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About Jim James Jr.

Jim James is a published author and lover of the outdoors. When he isn’t watching survival shows, or reading post-apocalyptic books, he enjoys coaching his daughters’ soccer teams and spending time with his family.


After doing college jobs ranging from a YMCA counselor, to a Domino’s Pizza driver, to an insurance adjuster, I graduated in 2000 with a degree in History, Anthropology, and Music.

I did what typical 20-somethings do and bummed around for a while, doing a lot of gaming, and a lot of recreational things (like Golf and playing chess). Eventually, I got a bit more serious and decided to go back into the insurance game and started back working as an insurance adjuster in 2002. I moved to the Charlotte, NC area and have been here ever since.

Along the way, I took up Poker and got pretty serious about it over the last 10 years. I even wrote a best-selling book on the subject called Automatic Poker. I now run a training site and teach dozens of students how to improve their poker game with the least amount of study and effort.

In early 2019, due to me and my wife’s love of the outdoors and watching survival shows on TV, I decided it would be fun to learn more about the subject. Since I also enjoy building websites, I decided to start so that I can share with the world what I learn, while I learn it.

I don’t claim to be a survival expert. However, due to my background and history degree, I do know how to research. I love pouring through books, articles, and Google in order to find answers to interesting questions that myself, and hopefully the readers of this website will as well.

Linked In Profile

Quora Profile

Reddit Profile

Automatic Poker Profile (My other website)

Graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi

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