Neil Strauss

Articles and podcasts that reference famed American best selling author, journalist, ghostwriter, and survivalist Neil Strauss. While he is best known for his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Strauss is also the author of the best-seller Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life chronicling his journey to becoming a survivalist.

Friday Gear Report: 5/04/2012

May 4, 2012

Meet the Rokon Trail-Breaker, a 2-wheel drive motorcycle that will go places you may not even want to go yourself. With high ground clearance (15 in) and wide tractor type tires, the Rokon will happily climb rocky terrain or swim through knee deep water. Weighing in at only 218lbs, and because of the tire width, the […]

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Friday Gear Report: 4/20/2012

April 20, 2012
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If Neil Strauss’ Gyrocopter from Emergency got you considering one for your own bug out plans, we’ve got just the thing for you today. Meet the Pal V: A one seat three-wheeled gyroplane that drives like a sports car on the ground. In minutes it transforms and can take to the air to fly up […]

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Friday Gear Report: 7/22/11

July 22, 2011
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How about a knife designed by one of the pivotal people from Emergency who taught Neil Strauss how to survive. Kevin Reeve, of onPoint Tactical, recently released a knife in conjunction with TOPS Knives known as the onPoint. Survival knives are a difficult breed to design. They must meet the needs for many jobs, hold […]

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Episode 9: The Most Important Survival Skill

March 28, 2011
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Hosts Aaron Frankel and Jonathan Kanarek discuss the single most important survival skill, understanding the Disaster Matrix, and the decay of personal responsibility. Topics: Prepping based on the Disaster Matrix; most likely to least likely. Getting past your gear addiction. Get out of debt. Survival CHI – Community, Health, and Intelligence. Experiencing Project Appleseed. The mind set […]

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Episode 2: Mistakes We Made Starting Off and How To Avoid Them

February 7, 2011
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In Episode 2 hosts Aaron Frankel and Jonathan Kanarek discuss mistakes they made starting off as new preppers and how to avoid them. Topic 1 – Mistakes The downfall of focusing on gear instead of skill. Start off right by preparing for the most likely. Red Cross CERT Books and Videos Topic 2 – Blackout […]

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CERT: Emergency Response Training For The Masses

September 11, 2010
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A couple of years ago, after reading Emergency by Neil Strauss, four friends and I enrolled in a CERT Program. It seemed like it would be a good first step on our road to preparedness and a great first step gaining practical Urban Survival Skills. What Is CERT CERT, short for Community Emergency Response Team, […]

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Review Of Emergency By Neil Strauss

September 10, 2010
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Five years ago, after another Hurricane, I decided it was time to take the safety of my property and person seriously. For the first couple of years the focus was just on Hurricanes and run of the mill home safety. One day an email came to my inbox announcing that one of my favorite authors […]

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Lock Picking: Why Would You Learn It

September 10, 2010
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Lock Picking is a skill with it’s own mystique. To some is takes on a scary even criminal connotation. To others it seems like a neat skill to have. There are tons of sites dealing with Survival that often discuss lock picking. Today I am not going to discuss the how to, but instead the […]

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