As a former military S.E.R.E (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) Instructor, a best-selling author on prepping, and years of emergency preparedness consulting experience, Jonathan Hollerman can provide you with the peace of mind that you have made the correct decisions and provided a safe refuge for your family and relatives should the worst come to pass.
Survival Retreat Consultant
Along with his time spent writing, Jonathan has spent years working as an Emergency Preparedness Consultant specializing in Survival Retreat design and has clients all over the world. He performs on-site survival retreat analysis and designs off-grid infrastructure for families working on a budget up to multi-million dollar compounds. Jonathan also provides his expertise through phone consultation.
In the works: Jonathan has a two-disc instructional DVD called "Survival Bugout" shot in coordination with The Survival Summit. He is currently in talks with a major production studio for hosting a TV show on preparedness as well as ceaselessly working on "the next" book.
Author of "EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots – A Story of Survival". Within a single month, EMP rose to Amazon’s Top Ten Bestseller’s List in both its genres where it stayed for almost four months. Nearly 100,000 copies have been sold to date and the book has received over 400 positive reviews while maintaining a 4½ Star rating on Amazon.
Jonathan decided to pen EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots after reading numerous prepping manuals and prepper fiction that were offering terrible advice from “experts” who had no professional survival experience or even a basic understanding of the sociological impacts of food deprivation and extreme environments. His EMP series was written in a fictional format yet offers valuable life-saving recommendations throughout the story which can be implemented should a breakdown in society come to pass. In April 2015, Jonathan released the sequel "EMP: The Aftermath" to rave reviews. In April 2016, he released a preparedness manual called "Survival Theory". In November 2017 he released the third book in the EMP series, "New Beginnings". He also co-authored a book called "Alone: Beth Ann's Story of Survival" which follows the Beth Ann character from the EMP series and is written from a woman's perspective.
Graduated as one of the few and elite S.E.R.E. Instructors in the Air Force, managed and was accountable for the lives and the training of 100+ students while they were put in the harshest weather environments and confronted with food and sleep deprivation. Although in charge of personnel that usually far out-ranked and were much older, maintained professionalism resulting in not one negative critique during three years as a Survival Instructor.
SERE Instructors are trained in every major climatic condition: arctic, desert, tropical, ocean and temperate. They must complete intensive training in the following areas: wilderness living, shelter construction, fire building, map and compass navigation, backpacking, food and water procurement, wilderness medicine and first aid, signaling and rescue techniques, escape and evasion, conduct after capture, and the techniques needed for instructing all of these skills.