What We Are About
Survivor.com is about helping people get started preparing for disasters and emergencies.
We sell solutions before you need them.
While we don’t believe in freaking out and panicking, we do believe that everyone should be prepared.
We aim to make preparing fun, something that you want to do.
If you are prepared, then whatever happens will be fun. You won’t be afraid, because you’ll be ready.
Policies and Procedures
We will do our best to make you happy.
Our products are shipped from Southern California.
It usually takes a couple days to get the shipment out the door, and we are working on getting that time shorter.
Shipments are usually with UPS, but sometimes USPS.
If there’s damage to your product in transit, please let the carrier know.
If they can’t make you happy, we will.
Refunds will be given for any reason. We’re trying to make people happy and grow our customer love, so for a while, we’re really lenient on our refund and return policy. Go ahead. Try it out before we change our minds.
If we make any mistake, please bring it to our attention and we’ll do our best to try to correct it.
Until we become a huge, soulless corporation, we’ll do whatever we can to make you happy.
How We Started
My name is Conrad Walton. I’m a web developer, among other things. I built a site for a friend in 1995, using the domain name of survivor.com.
When the TV show hit in the Summer of 2000, it became a fan site for the TV show. The original TV show fan site still exists on another site. Since then, I’ve become a huge fan of the show. I’ve had the privilege of attending some of the live finale shows and meeting most of my heroes from the show.
I’m met Mark Burnett, who’s a much nicer guy than I ever thought he would be. I’ve met Jeff, of course, who’s everything you see on TV. Very cool guy too. I expected Hollywood famous, rich people to be jerks, but they just weren’t.
Richard Hatch is my all time favorite player of game. The very first Survivor, and in my mind, the best. I got to met him also. Another cool guy.
I’ve gotten to interview every one of the players for the last few years on the phone for their “exit interviews”, the day after they get voted off the island. Some were great people. Some were jerks. I want to call out Shambo here as the worst interview I had. Incredibly rude and stupid.
I ranked this site #2 on the search results pages, right under the CBS site.
That is, until the Summer of 2011, when Google made some changes and deemed this site not worthy.
Between that and the general declining number of people watching the show, the traffic to the site tanked.
I had to think of something.
I wanted to do something that I cared about.
This is what I thought of.