My name is Frank Buffone. I currently live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My background is in horticulture and natural resource conservation. I've been prepping my whole life without realizing it. I grew up in the countryside of upstate New York. My family had a half acre garden in which we grew everything imaginable. My mom would freeze and can enough vegetables, sauces, and preserves to last us till the next season. I've been prepping seriously for the last 20 yrs. For me it's about living your life, learning how to live, and how to stay alive. This isn't about preparing for doomsday or any end of the world scenario. It's about a lifestyle choice to learn how to survive in this world. It's about gathering the tools and knowledge that expands your experience and extends your existence. We get complacent with everything available to us these days. Having the knowledge and resources to provide yourself with everything you need to thrive will ensure your survival of anything. I will try to cover every aspect of what is required to stay alive and thriving no matter what the conditions. I started this business to be the best source of the products everyone needs to be self-reliant and self-sustaining. I welcome serious input to make this the best resource available. If there is something you need that you don't see here, let me know and I will do my best to locate it for you.