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

Disaster Preparedness – Fishing As A Family Survival Skill

Capt. Bill & Grandson

Capt. Bill & Grandson

When it comes to collecting and foraging for food during hard times or during a long-lasting post-disaster period, almost everyone in the family can engage in some form of fishing. There are many methods that can be used, which target various species of fish and crustaceans in both freshwater and saltwater. One of the great benefits… READ MORE CLICK HERE..

Disaster Preparedness – Which Strategy Is Best For Me?

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The combination of recent disasters on American soil and a multitude of movies and reality TV shows have finally gotten the attention of many Americans. And now questions are starting to circulate; the most common question I am hearing is… 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 Continue reading

What’s The Number-One Prepper Mistake?

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If you are considering some level of disaster preparedness for yourself or your family then this article may provide some insights so that you might avoid making a classic Prepper mistake. And if you’re already well on the road to preparedness, this article might be the catalyst for Continue reading

Staying Warm? – Disaster Preparedness Priorities

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With autumn upon us and the crisp cold air, we are reminded of one of the basic necessities of life and in survival; staying warm. I could spend a few hundred words writing about various types of garment materials and which have the best thermal properties, etc… but there are larger more important considerations….READ MORE CLICK HERE

 

Underwater Cache – Part 2 – The Debate

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The article ‘Underwater Cache – Great Idea or Prepping Disaster?’ (http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/04/underwater-caches-great-idea-prepping-disaster) has generated a lot of interest, including Mr. Rodney Dial’s responses Continue reading

Underwater Caches; A Good Idea?

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Well, the third season of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers is off and running, and oddly enough, there is a new scoring system format which provides the audience with even less information as to how and why Practical Preppers, LLC (the judges) is making their evaluations of the Preppers who are depicted. My regular readers know Continue reading

The Inconvenient Truth About Disaster Preparedness

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The recent release of the movie ‘World War Z’ has catalyzed a lot of conversation about potential catastrophic disasters; namely long-term large-scale disasters, where everyone everywhere is engulfed in the same situation. It’s a scary fact that only a small minority of people… READ MORE CLICK HERE  http://www.survivalbased.com/survival-blog/2205/the-inconvenient-truth-about-disaster-preparedness/