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Episode 139 S4-15

Survival Stories: The Dying Time


Special Guest:

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Raymond Dean White

The journey continues in Battle for the South, as Vince and Erika prepare to leave Texas because of the altercation with Cassidy. We love survival stories here on The Changing Earth Podcast and here today to talk about his fictional survival stories is Raymond Dean White. Ray is the author of The Dying Times and has recently published a non-fiction book, Bugging In.

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The Dying Time: Impact (The Dying Time Trilogy Part 1) 

Preppers and Fans of apocalyptic fiction novels like The Stand, Lucifer's Hammer, The Postman, Swan Song, Sedulity, Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse and The Perseid Collapse Saga will love The Dying Time: Impact.

When the Impact destroyed civilization and re-sculpted the globe the extinction of humanity began. Fire rained from the sky, megaquakes ruined all infrastructure, tsunamis and Hypercanes devastated coastal areas. And then came plague, Impact Winter with its unending cold, starvation and seemingly endless suffering. But amidst the chaos there were a few Preppers gutsy enough to stand against both Nature and the desperate hordes who would do anything—eat anyone—to survive.

Meanwhile, aboard the International Space Station the hastily expanded crew, humanity's last hope to avoid extinction, view the devastation below with growing horror and despair. The extent of the cataclysm makes them wonder if they will ever get to go home. But their attention is soon diverted by other issues, for they have serious problems of their own. 

After The Dying Time (The Dying Time Trilogy Part 2)

Twelve years ago Fire rained from the sky, Megaquakes, Tsunamis, and Hypercanes destroyed civilized infrastructure and re-sculpted the globe. In the ensuing years Plague, Impact Winter, Starvation and Despair almost completed the extinction of humanity. Now the survivors in the Freeholds, the Tribes and the Mormons in Deseret—those hardy few who endured the unimaginable horrors of The Dying Time have begun to rebuild.

But in California a King has risen—and he wants what they have.

And on the moon, where the crew of the International Space Station relocated to survive, the population is growing, resources are getting scarce and their power supply is failing.


Bugging In: What to do When TSHTF and You Live in Suburbia





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Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe.

These are not relatively localized disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, wild fires, ice storms or floods, where you know help is on the way and all you have to do is hunker down and tough it out. These are nationwide or perhaps global disasters that will disrupt food, energy and water supplies. Hospitals are overrun and government may well cease to function. The upshot being, no help is coming, at least soon and possibly never.

What will you do to keep yourself and your family relatively secure? I ask you that, using the words “relatively secure” because you will not be able to keep anyone safe in such scenarios. No one living in or near a city will be safe.

This book offers specific advice and instruction, as well as general guidelines you will have to tailor to your unique circumstances, to help you keep your family as relatively secure as possible. You will learn what to stock up on, what skills you should endeavor to acquire, and what actions you must take to give your family a chance at surviving the disaster and chaos that may strike at any time.

If you live out in the country this book may be useful to you, but it is intended for those of us who live in or near cities.

We don’t have wells for water. We don’t even usually have backup electrical power, or a large garden, or chickens.

We are dependent on a centralized utility and food distribution network that can and does fail. To date those failures have been temporary, though some have gone on for weeks or months. Failures have been local or regional and folks living there knew help was coming from “outside.”

But what if help isn’t coming? What if you have nowhere to go that is more safe and secure than your own home? What if bridges are down or highways clogged with stalled vehicles and you are forced to stay home? How would you provide for your family? How would you protect them?

If you have ever entertained those questions, this is the book for you.


Ray and I have been acquaintances for a while. We love survival fiction, prepping, and talking a little politics now and then. If you would like to listen in join The Changing Earth Members Club, enroll for free!

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Raymond Dean White

Raymond Dean White was born in a small town in Kansas and lived an adventurous life, hunting, fishing, trapping and tracking, backpacking, spelunking and mountaineering until he got older, wiser, and married. A lifelong avid reader, he writes what he loves to read--fast paced, action-adventure stories complete with intriguing characters, a touch of humor and a bit of information thrown in on how to prepare for emergencies. As a hyperactive ten year old (who still loved to read) he stumbled onto Andre Norton's Star Man's Son and his lifelong love affair with apocalyptic fiction was born. Now retired, he writes terrorist thrillers and apocalyptic action/adventure novels including The Dying Time: Impact and After The Dying Time. He has also written one non-fiction book titled "How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell How In Their Own Words" which details their (and his) adventures in traditional publishing. That book, co-authored with Duane Lindsay, is currently available here on Amazon.

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