Welcome to Prepping 101: Real World Prepping for Real World Problems. Before we get too far, let’s start with the very basics. Like the beginning of any new class, there are introductions to be made. I’m Rick Dembroski, your host in this series that I hope will get you on the path to self-security and self-reliance in the event that you are confronted with a disaster-type scenario.

I’m betting that your first question is something along the lines of “Who is this guy?” I am a veteran of nearly 10 years service in the U.S. Air Force. I’m a service-connected disabled vet who was honorably discharged in 2002. I had the honor of serving in what is the backbone of the U.S. Air Force, the Civil Engineers.

The wartime operations of the USAF Civil Engineers covers a wide range of missions, from force beddown, to bomb damage assessment, to the day-to-day operations of a forward operating air base. To explain 10 years of field problems and training in a paragraph is impossible, but in short terms, we learned to assess, evaluate and repair buildings, infrastructure, and basic services like roads, runways, fuel and power distribution systems after natural disasters or after some sort of attack…

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