Personal safety is, first of all, a mindset, and whilst surviving asteroids & zombies might not be of your immediate concern, your family & your community should always be prepared to face unexpected natural or man-made disasters.
WHAT IS ROCKTHOR
WHO IS ROCKTHOR
We are passionate "preppers", and all of us have a technical background (at least a BSc or MSc in physics, earth science, meteorology, mechanical or electrical engineering, or oceanography) and we are all trained in expedition & wilderness medicine, we all served in the military, and we all had or have a professional career in safety & security-related fields. This means that our approach is engineering-based and we DO NOT follow any politically-oriented survivalist movement, we DO NOT believe that the government is our enemy, we DO NOT believe in conspiracies, and we believe that VACCINES ARE GOOD. We ONLY BELIEVE in Science-Based Preparedness & Readiness.
We are simple family guys .. we enjoy mountain-biking, cross-country skiing, and scubadiving, but also a weekend at the spa and gourmet cuisine. We DO NOT look for trouble, we DO NOT play heroes .. we are just a little bit more paranoid (or concerned or experienced or prepared) than most of the people in your contact list. And we want to share this passion and life goal of ours with you and the community we live in, because safety starts at home but it is effective when the whole community is safe. That is it.
THE ROCKTHOR WAY
Since we do not know when a natural or man-made disaster will happen, we always need to be prepared. This does not mean you need to live in a bunker waiting for doomsday, but you need to always have a Plan C .. because if Plan A fails, rest assured also Plan B will leave you in a dire situation. Click here for some interesting videos.
The Concept: you cannot live in a gigantic vehicle waiting for some disaster to happen .. you need to live a normal, joyful life, and you need to be nimble, mobile, fast, and able to reach for the deepest parking garage or the highest hilltop in no time; you need to be able to take your kids to school in a safe vehicle, ready for any situation, including flash floods or toxic fumes from an industrial accident; you need to be able to protect your family from active shooters during a meal at the local diner; you need to be able to locate all family members even when the mobile phone network is down; you need to establish a family contingency plan and to agree on a meeting point and chain of contacts. In other word, you need to become ROCKTHOR-CERTIFIED !!
The Method: we do not use the traditional "Rambo-style" approach to survival .. you do not have to stock up on guns & ammo because soon or later you will run out of bullets, and you do not need to fill up hundreds of gas cans because you will have to carry them everywhere. What is needed is a cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary approach to preparedness, based on renewable resources, creative engineering, ad-hoc training, and adequate daily planning. What is needed is the ROCKTHOR WAY !!
WHERE IS ROCKTHOR
ROCKTHOR is based in the Italian-Austrian Alps as it is a perfect location for survival training for "us", and for wellness & relaxation for the rest of the family if they come along. Our vehicle customization facility is in Riga, Latvia and we certify the vehicles in Germany.
For info, you can contact the founder & head instructor Gian-Marco Cabibbe at +39.389.2112232 or via email at email@example.com . Gian-Marco speaks Italian, English, and German.
PREPARING THE BASIC BUG-OUT EVERYDAY VEHICLE
Of course, the first basic step is to prepare your vehicle for (almost) any emergency. We are very fond of pick-up trucks, as they give you the safety & comfort of a standard car, but with unbeatable escape capabilities.
We have many years of experience with all kinds of vehicles: we started off as hardcore offroaders in the ´80s in the Florida swamps (imagine: alligators, hurricanes, mud, sand, and tons of rust due to the sea spray and salt in the air), by modifying all kinds of Jeeps. Then we went on in developing our own special purpose vehicles from scratch, on our own chassis design (mostly rescue & tactical vehicles, exploration vehicles, or super-luxury armored vehicles), and we acquired an excellent know-how (read: lessons learned the hard & expensive way !).
We soon realized that the vehicles should be serviceable at the local dealer, as 99% of the time they will be used in non-emergency situations. But in that 1% of time remaining, these vehicles should be in tip-top shape, and with a good availability of spare parts. Hence we decided to modify standard vehicles, taking care of testing, certification, and maintenance strategies so that your moving safety cocoon is street-legal and serviceable anywhere in the world.
We are very fond of the new FORD RANGER RAPTOR as it provides from the very beginning an excellent platform to accommodate any type of equipment or customization. It has the best water wading capability (85 cm compared to the standard 70 cm of Toyotas, and 30-50 cm of any other SUV), it has a special superstrong chassis, and it has the highest safety rating. Of course, we can modify any vehicle you might like, but we do propose Raptors, if asked. We made agreement with some dealers and we can offer the absolute best price.
THE ROCKTHOR SURVIVAL ACADEMY
Ok, now you have your new getaway car .. then what ?? Preparedness & Readiness are a matter of training, and the ROCKTHOR TACTICAL SURVIVAL ACADEMY is the best place you can get trained at.
This is what we do:
FIRST AID TRAINING
FAMILY PHYSICAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING
AIR TRAVEL SAFETY TRAINING
COMMUNITY SAFETY TRAINING
GEAR SELECTION & TRAINING
ROAD TRIP SAFETY TRAINING
COMMUNITY SECURITY TRAINING
URBAN SAFETY TRAINING
VACATION SAFETY TRAINING
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY TRAINING
WORKSITE SAFETY MANAGEMENT
We provide technical consulting for the development of survival vehicles, and doomsday-protected dwellings.
SPECIAL VEHICLE DESIGN
DOOMSDAY HIDEOUT DESIGN
BUG OUT BOAT DESIGN
ENERGY SYSTEMS DESIGN
EMS SOLUTIONS DESIGN
AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE DESIGN
SMART & SAFE CITY DESIGN