In the late 1980’s I went to college at BYU-Idaho in the beautiful (but icy, I call it iceberg) town of Rexburg Idaho. It is there that I met my beautiful sweetheart Karen and we have now been happily married for over 30 years. While we were attending school in Rexburg our first child was born, our daughter Raina. We then had three more children, Rachael, Christian and Kati. I might be a little bit biased but I think we have some pretty wonderful kids. Sadly, (but also happily!) they are all grown up and married now! We can’t call them kids any longer!
The grand-kids have been a wonderful blessing to us as well! And so far they just keep coming, which is more than fine with us!
Most of my life I have been a small business owner, with a few short time periods of working for other companies. My very first business was a small wholesale rose business while at college in Rexburg ID. There I put individually wrapped roses in grocery and convenient stores all up and down eastern Idaho. This was a very fun project. Since I did not plan on living in Rexburg forever I eventually sold my little rose business to a local business man.
After that owned several other businesses over the years, such as a laser printer, copier and fax machine repair service, and an auto glass company. Most recently I work for myself building websites like this one, as well as some for local business clients. I never really had any desire to work for anyone besides myself. But there were a couple of times in my life in between businesses where I worked for other companies.
Throughout my life I have been passionate about saving for a rainy day and preparing for the unknown. Emergency preparedness has always been something very important to me, as well as very interesting. I have always done my best be prepared for whatever unfortunate situation may come our way. I have spent over 30 years of my life as a hobby researching and implementing these things for myself and my family.
They say when you are building a blog, or a website, it is important to do so on a topic that you know a lot about, and that you enjoy. For me, one of these would definitely be emergency preparedness! All of my research and practical experience over the years in this area is now hopefully going to be beneficial to others interested in learning how to be prepared. My goal is that this website will be a blessing to those who use it.