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M.D. Creekmore is the founder of the, located in Tennessee in the Eastern American Redoubt Cumberland Gap. Creekmore is a survivalist, preparedness author, and preparedness blogger best known for his website

He operates one of the top Preparedness blogs along with James Wesley Rawles' The Survival Blog, Jack Spirko's The Survival Podcast, Alex Barron's the Charles Carroll Society, John Jacob Schmidt's Radio Free Redoubt, and Lisa Bedford's Survival Mom.


Why You Should Read

Mr. Creekmore is dedicated to helping ordinary people — people who live on a budgetprepare for an uncertain future.


In the words of Mr. Creekmore, “I am a full-time survival author, blog writer, and emergency preparedness consultant. I am the author of 31 Days to Survival and The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat both published by Paladin Press. This blog has more than 3,000 articles posted on survival and self-reliance topics.

Over the years I have studied all facets of survivalism. I have learned what works and, more importantly, what does not work. My main goal is to show ordinary people how to become better prepared for an uncertain future. The articles here are based on real-world experience. You will find helpful tips, guides and checklists – focusing on a very modest budget. Most importantly, you will find a preparedness community whose members are willing to help each other learn and how in the journey of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

Who is M.D. Creekmore?

  • I am a certified gunsmith
  • Certified CPR / First aid / AED
  • Completed FEMA courses “Leadership & Influence”, “Effective Communications” and “Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness”
  • Tennessee Handgun Training Completed
  • Kentucky Hunter Education Completed
  • Over 25 Years Hunting, Trapping, Outdoor and Shooting Experience
  • A Dedicated Student of Military history and Small Unit Tactics
  • A Dedicated Student of Collapsed Civilizations
  • I hold a Second Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • I’ve been homeless living in a tent for several months (Personal SHTF event)
  • Lived completely off the power grid for over 3 years in a travel trailer
  • A Jack-of-All-Trades Handyman
  • Over 20 Years Prepping Experience
  • Currently, I Own and Operate a 5 1/2 Acre Homestead in the” Tennessee Redoubt

You may find other preparedness sites giving the impression that you need fancy freeze dried foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre survivalist retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe (or the average Jane). More importantly, you don’t need a six-figure income to help your family become better prepared.

It is my firm belief and conviction, backed with life experience that you can be practical, live efficiently well within your means and take positive, incremental steps towards preparedness success – all with minimal finances. Let me show you how to do it.“ <ref>Fair Use Source: Accessed December 26, 2014</ref>


American Redoubt East: The Cumberland Gap of Tennessee and Kentucky

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, please see the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”:

“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen ( is a relocation specialist and author of Strategic Relocation - North American Guide to Safe Places.” <ref> Accessed December 26, 2014</ref>


Incremental Gun-Grabbing of the Police State - Nanny State

According to M.D. Creekmore, liberals and socialists support so-called “common sense” measures - a “good first step” of the Police state - Nanny state. To a conservative citizen-prepper-patriot Oath Keeper and to the Bill of Rights, this is “death by a thousand paper cuts”. (See List of celebrities against Second Amendment)

Mr. Creekmore supports the Second Amendment Foundation and this video, which is the formal response to Hollywood's Demand a Plan gun-grabbing propaganda video. The video shows one of the main differences between liberal gun control Nanny states (Blue states) and conservative and/or libertarian Second Amendment-supporting “free states” (Red states). This video shows why conservatives and libertarians “vote with our feet”:<ref>As of December 8, 2014, there are 60,819 views on YouTube of Second Amendment Foundation's Equal Gun Rights, Online. Published on Feb 24, 2013. and</ref>

See Also

[[Second Amendment]] [[Oath Keepers|Defenders]] of [[America]]n [[Liberty]]

** Firearms debate from liberal media propaganda: List of celebrities against Second Amendment versus List of celebrities who support the Second Amendment

** Second Amendment Foundation - SAF: Website at: Second Amendment Foundation -Alan M. Gottlieb

** Gun Owners of America - GOA:

** National Rifle Association - NRA:

** NRA Institute for Legislative Action - NRAILA:

** CalGuns Foundation - CGF: and ** Gun Owners of California -

** Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms -

** National Association for Gun Rights:

** National Shooting Sports Foundation - NSSF:

** Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

** Oath Keepers - upholding Constitutional Oath to support and defend

** Molon labe - Slogan for the Second Amendment unalienable rights movement - “Come and take it” “From my cold, dead hands


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