About Us

Hi, I’m Scott

At the moment, I am the one writer for this little prepper-style blog. I say “prepper-style” because I’m interested in writing about subjects that have a connection to self-sufficiency, not just prepping.

As I’m writing this, I realize that most of my articles deal with food storage and basic prepping, but I plan to write more about skills and self-sufficiency. If I ever get that little sailboat (I’m pining for it), I might write a little about sailing and seamanship. Talk about a bug-out vehicle!

Sailboat, through the Destin cut.

I am a father and husband, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, scuba diver, sailor, woodturner, avid reader, and all-around introvert (that guy that could sail across the Pacific by himself) and a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.

My experiences include military training adventures from the jungles of Panama to the shores of Japan. Sailed on a 40′ sailboat in the Virgin Islands and weathered, 22′ ft seas onboard a salvage ship off Taiwan’s coast. Slept in hoards of biting jungle mosquitos eating MREs and stood midwatch on the fantail of a Naval vessel in the south Pacific.

My eyes have seen things that make prepping and survival skills a no- brainer. The more self-sufficient you are, the safer you and your family will be. We have a great life in the West, but we often live with a false sense of security. Civilizations come and go. Civilized is a thin veneer.

My outdoor experience includes: hiking, backpacking, fishing, and camping most of my life, from landing big Dorado off the coast of Costa Rica to portage canoeing in the Boundary Water Canoe Area (BWCA) to hiking the Vermont leg of the Appalachian Trail.

Blogging is something I thoroughly enjoy. It fits my adventurous personality, and it motivates me to try new gear and learn new prepping and survival skills. Researching and writing each article is like a new adventure. My goal is to write articles as I learn a new skill or to share something I think would be valuable.

I have some first-hand experience in roughing it, but I’m by no means a professional outdoorsman, just a regular guy sharing some useful information.

If there is one thing I could give you, the reader, it’s that you come here to find an answer…and you find it.

Stay Salty!



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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

– Benjamin Franklin