stuff that could be invaluable down the road. Y’all be safe and thanks for havin me!


    • July 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm #7153


      Hi James welcome to the Ready Room.

      I have also been sharing what I have learnt in here and on Clint’s videos/tools with my family and friends. Great place for learning something new everyday.


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