American Lantern Press (ALP), founded in 1989, publishes news, views, and analysis to empower savvy, self-sufficiency seeking individuals in protecting their assets, health, freedom, and privacy from a rapidly expanding number of threats.
Our flagship publication, Independent Living, enjoys the support of over 50,000 active paid subscribers hailing from all 50 states and 52 foreign countries. Launched in 2006, it is the fastest-growing and the most widely read newsletter of its kind. In addition to 20-page monthly issues distributed in print, ALP publishes a wide range of manuals and reports on topics of interest to our readers.
In addition, ALP publishes:
  • Lee Bellinger’s Executive Bulletin (weekly, free, email)
  • Ready for Anything Report (weekly, free, email)
  • GridWatch (weekly, free, email)
  • Lee’s Advanced Health Notes (weekly, free, email)
ALP also offers hard-to-find, specialized products of interest to our customers. These include our germ-killing colloidal silver generator, our 30-Day Emergency Food Reserve, and Total Home Evacuation and Emergency Barter Kit (E-PACK). ALP formerly published Confidential Tax Bulletin and The American Sentinel, both of which have been merged into Independent Living.
ALP is a leader in the specialty newsletter publishing and self-reliance fields and boasts annual gross sales of roughly $7 million.

Key Personnel

Lee Bellinger — Chairman of American Lantern Press and Publisher
Lee Bellinger
A publisher and newsletter editor now for more than 23 years, Bellinger got his start as a graduate of Hillsdale College in Political Economy and History and participated in the college’s prestigious Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP).
Bellinger later served as an aide to then-Congressman Dan Coats of Indiana, covering science and technology, as well as the House tax-writing body, the Ways and Means Committee. He also served as Special Assistant to Congressman Toby Roth of Wisconsin, on intelligence and defense issues.
Lee Bellinger is also a graduate of the National Journalism Center and worked for columnist and author Donald Lambro as well as the Leadership Institute.
In 1989, Lee Bellinger formed a publishing group that purchased The American Sentinel newsletter from Phillips Publishing of Potomac, Maryland. He published this private intelligence advisory on economics and the activities of the political left through 2010.