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Prepping, Survival, and Common Sense goes a long way in my book lol.

Total Prepping is a daily survival blog devoted to a wide variety of preparedness, survival, self-reliance, and personal defense topics for readers who want to protect themselves and their families from seen and unseen disasters in our future.

I started Total Prepping with the goal of helping people become more prepared for life's curveballs.

But, to be honest, I never thought about starting a blog around Prepping and Survival until my wife suggested that I should share my real experiences with others that I can help.

My main objective with my blog is to share guides, tips, and helpful articles about prepping, survivalism, emergency preparedness, homesteading, self-sufficiency, food storage, and preservation when SHTF.

Regardless of age or physical ability, I believe that anyone can take steps to be better prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

With that in mind, I want to do everything I can to inspire others, share the lessons I've learned, continue to learn and provide a platform for others to speak out about preparedness issues and share their own experiences.

I plan to publish as much content as I can to my new blog. Yes, I know it's a new blog, and there are a lot more established survival blogs on the internet today.

With that said, I am not promising you anything special. I have always lived my life with a simple motto "what you see is what you get".

Pretty straightforward, I keep it as real as I can. 

I don't bullshit people, and I don't like when people try to bullshit me. Like I said, I keep it real.

Who the hell is Rob Crossman?

I am the owner and writer of the Total Prepping website, and I began prepping back in 2011 before I had really even heard of the term Prepper or Prepping.

Back then, I think the going phrase for people learning the topics I was interested in was a survivalist and most of the information at the time was for living in the woods if you were stranded on some vacation from hell.

There was a healthy dose of fringe content geared toward more of a Militia audience back then, and I think these two mindsets merged with practicality and formed what is now referred to as Prepping.

But, of course, Nat Geo probably helped push that term into the spotlight a little too.

That is me at Gifford Pinchot National Forest on my of my one month retreats back in the fall of 2019 right before the pandemic hit. 

I love going on  a four week solo retreat from time to time to disconnect and actually do some real hunter gathering on my own.

Yes, from time to time I will take my family with me so we all can have fun and relax while enjoying the outdoor life.

me on one of my off the grid adventures

I have a background in the military where I proudly served in the U.S. Navy and traveled around the globe twice. I did not see combat, although that was my motivation for joining like most young men, I think. 

I don't own an underground bunker or a remote cabin in the woods guarded by clay-more mines.

And NO I have never served as a mercenary and haven't spent time as a contract killer for the CIA LOL.

Now 46, damm I getting old lol, I have been married for 24 years, and I have a fantastic wife and two beautiful daughters, and I want to take care of them in any way I can.

So I have no complaints as I have a tremendous family that loves the outdoors and shares the same passion.

I believe prepping has become more mainstream now because it is based upon common sense.

For so many years, we have watched scenes of disaster and destruction on our T.V. sets.

We have witnessed very 'normal' weather events that turned life upside down unnecessarily for those unprepared for the aftermath.

Then COVID happened, and most of our practical steps were seen as completely rational and even prescient.

The world has begun to recognize that bad things happen all of the time, and that when they do, you are your own best bet for survival.

You are the most important person you can rely on for survival, and you care more about your family's safety and survival than any government agency on the planet.

Now, I'm not by any means an advocate of wild theories and conjectures, nor a believer in the Zombie Apocalypse

Yes, there's a slight chance an asteroid will hit, but the odds are minimal, and there isn't much we can do, anyway.

P.S. I am sure there will be some grammar mistakes along the way in my writing. I am not perfect, but I will do my best to have actionable and readable content. 

I will do my best to support preppers of all levels offering guidance to newbies who may be feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin, to more seasoned preppers who are looking for detailed information to take their own preps to the next level.

If you ever want to reach me, please use the contact form on our site.

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