The two of them formed a company called PrepareNOW. But more about that and my thoughts on it later.
Collecting tree sweat caught my interest from among the many tips Brian offers in When Things Go Boom! Seal a clear plastic bag over the end of a tree branch with foliage, and in a few hours you’ll have collected moisture from the tree’s natural transpiration. The more bags you have, the more water you’ll collect.
Did you know you can start a fire with a Coke can and chocolate? Polish the bottom of the can with chocolate. Then use the can bottom to focus the intensity of sunlight on kindling. Brian says it works.
Brian and I also talked for a bit about primary and personal bug out bags. The leader of your family or group would carry the primary bag, while others have secondary or personal bags. His book spells out specifics.
They decided to join forces to pool their respective talents. They believe prepping and prophetic matters fit together. PrepareNOW is a company which has a mission of helping people prepare both naturally and spiritually, as they put it. Their motto is: PrepareNOW – Preparing for Tomorrow, Today!
Their site is a subscription site. You can sign up for the free subscription and watch all of their latest videos. Of course, you get more with a paid subscription.
Brian told me the site’s like a TV station. It features four major areas of subject material, which they refer to as brands which include:
- End Time Intel – current events that are happening in the world and relate to disaster preparedness and prophecy
- Disaster Preparedness Training and Supply – disaster product demonstrations, techniques and reviews
- End Time University – teachings on biblical prophecy
- Survivor Kid – videos featuring survivor kid, designed to teach other kids about survival and safety techniques
The guys have ambitious plans. They’re starting a retail store where they’re located in Texas. They’ve got a rigorous schedule for producing the site’s videos. And they also go to various trade shows and expos to meet up with others and to feature certain products.
As you no doubt know already, we’re seeing things happen in America and around the world which are unprecedented. The question is, What event will start the dominoes falling?
Brian and John both believe there’s a growing sense of urgency among many in the population. As world events heat up, the guys see a growing interest in prepping and prophetic issues. Thus, they want to be there to help people put both their natural and spiritual houses in order.
For example, the title of John Wiertzema’s book is Islam: Whore of Babylon. Does that grab your attention or turn you off?
As a consumer myself, when I want to know about survival and preparedness, that’s what I expect to see. It makes me uncomfortable seeing religion or politics plastered all over a preparedness site. And I don’t care whose site it is.
When I’m looking for something in particular, I don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out if the people behind the site are helpful to me or if they’re people I don’t want to do business with.
If you’ve read my posts here with any regularity, you know I don’t devote much space to Biblical or political issues. Oh, yes, I’ve got my own strongly held opinions and convictions. But I try to bring you info I believe is relevant to prepping and survival.
I assume first of all that you’re interested in preparedness because you already have some notion of what’s happening in the world. Is it safe to assume also that you don’t care what my views are about the end times? Does it matter that I don’t hold to the same view of the end times as Brian and John?
If I were in charge of Brian’s and John’s site, I’d separate it into two. One site would focus strictly on preparedness. It would have a link to the second site so viewers would have the option to check it out at their leisure.
I’d also dispense with making anyone subscribe to what should be open for all to see. Why make anyone feel shut out or feel like they need to belong to an exclusive group? If viewers like what they see and want more, then they should have the option to sign up for a paid subscription.
By the way, we didn’t get into any of this on the show yesterday. I wanted Brian back on to talk more about his book. It was his idea to bring on John Wiertzema, and I went along with it. I gave them the chance to tell their story, and I invite you to listen to it.
Brian and John are both likeable guys. I have no doubt we’re brothers in Christ. They may lead a number of people to the Lord. That would be a wonderful thing. And if you think I’m being unfair to them, feel free to leave a comment below.
Having said all that, I believe Brian’s book When Things Go Boom! deserves to be in your survival library. He acknowledges his faith, but doesn’t get preachy. The book sticks to prepping and survival advice.
It’s been featured as a DestinySurvival Amazon Pick. See my review here.
Is it a prepping resource you’ll want to use? I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.