Nick Gillick, Disaster Preparer

Nick Gillick

Hi Neighbor,

My name is Nick and I believe in being prepared to survive and thrive no matter what life throws at me.

Wikipedia defines prepping as: “Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international. Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures (e.g., a survival retreat or an underground shelter) that may help them survive a catastrophe.”

But to me being a prepper isn’t just about hoarding supplies and junk in the case of an emergency.

You can build a bunker, set up expensive wind generators and solar panels, stock up decades worth of food, medical supplies, toiletries, and everything else but that isn’t the most important aspect to preparing. There are plenty of “experts” out there that would lead you to believe that your supplies will keep you alive.

But what would you do if all your supplies got wiped out in an instant?

If you don’t have the right training, experience, heart, knowledge and determination you’d likely be in a heap of trouble.

That’s why I built this prepping site. It’s not just about gear – even though the right survival supplies make a difference – true emergency preparedness is about what can’t be taken from you.

Knowledge is the true key to survival.

To survive you need the knowledge and the will. You can scavenge, grow, hunt and build shelter with the correct knowledge.

On PrepCabin.com we’ll focus on the knowledge you need to survive – not every little piece of survival gear on the planet! We will talk about gear often but it’s usually the basics.

Knowing how to survive a SHTF scenario is great but it also takes real-life practice! Practicing your survival skills can be a lot of fun and we want to help you.

Check out the PrepCabin.com blog for more info on survivalism and preparedness. Don’t forget to join the community and comment. We all have something to learn and you may be able to help others and myself learn more about survival and preparedness!

A little more about me.

You may still be wondering why I’m passionate about survival and emergency preparedness so let me share some more about me.

Growing up I was taught respect for nature and that nature could provide everything I needed. Most of us are exposed to that knowledge but it interested and captivated me more than others. I wasn’t stuck in front of a computer or gaming console during my youth. I wanted to be outside exploring or learning how to build and make new things.

As soon as I was old enough I joined The Boy Scouts of America and excelled in that area. I was quickly made into one of the youngest leaders in the troop and took to the outdoors like a fish to water. Unfortunately I never completed my eagle scout requirements. School and college preparation took the forefront and looking back I would have much rather gotten my eagle scout badge!

Don’t think that I’m a true “Grizzly Adams”! I’m by no means the ultimate authority on everything outdoors. I have more to learn than I can imagine.

I also didn’t grow up in the woods or the true rural country nor did I grow up in a heavily populated town. I did have access to land and outdoor experiences growing up for which I’m grateful for.

I didn’t get my first firearm until I was 25 years old. I was lucky enough to have a couple of BB guns in my youth and was taught respect and the proper use of firearms. I don’t believe proper prepping is just about how many guns or how much ammo you stock up. I do own self-defense and hunting firearms now, and have my CHL and I believe that the proper use of firearms can be essential to your survival in a SHTF scenario.

The desire for freedom is also very important to me as well as most other preppers. And true freedom only comes from self-sufficiency. Every aspect of our lives we let others provide for us allows them a greater level of control over us.

Becoming more self-sufficient makes you rely less on others and more on yourself. This will also help prepare us for a situation where electricity, clean water, stocked grocery store shelves and other services are unavailable.

That’s enough about me! What’s your story? Maybe it’s time for you to create it.

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