We are just an average married couple who find ourselves in an unstable and unpredictable world. Like many of you we are not wearing tin foil hats and prepping for a zombie apocalypse, we are however preparing for the natural/man made disasters that can and do happen. We are preparing for a disruption of services caused by civil unrest. We are preparing for tough economic times, high unemployment, or even another Great Depression. Just over 9 years ago, at the start of ‘The Great Recession,’ we moved out of the Chicago area to the hills of Tennessee. This was our 1st step towards trying to live a simpler, more self-reliant life. We were both burned out and looking for a way out of the rat race; 80 hour work weeks just to buy the latest gadget just didn’t make sense anymore. There had to be a better way! Today I still work a full time job (my wife stays at home), but every day we take another small step towards self reliance and for us that’s what prepping is all about.Baby steps; one small step every day. We hope to share that journey with you.
I spent 8 years running a conservative political and news aggregation website. I spent countless hours trying to inform others of the dangerous road our country was on and even made a run for political office. Now with our country over $19 Trillion in debt, wide open borders, crumbling infrastructure, sputtering economy, 46 million on Food Stamps, and over 94 million Americans not working… I have come to the conclusion that things will get much worse before they get better. We are seeing riots in the street, looting, cars over turned, businesses burned and cops targeted for death. We are seeing thugs hailed as martyrs while so-called protesters shut down our streets and highways. We see a corrupt and power hungry Federal Government taking more of our freedoms under the guise of protecting us. Sadly, our country is barely recognizable as the one I grew up in. I don’t know the future, no one does, but as the world continues to become more unstable we should all be better prepared. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.