In 2009, the region of Arkansas I lived in experienced one of the worst ice storms in history. My family and I were stuck in our house, unable to get out of our driveway for almost 8 days. After this experience I vowed to never be ill-prepared for a natural disaster ever again. I started looking into what I could do to be prepared and I found a very large community of people that had already beat me to the punch. Since then I have been educating myself on what it takes to be self-sustaining and I am working my way to start living off the grid. And while I know I am not the most experienced or knowledgeable person in the field I strive to learn about this everyday. Now I want to help others get prepared as well and maybe ever learn off of others that share the same interests.