M. I. Grey is a father, a husband, a perpetual learner, a suburban commuter, and a writer about his greatest passion…preparedness. From long-term food storage, medical knowledge/supplies, to security. As consummate learners, he and his family now cures meat, preps bulk foods, pressure cans, hunts, fishes, practices defensive shooting, reloads ammo, and keeps up basic trauma medical skills, gardens, forages for wild plants and mushrooms, and practices ham radio skills. Most recently, he and his family purchased an off-grid vacation home where they recently built out a complete solar system and wired the camp for a few luxuries (lights, ceiling fan, refrigeration). His 9-5 job involves a long commute that averages 90 minutes each way. During this time he listens to many podcasts and has devoured too many audiobooks to count. While the drive is an immense time commitment, he uses it as an essential part of his continuing education. He is dedicated to the learning process and improving my skills through practice and formal instruction. During the past quarter-century, he has tried to take one or two classes per year including LFI 1 (Now known as MAG 40), SigArms Bullets and Bandages: (3-day trauma-medicine and firearms class), GORUCK Constellation, and Expedition (urban and wilderness survival), and Ed Calderon’s Counter Custody (Levels I & II), to name a few. He loves the process of learning almost as much as he loves sharing. Every article he writes he uses as a means to share what he’s learned.