“ Survive and Thrive is the place to be if you are serious about planning in the event of an emergency. Whether it's a flood, hurricane, earthquake, job lost whatever. ”
— Gloria on Nov 19, 2014.
“ This is a very welcoming group where skills, trades, info & resources are shared and discussed freely and without fear! Everyone has been so very helpful in my goals of learning to become more self-suffient! ”
— Michelle on Aug 24, 2014.
“ Good Group ”
— Linda on Aug 6, 2014.
“ This group is fantastic. The knowledge provided by Fernando, Gerry and all the organizer is definitely a blessing. Especially since the average person now relies on technology more than the things our ancestors did in the past to survive. Not saying technology hasn't done some great things for us, but relying heavily on technology ( or anything) can definitely handicap anyone if something were to go wrong. I recommend this group for anyone who wants to prepare in case things in the world takes a turn for the worst. Stay strong, be wise,have love and be healthy. ”
— Rod on Jul 21, 2014.
“ I am amazed with everyone. Fernando and his colleagues was great instructors. I learned more then I expected. Great meetup and looking coward for the next one. ”
— Sung on Jul 20, 2014.
“ Tops! ”
— David E. on Mar 17, 2014.
“ This was my first meeting for survival ever and it was more than I expected it to be! There were so many enthusiastic people and Fernando was an amazing host to everyone! He really knows what he is talking about and I loved how he is going to cover in more detail more specific things in future classes. Dr. Bob, a guest speaker gave some great advice on " Keeping your cool" in sticky situations and gave real life examples of how it has helped him and people he knows in life. There was so much knowledge shared, good food and great company. I cant wait for the next meetup! Thank you so much Fernando for sticking your head out to help others. Thank you Dr. Bob for your wonderful knowledge shared. I look forward to becoming a regular attender. And next time I will bring many friends! ”
— Jessi on Mar 15, 2014.
“ Intelligent & resourceful group. ”
— Eric H on Feb 24, 2014.
“ Great group of people ”
— roz on Feb 23, 2014.
“ I really enjoyed hosting these meetups! It was nice to have whole days to work with folks and get to know them better. The kindness and diversity of this group is amazing. There are still no words to adequately express my appreciation for all of your help. Please stay in contact, and if there is a way for me to support each of you in your journeys to self sufficiency, call on me. ”
— trebs t. on Nov 18, 2013.
“ This is one of the most underutilized resources in the Delaware Valley. There should be ∞ members and bandwidth to the files section should tax meetup's servers to the point of collapse! (Ok, so, maybe that's hyperbole....) This stuff is not just awesome, it's necessary. It doesn't get any better than this! ”
— Anaid on Nov 11, 2013.
“ Fantastic! I'm so glad that I found this group. Already trying some of the many things that I learned last Sunday. Happy to find people who feel as I do that it's good to be prepared for a natural or other disaster! It was great! ”
— Joyce B. on Nov 1, 2013.
“ Others should join to learn basic skills that they don't have but might need in the near future to take care of themselves and their families. ”
— Laura A. on Oct 28, 2013.
“ We enjoy the meetings. Thank you for your willingness to come and share your knowledge with us. I put already put a long comment on this meet up. A quick summary - it was great, very informative with very practical tips and instructions. Good question and answer time and learned something from the audience participation as well! Always a good meeting! Thanks to Fernando & Trebs! ”
— Rosemarie on Oct 28, 2013.
“ Top notch organizer who is extremely knowledgeable and inspirational - the presentations really pull you in and keep you interested. I would recommend this group to anyone eager to learn more about valuable survival skills. ”
— Nina on Oct 28, 2013.
“ Great group of people that attended this last meetup, seems to be a great way to make contacts and learn from one another. Fernando hands down is an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable. I can't wait to attend future meetups with this group. I am psyched. ”
— Jonathan D. J. on Oct 28, 2013.
“ Fernando and Trebs were great tonight! Fernando provides information that is priceless to mankind. If only there were a million Fernando's in this country maybe we wouldn't be in this mess. ”
— Justin E. on Oct 28, 2013.
“ wonderful group, can't wait to go to more meetups!, very informative, great attendance, super instructors ”
— Patrycja H. on Oct 27, 2013.
“ Fernando did a great job keeping us on tract and on time! ”
— bob f. on Oct 27, 2013.
“ Excellent meet up with tons of information to arm yourself against an emergency. Thank you to all the organizers and especially Fernando for another stellar presentation ! ”
— cindy c. on Oct 18, 2013.
“ Very good ”
— George on Oct 18, 2013.
“ Looking forward to more meet ups and getting to know everyone. Amazed at the effort that everyone put forth to share knowledge. ”
— Michelle L. on Oct 18, 2013.
“ have really ejoyed the topics and range of discussions. might have tried to cover too much in the time available. ”
— CW on Oct 17, 2013.
“ I drive almost 2 hrs to be with this group and would drive 4 hrs if I had to. Well worth it! ”
— STELLA O. on Aug 5, 2013.
“ I felt very welcome and safe. I so look forward to future meet ups and would encourage other women to do the same. Be prepared vs scared. I would enjoy more in depth instruction in regards to where is the best place to hit your target? When should you actually act? Yes, Guns can be very intimidating, but Fernando gives you the right amount of encouragement. I wasn't of shooting at all. Well maybe a little. haha. I look forward to the next workshop ”
— Suzie on Aug 4, 2013.
“ From the two Survive and Thrive meet ups I have attended thus far, it appears that the group is flourishing and well managed. ”
— Lawrence on Aug 4, 2013.
“ This was my first meetup with survive and thrive, and being that it went so well I look forward to future events. ”
— Timothy D. on Aug 4, 2013.
“ FANTASTIC, the most educational meetup in the Tri state area. ”
— Herb D. on Apr 22, 2013.
“ This was my first meet-up - and I could not have been more pleased. ”
— Joe V. on Apr 21, 2013.
“ Super meet up. where else can you go and try out several different weapons that you always wanted to but never had the time or the weapon. Here you did, it was very safe and extremely informative. If you own a weapon, this is the place to take it and learn how to use it correctly. This is the place to learn about the laws and what you are and more importantly what you can't do. ”
— Joe on Mar 27, 2013.
“ Unbefreakinlievably outstanding. ”
— Noah on Feb 17, 2013.
“ The group and Fernando are an interesting and intellectually stimulating group spanning the entire spectrum of the political and survival spectrum. ”
— Will on Feb 8, 2013.
“ I'm glad I found this group! Nice bunch of folks, friendly and very knowledgeable about their areas of expertise. ”
— Mike L on Jan 28, 2013.
“ This was my first meeting a good friend referred me and I am so thankful I felt like the lone ranger in terms of this type of awareness and thinking. ”
— Carla S. on Jan 27, 2013.
“ Only been to one meeting. But it appears to be a good place to learn and become informed. ”
— Linda M. on Jan 27, 2013.
“ As they say, when the student is ready, Fernando, Gerry & others will appear. Great group & people. I've learned a lot, but need to know more. Thanks! ”
— W C on Nov 19, 2012.
“ Love the group. Very knowledgeable and dedicated instructors. Fernando is awesome. ”
— Anne & D. on Oct 30, 2012.
“ I think that the organizer is very smart and knowledgeable. Good to see people willing to share their expertise with others. ”
— Joseph on Jul 31, 2012.
“ Good people ”
— William F. on Apr 30, 2012.
“ Great group of knowledgable people. ”
— Robin C. on Mar 26, 2012.
“ Definitely the place to meet and learn about this topic in the Philly area. Took me a while to finally get here, but it has been worth the journey ”
— Joseph on Mar 25, 2012.
“ VERY informative. Worth going to. ”
— Dana C. on Mar 25, 2012.
“ Good group of people. ”
— Keith P. on Mar 25, 2012.
“ Love it! I need the fellowship! ”
— Thomas F. on Feb 28, 2012.
“ Was my first neeting. I hope to attend more. ”
— Dan C. on Feb 27, 2012.
“ Friendly group of people. Everyone is so knowledgeable and happy to share! ”
— Tiffany R. on Feb 27, 2012.
“ A1 ”
— Marco on Feb 26, 2012.
“ Very good; sensible and useful. ”
— John S. J. on Feb 19, 2012.
“ Diverse, focused, polite. ”
— david on Feb 19, 2012.
“ I think this group rocks and should continue to do so! ”
— Adrian A. on Feb 15, 2012.
“ BE ENCOURAGED...YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOU...HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ALREADY IN JUST A FEW MONTHS...LOOK FORWARD TO MORE AWESOME TEACHINGS...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU & BY THE WAY, THANK YOU ”
— pete w. on Feb 14, 2012.
“ Many thanks to the leadership team for providing this essential knowledge. I cannot help but think we all should have learned this stuff in grade school, but we did not. I am a humble, no-nonsense, commonsense oriented mother. I am glad to find this group that supports emergency preparedness, so that I may better care for my family. ”
— linda on Feb 5, 2012.
“ Great group, Fernando and the rest of the organizers are doing a great thing. ”
— zach l. on Feb 2, 2012.
“ Hi. I would like to thank everyone for contributing to this meetup. Fernando, once again, provided an invaluable opportunity to learn life-saving and life-changing survival skills. His handout was extremely detailed and reflected his profound desire to provide people with the knowledge of so many critical skills and to help foster a new mind-set! So thanks to all the participants who contributed such a great group experience! ”
— Dr. Robert C. on Feb 1, 2012.
“ We appreciated that the group: - Was open and welcoming to diversity - Didn't get very political - Valued our privacy - Aren't just about God and guns - Defined terms for newcomers - Organized by people with experience and experts in their field - Understood that not everyone is on the same budget - And more~ ”
— Casey and Tiffany I. on Jan 31, 2012.
“ Even though I don't feel comfortable in Philadelphia, I am willing to drive there for something like this. ”
— Rose on Jan 31, 2012.
“ Wonderful group of knowledgeable individuals that are helpful and informative about a wide variety of survival techniques. ”
— VeganInFlux on Oct 25, 2011.
“ I find it a great group of helpful people to stimulate the mind and become aware of possible solutions to current events. ”
— Art on Oct 24, 2011.
“ Still a fan after 2 years so I think it's good ”
— Mark on Oct 23, 2011.
“ Sorely needed, hope it survives and thrives itself. ”
— Fred K. on Sep 27, 2011.
“ I just keep learning more and more with each meeting. It is refreshing to be around other intelligent people that are thinking about self sufficency. Great source of information and interesting view points. A wide range of people. ”
— FERNANDO ANTONIO S. on Sep 25, 2011.
“ Attended my first meeting today. What a great group of people! This group is well worth joining and very informative. The organizers are passionate about the subject matter and obviously care about the group members. ”
— John C. on Sep 25, 2011.
“ Survive and Thrive prepares the mind, body, and spirit, for the unknown that lies ahead. ”
— Adam O. on Sep 13, 2011.
“ This is one of the best groups out there for what it does. There is practical information for anyone who wants to know how to be a more useful person. If you are like me in that you want to know a lot of information about survival topics, please do yourself a favor and check out this meetup group. ”
— Philip on Jul 31, 2011.
“ Thank you Fernando and everybody who organizes this meet up group. Survive & Thrive is empowering and thought provoking. ”
— Elizabeth on Jun 27, 2011.
“ this is the most organized, professional, and caring group to which I belong. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated leader. ”
— maryanne on Jun 26, 2011.
“ Great intelligent awakened minds! I love this group! ”
— Eugene K. on Apr 18, 2011.
“ Joined SNT about a month ago. Impressive orginization. Seems like many of the members "get it". Thoughtful people with clear goals ready to assist like minded people. Great place to get your feet wet if you think this whole concept is something you want to get you head around ”
— Comingstorm on Apr 17, 2011.
“ I was impressed with the group. There seems to be so much knowledge to be shared with one another. ”
— wendy on Apr 17, 2011.
“ Everyone seemed very friendly & open. Lots of info being exchanged. I was very surprised at the wide variety of ages involved, too. Very nice, all said. ”
— Stephanie on Apr 17, 2011.
“ Survive & Thrive, is the place where people still look to trust their fellow man/women for helpful knowledge. Not for the "What's in for ME" attitude. ”
— Jay H. on Mar 21, 2011.
“ Very friendly and knowledgable group of people from all different backgrounds and experiences. Answered all of the questions posed to the best of their knowledge. ”
— Alex on Mar 21, 2011.
“ Amazing work by a dedicated organizer to share vital information in a time individuals need to be aware in order to prepare. ”
— Brick on Mar 21, 2011.
“ Interesting group of people willing to share ideas. ”
— Alexandra on Mar 21, 2011.
“ Friendly, intentional, knowledgeable, local... awesome!! ”
— Carisa on Mar 1, 2011.
“ This is a great group of people. I was very welcomed and learned a lot. ”
— Jack on Feb 28, 2011.
“ Excellent group. I only wish we had one in lower Delaware but unfortunately there simply is no support here. ”
— Survivalist on Feb 28, 2011.
“ We should all take part in becomming less dependent on the large conglomerants. Big business does not have our best interest at heart. We must take steps in protecting ourselves against the greed of many major industries. Creating a sustainable environment in and around our own homes is a move in that direction. ”
— Karen P. on Feb 28, 2011.
“ Always informative and timely topics for meetups, well organized group - the leadership team does a great job! ”
— Melissa M on Feb 28, 2011.
“ Excellent! ”
— Joy on Feb 28, 2011.
“ An excellent group that provides important knowledge and practical information to everyone who values self-determination above all else. ”
— Bijan J. on Feb 21, 2011.
“ Excellent! ”
— Jared of Rhythm S. on Feb 21, 2011.
“ Exceptional info group ”
— Pat F. on Feb 14, 2011.
“ Survive and Thrive is a awesome meetup for like minded people to learn survival techniques and socialize. ”
— Squattingbear on Feb 1, 2011.
“ fantastic information source for Preparedness and Planning! ”
— Ben A on Jan 31, 2011.
“ Love it!!!!! ”
— Rayne on Jan 31, 2011.
“ The organizer is very knowledgeable on many different topics and is very willing to share this information. It is up to us to learn as much as we can and pass this information on to our children and grandchildren. ”
— Donna W. on Jan 30, 2011.
“ The best. ”
— Carrie on Jan 29, 2011.
“ Fantastic meet up group. Always an informative, well organized, and engrossing meeting. ”
— Gayle h on Jan 17, 2011.
“ If all of S&T is like this, it is really a great thing ! ”
— Vincent L. G. on Jan 16, 2011.
“ Knowledge is Power. Fear is the Mind-killer. Know Yourself. Know Your Situation. Be Ready. ”
— Mark on Nov 30, 2010.
“ The group is growing every meetup and improving. the topics are wide but still direct to what we are discussing. I look forward to these meetups every month. ”
— Dustin B. on Nov 5, 2010.
“ A good way to learn useful stuff ”
— Jose on Oct 27, 2010.
“ Survive and Thrive is a very informative group. Everyone is willing to help and educate from their experience and research. There is always something to learn whether you are a beginner or an experienced survivalist. ”
— Deb W on Oct 25, 2010.
“ Great group of intelligent and interesting people. ”
— Betsy on Oct 25, 2010.
“ "Chance favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur. Being with a group of people who are prepared in the event of a catastrophe of any sort is inspiring. It isn't hard. It is essential. It should be a way of life. I came out of the meeting with a knowing that I can prepare myself "just in case". The organizers and participants at this meetup are all very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and willing to share their knowledge with you. They have a variety of essential topics for each meetup. This meetup is great for anyone who ever wanted to know more about surviving in a variety of situations or even picking up a few useful skills. ”
— Erica on Sep 28, 2010.
“ To meet many like-minded people. A sense of community is very important for the survival of the species. ”
— anthony michael f. on Sep 26, 2010.
“ This is a fun, interactive group, one in which you will learn various survival skills. ”
— cindy on Sep 26, 2010.
“ The boy scout motto: Be Prepared ”
— Jerry R. on Sep 26, 2010.
“ The speakers and organizers really care and are passionate about what they teach. These lessons are totally for your benefit to survive a disaster. We had a speaker with real world self defense experience. ”
— Jason T. on Sep 7, 2010.
“ Good group of like-minded individuals after the same cause: personal freedom and security from the forces that threaten those very elements of our being. Looking forward to gaining as much information as possible from this group. ”
— Devin K. L. on Aug 31, 2010.
“ Excellent. It is great to see such a cross section of people interested and attending. Fernando is excellent as a facilitator. He tries to diplomatically keep the topic moving. And he has a wealth of knowledge to share. One suggestion is to start the meetings on time. ”
— Patricia S. on Aug 30, 2010.
“ Great concept to deal with current events. ”
— Bob G. on Aug 30, 2010.
“ Great participation by both the men and women who attended. Very good mix of backgrounds and talents in attendence. ”
— Joe on Jul 26, 2010.
“ Fun, decent people interested in preparing for any and all calamities. ”
— Christian L. on Jul 22, 2010.
“ Very informative and friendly group. Fernando did a great job of moderating the meeting. The speakers were very informative and genuine in their desire to share useful survival knowledge. Well worth the time. ”
— John on Jul 12, 2010.
“ What an awesome group! This info may save lives! ”
— Cyndy on Jun 28, 2010.
“ If you are concerned about where this country is headed in the near future, the first thing that you should be concerned with is how you are going to get through it. There are many threats facing American citizens and we should all be prepared to protect ourselves and our families in the face of adversity. ”
— Angelo on Jun 28, 2010.
“ Because the skills we learn are becoming closer and closer to being needed if this country continues on the same path. ”
— Steve B. on May 26, 2010.
“ Having only attended one meeting I am sold. If other topics are treated as well as firearms then it's possible to learn a great deal of condensed information on a subject in a short time. ”
— Freddie on May 25, 2010.
“ If you are interested in knowing what to do to survive a disaster of any kind then this is a good place to meet people to let you know what to do to provide for you and your family. ”
— Stephen B. on Mar 1, 2010.
“ People should join to learn to become more self reliant so the don't burden others when the SHTF. ”
— Eric on Feb 1, 2010.
“ The information is invaluable. ”
— debbie p. on Oct 26, 2009.
“ The knowledge and insight shared here could be the difference between ending up a survivor or a statistic. ”
— Louis on Jul 27, 2009.
“ Follow the 5 p's = "prior practice prevents poor performance". Can't beat the price of instruction = free. But the value is priceless. ”
— Andre on Jun 1, 2009.
“ This meetup is fantastic. The presentations are a real labor of love on the part of the organizers, who have thoughtfully prepared how to best share their considerable knowledge with all who are interested. Purifing water, making heat, storing food, practical things. It's great to connect with others who want to have a healthy degree of preparedness in uncertain times, and great to get the knowledge and action to develop that preparedness. Valuable, insightful and friendly. ”
— Joe N. on May 28, 2009.
“ People need to step up and take responsibility for their own survival. If you depend on the government or others then you will be at their mercy and this is not a position I would like to be in. I know there are others who feel this way too. So, come and join the meet up and learn the "preparedness skills" you will need to do it on your own. ”
— Barb on Jan 26, 2009.
“ A very informative meetup. Great for for anyone, ranging from occasional campers to "post-apocalyptic anticipators". The lectors and presentations are very well structured. At the same time, the meetup has plenty of open space for questions, suggestions, and new direction. ”
— Dave '. on Jan 25, 2009.
“ crucial issue central to our livesl ”
— Marvin on Dec 14, 2008.
“ I think if Liberties can cancel a meeting 'at the last second' and cause this much confusion - it isn't worth following through with this group. ”
— ALAN S. on May 2, 2011.