I am a 50 year old dad to a 9 year old son, and a 7 year old daughter. My wife of 10 years and met in the military, and we have not stopped since. I recently left my position as a Lt with a career fire department after 32 years. I did the Marine Corps reserve, and Army National Guard gig for 16 of those years. Began to see in the obummer years that as a family man, my greatest allegiance lies in keeping them safe. Started on the survival, minimalist, prepping, and defending and providing way of life. Goal that I hope never to achieve is to be able to thrive with the family in the post apocalyptic world. To that end, I am always grabbing what training I can ( cheaply). I look forward to the training and challenges I can find here and to be with like minded folks (virtually).