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Changes Are Coming in January!

Over the next few weeks (or so) I plan on making several changes to the layout and availability of many items here at reThinkSurvival…

  1. FREE SUBSCRIBER CONTENT CHANGES: For starters, the fact that I currently require people to become subscribers to my website to obtain “free” information is not the best of plans, especially since I don’t do anything after they subscribe! Instead, I intend on re-purposing many of these items for (hopefully) better use. For example, I think I will offer my ebooks to people in exchange for “Likes” on Facebook in the future. My “emergency preparedness tools” Excel file may be given away in exchange for email/RSS sign-ups, but we’ll see.
  2. DESIGN YOUR KIT PAGES REMOVAL: The “design your own kit” pages will be removed because they do not work as intended. I may or may not continue to offer the Excel files either in their current format or perhaps as PDF files and maybe even try to update them. If any of this interests you please comment below and let me know.
  3. OTHER REMOVALS: I’m considering removing a number of other pages, including my “recommended amazon products,” “youtube product reviews,” “youtube knife reviews,” “submit your questions,” “real-time hazards monitoring,” “top 50 rss feeds” and maybe a few others. If you have an opinion one way or another, please let me know.
  4. QUIZ OF THE WEEK REMOVAL: I may stop posting a “quiz of the week” on Saturday as I’m not sure anyone cares! Otherwise, say something.
  5. VIDEO AND HOW-TO POST DOWNSIZING: I might (emphasis on might) weed out videos and how-to posts… but that’s likely a project for another month. ;)
  6. EDITOR-AT-LARGE REQUEST: I’m looking for people to post quality articles here as an Editor-at-Large. I’ve tried this in the past but I usually received sub-par articles from people wanting to generate links to some website. Instead, I’m looking for people who REALLY want to contribute to a growing community. Currently, I have one person, T.R., who is doing an awesome job…. thank you, T.R. for your enthusiasm. If you’re interested in contributing then please contact me (don’t comment). I’m only looking for one or two posts a month, so it shouldn’t be a huge time commitment.

Last… I’m currently knee-deep in creating my own 12 module “Pathway to Preparedness” course that I had hoped to have finished by the start of next year and, of course, I’m not even close! I hope to have it completed by the end of January, but I refuse to rush it. This WILL be something that is available for purchase for a reasonable price and hope that you will find it not only interesting but VERY useful as well. I’ll let you know when it is finished.

Thank you, Damian (aka, “millenniumfly”)

17 comments to Changes Are Coming in January!

  • 29016prepper

    Damian,
    I’m a new subscriber and really enjoy your site. There is so much useful information here and I’m picking my way through it as time permits.
    Please don’t delete too much stuff as I enjoy it all !!

  • Eugend

    Damian,
    First thanks for putting together such a great site….There is enough links to keep me surfing all night……I ‘m a new member & have enjoyed Ur site as is. ..that being said I respect Ur Judgment to use Ur resources as wisely as can. I will add U to my Facebook.

  • Actually, I think that it is a darn good Website. I find that is very informative and I look forward to it. If you do change, no too much. OK?

  • T.R.

    I think the pdf instead of excel docs is a good idea , anybody can read a .pdf .

  • Catherine

    Oh No!! Change!! I am still discovering things on the website–hope I don’t miss anything! I really appreciate all the work you put into the site, and you have no idea how much you have helped me with my preps and learning. Thank you.

    • Don’t fret too much! Sometimes change is good… at least that’s what I tell my wife whenever I rearrange her stuff. :)

      • Dennis

        Millfly: Thanks for answering my comment. By what you say you must be a young person. Well I’m not. I’m old and therefore have seen this world and how it operates for a lot longer than you.
        Have you already forgotten about 4 years ago when the biggest play on the word CHANGE, I think, in history, came about. That’s how most changes end up-in the crapper.
        It’s your website and you’ll do what you will, but from the comments the readers have spoken-NO CHANGE. It sounds like you made up your mind before you asked for comments. Learn Grasshopper, from the wise ones.

        • I hear you! You’re right that I had intentions already planned out to use what I have created in a different fashion and may still do so, but since this site is for YOU as much as it is for me, I thought I should ask. I’m afraid, however, that I wasn’t clear enough as to my intentions… I wasn’t going to completely gut it but realize that there is a lot of upkeep that you never see and for me to continue doing so if nobody has any interest isn’t a good use of my time.

  • Dennis

    I READ YOUR ARTICLES EVERY DAY AND AM MAKING A LOG SO I CAN LOOK UP INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES.
    A CAUTION ABOUT CHANGING WHAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEBSITE. I WOULD LEAVE THINGS PRETTY MUCH LIKE YOU HAVE THEM, ADD NEW THINGS WHEN YOU WANT. I HAVEN’T USED YOUR SIDEBAR BUT I NEVER REALLY PAID MUCH ATTENTION TO IT BUT I AM CORRECTING THAT MISTAKE NOW. I VERY SELDOM SEE SOMEONE CHANGE SOMETHING AND GET IT CORRECT. THEY USUALLY TOTALLY MESS IT UP. WHEN YOU HAVE A WINNER, STAY WITH IT.
    KEEP THE THINGS IN “OTHER REMOVALS”. THEY ARE REALLY GOOD. YOU COULD TAKE OUT THE QUIZ AS THERE ARE NO ANSWERS AND I DON’T WANT TO GO JUMPING ALL OVER LOOKING FOR THEM. YOU COULD INCLUDE THE CORRECT ANSWERS.
    VIDEOS AND HOW TO POSTS YOU SHOULD KEEP. THEY ARE GOOD AND I WATCH THEM. INFORMATIVE.
    I GUESS I WOULD SAY THAT YOU ARE TAKING OFF ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT I LIKE ABOUT THE SITE. LIKE I SAID, KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE ON THE SITE AND ADD NEW THINGS ON A TRIAL BASIS TO SEE HOW THEY ARE ACCEPTED.
    ONE OTHER THING. THIS “LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK” IS ONE THINGS I DON’T LIKE. I DON’T PLAY THAT GAME AND THINK IT IS GRADE-SCHOOLISH.
    YOU’VE GOT A REALLY GOOD SITE, KEEP THE OLD STUFF.

    • I don’t plan on leaving you guys high and dry but I am looking to clean it up a bit and possibly remove info or pages that aren’t used or just way too much. As for the like me on Facebook thing, I understand a lot of people refuse to use it but it also has HUGE viral capabilities that I would like to harness and I figured I could do that with stuff I’m giving away already.

    • T.R.

      The hazard monitoring is pretty cool , nobody else has it that I have been to , I dont use it myself because in AZ , we already know its going to be either hot or hotter …….not much else changes, except maybe a few okies get burned out in the odd wild fire now and then . I have no idea what doing that on your end entails . If its a drain , yeah , you could loose it .

  • Patrick

    Hey Damian, I have been using the How To section a lot lately. Looking at learning skills that will be useful, so to me that section is worth keeping around, but if you are limited in server space I understand. Also, your Pinterest pins are great.
    Keep up the great work!

  • Naomi

    Hi Damian. Very grateful for this site and all your work. Personally I use the 50 RSS feeds all the time and would hate to see it go – it could perhaps do with a little updating though. I find the hazards monitoring page really interesting too, though it is of limited use to me in the UK, and I’m sure it must be a worthwhile resource. It’s extras like this that make this site a cut above the rest, IMO. Cheers.

    • I like the 50 rss feeds on occasion too but it does require me to update the page whenever the top50 blog owner chooses to do so, which is a hassle, not to mention that some of the rss feeds simply won’t update no matter what I do. I also tend to forget that I have a few readers from “across the pond”… perhaps I’ll look into more global hazard monitoring tools in the future. Thank you for your input.