Jim Cobb is a recognized authority on disaster readiness. He's currently the Editor in Chief for Prepper Survival Guide and Backwoods Survival Guide magazines. Jim's books include the bestselling Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide and Prepper's Home Defense. He has worked with individuals, private groups, and corporations, assisting with their disaster planning. From a very early age, Jim saw the need for being prepared for emergencies and he has spent nearly four decades studying, learning, and now teaching the skills necessary to survive common, and not so common, disasters. He has had vast experience with teaching and training, addressing topics as varied as conflict resolution, workplace violence, loss prevention, security, and sexual harassment. He's been involved with writing policies and procedures on these and similar topics for Fortune 500 companies. Jim was a licensed private detective for over 15 years before becoming a full-time author and instructor.