Hi to all! I am from Virginia and after reading/lurking here realize I've been a prepper in training most of my life. I grew up an army brat and while my dad was on unaccompanied tours we lived with my Granny in the country. She and my mother made butter, soap, clothes, grew a large garden/canned, taught me to fish, etc... My dad taught me firearms safety and how to hunt, and the army gave me other skills for survival. I have been in Law Enforcement over 25 years and have a wonderful "old fashioned" wife and four great daughters. We live in the country and intend to stay there, even if the poop plops the fan. Once I had thought of moving into a more built up area, but that quickly passed.