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'''Mel Tappan''' ('''Melrose H. Tappan III''')(1933 - 1980), is considered to be the "grand daddy" of the [[Preparedness]] movement<ref>http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19810331&id=ixsMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=61kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6691,4779572 Accessed December 27, 2014</ref> as the editor of the newsletter ''Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter''. Tappan wrote ''[[Survival Guns]]'' and ''[[Tappan on Survival]]''.  
 
'''Mel Tappan''' ('''Melrose H. Tappan III''')(1933 - 1980), is considered to be the "grand daddy" of the [[Preparedness]] movement<ref>http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19810331&id=ixsMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=61kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6691,4779572 Accessed December 27, 2014</ref> as the editor of the newsletter ''Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter''. Tappan wrote ''[[Survival Guns]]'' and ''[[Tappan on Survival]]''.  
  
A graduate of [[Stanford University]], Mr. Tappan was one of the earliest [[survivalist]]s to promote the idea of [[strategic relocation]] to a "[[free state]]" from a more [[liberal]] state. Like [[James Wesley Rawles]] and [[Joel Skousen]], Mr. Tappan advocated creating [[survivalist retreat]]s in [[population density|lightly populated]] [[rural]] regions of the United States.<ref>[http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/532445.html Mitchell, Dancing at Armageddon, excerpt Accessed December 27, 2014</ref>
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A graduate of [[Stanford University]], Mr. Tappan was one of the earliest [[survivalist]]s to promote the idea of [[strategic relocation]] to a "[[free state]]" from a more [[liberal]] state. Like [[James Wesley Rawles]] and [[Joel Skousen]], Mr. Tappan advocated creating [[survivalist retreat]]s in [[population density|lightly populated]] [[rural]] regions of the United States.<ref>[http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/532445.html Mitchell, Dancing at Armageddon,] excerpt Accessed December 27, 2014</ref>
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==

Revision as of 18:56, 8 February 2015

Mel Tappan (Melrose H. Tappan III)(1933 - 1980), is considered to be the "grand daddy" of the Preparedness movement[1] as the editor of the newsletter Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter. Tappan wrote 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 a "free state" from a more liberal state. Like James Wesley Rawles and Joel Skousen, Mr. Tappan advocated creating survivalist retreats in lightly populated rural regions of the United States.[2]

Books

Continuing Influence on Modern Survivalism

Mr. Tappan's continue to be influential with preparation advocates 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 in print.

According to Mel Tappan, liberals and socialists support so-called "common sense" measures - a "good first step" of the Police state - Nanny state. To a conservative citizen-prepper-patriot Oath Keeper and to the Bill of Rights, this is "death by a thousand paper cuts".

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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