So first off, hello and welcome to my new blog! I am usually not very good at sharing my life with the outside, so hopefully this will help me open up while sharing my experiences while preparing for disaster.
A little about me. Currently I am 25, with an amazing girlfriend (might as well be my wife) and beautiful daughter. I have been working full time since I was 16 and have been, for the most part, independent since moving out at 18. Not only do i still work full time, but I go to school full time and have the family to manage, so I am always very busy. Being pretty stupid when I was younger, I racked up a good amount of debt (what young adult doesn’t anymore?) and saved nothing. Well over the last couple years, especially since my daughters birth, I have realized I need to start being adult, worker, father, and boyfriend/husband. I am still in debt, but have paid down a lot and have started to save when I can. A little more then a year ago is when I decided to go back to school in hopes of being able to better provide for my family.
This is kind of an evolution on that idea. Not only do I need to be able to provide for their lives now, but also for the future. That’s where preparing comes in for me. I want to be ready in case something happens and changes our situation. I want to be ready to cope with unforeseen obstacles that may come our way.
That is one thing I would like to address right off the bat. I am not trying to prepare to survive the end of the world PERIOD! But more along the lines of some drastic change in the way it is, whether on a personal or global level. It could be something as losing a source of income, to a natural disaster, or something more serious such as a state of civil unrest or societal collapse. Terms usually associated with this kind of planning is SHTF (shit hits the fan), or TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it). The second is a bit extreme sounding, but I do not mind it due to the AWKI on the end, as we know it. It makes it usable for any dramatic change, not literally just the end of the world.
In this blog I will share good deals or ideas I come across, maybe review different products I get, and just share about what is going on in my life.