Just wanted to say hi, introduce myself, and maybe network with some of you fine people.
I'm late thirties single man who has spent the better part of the past 20 years focusing on a career as a software engineer for a large technology company. I'd say I've been a "hobby prepper" (as in, is this a hobby or a lifestyle?) for the past decade storing extra food, water, acquiring skills with firearms, being a licensed "HAM" radio operator, etc.
As I've aged, it's become more obvious to me just how fragile society really is and that I need to step my prepper game up. Currently trying to accelerate a 5-8 year plan to relocate to Southern Missouri (somewhere within the Ozarks) to more of a 1.5-2 year plan. Luckily for me my job is remote so all I need is fast internet.
That's me. If you're near STL, or just somewhere in the Big MO, feel free to say hi.