About Us

Survivor’s Fortress was created with the mission of being a great resource of useful, comprehensive and practical tips for people who are willing to take action, be proactive and prepare for any kind of catastrophic event or disaster that may happen in their communities so they can protect their families and loved ones.

Our goal is to be one of the best places to get the knowledge that will increase your resilience and make you more self-reliant so you can face adversity well prepared and lead your family and loved ones in dark times.

So why we believe is important to learn about preparedness? Here are the three reasons that push us forward to deliver great content:

REASON NUMBER 1: It is vital to be prepared so you can face tough situations properly and not fall as a victim. Don’t let disaster caught you off guard! Help your family and loved ones to survive and avoid the pitfalls that many people fall into by not creating a plan and execute it to respond to any kind of adversity that you have to deal with. It is not a matter of if but when.

REASON NUMBER 2: Knowledge is power, without it, you become victim and dependent of others, take control of the situation by getting the right information and plan accordingly, is vital to know what to do and take action avoiding mistakes that can put you in a high risk in survival situations by nature or man-made.

REASON NUMBER 3: Learn from the past! Acquire the knowledge that our grandparents applied as survivors of the Great Depression and World Wars so you can use it in the modern-day threats to protect your family and loved ones.

Now that you know what Survivor’s Fortress is all about, check who is the team behind it:



Conrad Novak - Editor in Chief -

I’m a proud father of two great children. My journey to being better prepared began when Hurricane Katrina hit and when I lost my job due to the 2008 economic crisis. That made me realize that in a short time everything can change for the worst. This experience pushed me into a new mindset, preparing me to expect the unexpected in life and to remain ever vigilant. All these hard events gave me the motivation to go through several courses, soaking in a number of books and put the knowledge into practice in order to improve my skills regarding survival and preparedness.

I believe in the importance of preparing for problems before they become issues. I enjoy helping my family and loved ones to make our own preparations for disasters and emergencies and I constantly preach the benefits of being proactive and not expecting to rely on the government alone for assistance or other insurance policies. After such harsh experiences with economic downturns and natural disasters, I consider myself knowledgeable when it comes to food storage, home protection, family emergency planning, and other relevant topics.

As the Editor of Survivor’s Fortress, I’m committed to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date tips and information to help you become more self-reliant and keep you prepared for whatever life throws at you.

You can send Conrad a message at conradn@survivorsfortress.com


Carmela Tyrell - Contributing Writer -

If there is one term that describes me, it is “street prepper”.  Over the years I have done everything from practically live in the backseat of my car to restore rooms in homes that most would never walk in let alone live in.  Like many in our nation today, I know what it is to be poor and then find myself wondering just how much worse it will be for me and those like me in a total social collapse scenario.  This has led me to look for inexpensive ways to meet basic needs regardless of what is going on around me.  While my answers may not be the most glamorous, and they may take some hard work, they do get the job done.  With all of these experiences behind me, I am inspired to pass along what I have learned to others, and to learn from those that are also thinking about the same issues.

As much as I enjoy gardening, I have never let go of this skill as a vital source of food, nor have I let go of sewing and other crafts that will be important in the post-crisis world.  Even though I turn my attention these days more to electricity and water production, I still take pride in finding ways to cut back and reduce reliance on all things ‘municipal”.  Some other topics that I enjoy exploring and writing about include automobile maintenance, herbal remedies, surviving a nuclear disaster, and bugging in.   I always look forward to feedback and comments from readers and hope that everyone gets something of value from my posts.

You can also read more of her work at Street Preppers


Fred Tyrell - Contributing Writer -

My name is Fred Tyrell. I am an Eagle Scout and a retired  police officer that loves to hunt, fish, camp, and hike with family and friends. I am a strong believer in the old American ways and traditions. To me hunting and fishing are a way of life passed down to me by my father, grandparents, and others. Knowing how to live off the land and how to survive under adverse conditions is becoming lost knowledge to the general population; and that trend, I believe, will spell disaster for many that think camping is about using a GPS system and living in an RV.

As a champion marksman (rifle, pistol, and shotgun), I also believe firmly in the right to keep and to bear arms. Shooting in competitive shooting sports and hunting has taught me how to be safety minded, a good sportsman, and a better hunter. Having direct knowledge and experience with major gun brands and their clones has given me the knowledge to help other individuals obtain and correctly use firearms in self-defense, hunting, or the shooting sports.

I enjoy writing about survival oriented topics because I believe that every American should have the necessary knowledge to live and survive in a world gone mad. The knowledge that is not passed on can end up being lost knowledge lost forever.  It is my sincere hope that the knowledge and experience I have gathered over a lifetime will help others now and in crisis situations.

You can also read more of his work at Street Preppers


Benjamin Roussey - Contributing Write

Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently, he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online. You can send him a message at benjaminr@survivorsfortress.com



Rebekah is a writer in upstate New York, just north of the Adirondack Mountains. In addition to writing, she also owns a farm where she raises sheep, pigs, and chickens, and grows her own vegetables. She is the owner of the website J&R Pierce Family Farm, where she writes frequently about her experiences on the farm.


Ryan Michael is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for world travel. He was born and raised in Connecticut USA where he developed a love for hiking, fishing, camping, and shooting sports. In 2013 he left his career in real estate to travel the world and write full time. When he’s not writing or reading a good book, he’s usually riding a motorcycle in some remote corner of southeast Asia.

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