William E. Simpson II
Capt. William E. Simpson: Author and adventurer, ‘Capt. Bill’ is the proverbial Renaissance Man; a retired U.S. Merchant Marine Officer; commercial airplane and helicopter pilot; Master SCUBA Diver; gemologist; university instructor; specialist in long-term off-grid survival and disaster preparedness. In 2013, Capt. Simpson appeared and helped produce an episode of National Geographic's hit TV show DoomsDay Preppers (Season-2 'A Fortress At Sea') and is known as the ‘Best Prepper’. He is also an inventor with several U.S. Patents and novel business models to his credit. Simpson’s first book The Nautical Prepper (Ulysses Press) was the first of its kind, while dozens of other articles focus on disaster preparedness and occasional OP-ED pieces. His work has been featured and republished via numerous magazines and websites and he has been a featured guest on various disaster preparedness radio talk shows. Capt. Bill’s personal website: http://williamesimpson.com/capt-bills-articles-at-other-media-outlets
William spent his formative years growing up on the family’s working ranch in the mountains of Southern Oregon, where horses were an integral part of the daily life. William left the family ranch to attend college, which turned out to be a stepping stone into a bizarre lifestyle that led him around the world on an entrepreneurial quest. An adventurer at heart, Simpson and his best friend and wife Laura, spent many years at sea during two sailing expeditions (1991-1994 and 2008-2011) where they experienced some of the many wonders and mysteries of nature. Since retiring, Bill and Laura have changed lifestyles and are once again engaged in a new adventure; living an off-grid lifestyle in the remote wilderness of the Siskiyou Mountains, where they enjoy coexisting with herds of wild horses, along with a myriad of other unique and amazing wild animals. The staggering beauty of the local mountains and valleys is awe inspiring and has influenced Bill to frequently write on subjects related to wild horses as well as wild and domestic horse advocacy, rescue and sanctuary.