Preppers in Fort Wayne are disaster prepared. But there is a large portion of society who thinks prepping is pointless and way too much work. Not to mention boring and dull.
Boring and dull would not be words used to describe Survivor Jack, an Emmy-nominated survivalist teacher who uses cinematography to help others learn the ins and outs of prepping for disaster.
"15 Days after the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, while watching teenage 'Miracle Girl' Darlene Etienne's rescue, I had a vision. I saw a new survival tool (in the prototype stage) and a way to teach first aid & survival skills through entertaining education." -- Survival Jack
What makes Jack different from all the other prepper instructors out there? His talent for capturing an audience with the talents he's used as a voice actor and public speaker. He's used over 80 voices in his career and the photos he provides for his presentations are unique, entertaining and non-threatening.
If you have know someone who thinks prepping pointless, share the photos in this list with them. They'll find that Survivor Jack's got their back.
Who is Survivor Jack?
The earthquake disaster in Haiti in 2010 changed Survivor Jack's life forever. "People new to preparedness must understand what I realized -- when a disaster strikes, your survival depends on luck, what-you-know and what's within reach. From car wrecks to earthquakes, if we survive, our hope rests on our skills. For example, 'You are your doctor until help arrives.' This is why I promote first aid training."
Survivor Jack AKA Jack Jobe
Jack Jobe is "Survivor Jack." A talented, award-winning photojournalist, teacher and voice actor who has appeared on Doomsday Preppers, Fox News (nationally and locally) and has been a guest on many TV programs and web casts. His passion is to get the word out that survival is possible with the right tools and preparation.
When a disaster strikes
Survivor Jack emphasizes that disasters are unpredictable and most people in them will only have what they know, carry or have nearby (within reach) to use as tools for survival. This has prompted him to create a tool that can be carried everywhere and will aid anyone in case of an unexpected disaster.
Learn first aid -- you are your doctor until help arrives
Do you know first aid? Do you know the signs of someone in distress? How to keep someone from bleeding to death? Are you able to administer CPR? Dress a wound? These are necessary skills in today's climate of disasters and terrorism. According to statistics out of Australia, up to 85% of preventable road accident deaths could be avoided by administering basic first aid at the scene of an accident before the emergency services arrive. First aid shouldn't be an option, but a priority.
Put a whistle in your pocket
A whistle will help someone find you should you be buried under rubble. Keeping one on your person can mean the difference between life and death.
Subscribe to newsletter and get a bug out bag lest
Survivor Jack has a newsletter you can subscribe to and in exchange you will receive a free booklet that includes everything you should put in a bug out bag.
Emergency blanket to stay warm and dry
Originally designed by NASA for space exploration, emergency mylar blankets provide protection in all weather conditions by reflecting back and retaining 90% of a survival victim's body heat. In the cold, they can be used to prevent hypothermia. They can also be used to reduce heat loss if someone is in shock. Campers use them to line the inside of sleeping bags and they can also provide shelter when forced to remain outdoors in extreme weather.
A survivor motel!
Wrapped in an emergency blanket inside a poncho and wearing gloves is, according to Survivor Jack, a "Survival Motel." Rain ponchos are inexpensive and easy to store as they fold up into tiny squares. Gloves help to protect the palms of your hands from cuts and to keep them warm in cold weather. Gloves are essential for sifting through debris after an emergency event such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, terrorist attack, or other disaster.
Choosing a good multifunction tool can be a lot of fun because there are plenty of them out there in a wide range of uses and prices. Consider which of the following components you will need when choosing yours (but remember, a sharp knife is essential): pliers, a fine edged knife, Philips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, serrated knife blade, flashlight, bottle opener, scissors, tweezers, corkscrew, saw and more.
How to choose a good knife
According to Survivor Jack, "You're only as sharp as your blade." So how do you choose a good blade or know if one is good in a multifunction tool? Consider the things you may need to do with your knife: cutting, digging, preparing food, first aid, splitting twigs, self-defense, fire making, prying things open, killing game for food, building shelter and more. Consider these things and decide which knife will do all these jobs. (Just make sure it's sharp. Survivor Jack says so.)
The everyday carry survival kit
Survivor Jack has an essential booklet for learning what you'll need to put in your bug out bag. He gives it away free to his fans and readers who sign up for his newsletter at his website, SurvivorJack.com.
Choose wisely and distribute the weight evenly
When creating what you'll carry with you, remember that traveling light is a main concern. You may be forced to walk for miles or for days. You want to carry as much as you can in a compact package. According to Survivor Jack, "Ounces add up to pounds and pounds add up to pain!"