I grew up in rural Iowa where self sufficiency and independence come second nature. I have learned much about wilderness survival and prepping from my family and community.
My brother is an expert bow hunter and runs a business selling hunting goods, my father is a third generation farmer and teacher, and my mother comes from a family of builders and craftsman.
You’ll often find me in a canoe or kayak, hiking, hunting, fishing, doing handy work and repairs, and shooting guns. While I never spent time in the military due to health reasons, I have studied and taught self defense and martial arts for nearly a decade.
I grew up surrounded by the Amish, buckskinners, and hunters who have furthered my self sufficiency and survival knowledge.
My most recent influence has been working with the Amish, who are true preppers and survivalists. They live completely off the grid, hunt, and feed themselves off the land.
Including myself, most of us have been pulled away and from our old ways of life by the lure of modern conveniences, and because making a living off the land has become more difficult.
While I built a career working with the Amish, I operate web businesses and am a computer geek. My aim with GeekPrepper.com is to share what I have learned about prepping and survival, while hopefully learning a new thing or two myself
My preparedness and SHTF philosophy is to hope for the best and plan for the worst. I prefer not to live in fear of what may or may not come, but to simply enjoy being outdoors, being self sufficient, being aware of the political and economic climate, and having SHTF preparedness be a resulting benefit.
- What’s in my Bug Out Bag (or Emergency Bag)?
PSS: Here are a couple of posts, so you can see what this blog, and I’m about.
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