It’s been a lifelong dream to turn a love of outdoors, adventures, gear, gadgets, family, and fun into something we can focus on full time and combine all of those elements. Journey Prepper is the culmination of years of trying to answer the ‘what do we want to do when we grow up’ question.
Why specifically did we choose the prepping focus? Well, we have years of experience in Military Service, Military Intelligence, Scouting, computers/software, raising a family, and having fun. All of those things have taught us that safety of self and family always comes first in everything that we do, whether it be waking up and commuting to work, diving in the Bahamas, or canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Being prepared is a combination of a state of mind and taking action. All people prepare. They prepare every day, in a variety of approaches, for a variety of reasons. We, like an increasing number of people in society, recognize that there are factors causing us to more actively approach this concept of preparedness. We also realized it wasn’t a chore but it was really fun, made a lot of sense, and ultimately the right thing to do.
Everyone sees the events in our world (whether it be weather, social, economic, terrorism, or basic safety and stresses of daily life) that caused us to recognize that life is more complex than in days gone by to simply go through it without a plan. Recognizing this complexity in our own lives, and in our friends and extended families lives, made us realize that it’s an important thing not just for us, but for everyone.
That’s why we created Journey Prepper. Life’s a journey and so is the road to being prepared along the way. We aren’t saying to prep because the world is about to end, but we recognize that on some level that is a possible scenario people can, and do, prepare for. We are saying that everyone should take a look at where they are in life, assess what’s needed for you to be happy and comfortable with some degree of readiness, and prepare for that. It would be your first step on what we’ve learned (and continue to learn) about the journey to being prepared for life. We would love to be here to help you learn, grow, and gear up so that you feel safer and more secure.
We think that everyone falls into 4 basic levels as it relates to their individual journey: