Mel Tappan

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Mel Tappan (1933 - 1980), full name of Melrose H. Tappan III, was one of the founders of the preparedness movement.[1] He was the editor of the newsletter Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter. He was also author of the Survival books Survival Guns and Tappan on Survival.

A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Tappan was one of the earliest survivalists to promote the idea of strategic relocation to an underpopulated state from a liberal state. Mr. Tappan advocated survivalist retreats in lightly populated rural regions.[2]

Books

Continuing Influence on Modern Survivalism

Mr. Tappan's works see influence survivalists more than three decades after his untimely passing. In 2009 Tappan on Survival was re-published as a new edition with a foreword written by Bruce D. Clayton. As of December 2014 it ranks in Amazon's top 90,000 books (out of more than 5 million titles.) The seminal work Survival Guns is also back into print. Mr. Tappan's books are published by Paladin Press.

See also

References

  1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19810331&id=ixsMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=61kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6691,4779572 Accessed December 27, 2014
  2. Mitchell, Dancing at Armageddon, excerpt Accessed December 27, 2014