Revealing The Man Behind The Mission

“Just In Case” Jack

Hi…my name is Jack and I’m here to help you prepare, adapt and overcome.

That is exactly what my mission entails…

To help folks (such as yourself) become more prepared, self-reliant, and confident in your survival plan.

Whether it’s a freak natural disaster, political upheaval, or TSHTF.

 I want to give you the survival skills and knowledge to not only survive but thrive.

Just a little bit about myself

Many new readers have been wondering…

Who “Just in Case” Jack really is, where he comes from, and why any credence should be paid to his opinions.

Here is some background information to give you a better idea of the kind of man I am, my background, and my beliefs:

“Just In Case” Jack

Just In Case Jack

On My Way To The Top Of Mount Saint Helens

Before I share a bit of my background with you, let me  say I’m a humble man who is more interested in helping others than spouting off my credentials.

However, since we’re soon to be good friends, it’s important you know who I am and where I came from.

Starting from the beginning…

I was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, where people call soft drinks “pop” and corn fields are aplenty.

My old stomping grounds included public schoolyards and livestock farms.

Where I was raised to appreciate hard work, long hours, and the feeling of accomplishment.

I was raised on an Iowa farm with morning chores.

I was a part of 4H and raised hogs to for the annual fairgrounds.

We grew corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs, chickens, and sheep.

I was driving tractors at the age of 9 and mucking out the hog house every week starting at age 11.

This time of my life is where my love for self-sufficiency was born.

And where I was taught by my father how to rig, fix, repair, and build just about anything.

After my youth was over, it was time to go off to college to “make something of myself”. 

I enjoyed working with my hands and fixing things, so left the farm to study Engineering.

After 5 years of intense education, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005.

After graduation, I joined a food manufacturing company and got put in their “Engineering Management Trainee” program on the condition that I would be willing to move after a year.

That’s when I got transferred down to Fairburn Georgia where eventually I got promoted to Maintenance Manager.

As Maintenance Manager, I quickly learned what leadership is all about (the hard way)…

I was responsible for the success of a team of 39 Mechanics and 3 Team Leaders (most of which were all older than me).

I had to earn their respect using both my technical knowledge and my leadership skills.

It wasn’t all cupcakes and rainbows…and I was “tested” a number of times.

Mechanics won’t follow a weak leader.

But if you’re strong enough and can earn their trust, they’ll get behind you and support you through thick and thin.

So I had to put in long hours, I had to spend time on the factory floor, asking questions, finding ways to help them become more successful.

These crew members didn’t need to be told “how to do their jobs” by some young engineer.

They needed and advocate that help remove senseless friction and obstacles so they could do their job better and get recognized for it.

But all the challenges helped to hone my leadership skills to get better at helping others become successful.

So that’s where I cut my teeth on leadership.

OK But What About Survival and Preparedness?

While stationed in Georgia, I spent most of my weekends either duck hunting or backpacking.

This is also where my love of “all things” survival and prepping began.


My Best Friend and Duck Hunting Partner “Loui”

I was living in Georgia when the “Great Recession” occurred and decided it was time to protect my family.

To learn how to prepare for any SHTF worst-case scenario.

I joined forces with a couple of work buddies who were experienced survivalists and preppers.

This is where I began learning all the skills and knowledge I share with you on this blog.

They taught me everything I know from Guns to Food Stockpiling…from Bugging Out to Bushcraft, Water Procurement, and Shelter Building.

I practiced all these skills while backpacking all over the North Georgia Mountains.

Most weekends I’d head up North with my wife, my dog, and my backpack and I’d put my skills to the test.

That’s when I got transferred again…this time to Colorado.

As you can imagine Colorado has only increased my love for the outdoors and all things survival.

I have been in Colorado now for over a decade now and have no intention of ever leaving.

It’s where I have decided to take my survival and prepping skills to the next level. 

Since I’ve built a substantial food stockpile, a water storage system, and a ton of prepping gear and supplies.

I’ve left what I call “The Fragile Masses” and joined “The Resilient Few”.

This is where you come in…

By reading my blog you are going to gain all my current and previous survival and prepping skills.

And also get to watch as I show you all the advanced survival skills I’m currently working on. 

Oh…I almost forgot to tell you…

Since moving to Colorado I have become a Dad…so now I have even more incentive to take care of my family and keep them safe no matter how screwed up our world becomes. 

To wrap up, I have one more hobby of mine I’d like to share with you…reading historical non-fiction books.

As a patriot, raised by a patriot, I believe it’s important to understand our nation’s history.

So that we can protect it.

I enjoy reading about our founding fathers and those who have followed in their philosophies.

So my admired historical heroes include George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and Ronald Reagan.

Of course, if you have admired heroes then you must also have a few despised historical villains too: Adolph Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Tse-tung

Now that you know a little bit about me, I want to formally welcome you to my website and I want to invite you to bookmark Skilled Survival.

I also share a ton of exclusive content with Skilled Survival via email that doesn’t get published on my blog for the world to see.

Why?  Because there are just some things that I only want to share with those truly committed to becoming skilled survivalists.

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