Brian Duff is a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and founder and host of the Mind4Survival podcast. As a lifelong preparedness advocate, Brian helps preparedness minded people gain the confidence and skills necessary to protect their family’s and loved ones when it matters most. Brian’s prepping experience began in high shcool and kicked into gear with his time as a paramedic in South Central Los Angeles. Following his time as a firefighter-paramedic and Army Ranger, Brian spent over a decade deployed in non-permissive environments around the globe with both Blackwater, and as a employee of the US Department of State (DOS), where he oversaw the DOS security forces in both Baghdad and Basrah, Iraq. After his time overseas, Brian returned to the Washington DC area where he oversaw a $2B government security program. With his time in DC at a close Brian went on to become the Director of Training for North American Rescue’s tactical medicine training program. Now, Brian’s focus is to make disaster preparedness mainstream with his Mind4Survival podcast and social media efforts. Brian is project management professional certified, and holds a bachelor’s degree in security management along with a master’s in business administration (MBA).


By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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