Hello all...been following BI for a cpl years now. Love that Bear and the Bear Community keep it real (thats what got me hooked). Anyways, I am a Chicagoan, 14 yrs now in Mexico City. Certified EMT with a decent amount of training in Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue, etc. Always "Ready". No homesteading. I do knives and staff, no guns (the wife would probably kill me before even got it home), but do have the training. This house has a bug out plan and all that comes with it. Stay safe and stay healthy.