About William Simpson

Capt. William E. Simpson II is a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer with decades of boating and expedition sailing experience, having logged more than 150,000 miles at sea. Capt. Simpson has successfully survived long-term ‘off the grid’ at sea and at remote uninhabited desert islands with his family for years at a time. In early 2013, Capt. Simpson appeared on National Geographic's hit TV show DoomsDay Preppers (Season-2 'A Fortress At Sea') and received the highest score ever given for disaster preparedness and survival, earning the title of 'Best Prepper’. He holds a U.S.C.G. 500-ton captain’s license for commercial-inspected passenger vessels and he is also a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot.. In 1987 Capt. Simpson received a commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard Honolulu Sector for his assistance in the successful rescue of two sailors lost overboard at sea. In 2010, Capt. Simpson was again instrumental in the successful rescue operation of an American sailor lost over-board in the Sea of Cortez in hazardous seas. Capt. Simpson is also an accomplished writer covering disaster preparedness. His work has been featured and republished via numerous magazines and websites and he has been a featured guest on various disaster preparedness radio talk shows. All Rights Reserved - Copyright 2013 - William E. Simpson

Capt. Bill’s Preparedness Articles At Other Media Outlets

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SilverFire® Does It Again!

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SilverFire’s new ‘Scout’ is arguably the best compact gasifier stove!

It doesn’t matter if you’re into backpacking, hunting or prepping, SilverFire’s new compact ‘Scout’ camp stove deserves a close look. I have to say that Todd (the brains at SilverFire) has a winner with this cool little stove that encompasses many of the features of larger stoves. In fact, the Scout is so awesome, that the copy-cats are already hard at work trying to flood the market with cheaply made look-alikes that aren’t even close to the quality and functionality of a genuine ‘Scout’!

 

First off: The Scout is small enough to fit into any Prepper ‘go-bag’ (bug-out bag), as well as easily fitting in any backpack. In fact, I see some advantages in carrying two units in my backpack; one for cooking and another for simultaneously heating water.

 

The construction of the Scout is absolutely top notch! The stainless steel parts are beautifully finished as if they were fine jewelry, yet are precisely made of durable heavy gauge stainless steel that will certainly withstand the test of time (plan on handing this one down to the next generation). Trust me; this stove is NOT like the other small stoves you have seen or used!

 

The Scout comes with its own nylon pouch and when you first take it out, it’s deceivingly compact as a result of some amazing engineering. My wife though that it was just a small cooking pot! The entire stove is cleverly designed to fit within the cooking pot, including the metallic sticker!

Here is the Scout set-up and ready to use

Here is the Scout set-up and ready to use

 

When the Scout is setup, it provides a good size stove and cooking pot with an excellent capacity (about 1-liter/3 lbs.) for heating food or water quickly using locally available ground scrub (twigs, grasses, leaves, crushed pine cones, etc.). This stove is designed for a solo hunter or backpacker, and would serve Preppers in ‘bug-out’ mode very well.

 

You can learn a lot more about this amazing compact stove by visiting SilverFire’s official website here: http://www.silverfire.us/new-for-2014-silverfire-scout-backpacking-bug-out

 

From my chair, this compact stove is a must-have item for Preppers, hunters and backpackers (heck it can easily fit into the glove compartment of most cars and trucks). And its retail price of less than $60.00 represents a great value. I just hope that Todd can keep these little beauties in stock!

 

Cheers! Capt. Bill

 

Capt. William E. Simpson II – USMM
Semper Veritas / Semper Paratus

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Convert Your ‘Pavement Queen’ RV Into A Mean Off-Road Prepper Machine

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The suspension and tires of any RV are critical

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Are You Suffering From Radio Waves?

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Sounds crazy huh? Well that question and questions related to it are now being studied by some leading scientists around the world. The study of electromagnetic energy covers a lot of ground, and this new field of study relates to what is known as ‘frequency pollution’. Have you ever wondered how a microwave oven actually works? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Survival Using RVs

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Over the past year many people have reached-out to me asking the same question; ‘What can people do to survive a catastrophic event besides sailing to an island on a bug-out boat? This was of course a natural response by some people to my book; The Nautical Prepper… My experience led me to believe that there… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Tips On How To Fortify And Prep Your Home Or Apartment

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Let’s face it; none of us has money to burn so we all need to get the best possible return on any investments we make, including those related to our disaster preparedness measures.
From my chair, if you’re not living on a boat, the best investment you can make is in your own home… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Disaster Preparedness & Leadership

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Leadership is a complicated concept. Many people simply think of it as having some form of ‘control’ over others, however that form of leadership usually fails in achieving the desired results. Generally speaking, the best form of leadership taps-into and channels the positive energy of others into a cohesive and focused effort that achieves the … READ MORE CLICK HERE

Survival Bunkers – The Reality Of Life Underground

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The concept of using a bunker for shelter during times of disaster is nothing new. However the technologies that affect bunkers have changed radically over the past 20 years!
For the purposes of temporary shelter, most basic underground bunkers will perform as hoped. And when it comes to shelter from a passing tornado, even some homemade… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Are Marauders A Credible Threat To Preppers?

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Since the premiere of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers season three episode ‘We are the Marauders’ there has been a lot of discussion on various blogs and even a couple articles addressing the show and this episode. All of the articles I have read were highly critical of the episode, some essentially suggesting that National Geographic … CLICK HERE TO READ MORE