The single most important thing that your series offers is the organization and manageability of the information.
Just a short note to thank you for the informative series. I have been involved quite heavily in preparation for about 11 years. Although I have seen a lot of this information before, I will tell you that there are always things that you mention that either I have never heard or have forgotten. The single most important thing that your series offers is the organization and manageability of the information. I have printed a copy and am keeping it in a 3-ring binder that allows me to go to one single place to access any piece of information. So, thanks again! I will give everyone I have contact with a glowing reference!– Terry
Course was fantastic. Learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it
Course was fantastic. Learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. That was my Sunday Morning read. Was also studying for my ham radio license at the same time. Took up a lot of my time. Am now going to start all over with lesson 1. Should bring me up to about 24 weeks…. Thank you again for a great program. God Bless You. I’ll keep in touch….– Sandy -from New York
You are the only source that I have found who offers hope for those of us who will stay and not run
As a cliff-dweller in NYC, I have been keenly aware of what is at stake for a native who will not move out. You are the only source that I have found who offers hope for those of us who will stay and not run out to the suburbs or cross-country. I thank you for that. I understand and take seriously your suggestions for crisis preparation. Cities or urban areas need attention and support. For all that you offer you deserve to make money and thrive. I wish I could convince others to take heed. I believe you … give the straight deal… Well done.
My family and I very much appreciate this awesome course
Just a short note to let you know that My family and I very much appreciate this awesome course you have obviously put much time and effort in putting together. The time it must have taken to contact specialists in their field for their feedback was something most of us on this end would not have had ref: to those contacts. Take that and add that to your knowledge and experience and your offer to make this information available make this one specialty of a course. The concerns I have ref: the crash of the economy,our country uprising etc are lessened by the knowledge you have provided. Thank you David for your insights and character in helping out your fellow man.
– William from Wisconsin
Lessons are great
Lessons are great, I have to run to keep up but I’ve got about a half lesson to go and I will be caught up.
For the first time ever, I feel safer
I am so pleased with the results of your first lesson in my household. For the first time ever, I feel safer just knowing there are tools for me in every room of my house in case I need them. My husband works out of state for months at a time so you see how necessary this all is for us. He will be gone again but this time I won’t feel so vulnerable. He feels better too.
I am looking forward to this week, thank you.
am amazed at all the wonderful information I am receiving
I am so glad that I learned about you on the Dr. Prepper Radio on 4/12/10. I signed up for your survival course and am amazed at all the wonderful information I am receiving. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
You have given me many things to think of that I had not begun, or even suspected to consider
Dave, My interest in survival and disaster response is new to me. I actually can’t remember what sparked my first interest in Altoid survival tins. However,…. I haven’t been able to spend as much time, as I like, soaking in all your info. I am, however, making progress, in putting together my own 72 hour kits, for the vehicles. (I guess it’s 120 hour kits,now.) You have given me many things to think of that I had not begun, or even suspected to consider. I have been nor of the escape to the wilds kind of guy. Now, I realize that such may not be practical or even possible. Thank you very much.
– Dave B from Indiana
I, too, am enjoying each and every lesson
I, too, am enjoying each and every lesson. At times, I feel overwhelmed and unorganized, but thank you David for your step-by-step instructions.
I always find your emails to be insightful, intelligent and forthright
As an honorably discharged US Naval Seabee, with a previous secret clearance, I always find your emails to be insightful, intelligent and forthright….Well anyway I greatly appreciate your emails. I keep all of them …
Thank you for keeping me on your email list.
the information that you share is invaluable.
David, I too have a emergency plan in place however you can never be too prepared – the information that you share is invaluable.
– Michael G
I would be so much better prepared for something like that now than I would have been before the courseDear David, this morning as I was laying there watching the news about the volcano and all the people stranded in airports for the unforeseeable future, I thought about how thankful I am that I have taken your course. I thought about how, if I was one of those people, I would be so much better prepared for something like that now than I would have been before the course. Thank you for all that you do.
THANK YOU for this info please send more.
David, I found that your letters on this site is the most realistic information out there. My father was taught by the military how to survive.So Ive taken the info he’s placed upon me and, what ever else I can find through the net as well as try to try to prepare my self for any situation any where on the planet.Looking at reality in all situations is the best way to survive,respond,adapt,and overcome. THANK YOU for this info please send more.
You can count me in as a very satisfied subscriber
I found the information in Lesson Two to be valuable. We are relocating to a new apartment complex in August and the things to look for is helpful. It appears that we will be leaving a more exposed area to one that will be safer.
I also liked the attention given to contacting family/friends and the importance of committing numbers to memory. I will definitely start that today.
We have begun stockpiling many of the top priority items you suggest, but need to move forward with the necessities for an extended time.
All in all, David, I’m glad to have your help and advice. You can count me in as a very satisfied subscriber.
– Louise from MO
The information that you share is invaluable.
David,i too have a emergency plan in place however you can never be too prepared-the information that you share is invaluable.
I really enjoy your emails, David!
“Your practical approach to this subject keeps us relaxed and your humor hits right on time.
Keep up the great writing!”
– Ken from California
Thanks for the treasury of information
“And thanks for the treasury of information and advice/suggestions in your course. Your effort in putting it all together is an impressive piece of work. There are so many aspects of survival that wouldn’t ever occur to me
intuitively. I very much appreciate the value of your course in putting it into the form of a living project.”
– Emil, from Connecticut
It’s way more than a concept – it’s a radically adjusted mindset
“I believe that all of these conditions are very real…. I am fighting the physical battle and preparing myself to avoid becoming a victim to the ensuing circumstances, which will allow me to be in a better position to help others who
can see the “big picture” and can learn how to act accordingly. I appreciate everything you’re doing and I believe you’re on the right path. You just need to expand your thinking about the survival in place concept. It’s way more than a concept – it’s a radically adjusted mindset and a whole new way of moving and living in this world that looks reality in the face each day with every breath and every step.”
This is a systematic plan
“I’ve actually been working through a little e-course on surviving in place, in situations where evacuation isn’t viable. You always see those little flyers about what you should do to prepare for different kinds of disasters, and I’ve never really done any of it, until now. This is a systematic plan — well researched, pulls a lot of information together in a workable way.”
– Jerilyn, from Alaska
your lessons are “eye openers”
“Every lesson I get from you seems as if it was written “just for me”; and they are well worth the $.. they cost me…. My family has learned much from them, as have I, even with the little training I received in the Service of our Country (USMC and US COAST GUARD), your lessons are “eye openers”…. Many thanks.”
– Raymond, Ex Military from Texas
your course has been a God send!
“I am 50 yr old woman that is worried about surviving when it falls apart (and it will) I live in a medium size town, your survivor course has been a God send! I was out here trying to put a plan together without focus until I came
across your website I can now put feet to my plan. I don’t own a gun yet but am learning how to use one!!keep these things coming there are those up us out here that are hearing you and putting “our” plans into place. Bless you Bless
you bless you”
– Janice, from Tennessee
this course has shown me several short comings I over looked
“I have prepared for a disaster with the knowledge I have gained through three hurricanes . however this course has shown me several short comings I over looked. this is very good to have and follow. especially the follow part.”
I’m very impressed with the vital information in your course.
“I’ve been doing my best to prepare our family for financial setbacks, and have also been trying to build a Survival Plan on my own. Your info is so timely, and easy to understand. I’m very impressed with the vital information in
your course. I’ve sent this e-mail to all my family and friends. Just the mental preparation is crucial to survival. Thanks so much!”
the best money I have spent in recent months
“My family has been through this course. It was the best money I have spent in recent months other than our preparedness preparations. At $27.00 a month for three months, you can’t afford not to take this course. We have been preparing since Y2K but this course really helped us organize and do a better job.”
– Brenda, from Minnesota
Thank you so much
“Thank you very much for offering this OUTSTANDING and IMPORTANT information… Too many… don’t think anything is going to happen and those will be the people we will have to defend against.”
God Bless you
“God bless you for sharing this valuable information. You are a godsend for those of us out here that “feel the air stirring” and it ain’t good (please excuse my colloquial expressions). I don’t feel so much like a sheep being led to a slaughter anymore.”
Each lesson has something new to think about and leaves me eager for more
“The … SurviveInPlace lessons have been engaging and informative. Even though I have read and studied this subject for years, you provide ideas I hadn’t thought about or present them in a new way. I read and reread each lesson. Each lesson has something new to think about and leaves me eager for more….I like what you wrote about survival attitude. It’s so important! In day-to-day life, an adaptable, positive attitude is important but never so important than in a survival situation! … I like the “Prioritized List Of “Stuff” to Buy” spreadsheet you provided. I’ve used a similar spreadsheet to prioritize my purchases,…Please keep providing the good advice!”
Thank you,… for stirring me to continually sharpen my skills
“Your bonus article is tremendous reinforcement, especially for my prevailing suspicious mindset. My mind is constantly generating “what-if” scenarios in city, rural, back country, and home front environments. In maintaining a state of readiness, mobility and super mobility (when called for) is imperative, therefore, proper footwear is a compelling consideration. Additionally, memorizing license plates is not only a beneficial mental activity, but could also prove useful in an adverse situation. Thank you, David, for imparting your preparedness expertise and enthusiasm, and for stirring me to continually sharpen my skills.”
Haven’t found any that I could not use
“Thanks for all of the info! Haven’t found any that I could not use yet. In today’s world anything that will help to survive what I am afraid is coming is well worth getting.”
your course has bumped my level of readiness up a notch or two
“Thanks Dave for an excellent training tool. As a former corrections officer, I know the evil that exists in our world. Now a retired, senior citizen with a greater potential for becoming a target for a cowardly predator, your course has bumped my level of readiness up a notch or two. Looking forward to the other nine lessons. Stay safe!”
I have found your lessons to be of great value
“I am 69 years old. Retired military (Navy and Army) and retired law enforcement and I have not only been trained but have trained literally thousands of folks in defensive tactics and firearms of all levels and I have found your lessons to be of great value. Thanks for the good service you provide.”
your courses are reawakening my alertness to possible dangers
“Thanks, David, for refreshing information on how to expand peripheral vision and increase awareness of surroundings, especially danger zones. As former military and LEO, now retired, your courses are reawakening my alertness to possible dangers, without becoming paranoid. I’m enjoying your lessons and sharing with my wife in order to sharpen our level of alertness.”
everyone should read this
“This is good information – everyone should read this.”
you’ve saved me thousands of dollars in unnecessary supplies
” I found you when we were buying all of our survival gear and you’ve saved me thousands of dollars in unnecessary supplies. Your course was straight forward, logical, and going through the exercises has given our family a plan that will allow us to do well in any disaster situation.”
recommend this to anyone serious
“I took a chance and subscribed to your site/lessons. I am VERY glad I did and recommend this to anyone serious about REALISTIC non-hysterical preparation. Well done/doing , Sir.”
I consider it one of my smarter investments
“This is the best course of this type I have ever seen, and by far the most reasonably priced. I consider it one of my smarter investments and look forward to the coming months.”
I have never seen any course as well set up as this is
“Your lessons hold so much information that I cannot seem to get them completely my first try. I have found that going over them again really helps me. I have never seen any course as well set up as this is. I do appreciate all the time and effort it must have taken you to assemble all these facts. Thank you for your help.”
Excellent material it has the right amount of “text”
“I just got home from work and found your email about the bonus lesson! Excellent material it has the right amount of “text” in other words it is NOT verbose like some other material that I come across. There is a lot of “meat” in your bonus lesson and in your lessons. I really appreciate it. By the way I have also enjoyed the three lessons I have received so far. They are really very good, with a lot of good points. I am doing most of your suggestions and exercises. Sometimes I am a little late but ALL of them are being done. I am an Auxiliary Trooper in the… Highway Patrol for the past fourteen years. I usually do over a thousand hours of activity per year. In addition to doing “armed” ride-along with other agencies around once a year.”
You are a lifesaver Dave! With a definite emphasis on the lifesaver part!
“I am an ex-Army Captain and I will say your course was as easy to follow as any training manual I was ever given and certainly more thought provoking. Initially, it took some prompting and discussion to get my family involved in the exercises and course material but, after the first few lessons they were hooked. I attribute my success in getting my family on board to your easy to read down to earth lesson plans. You are a lifesaver Dave! With a definite emphasis on the lifesaver part!
I know the day will come where I most likely will say David saved my life
“David Morris clearly epitomizes the old adage that if you do something you love and are passionate about it, you can make a living doing it. I am a survivalist at heart, and I read things from many different sources, but I have never found any author/mentor like David Morris. In addition to the SurviveInPlace lessons I have enjoyed immeasurably, everyday my email is filled with matters of interest and importance from this man. I don’t know if it will be one day or one decade until the of the many things I’ve learned from Mr Morris will go from a “passion for preparedness”, to literally life-saving, but I know the day will come where I most likely will say David saved my life. Keep up the great work my friend!”
could prove absolutely essential in an emergency
“I’ve ordered the course and have just finished reading lesson 2. I find the lessons easy to read and comprehend – as I expected. What I find even more interesting are the “little tidbits”, or even aside comments, throughout that touch on issues or items that do not come to mind logically, but that could prove absolutely essential in an emergency. Keep up the good work!”
your course is the best yet
“GREAT STUFF!! I’m a Korean vet (USMC) and I have read quite a few “survival books” but your course is the best yet….and is more up to date than most of what I have seen. Your course covers a LOT more about having to “stay put” for various reasons. MANY Thanks,”
I needed a refresher course
“I just wanted to say great job. I learned most of this in the army and needed a refresher course. Thanks”
have gained much knowledge since signing on
“I have joined your program and have gained much knowledge since signing on. I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and taking this course and stocking up on food and other supplies especially this time of the year [Hurricane season ]is working out perfectly.”
I have 9 adult children that need this information
“Thank you for the bonus and a great thanks for the lessons. I have 9 adult children that need this information. Keep up the good work.”
even one piece of new information might be the one thing needed to save a life.
“I’ve been reading about survival since the 60’s when one family in the little town I was raised in built a fall-out shelter. Thought I knew all I needed to know but after reading your sample report I realized that even one piece of new information might be the one thing needed to save a life. I’m going to order right now.”
They will help us all be better prepared for the future.
“Dave- thank you for the great lessons. Please keep them coming. They will help us all be better prepared for the future.”
“Insightful, encouraging and without question…very useful”
We know you’re not getting rich from this
“Thanks David, you obviously care about what you do, about helping other people. We know you’re not getting rich from this. I wish you were, but there’s riches in life more important than money. This you will reap. May God bless you and your family!”
“great information along with great feed back keep it coming”
Blessings to all who are paying attention!
“I live in a very small town.. so I think we may be safer than those in larger places.. but there will come a time that we get over run by people escaping the horrors of the city..So.. much of what you are talking about is important even for us. Maybe I will be out of here before it hits us.. but I am an old Girl Scout… Be prepared! Blessings to all who are paying attention!”
– Mary Ann
just what I needed
“Great stuff just what I needed. Keep it coming.”
What a precise and timely piece of advice
“What a precise and timely piece of advice u just provided at this time of recurrent disasters
everywhere. Thank you.”
Thanks so much.
“Good stuff. Really appreciate it. Thanks so much.”
something in every lesson that I can use
“Love these lessons!!! Although I live in the country, there has been something in every lesson that I can use…I look forward to Fridays when I get the next lesson.
Keep it coming.
“David I’m just writing to say the info so far is awesome. Keep it coming. The more info we can get in 12 weeks the better. If some people think its to much for a week, they can always catch-up after the 12 weeks. We’ll all be the better for it in the long run. Thank You much Again Great info.”
I think this stuff needs to get out there
“Good stuff!! Have seen most of it before in various places. You’ve done a great job of putting it all together and editing so that it makes sense to those of us in the trenches. I’m now qualified to be referred to as an “old guy”(72)& will not be running around in the boonies, so I will have to survive in place. I think this stuff needs to get out there. As you say most of the population is clueless. We live in interesting times!!!”
The timing is perfect.
“Lesson 5 on the flu was full of great information. The timing is perfect.”
Very good stuff
“Keep sending!! Very good stuff”
guilt to confidence!
“Thank you for taking me from guilt to confidence!”
Your advice makes a lot of sense
“Your advice makes a lot of sense; it agrees with what I’ve been doing for years – but greatly improves on it. So far, so good.”
Too many think survival means bugging out.
“I think your concept is great. Too many think survival means bugging out. With that, we get a Katrina traffic jam, lots of problems etc. Having a survival location and stocking it, etc is good. One then hopes it is all together when you need it. I have begun working on hardening my house, which is a problem with too much glass, but will work on it and make it better.”
Thanks for these lessons!
“You’re right on the mark with this awareness issue. All the weapons and specialized self-defense training in the world won’t do you a damn bit of good if you all yourself to get caught off guard because you’re not paying attention to your surroundings. I also wholeheartedly agree that it’s much better to avoid any kind of violent encounter than to expose yourself to physical harm, or resort to the use of deadly force that might land you in jail and/or court. Thanks for these lessons!”
Understanding the predator mindset is key to awareness.
“As law enforcement officer of 24 years with lots of time in swat and undercover narcotics, i appreciated reading this post. Spent 10 years as an LEO trainer in firearms and some in survival and combatives. I agree. Understanding the predator mindset is key to awareness. Understanding that not everyone subscribes to our value systems or honor code is critical to reducing that “I cant believe this is happening !” thought process. thanks.”
Thank you and please continue to do your good work!
Thanks, great advice! I try to practice these skills as well. I am trained in a variety of weapons use and martial arts. As an older person, with some disabilities, I realize limitations now that were not present earlier in my life. Good SA is always the very best and first defensive tool that we have. In my daily activities I notice that most folks are oblivious to there surroundings – making them very easy prey for thugs. A “white zone” mentality. Even with many years of training and the habit of carrying both a firearm along with a non-lethal defensive tool; I realize that we are all vulnerable. Your tips on observation, good SA and how to present ourselves to any watching eyes are excellent! Thank you and please continue to do your good work!
“Excellent material – as always. We get out of bed willingly on Monday mornings because we know you are waiting on the computer with some more necessary information.”
nothing to compare to the details you have outlined
“My wife and I really are enjoying each lesson you send. The steps are simple and certainly make good sense. We never really gave much thought to really making a plan to survive. Oh sure we have a few things in place, but nothing to compare to the details you have outlined so far. We are just starting our second lesson and looking forward to all 12 lessons. Thank you for making this program available.”
filled with useful and up-to-date information
“I have found these to be filled with useful and up-to-date information and they compliment my on-going study of safety and preparedness.
Thanks for your help and for the work you do!”
Keep up the fight
“Thanks for your support and info I am making good progress on my plan. It is good to know that there are others out there that think like we do “
I thank you and my family thanks you!
“David, The course has been thoroughly enjoyable to date. I thank you and my family thanks
Thank you for the outstanding lessons!
“Thank you for the outstanding lessons! If TEOTWAWKI were to happen tomorrow I’m confident that my family and I would make it through it with your plan. Thanks for all you do Dave!”
great value and service
“Thanks again for the great value and service you have provided!!”
you are doing a fine service for those who choose to heed.
“Thank you, for your great info at a very reasonable fee. I have “warned” the folks I care about for years, but they tend to consider me to be a bit paranoid. When they see the advice from you, in print, they become attentive. I appreciate the simple fact that your offerings cause me to seem a bit more “believable”. BTW, I am a subscriber, my good man- you are doing a fine service
for those who choose to heed.”
absolutely critical information.
“Dave, Thanks for providing this absolutely critical information. I think everyone needs to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters….I will be signing up for your course as soon as I can convince my husband that I’m not going overboard and becoming a “survival nut” (personally, I would rather be a survival nut than an unprepared nut.”
My fear level is down quite a bit
“Your lessons so far are fantastic, and I’m really enjoying going through the exercises! It’s amazing how knowing you are taking steps to be prepared for just about any type of disaster reduces fear. My fear level is down quite a bit in just three lessons, so I’m really looking forward to the rest of the program! Thank you so much.”
easy to access format
“I really love the course. Having so much information condensed in a easy to access format really helps”
Thanks for all you do.
“The information you present is so important that I’m trying to do it all… Thank goodness that my husband is on board and is very capable. Hope he’s close when the time comes. Thanks for all you do.”
“AWESOME JOB ON THE AMOUNT, FORMAT AND ESPECIALLY THE RELEVANCE OF THE INFO THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY SENT.”
I am most grateful to you, David…your course is an excellent offering.
“I have received and absorbed several lessons of your SurviveInPlace course…most excellent! I am a late-54 family man who has long been considered to be paranoid and idiosyncratic…except for the time immediately following one of our occasional hurricanes, or some local emergency. I have been in health care (Nuclear Medicine) for 33 years, and I am often summoned to administer first aid or to lend some medical care advice. Thanks to you, and to your course, I feel much better about myself … Crisis can, and often will, bring out the worse in the best of folks among us… My dear wife is quite willing, and capable, where the question of “backup” is concerned. Nuff said, here. I am most grateful to you, David…your course is an excellent offering.”
I really hope you know what a great thing you are doing for us.
“I just wanted to tell you how good your chapters are. I cannot imagine how much time it takes you for your research, but I can really appreciate what you are presenting. Thank you for all of your help. I really hope you know what a great thing you are doing for us.”
I like your approach of using simple and easy to implement solutions
“Really good information! I like your approach of using simple and easy to implement solutions for developing an effective survival plan. I’ve had the idea of doing this rolling around in my head for awhile. Now is the time to put into action!”
your course is the best I’ve found, thank you for my whole family.
“I signed up because of the possibility of getting caught in an urban environment at the wrong time. I live in the country and have been at this for a while and have done quite a bit of stuff in preparation. But I still go to the city a lot so…your course is the best I’ve found, thank you for my whole family. By the way, I found your insight on how people deal with catastrophes to great as a confirmation of the obvious, if you observe human nature that is.”
I really like this info…
I really like this info, sounds like a scene from a 24 terrorist chemical weapons or WMD thing. I love it, my fiancee lives in new york so I worry about her and her family everyday. Will join your site cuz their safety and my family is all I think of. Keep up the great work
Already have learned several things I hadn’t thought of before….
As a viet nam era woman marine who is currently living in a state controlled by an actor and a bunch of people with their head in the sand I am very glad to have found this course. I am just beginning to plan our move to a more rural location and into a state that recognizes an individual right to self protection guaranteed by the 2nd amendment. I look forward to receiving the other lessons. Already have learned several things I hadn’t thought of before. Im also one of those instructors with the organization you recommend as “No Bumper Stickers” and teach basic pistol and self defense in the home.
you have provided absolutely great information these past weeks!
David: you have provided absolutely great information these past weeks! Thanks to my military career, I’m not feeling overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of information you’ve. When one looks around the community, the realization hits home that only police, fire, Guard units, and Red Cross disaster relief are getting any type of response training. If one feels the need for more hands-on training – volunteer locally and benefit from the training provided.
this single course has helped me more that all the rest COMBINED…
I have completed this course a few months ago, but still get the weekly newsletters (which I look forward to each week) I think this course is especially helpful for those who would like to get on board, but just don’t know where to start. Because the students are given just one chapter to read each week, we have time to thoroughly understand, practice, and prepare for whatever that lesson was about. So it is easy to stay focused without being overwhelmed. My family has been preparing and stocking up for about 20 years now. Nothing has been wasted, we rotate what we save. Some long-term survival food (rice, beans, dry milk, etc.) gets replaced every 5 – 7 years. In all my experiences of preparedness, this single course has helped me more that all the rest COMBINED. Not only does the course cover the basics and then some, it provides outside sources for all kinds of books and related materials. I am so thankful I was able to take this course. It has given me such confidence if being better prepared. This is something not to procrastinate on!!! DO IT!!
From the bottom of my heart…Thank you!
Geez, there is always at least one new thing I learn from each and every newsletter you send out. From the bottom of my heart…Thank you! And to the responders of this page! I was so set on buying some “nuke pills”, that I didn’t bother to read the description of colloidal silver. But now I will definitely be looking to add it to my 3-day assault pack. I feel the love from all parties here. Keep it coming!