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American Prepping Academy (APA) is a free educational resource that is focused on teaching Disaster Preparedness and crisis management skills. The lessons and articles contained herein are all copyrighted and while they are free to use for personal education they may not be copied and used elsewhere without first receiving written permission from the author.   

The author of this site is JJ Johnson.  He has been recognized by the Wyoming Department of Homeland Security as a Disaster Preparedness Subject Matter Expert and was asked to be on the PrepareWyo board during his time in Wyoming (2017-2020).  He is a former member of the USAF and served honorably on active duty from 1996 to 2005. From 1996 to 2000 he served as a United States Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E.) Instructor. He graduated in class 97-02 at Fairchild Air Force Base. He personally trained more than 500 USAF Aircrew members how to survive behind enemy lines in combat situations. During follow on employment in other positions he was fortunate enough to be able to visit multiple locations across the world where he was able to see what third world and war torn countries look like first hand.  Additionally, he also currently runs the Reality Survival Youtube and Rumble Channels where he has uploaded more than 1000 educational videos on crisis management, disaster preparedness, wilderness survival and related gear reviews since 2011. During his off time he has spent an untold number of hours researching information for the preparation and presentation of his videos and educational content presented here on this site. You can also follow him on Substack at https://www.realitysurvival.substack.com.   

Note: The author of this site primarily provides this content to the public for education about how to be prepared for smaller regional or weather related disasters as they are the type of disasters that happen on a regular and re-occurring basis all across America. However, many of the lessons contained on this site are also designed to educate people on the realities of living in a post collapse society (SHTF situation) where there is no functioning government or rule of law. This should not be construed to mean that the author of this site endorses or condones committing violence in an offensive manner.  Violence should only ever be used in a defensive manner whether or not there is a functioning government in place. Again self defense is the only acceptable form of violence, everyone has a God given right to defend themselves from harm.  The author of this site believes that the chances of a catastrophic collapse of government is very small, but if it happened the consequences could be very significant if you are not prepared, hence the reason for sharing this information with the public.  The more people who know how to be self reliant during an emergency the quicker the recovery will be so that rebuilding and reestablishing a representative government can take place as soon as possible.  

Notice: The views and opinions presented herein are those of the author and do not represent the views of the DoD or its Components. Appearance of, or reference to, any commercial products or services does not constitute DoD endorsement of those products or services. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute DoD endorsement of the linked websites, or the information, products or services therein. Additionally, these articles and videos were created during off duty hours and did not utilize any government resources or facilities. 

Affiliate Disclosure 

As indicated above this site is a free resource.  It is funded by the use of affiliate programs that are listed on the right hand side bar of all of the pages within this site.  Using these links and affiliates will not cost you any additional money but it will help to support this site as JJ will receive a small commission if you purchase from those affiliates.