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The New Ghost?

I have followed Ghost Prepper for the last eight months or so, and I can assuredly promise you that I am not the new Ghost.  However, Ghost Prepper did give me the honor of taking over for him today due to the unfortunate circumstances in his life right now.  My prayers will with with him and his family as I know yours will be as well.  Though I have never met Ghost or even spoken with him over the phone, I have always been impressed with his passion for sharing prepping skills and passing along good tips and tricks.  I would like to publicly thank him for giving me the opportunity to try and fill his shoes.  I hope I will be able to live up to your expectations.  

So where to start?  I suppose first I should tell you who I am.  My name is JJ Johnson and I am also the owner and author of RealitySurvival.  My full Bio can be found there and you will also find a little more than a years worth of my personal blog posts on topics including wilderness survival, prepping, guns, knives, outdoor gear reviews and several other posts on miscellaneous survival and prepping related posts.  I also have a fairly good collection of what I think are highly useful videos (I recently hit my 100th YouTube Video) and you can subscribe to my channel by visiting here.  Like many of the masses I also have a FaceBook page and you can find it by clicking here, I always appreciate your support by clicking "Like" and "Sharing" posts with your friends.  Last but not least I also admin a lively FaceBook group titled "Wilderness Survival" (there are two groups with that name) mine can be joined by clicking here.  I hope you stop by and join us!  In that group I welcome people who post all types of survival related material, prepping advice and tips, and feel free to buy, sell or barter goods and services with more than a thousand other like minded preppers and survivalists.  If FaceBook is not your thing (I totally understand) you can also find me on just about all of the other popular social media sites as well here: Tumblr and here StumbleUpon and here Pinterest and here Twitter and here Delicious and here ReddIt and there may be others I am forgetting, but that is a good start.  Whew... I am glad I can share all of the content I write to all of those sites in just a few key strokes, thanks to technology.  Without it I would never have time to get in the woods and practice myself!  

So what am I all about?  My personal goal in the blogosphere is to add a dose of "Reality" to the conversation.  I am a realist who honestly believes that leading a self reliant lifestyle is necessary and a good idea, but I do live in the "real" world.  I am not a crazy obsessed hoarding Doomsday Prepper who never leaves the house in fear of "Big Brother" implanting me with an RFID chip and afraid I will be poisoned by "Chem Trails" if I leave the house without my gas mask.  I think prepping is needed for real life events, tornadoes, hurricanes, economical failure, hyperinflation, terrorism, infrastructure failure, etc.  I have a full time job and a family and have a life the isn't completely dominated by cyberspace, though I do find myself online past my bed time on a routine basis.  I am also a very strong pro "Rule of Law" guy, if you think throwing over the government with violence is a good idea, we won't likely see eye to eye on much at all.  The rule of law is what made this country the best country on the planet.  Believe me, I don't think government or politicians are perfect, far from it.  But I do believe that we have the ability to make changes within the system to make things better.  So you won't find the new Ghost Prepper Blog a place that will contain political or religious hate speech or any drama, life is too short and I have more important stuff to do than hate on others.  For instance getting my own preps in order and squared away.  You can never be too prepared.  My intent with both of these blogs is to create a free online survival and prepping skills school of sorts a library of free and useful information.  If you would like to add to that library of information with your own tips and tricks I would HIGHLY appreciate your contributions.  All I ask is that they are useful and original works of your own creation.  Feel free to submit your articles by clicking here.  

So what now?  Well, now I have to figure out if I can manage two blogs or if it makes sense to blend the two blogs into one.  I would appreciate any input you have on that issue!  Take a look at my other blog http://www.RealitySurvival.Com and let me know if you prefer that layout or this layout and why.  The decision will be based on your input, how much time it will consume and how I can make the widest impact.  In preparation for doing this I have tried to make it easy for you to always be able to find Ghost Prepper's library of information by purchasing the URL www.GhostPrepper.Com.  Currently the URL is pointed to the site you are reading.  If I find that it makes more sense and readers agree that I should blend the two sites into one, I will point that URL to my other blog or vice versa.  So if you bookmark www.GhostPrepper.Com you will always be able to get to the information one way or the other.  Note: www.ghostprepper.blogspot.com is the old URL, so you may need to change your current book mark, or just subscribe to both blogs by email and you are good to go as well.  Since I have only been following GhostPrepper for the last eight months, one of the other tasks I need to do is go through and take a look at all of Ghost's information in his posts (he has a ton of material here) and make sure they meet my personal and all legal standards (original works, cited properly, grammar, good blogging edict, etc).  I am sure everything will be fine, but like my favorite US President said "Trust, but verify!"  I will also need to take a look and ensure the html code is up to snuff, links are working, etc so that the site will perform well on the web.  All of that is to say that you may see some articles disappear or reappear with some tweaks or my personal spin mixed in, but I will do my best to keep as much of Ghost's original works alive and well up on the site as possible. 

I look forward to hearing from you guys & gals and hope to receive your inputs as to the future direction of this blog!  I will talk to you soon! Cheers JJ    

4 Comments:

At September 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your insight, JJ. Thanks for stepping in!

 
At September 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just checked out your site and it's really neat. Ghost would put up new info frequently so it was fun to pop in and see what was going on daily but yours has all info in an easy to find, easy to read format. I suppose if I had to choose, I would choose your format for the availability of topics and ease of use.
I wish you the best of luck, big boots to fill.

 
At September 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger ladyhawthorne said...

I like both sites and don;t really have a preference of one over the other. There is one thing that could be changed to make it easier to read however. Switch to a light background with dark lettering. White letters on a dark background are extremely hard to read, especially for those of us with older eyes. The tiny font used today is hard to read also but at least I can change the font size on my screen. I'll miss Ghost and will keep praying for him and his family but I look forward to seeing what topics you present.

 
At September 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM , Anonymous Vogeler said...

Good to have you here, JJ. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the site.

 

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