Recently I obtained a 1 year license for The SurvivalKey software. I had seen the product name scroll through my Twitter feed a few times and it certainly caught my eye so I went to the company website to read up on the product. Two of the first words I saw on the page were “PLAN” and “PREPARE”. Well, obviously this got me excited and I had to know more!
After obtaining my license key I went to the download site and entered my information. The process was simple and efficient, and the installation that followed was done incredibly quickly. Before I could even navigate to launch the product a video appeared on my screen. I watched the video and felt it spoke to me, my thoughts and fears, and the reasons that I prepare. It’s a video that you can share with others because although the subject matter is deep and frightening, it isn’t presented in an ominous “scare tactics” type of format.
The software itself is presented in a very simple format and colored in the same yellow and black that is prevalent on the website. Although you don’t know it yet, you are now staring at the gateway to thousands of pages of information on planning, preparing, survival and just about any other topic you can think of when prepping. If you are scared that you won’t know where to start, well, there’s no need to worry. The nice folks at The SurvivalKey were kind enough to put a real big “START HERE” on the very first topic, which teaches you how to use The SurvivalKey.
I chose to skip the “START HERE” section and just dive into the information. Besides, most people will do the same thing and I needed to know how intuitive this system was for impatient people like myself. I quickly found that not only was the interface extremely easy to use, the categorization of the topics effectively eliminated the possibility of getting lost or not knowing where to find information. Within seconds I was swimming through web links and PDF files full of the information that most people can spend hours researching online.
As I reviewed the material I was gratified to see that much of the info I consider myself well versed in was accurate and well vetted. After a few follow up calls to The SurvivalKey I was able to speak directly with the owner of the company and he explained how the process worked and the sheer number of man-hours spent having trained professionals vet the information they were linking to their system. After our conversation I was not only impressed by the processes but also by the professionalism of the owner, Mike Sattler.
Over the next few days I pounded The SurvivalKey software with huge download requests while opening category after category and multiple files. The system only showed any sign of slowness when I told it to download 16gb of data while I had multiple other programs open as well. I am pretty certain this was a limitation of my laptop rather than The SurvivalKey software.
Finally I began reviewing the information and looking at how the product actually works. The SurvivalKey is much like a document management system in the way it manages links to selected material and allows for massive amounts of information to be accessed quickly and easily, but that is also where the similarities stop. Beyond that The SurvivalKey is like having a super smart buddy with you 24/7 that can answer just about any survival question you have with just a few simple clicks. Even in situations where the Internet is down or otherwise available The SurvivalKey will still provide you with great information as long as you have already downloaded it to the system.
My overall assessment of the product is extremely positive. The SurvivalKey will save you HUGE amounts of time trying to locate quality information on various subjects and the constant updates guarantee that new information is being added all the time. You can even add your own material to your SurvivalKey database through just a few clicks!
Yes, you will need working hardware to access the information but in the long run that is a pretty easy consideration to manage. To me, this is a no-brainer. The SurvivalKey is a great product that will simplify your information gathering and provide you with tons of information that you may otherwise never find. I am happy to give this product a positive review.