A former outdoor survival instructor, I currently work as a police officer in a suburb of Oklahoma City.
I found myself beginning to prep just a few years ago. I fought the term “Prepper” for a long time, as I believed the media had given it a negative connotation. Instead, I was “being prepared for unforeseen events”. But let’s be honest, I was merely arguing semantics.
I’m still not crazy about the term. But it is what it is.
Although I started just a few years ago, I have a long history of being outdoors and developing survival skills. It started in my teens, as I was a Boy Scout. I loved it, and made the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16. I camped every summer, including a 2 week stay in Scout Camp at Philmont, NM.
In my late teens, I attended a 3 month outdoor survival school, where I eventually became an instructor. I taught others primitive living skills such as land navigtion, primitive fire making (bow drill), how to locate and secure water, how to make primitive shelters, and other survival skills.
I pursued a career in law enforcement, and have been a police officer since 1999. That fostered my love of firearms and the shooting sports.
Currently I am assigned to the warrant team with my department, though I cover the city lakes in the summer time.
For a year or so, I wrote articles for a great site, GrayWolf Survival.com But he encouraged me to branch out and try this on my own. So I have. But I will reference that site quite a bit. If you have not visited, I encourage you to do so.
We also have Guest posters from time to time that submit original content to the site. I am always happy to have guest posts. As I have received a lot of requests about this, I wanted to put this out there.
If you have questions or comments for me, drop me a line. I try to answer all, though sometimes it might take a little time.
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