Monday, September 22, 2014

Charley Hogwood Discusses Survival Groups [Radio Show Interview]

Charley Hogwood of P.R.E.P. - Personal Readiness Education Programs.
Hogwood’s preparedness and tactical training related resume is lengthy, to say the least. In addition to offering extensive and personally detailed survival training courses at his Florida location, he always travels to work directly with his clients.
P.R.E.P. is preparing to launch online (and DVD) training courses to offer their vast array of instructional classes to even more folks. During the Common Sense Prepping radio show, Charley also talks extensively about his recently published book, The Survival Group Handbook which also focuses on MAGS (Mutual Assistance Groups) The People Part of Prepping. Hogwood’s book takes readers on a journey to a heightened level of preparedness by examining in great detail the inevitable personality clashes, difficult emotional decision making process, and resource competitiveness which will surely occur during a long-term disaster scenario.

About The Survival Group Handbook book:
MAGS is a guide designed to walk you through all the steps required to safely and securely find other people just like you who realize that going it alone in a dark world is not an option. This guide is an instruction manual for the solo survivor and a reference textbook for the established group, regardless of size. By employing the hard learned lessons carefully researched from active groups, and applying sociology, history, law and threat analysis, the survivor will understand what to look for in a group, how to build one from scratch, how to fix one that has become dysfunctional and where to put it in a hurry.”
About Charley Hogwood
Hogwodd was born and raised in Florida and is the resident chief Instructor on emergency preparedness and disaster readiness at P.R.E.P. Charley served more than 15 years in both the US Army and the Florida National Guard. He was an honors student in a class of 436 soldiers at the Leadership Development School in Fort Benning, Georgia, among many other leadership and survival certifications. His experience has been tested on several continents and in many natural disasters.
charley_and_daveDuring his time as a Lead Scout with the 11th Armored Cavalry, U.S. Army, he spent years deployed to Europe honing his skills in reconnaissance, first aid and humanitarian missions. In the aftermath of the Chernobyl incident, he was deployed to monitor the radiation dispersal over much of the fresh food system of Eastern and Western Europe. Large areas of agriculture and livestock were contaminated and had to be destroyed as governments rushed to provide safe food to millions of citizens who were used to having easy access to food. As an active member of the US Army, he was charged with border security operations including planning and participating in patrolling and security operations, rapid reaction deployment and security of several international incidents. He also has experience in radiation detection and chemical warfare among many other tactical and leadership skills.
After returning to the United States, he was in one of the first units of National Guard to be deployed to the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. His unit provided support by establishing relief areas to take care of basic human needs. Charley was also responsible for local security measures, including planning and participation of patrol units, looting prevention and serving as a liaison to local law enforcement to maintain order in a time of chaos and disarray.
As an Infantry Squad Leader with the Florida National Guard, he was qualified as Jungle Expert at the US Army Jungle Survival School during 3 separate tours through the Panama Canal Zone.
The hardest part about writing a book is getting the word out about your book. I have a passion for helping my fellow preppers and thought this would be a great way to band together to work towards the good of a common goal – exposure - and create a win-win situation for all.
I am hosting a “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” on my site. What this entails is an author of a book contacts me to let me know they would like to have their book reviewed. Then volunteer participants agree to review the book (more likely than not in PDF form) then post the review on their respective blog/website.  The book would then be seen by the audience of each blogger - on a different sites and different reviews - it’s like the author going on a virtual book tour!! Not only does this drive traffic to the website of the person who is reviewing the book, but it gives the much needed exposure of the book and author. And, because I am the host and will have the schedule posted on my website with the respective websites links to the reviews I will get a little exposure too! See win-win for all!
The authors, bloggers and myself can then send out Twitter tweets and posts on FB and Google+ linking to the reviews and virtural blog tour to further bring exposure for all.
Also, as an addition to, or instead of, you could interview the author (through submitted Q/A’s) as well (please note: these questions will need to be tailored to the specific author and book; not just canned Q/A’s you’ve used over and over again – after all we don’t want to bore our audience we want to inform and entertain them. – just sayin’.)
This is just another Preparedness Community effort to help one another. If you are interested in having your book reviewed or are interested in reviewing any of the preparedness books listed below - please contact me at editorial@survivorjane.com  - add “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” to the subject line with your request and/or questions.  As I receive notice of a new book, I will send out information letting you all know of the new book.  The author will then forward a PDF of his/her book “FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REVIEW AND NOT TO BE SHARED” to me and I will pass it along to the respective volunteer reviewers.  Please note: It will be the bloggers responsibility to contact me with their review and website so I can posted on my site. 
I really feel this is a much needed area in the Preparedness Community. Who better to understand preparedness-mind people than preppers and who defnitely see the value in knowledge!
Like I always say ...
“We’re all in this together!! Just sayin'
redsurvivorjanelogo
- See more at: http://survivorjane.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336:authorsreviewers-wanted-for-preparedness-books-blog-tour&catid=66:survival-articles&Itemid=64#sthash.Vn4c6sqp.dpuf
The hardest part about writing a book is getting the word out about your book. I have a passion for helping my fellow preppers and thought this would be a great way to band together to work towards the good of a common goal – exposure - and create a win-win situation for all.
I am hosting a “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” on my site. What this entails is an author of a book contacts me to let me know they would like to have their book reviewed. Then volunteer participants agree to review the book (more likely than not in PDF form) then post the review on their respective blog/website.  The book would then be seen by the audience of each blogger - on a different sites and different reviews - it’s like the author going on a virtual book tour!! Not only does this drive traffic to the website of the person who is reviewing the book, but it gives the much needed exposure of the book and author. And, because I am the host and will have the schedule posted on my website with the respective websites links to the reviews I will get a little exposure too! See win-win for all!
The authors, bloggers and myself can then send out Twitter tweets and posts on FB and Google+ linking to the reviews and virtural blog tour to further bring exposure for all.
Also, as an addition to, or instead of, you could interview the author (through submitted Q/A’s) as well (please note: these questions will need to be tailored to the specific author and book; not just canned Q/A’s you’ve used over and over again – after all we don’t want to bore our audience we want to inform and entertain them. – just sayin’.)
This is just another Preparedness Community effort to help one another. If you are interested in having your book reviewed or are interested in reviewing any of the preparedness books listed below - please contact me at editorial@survivorjane.com  - add “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” to the subject line with your request and/or questions.  As I receive notice of a new book, I will send out information letting you all know of the new book.  The author will then forward a PDF of his/her book “FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REVIEW AND NOT TO BE SHARED” to me and I will pass it along to the respective volunteer reviewers.  Please note: It will be the bloggers responsibility to contact me with their review and website so I can posted on my site. 
I really feel this is a much needed area in the Preparedness Community. Who better to understand preparedness-mind people than preppers and who defnitely see the value in knowledge!
Like I always say ...
“We’re all in this together!! Just sayin'
redsurvivorjanelogo
- See more at: http://survivorjane.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336:authorsreviewers-wanted-for-preparedness-books-blog-tour&catid=66:survival-articles&Itemid=64#sthash.Vn4c6sqp.dpuf
The hardest part about writing a book is getting the word out about your book. I have a passion for helping my fellow preppers and thought this would be a great way to band together to work towards the good of a common goal – exposure - and create a win-win situation for all.
I am hosting a “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” on my site. What this entails is an author of a book contacts me to let me know they would like to have their book reviewed. Then volunteer participants agree to review the book (more likely than not in PDF form) then post the review on their respective blog/website.  The book would then be seen by the audience of each blogger - on a different sites and different reviews - it’s like the author going on a virtual book tour!! Not only does this drive traffic to the website of the person who is reviewing the book, but it gives the much needed exposure of the book and author. And, because I am the host and will have the schedule posted on my website with the respective websites links to the reviews I will get a little exposure too! See win-win for all!
The authors, bloggers and myself can then send out Twitter tweets and posts on FB and Google+ linking to the reviews and virtural blog tour to further bring exposure for all.
Also, as an addition to, or instead of, you could interview the author (through submitted Q/A’s) as well (please note: these questions will need to be tailored to the specific author and book; not just canned Q/A’s you’ve used over and over again – after all we don’t want to bore our audience we want to inform and entertain them. – just sayin’.)
This is just another Preparedness Community effort to help one another. If you are interested in having your book reviewed or are interested in reviewing any of the preparedness books listed below - please contact me at editorial@survivorjane.com  - add “Preparedness Books – Blog Tour” to the subject line with your request and/or questions.  As I receive notice of a new book, I will send out information letting you all know of the new book.  The author will then forward a PDF of his/her book “FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF REVIEW AND NOT TO BE SHARED” to me and I will pass it along to the respective volunteer reviewers.  Please note: It will be the bloggers responsibility to contact me with their review and website so I can posted on my site. 
I really feel this is a much needed area in the Preparedness Community. Who better to understand preparedness-mind people than preppers and who defnitely see the value in knowledge!
Like I always say ...
“We’re all in this together!! Just sayin'
redsurvivorjanelogo
- See more at: http://survivorjane.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336:authorsreviewers-wanted-for-preparedness-books-blog-tour&catid=66:survival-articles&Itemid=64#sthash.Vn4c6sqp.dpuf

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