About Us

TruePrepper was founded by Rusty in 2016 as a blogging experiment and rapidly developed into the fastest growing prepping site. We enjoy continuously learning from our readers, sharing information, and hunting down great deals. This blog covers a wide variety of topics including survival, preparedness, and risk analysis that can help you prepare for whatever lies ahead. Take a look at our articles and, as always, we love feedback.

Writers are the backbone of TruePrepper, and we have several good ones. Each brings a unique perspective to their articles and reviews. Check out the bios below and click their banners to look at all posts they have contributed.

“Rusty”: I am an engineer by day, but a prepper 24/7. I am an Air Force veteran that developed emergency and disaster plans as an emergency manager and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters around the globe. I developed TruePrepper to share a prepping resource grounded in risk analysis.  You can check out my life story here: Rusty’s Story.

“FJ Bruiser”: I have experience from years of prepping, including survival food, tools and weapons, and even a buried bunker. I am an Air Force veteran that began thinking about surviving disasters during the Cold War when the Soviets threatened mutually assured destruction. I am trained in Red Cross disaster assistance, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and radio communications.

“AC”: I am a scientist that studies how human activities affect water quality and quantity. As well as being a science and technology enthusiast, I am also an avid hiker, camper, and outdoorsman.  My love of the outdoors was fostered through my participation in the Boy Scouts of America.  I bring a scientific and environmental perspective to TruePrepper to help practical preppers utilize their natural environment during emergencies.

“EG”: I am an expert in all things nautical and an avid urban prepper. I am currently serving in the United States Coast Guard saving lives and protecting high value assets. I have worked all over the U.S. and provide a unique and fresh perspective to the TruePrepper team. I am a certified CPR and First Aid instructor as well as a certified lifeguard. I am a fitness freak and sports enthusiast. As a Federal law enforcement officer, I am proficient at multiple weapon platforms and de-escalation techniques.