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Check out my company SEPS, LLC, which is a full service preparedness consulting firm.  We provide personalized training and consultations, expert analysis/media commentary, and TONS of great events!

SEPS, LLC

And our next HUGE event...Front Royal Sportsman, Gun, and Prepper Expo!!!

FRSGPE

See News and Events for several upcoming events where I'll be a featured or keynote speaker; one in Feb. 2016, one in July 2016, and stay tuned for others! 

  • SEPS

    SEPS Cover, by line. See BOOKS section for more...

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    SEPS cover, title section-see BOOKS section for more...

  • Self Defense

    Teaching self defense to participants of NatGeo Channel's Doomsday Preppers press/promo weekend at the Greenbrier Resort

  • Preppers etc.

    From left to rigth: Jay and his wife, Braxton and Kara Southwick, Dave Kobler, and Scott Hunt (Practical Preppers) together after Archery practice for NatGeo Channel's Doomsday Preppers press/promo weekend at the Greenbrier Resort.

  • Cold War bunker

    Jay, and his wife operate the clandestine 18-ton Bunker door during a tour for NatGeo Channel's Doomsday Preppers press/promo weekend at the Greenbrier Resort. This door sealed one of the entrances to the formerly Top-Secret Congressional bunker hidden under the Greenbrier.

  • Access Hollywood Live

    On 4 December 2012, Jay teaches Prepper self-defense to Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, hosts of Access Hollywood Live.

CONTACT:  Send questions, comments, etc. to jblevins2042@yahoo.com.  We’ll get back to you soonest!

  • Jay is an author, speaker, prepper, father, husband, believer, and dreamer.  Jay has appeared on National Geographic Channel’s hit series Doomsday Preppers, Access Hollywood Live, The Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show and CNN Headline news’ Jane Velez-Mitchell show (see media tab for links).  Jay has been interviewed on dozens of syndicated and major market radio and web programs, and has been covered by major domestic and international print media outlets to include the Washington Post, USA Today, and Agence France Press.  Jay has spoken at numerous Preparedness Conventions and Expos and is the keynote speaker for both SGK Emergency Prepper Expos (East Coast), and the Prepare to Survive Expos (FLorida and mid-west).

    In addition to writing and speaking, Jay served as a Deputy Sheriff in the Washington DC metro area where he worked as a patrol and SWAT officer, and currently works as an analyst at a business consulting firm.

    Jay has a degree in Christian Ministries, and has served in may different churches and ministries over the years.  He’s passionate about his faith, his family, prepping, and reaching people about important life issues through his writing, teaching, and speaking.

  • Jay is the author of the timely new book Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Readiness for Uncertain Times(OakTara 2012).  His first novel, The Last Fall  (OakTara 2010), was described as “life changing” by some readers.

    Jay was a contributing writer for the Holy Bible Mosaic (Tyndale 2009), and has published many writings and blogs for publications such as Calvary Chapel Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Christianpost.com.

    Jay came in second place for New Author of the Year in the 2011 Family Fiction Reader’s Choice awards.

  • Check back often for news, chances to meet Jay at an event near you, TV appearances, and other events…

    EVENTS

    • SEPS, LLC events for 2016

      Clink on the link below to find out about additional events and SEPS Academies we have going on in 2016 that may not be listed below!

      2016 SEPS EVENTS
    • 16-17 July 2016SGK Emergency Prepper Expo

      Hampton Convention Center-1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666 (Sat. 9-5 Sun. 10-4)

      I’m honored to serve as the keynote speaker again at the second SGK Emergency Prepper Expo in Hampton, VA.  Preparing for natural disaster, terrorism, financial collapse, or biologic threat makes sense for everybody. But gathering the right information and finding the products needed to prepare is difficult for most people.  The SGK Emergency Prepper Expo brings everything together under one roof for the entire weekend. Whether you are a prepper, a survivalist, or just want to be more prepared, our emergency prepper show has the speakers you want to hear, the education you need to learn, and the products you want to buy to survive.  At this show I’ll be speaking on The Six Foundational Aspects of Preparedness, Mental Preparedness, and I’ll be holding a class on self defense options.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details.

      SGK EXPO
    • 10 September 2016-Front Royal Sportsman, Gun, and Prepper Expo

      New Hope Bible Church 80 N Lake Ave, Front Royal, VA
      (540) 636-8838

      (Saturday 9AM – 6PM)

      ABOUT: After a VERY successful inaugural event in the fall of 2015, NHBC and SEPS, LLC present The 2016 Front Royal Sportsman, Gun, and Prepper Expo.  This one day fund raising event has activities related to Survival, Emergency Preparedness, and Firearms.  Sponsored by NHBC with assistance from Preparedness Consulting Firm SEPS LLC (www.sepsllc.com).   This event will showcase vendors with products and services related to Survival, Emergency Preparedness, Self-Reliance, and firearms will be for sale; these include things like long term storage food, water filtration, survival gear, guns and ammo, firearms accessories, tactical gear, first aid products, and much much more!  There will also be speakers and presentations such as outdoor survival skills, fundamentals of preparedness, First Aid, Food storage, bug out/all terrain vehicles, and more.  There will also be raffles, and giveaways throughout the day.

      In addition to reaching the lost and leading people into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, NHBC is passionate about sharing the importance of preparedness, which is why they chose this event as a fundraiser.  100% of the proceeds from this show (beyond expenses) will go to help raise money for the your ministry at NHBC.

      Admission TBD

      Children under 12 are free.

      FRSGPE
    • 24-25 September 2016-Wisconsin Prepare to Survive Expo

      Waukesha County Fairgrounds
      1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha, WI 53187

      (Saturday &Sunday 9AM – 4PM)

      Join me, SEPS, LLC and other top notch guests for THE preparedness event in Wisconsin!  We’ll be open for 2 days in Waukesha, Wisconsin, for our very first appearance in Wisconsin.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details!

      Wisc. Prep
    • 8 October 2016-SEPS Academy: SPECTRUM @RFC

      Restoration Fellowship Church

      2128 John Marshall Hwy Strasburg, VA 22657: 540-598-3488

      (Saturday 830AM – 6PM)

      Description:  SEPS, LLC has designed SPECTRUM after receiving many requests from Pastors, church leaders, parishioners, and others involved with various ministries asking for a convention on preparedness that is Biblically based and geared towards a Christian audience.  This full day, all inclusive training convention focuses on preparedness education and covers the most important aspects of survival and emergency preparedness.  Some have asked why Christians need to know about survival and emergency preparedness.  Others have asked for all-inclusive training and presentations.  SEPS Academy SPECTRUM is the answer!

      SPECTRUM is made up of  multiple classes and hands on demonstrations where attendees will learn the 6 foundational aspects of preparedness from a Christian perspective to include: Spiritual Preparedness and the Christian perspective on Prepping; Mental Readiness; Preparing for events/catastrophes in your area; Making emergency Plans (Shelter & Fire); Preparing supplies (Food, water, first aid, hygiene); and Self Defense and Protection.  We will also have a select group of vendors on hand in order to cover many of the products we will recommend during presentations.

      Attendees will have a chance to conduct a self-evaluation at the beginning of the event in order to see their current preparedness status, what their preparedness strengths are, and what areas need improvement.

      Whether you are curious about preparedness in general, one who wants to expand their knowledge of preparedness, or a Christian seeking guidance on a Bible based survival/preparedness curriculum, then this is the event for you!  Ask about discounts for church groups of 10 or more.

      Concessions: We will be having a Chili Cook off; chili, drinks, and snacks will be available for a minimal donation.

      Raffles: We will have multiple raffles throughout the day and we’ll be giving away some GREAT prizes related to survival and emergency preparedness.

      NOTE: Much of this training is based on Jay Blevins’ (Owner of SEPS, LLC) book Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills.  If you have a copy, bring it for the SEPS journal.  If you don’t, copies will be available.

      Cost: $15.  Registration required (via www.sepsllc.com or jay@sepsllc.com), however a small amount of seats will be set aside for walk ins.  All proceeds beyond expenses from admission, food and drinks, and raffles will go to RFC.

      SPECTRUM
    • 5-6 November 2016-Illinois Prepare to Survive Expo

      Fair and Expo Center
      Grayslake, IL

      (Saturday &Sunday 9AM – 4PM)

      Join me, SEPS, LLC and other top notch guests for THE preparedness event in Illinois!  We’ll be open for 2 days in Grayslake, IL, for our very first appearance in Illinois.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details!

      Ill. Prep

    NEWS

    • 14December 2012 at 10PM EST
      Paranormal Review Radio: We’ll be doing a live interview on the 10PM webcast of Paranormal Review Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalreview) with Anthony Agate and Lucy Leibfried.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormalreview/2012/12/15/are-you-prepared-for-doomsday-with-jay-blevins! for more info.
      • 4 December 2012 at 12PM EST
        Access Hollywood Live: I’ll be appearing on Access Hollywood Live with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover!  Check it out as I share some prepper self-defense!
      • 2 November 2012
        Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Readiness for uncertain times has been released by OakTara publishers.  See “BOOKS” section for info on how to get a copy.
      • 20 November 2012 9PM EST
         National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday PreppersAppearance on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers ( on NatGeo): National Geographic was with us for two days in the spring of 2012 taping for an episode of their Highly rated hit series Doomsday Preppers.  Find out about some of our preps, and how how we’ve formed a network with friends and family to be prepared for emergency/catastrophic situations.  Jay will be running the TWITTER feed for NatGeo before, during, and after the show!  Click button below for a preview.
        Preview
      • 20 November 2012 at 11PM EST
        ABC 7 11PM EST news hour feature on WJLA-ABC TV affiliate reporter Greta Kreuzwill run a feature on Jay and his Preps, featuring clips from the Doomsday Preppers episode.
      • 19 and 20 November 2012 EST
        Radio shows across the country! Jay will be featured on a number of radio programs in both live and taped interviews in major markets across the US.  More details on when the interviews will air, to come.

      PAST EVENTS

        • 13 February 2016-Florida Prepare to Survive Expo

          Volusia County Fair and Expo Center
          3150 E New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32724 (9am-4pm both days)

          I’m proud to announce I’ll be the keynote speaker at the Prepare to Survive Expo in Deland, FL.  “Prepare Today. Survive Tomorrow. The “Prepare to Survive Expo” is an action-packed weekend that features a hands-on exploration into prepping, self-reliance, and disaster preparedness. More than 200 million people are affected by disasters each year. Protect yourself and your family by taking steps to be prepared.”  I’ll be presenting about Surviving Active Shooters/Attacks, and Self-Defense/Protection and controlling assailants.  Click below for more information!

          PREP 2 SURV
        • 27-28 February 2016SGK Emergency Prepper Expo at The Meadow Event Park

          Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell, Va (9am-5pm both days)

          Once again I’ll be the keynote speaker at the SGK Emergency Prepper Expo, this time at Meadow Park in Doswell, VA.  SGK Prepper Expos offer the products and education you need for any emergency situation.  They offer seminars and products in: Currency in Economic Collapse, Making lists, Needs vs Wants:  how to start, Water Storage & Filtration, Long Term Food Supply, Survival Kits & Bug out Bags, Personal & Home Safety, How to wait through a crisis, What is Bugging Out, Alternative Energy Sources.  Come join me for this amazing preparedness event!

          SGK MDW PARK
        • 1-2 April 2015-East Coast Preparedness Convention V

          nZONE 14550 Lee Rd Chantilly, Va 20151

          (Friday 3PM – 8:00PM; Saturday 9AM – 6PM)

          Join me, SEPS, LLC and ALL of our top notch guests for THE FIRST preparedness event in Northern Virginia!  We’ll be open for 2 days in Chantilly, Virginia for our fifth HUGE prepping event at EC PREPCON V.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, a VA/UTAH CCW class, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  This will be the east coast survival/preparedness event of the year!  I’ll be speaking Saturday, and will have a booth as well.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details!

          EC PREPCON V

          This event is presented by SEPS, LLC, and sponsored and brought to you by Blue Ridge Thrive and Run Lites.

        • 15-16 May 2015-Southern Maryland PrepCon

          CrossRoad Christian Church 150 Ball Road St. Leonard, Maryland 20685 (Fri: 2pm-8pm Sat: 9am-6pm)

          I will be the key note speaker at the very first Southern MD PrepCon.  Join me as Southern Maryland will be having it’s first PrepCon in May 2015. It will be in St. Leonard, Md on May 15th and 16th. We will also be hosting Maryland HQL Classes as well as Utah CCW Classes as part of the event. Invite your friends and family.  Click on the link below for more information.

          SOMD PREPCON
        • 29-31 May 2015-East Coast Preparedness Convention IV

          Winchester Sportsplex/Body Renew Fitness 221 Commonwealth Ct, Winchester, Va 22602

          (Friday 2PM – 8:30PM; Saturday 9AM – 5PM; Sunday 9AM – 3:30pm)

          Join me for 3 days in Winchester, Virginia for our fourth HUGE prepping event at EC PREPCON IV.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, a VA/UTAH CCW class, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  This will be the east coast survival/preparedness event of the year!  I’ll be speaking Saturday, and will have a booth as well.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details

          EC PREPCON IV

          This event is sponsored and brought to you by Survival Food Plan, Appalachian Outdoor Readiness & Essentials LLC , and Blue Ridge Thrive.

          This event is presented by SEPS LLC.

        • 18-19 July 2015SGK Emergency Prepper Expo

          Hampton Convention Center-1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, Virginia 23666 (Sat. 9-5 Sun. 10-4)

          I’m honored to serve as the keynote speaker at the very first SGK Emergency Prepper Expo.  Preparing for natural disaster, terrorism, financial collapse, or biologic threat makes sense for everybody. But gathering the right information and finding the products needed to prepare is difficult for most people.  The SGK Emergency Prepper Expo brings everything together under one roof for the entire weekend. Whether you are a prepper, a survivalist, or just want to be more prepared, our emergency prepper show has the speakers you want to hear, the education you need to learn, and the products you want to buy to survive.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details

          SGK EXPO
        • 15-16 August-Mid-Atlantic Survival Expo (MAPSE)

          Myersville Municipal Center-301 Main Street Myersville, Maryland 21773 (August 15, 9am-6pm August 16, 9am-5pm)

          I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Emergency Preparedness & Survival Expo (MAPSE) It is the perfect place to enhance your survival skills and build your knowledge base on skills and products offered for those who want to be prepared.  Click the link below for more information.

          MAS Expo
        • 2-3 August 2014-East Coast Preparedness Convention III

          John Enders Fire Hall 9 S Buckmarsh St. Berryville, VA 22611 (Sat. 9-6; Sun. 10-4)

          Join me for 2 days in Virginia for our third big prepping event of the year at EC PREPCON III.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers (including our featured speaker Scott Hunt of Practical Preppers, demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  This will be the east coast survival/preparedness event of the summer!  I’ll be speaking Saturday, and will have a booth as well.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details

          PREPCON

          This event is sponsored and brought to you by Appalachian Outdoor Readiness & Essentials LLC , Taser International, Get Ready, Blue Ridge Thrive, Golden Seal Enterprises, and Survival Food Plan.

          This event is presented by SEPS LLC.

        • 16-17 August-Mid-Atlantic Survival Expo-Hagerstown Maryland

          Join me for 2 days in Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Survival Expo, where there will be exhibitions, vendors, classes, and demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related events.  I’ll be speaking both days, and will have a booth as well.  Hit the button below for more details.

          MAS Expo
        • 2-3 November 2013-Fall 2013 Berryville Prepper/Gun Expo

          John Enders Fire Hall 9 S Buckmarsh St. Berryville, VA 22611 (Sat. 9-6; Sun. 10-4)

          Join me for 2 days in Virginia for our second big prepping event of the year at the Berryville Prepper and Gun Expo.  Find everything you need related to prepping, as there will be exhibitions, vendors, speakers, demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related products and activities.  This will be the east coast survival/preparedness event of the fall!  I’ll be speaking Saturday, and will have a booth as well.  Mark your calendars now, and click the button below for more details

          Prepper Expo

          This event is sponsored and brought to you by Appalachian Outdoor Readiness & Essentials LLC , which opens in Purcellville, VA on 11/16/13!

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          This event is presented by SEPS LLC and High Caliber Events.

        • 28 September 2013-Nation’s Gun Show

          Gunslinger Arms Table: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly VA 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, VA 9-3PM

          My good friend’s at Gunslinger Arms have invited me to do a meet and greet at their booth at the Nation’s Gun Show.  I’ll be there with books to sign, to answer your prepping questions, and of course there will be TONS of guns, ammo, and other related vendors, starting with the great selection at Gunslinger Arms!  I look forward to seeing you there!

          Gunslinger Arms Event
        • 17-18 August-Mid-Atlantic Survival Expo-Hagerstown Maryland

          Join me for 2 days in Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Survival Expo, where there will be exhibitions, vendors, classes, and demonstrations, and other self-reliance/survival related events.  This will be the east coast survival/preparedness event of the summer!  I’ll be speaking both days, and will have a booth as well.  Hit the button below for more details.

          MAS Expo
        • 17 March 2013 2-4PM EST
          Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship @Christ Chapel Mountaintop 10501 Balls Ford Road Manassas, VA 20109: I’m honored to join the NVCWF in sharing some of the things I’ve learned on my journey as a writer in a message entitled “The Dreamer’s Dozen”.  I’ll be available for Q&A , and will have copies of my books to sign.
        • 16 March 2013 9AM-3PM EST
          Prepper Expo at the John Enders Volunteer Firestation @ 9 S. Buckmarsh St. (US Route 340) Berryville, VA 22611: The Prepper Expo will consist of various speakers, vendors (currently over 2 dozen) selling anything from knives to bug out bags to freeze dried foods to prepper services, topics related to prepping, and fundraising for the volunteer fire department.  Come stock up on preparedness supplies, meet Jay and get a signed copy of SEPS (or The Last Fall), hear some of the speakers, or just browse for the next thing on your prepper wish list.  There is a suggested donation of $5 upon entry.  If you’re a vendor, and may be interested in having a table, please send an email to jblevins2042@yahoo.com.

          Speakers and Seminars: Speakers and seminars will be held throughout the day, to include CCSO Sheriff Tony Roper @ 915, Doomsday Prepper and Author Jay Blevins (www.jayblevins.com) @ 9:30AM, Author and Crisis Financial Commentator Ryan McCullough (www.lawmoneyandthebank.com) @ 10:30AM, Self Defense Expert Nicole Sundine (www.realisticsafetysolutions.com) @11:30, and Prepper Medical advice from Dr. T @12:30.  There will be raffles/door prizes after each speaker.

        • 24 November 2-4PM 2012 EST
          Book signing at House of Light Cafe, Berryville,VA. Join us this Saturday 24 November from 2-4PM at the House of Light (13 East Main Street, Berryville, Va 22611; 540-955-9777).  Get a hot cup of coffee, a nice conversation, and a signed copy of SEPS or THE LAST FALL!
        • 17 November 11AM – 2:30PM EST
          Release party! Join Jay at the Market Street Coffee House (1020 E. Main St #I Purcellville, VA 20132). Purchase SEPS for only $12, and have it autographed by Jay. Copies of his novel, THE LAST FALL, will also be available for $12.
        • 10 November 2012 EST
          Amazon Blitz! Ordering your copy of SEPS on Amazon?  Wait until Saturday 10 November as this is our Amazon Blitz day!  Help us climb the ranks to number one together!
          Paperback Kindle
        • 2-8 November 2012 EST
          Jay will be the featured author on his publisher’s web site www.oaktara.com
        • 2-4 November 2012 EST
          See the slide show in the home page slider for pics of Jay at the press/promo weekend for season 2 of National Geographic Channel’s hit series”Doomsday Preppers“, which was held at the famed Greenbrier Resort in WVA.  From 2-4 November 2012 Jay joined NatGeo and media outlets from all over the country to discuss the show, his prepper network, teach a class on protection/self defense, and tour the formerly Top-Secret cold war bunker UNDER the resort!
        • 5 October 7:30PM 2012 EST
          LCWA Panel-Leesburg Town Hall (25 Market St. Leesburg, VA). I’m honored to join authors Suzanne Wells (Exploring Wildlife Series), Clara Bowman-Jahn (Annie’s Special Day), and Penny Loeb (Moving Mountains) for the LCWA panel discussion entitled “HOW YOU DID IT”.  Hear advice about the road to publication, writing, and other related topics.  There will be time for Q&A, and we’ll be available for networking, book signings, and a meet and greet after the panel discussion. $6 general admission, $4 LCWA members.
      • Click on the buttons below for articles, blogs, and other stories in the media about Jay.

        Today Show NPR radio clip and article Off the Grid News Washington Post article USA Today article HitFix

      CONTACT:  Send questions, comments, etc. to jblevins2042@yahoo.com.  We’ll get back to you soonest!

       

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