Hi Everyone, thought i'd start by introducing myself.
Im from a small town outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I've been "prepping" for about two years now and this would be the first forum i've actually joined that is dedicated to survival and prepping.
So far i've been watching youtube videos, local gun forums who dabble a bit into prepping and reading any and all books in regards to it.
I'm a "well rounded" prepper in terms of beans, band-aids and bullets. I have long term food and water storage, secondary power and heat sources, defensive firepower for different situations and reload my own ammo for certain calibers. I'd love to be self-sufficient in terms of food growth but alas dont have the space. (Live in suburb type housing)
I'm also a very hands on person who loves to soak up and learn new things. I love to tinker and invent. I have a small workshop consisting of mill, lathe, air tools etc etc. Several last projects involved making my own electric bicycle, swapping a diesel VW motor into a Land Rover Discovery (didnt finish, put on hold indefinively), designing a legal 10 round AR magazine adapter for the SKS and building a small walkin gun room made of poured reinforced concrete and steel door.
My schooling is in Aircraft Maintenance but my careers have taken me away from that path and now i work in Food Industry installing and maintaining food wrapping machines. During my hobbies i've come to know hydraulics, mechanics, electrics both AC and DC and electronics, all which have made me a well rounded invidividual.
I dont think i need to mentioned that self sufficiency is my number one goal and everything around the house is done by me, from roofing and building to vehicle maintenance.
Reason i've come to this forum is that i'm a knowledge sponge and i've exhausted the limited resources at other places. I love to read and get ideas from like minded people.
I hope to become a productive member of the community.