Everyone has to start somewhere when they begin blogging and they usually pick a topic of interest as their “thing” as it were. My beginnings and topic are today and general preparedness. My friends and associates refer to me by many nicknames to include: MacGyver and/or Inspector Gadget. The amazing thing is this is usually after they are in need of something they don’t have and I do. The other day it was during a business meeting when a pretty young lady received a simple paper cut and began bleeding all over her notes and presentation. I simply reaching into my wallet and extracted a band-aid and presented it to her. My surrounding colleagues looked at me as if I were a creature from another planet. A few simply smiled as if they didn’t expect anything less from a former Boy Scout and paramedic. Then I was amazed to find out that there were others such as myself. Some are more extreme than me, but amazingly there are others out there. It is simply called EDC (Everyday Carry). Others are called "Preppers" or "Survivalist". For some it is a life philosophy and others a “quirky” way of life. So my blog will be about a culture of preparedness, survival, gear, tricks and tips. Enjoy!