City prepping was born out my desire to protect my family should there be a collapse in our infrastructure due to circumstances outside of my control in our area. Like many people who get into prepping, we’ve seen events in our nation where the government was not always able to come to the rescue to save people when things go wrong. Living in an urban environment, I began to realize how important it is to prepare for potential emergencies that may arise. When a collapse occurs in the infrastructure (think hurricane, earthquake, ice storm, etc.), grocery stores typically have about 3 days of supplies. I didn’t want my family left unprepared. We live in So Cal in an area that is essentially a desert area with little that naturally supports a large population that surrounds us. Not being prepared for the potential threats we have in So Cal would have been negligent on my part.
I am a “normal” citizen. I don’t have a cabin in the woods or a bomb bunker surrounded by land mines. I live in a very suburban neighborhood, pay my taxes, attend Church with my family and try to stay active in my community. I love the country I live and having spent a lot of time outside of it, I realize we have something special here that’s worth protecting and defending. I’m not consumed with conspiracies of some pending government take over, but rather am a citizen that loves my community and family and in the event that something goes wrong in our area, I want to help my neighbors and protect my family.
I never served in the military, but grew up at a young age spending my days in the woods, hunting small game and enjoying the outdoors. As a teenager I grew up in Boy Scouts to later become an Eagle Scout. I spent most of my summers mountain climbing with expeditions and it was during these years that I learned basic survival skills. I graduated with a degree in Microbiology and later served overseas doing NGO work in some harsh environments, namely Afghanistan. As I began to study prepping, I found a lot of overlap between what I had learned during these early years of my life and the basics of the prepping community which piqued my interest to learn more.
Like many prepping blogs, I’d love to share what I have learned (and continue to learn) in the hopes it will help someone else who may be beginning their journey in prepping.