…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi, my name is Bud and I’m here to help you prepare and overcome any and all emergencies.
- Are you as passionate as me about being prepared?
- Do you want to learn more about survival and preparedness?
- Do you also love the peace of mind that you get from knowing that you’ve got the best gear on the market?
My mission is to help you become more prepared, self-reliant and capable to withstand anything this world throws at you.
From everyday situations like your car breaking down… to natural disasters, political unrest, and other SHTF situations.
I’m here to help you become prepared, self-reliant and confident about your and your family’s survival plan. It’s my mission to give you the survival skills and knowledge not only to survive, but to thrive in case of an emergency.
To help you take the responsibility for your own life and the lives of your family. And help to you safeguard/rebuild your community in case of a nationwide disaster.
Being prepared is common-sense, reasonable, and responsible.
But Prepping Ain’t Easy
For me, prepping consists of two equally important parts: skills and gear.
Skills don’t change. They’re fairly intuitive to understand. You start with your basic survival/prepping skills – water, food, shelter, medicine – and work your way up. Step by step.
Gear, on the other hand, is a whole different story. With the amount of product on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And I’m not even talking about cheap Chinese imports flooding the market here. Whatever it is:
Water storage containers, water filters, knives, guns, bushcraft tools, multitools, bug out bags, survival clothing, etc.
Unless you like doing research, shopping for gear can be a real headache.
And that’s where it all started from.
How It All Began
Because besides from being a Prepper –
I’m also a gear nut.
I love the satisfaction that I get from knowing that I have the best possible product out there. Whether it’s my knife, my paracord bracelet, my survival watch or my 3-day bug out bag.
I want the best.
And to get the best, I research. At times obsessively.
My friends laugh at me for creating Excel tables every time I need to buy something. I compare products by their features, their price, their durability, etc.
Is my research an overkill? Probably.
But the satisfaction of knowing that I have the best gear available to get me through any SHTF scenario is worth it.
So where am I getting with all this?
My interest in self-reliance started out small. But then it grew.
And as it grew, I was spending more and more time prepping. Following the news, checking up on the latest gear… inventing new routes. Perfecting my skills.
And then it hit me:
Why don’t I share what I’ve learned? Start my own blog?
Because I’m prepping anyway. I’m interested in getting the best gear anyway. I’m invested in making sure that my survival skills are sharp.
So if I can help at least one more person become more prepared – why not?
I love the gear that I recommend and stand fully behind it.
And that’s where this blog started from.
A Little Bit About Me
Who am I and why should you give any weight to my opinions?
I am a very private person. I have no social media presence. My name does not appear anywhere on the internet and I have worked hard to keep it that way.
I will continue this tradition and won’t disclose any personal information that could lead to my identification on this site. Call me paranoid, but internet can be a scary place if you’re not careful.
Still, for the interests of this blog I will disclose the following about my background:
- I started my prepping journey more than 10 years ago
- I’ve served in the military, both home and abroad
- I currently work as a consultant for private and governmental organizations, using my skills and expertise that I gained while serving
How You Can Support My Work
The greatest compliment you could give me is sharing this site with your friends, family and neighbors. It really means a lot to me whenever I see someone share an article that I’ve written.
Being of help to others is one of the greatest rewards about running a blog.
I’m proud to be a prepper. I hope you are, too.
Being prepared and self-reliant a responsible thing to do.
When SHTF, the fate of the country may very well be on the shoulders of you and me. And other fellow patriots who took their time to look ahead.
Expect the unexpected.
Take nothing for granted.
You have my utmost respect for your interest in these topics.