Keith Bansemer is VP of marketing for My Patriot Supply, a company dedicated to fostering a greater sense of independence through self-reliance as well as the tenets associated with the survivalist and preparedness lifestyles. Keith, an experienced digital marketing expert, is a passionate member of the very same community his company serves, as he often enjoys spending his free time off the grid in a region of Idaho near Upper Priest Lake.
- Hello! Could you please tell us more about yourself and your company?
I’ve spent the past 30 years as a marketing leader, and it is with a great deal of pride that I offer my experience and expertise in my role with My Patriot Supply, a company that understands the importance of self-sufficiency and emergency preparedness. As a company, our focus is on serving the large community of people who are as serious as we are about emergency preparedness, self-sufficiency, and food independence. We have always strived to offer products and services of the highest quality at a fair and reasonable rate.
- Why is emergency preparedness and self-sufficiency so important?
With the right tools, supplies, and knowledge, there is no situation one can encounter capable of inducing fear; the principles of self-reliance and emergency preparedness are intended to inspire confidence while also removing fear from even the most uncommon of situations. In the course of preparing for an emergency or becoming more self-reliant, it becomes quite evident just how much so many of us depend on that which is most unlikely to be available in the event of an emergency.
- What inspired you to pursue a career in this fascinating industry?
I’ve never found it palatable that so many careers seem to involve a compromise of some kind, so I was inspired by the opportunity to dedicate my professional efforts to an endeavor that so strongly aligns with my own guiding principles. It’s hard to imagine a career that could be as personally and professionally satisfying.
- Do you find it difficult to strike the right balance between your professional responsibilities and your personal life?
No, not in the slightest, especially since My Patriot Supply was founded by like-minded people who remain quite serious about emergency preparedness and self-sufficiency. As a result, everyone at the company is focused on the same kinds of responsibilities that would otherwise occupy their free time. We also have ample opportunity to connect or re-connect with nature by spending time off the grid.
- Any parting tips for entrepreneurs, especially those interested in the serving the survivalist community?
Our company has thrived because it understands the community it serves and is focused on doing so earnestly and honestly. Anyone interested in an entrepreneurial endeavor serving the survivalist community should make a sincere commitment to developing a keen understanding of the values and principles that animate it and make it such a dynamic and robust group of people.