Hometown: Mesa, AZ
November 1, 2011
I prep for the big events because in that prepping you take care of the more likely ones. I feel we need to be ready for floods, fires and earthquakes but if you prep for an EMP or pandemic, you're all set for the other ones, too. I also prep for the more likely events like home invasion (as in NJ in June 2013), power outage for a prolonged period of time (week or more), etc. These things actually happen on a regular basis so being ready just makes sense.
I prep food, water, clothing, shelter, weapons, ammo, but most importantly I prep skills. Skills are what will help you survive. Just having a gun or a shelter won't keep you alive when the challenge shows up. You've got to have your response ingrained in your muscle memory so that your response is fluid, automatic and intuitive.
I teach at Front Sight so weapons is a natural (I can get memberships for $60, as well). I can teach food and water storage. I also have a fair amount of practical experience surviving in the wilderness. I'm also working up an aquaponics system that should be producing food by the end of the winter.
Welding, survival first aid, more on water filtering in a survival situation (something sustainable), farming/growing crops, more on HAM radio (I have my license but I want to get more experience and get a network set up).
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I'm a lifelong prepper and shooter. I'm a single father of 2. I work for a large company called SAP and I do strategy for some of their products in a customer facing role.
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