I’m Bob Rodgers and as you can see from my blog my interests are related to preparedness, survival skills, DYI, personal health, and security. I try to stay ahead and be up to date with the news coming from these fields and share them with my friends. On my website, you will find a vast majority of articles debating various subjects of interest for the prepping community.
After working for more than 20 years as a graphic designer for a big media corporation, I’ve decided to let everything behind me and live a more simple and self-sufficient life. I’m currently a freelancer and a prepper (or prepper-learner as my wife used to say). I’ve been a prepper for more than 10 years now, and a forager for more than 30 years. In fact, you will see in my articles that I put a lot of emphasis on living in harmony with nature and how to use it to our advantage.
I’ve started this blog to provide support to my friends and family but also to help my fellow Americans learn more about what it takes to make it out there in the eventuality of the brown stuff hitting the fan.
During my time with the media corporation I’ve noticed, there is a trend to “normalize” all major events happening around us. It scares me to see that so many people fail to acknowledge what’s going on around them and even more, I’m terrified by the idea that most of the people I know won’t be able to survive when faced with a major life-changing event. If you are paying attention you will see that there is a trend in preparing or fooling the American people through various channels (movies, tv programs, news broadcasts, etc).
Every disaster portrayed these days, in the movies and media in general, is presented as something normal, something that had to happen at some point and it isn’t much you could have done about it. In fact, most people believe, as seen in the media, that the government is here to save the day, but in fact, the truth is that the government can’t handle major events.
In order to protect yourself and your family, you have to do something, to act, and get prepared. Survival depends mostly on three major things: information, skills, and the environment you live in. In order to conquer the environment, you have to gather knowledge and acquire/develop the skills needed to survive in that environment.
Although I’m not an authority when it comes to survival and preparedness, I try to be as informed as possible and I will post on this site, articles based on my real-life experience. You won’t find much information in the media on how to be prepared or how to survive, in fact, most of the information available is posted on the internet, and it is being shared by passionate people, people who want to be safe and at the same time warn their fellow citizens about the possible dangers.
Together with my wife, we love outdoor living and we are big fans of hiking. We were fortunate to travel around the world, to interact with various cultures, and see how people live. I was amazed to see during our trips to Eastern Europe, how people thrive with what the land offers and how they manage to survive even in harsh conditions.
Following our trips, my wife managed to comprehend why I have such a big interest in emergency preparedness and survival, she understands that I’m doing this to keep us safe, no matter what happens.
I’m glad to see that more and more people are starting to become aware of our uncertain future and they try to get prepared and informed as well as they can. At least I’m not the only one labeled as irrational.
I hope you will enjoy my site and feel free to post your comments and opinions (even if they are different than my beliefs). Please use the comment section from the articles and I will gladly read them and provide you with an answer.
All the best!