Prepare With Foresight Our Authors

Ryan Dotson

My name is Ryan Dotson, and I am a survival specialist. I grew up in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri and the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. I enjoy writing about all related topics including hunting, fishing, prepping, firearms, cooking, and of course survival skills.

Doc Rich

Doc Rich is a longtime survivalist, having gotten his start back in the Cold War. He is a former engineer and military officer, who adds the lessons he has learned in those fields to his survival studies. With over 40 years of survival experience, he now teaches others, in particular through the many articles and books he writes. His extensive writing has earned him an honorary doctoral degree.

Julie Zawadzki

Julie is a global traveller and fulltime blog and copywriter. Having lived and worked in numerous companies on four continents, she is conscious of the needs of different communities in terms of disaster prepping. Currently based in Andalucia, Spain, she lives in a traditional farmhouse with her dogs and chickens.

Christiaan van der Linde

Christiaan has previously been involved in the field of disaster risk management, primarily focusing on risk and vulnerability assessments. He is also involved in the field of strategic foresight and enjoys writing on the topics of disaster preparedness, resilience and risk management.

Candi Adams

Candi Adams homesteads in the northern part of Idaho. She has actively been prepping for 16 years. She works from home so she can manage the family’s small farm. Candi has been writing about prepping and survival for five years. It is something she is passionate about and loves to share her personal experiences.

Richard Bogdanowicz

Richard Bogdanowicz is an agricultural specialist writer and homesteader. He enjoys writing on all aspects of sustainability, survival, prepping and farming.

Ross Collicutt

Ross is a hiker, trail runner, and photographer from British Columbia, Canada. Usually found taking photos of beautiful scenery or trying to see where the next trail goes. Always up for an adventure but also for relaxing in a hammock with a good book and coffee. Ross also hosts a blog focusing on outdoor sport, gear and equipment reviews. Visit Ross’ blog at

Bill Bernhardt

Bill Bernhardt is a professional editor and outdoor author who has written eight books (published on Amazon) and over 1,500 articles on various outdoor topics. He started camping at age three, hunting and fly fishing at age eight, and became fascinated with primitive skills at the same age. Bill is an expert on the subjects of firearms, reloading, hunting, fishing, archery, cutlery, wilderness survival, and herbal medicine. He also uses his hunting, fishing, and camping trips to practice his bushcraft.

Travis Pike

Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record-setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.

Damilare Macaulay

Damilare is a freelance researcher and copywriter that regularly produces articles and blog posts for a range of websites.

Dennis Draeger

Dennis Draeger is a serial entrepreneur, business success partner, and futurist. He has over 15 years’ experience in business start-up, management and consulting. He has helped clients around the world think more effectively about the future. To see some of his other work, visit Aiglatson Foresight Research:

Bev Campling

Bev is a skilled and experienced writer, having gained vast experience in writing for different markets, services, and audiences. Her writing includes creative writing, writing articles, social media marketing content, blog posts, website content, editorial content, speeches and advertorials for her own businesses and per client requirements. Bev is very independent, curious, strong-willed and free-spirited, and is a successful entrepreneur, running a number of businesses.