My name is Howard Harkness, and among other things, I am a Texas certified Concealed Handgun License instructor, and a part-time prepper. My wife (see her entry which I have kept below) actually started this blog, but she has become occupied with other things, and has passed DFW Preppers & Survivors to me. I had been doing mostly technical support and the occasional post for this blog before the passing of the torch, but now, it appears to be all mine.
Like my wife, I am not an expert prepper, but I have learned a few things in the journey toward self-reliance.
Maybe I will get her to do an occasional post…
One thing that is pleasantly surprising is that this blog has a fairly big audience. Even after the disaster with the migration to a new host (which probably would not have been necessary if I had already known some of the things I learned in the migration), this blog gets decent traffic. I’m not sure where I will go from here, but I have several post ideas in mind, and I hope to get some inputs from other preppers — including my youngest brother, Tom.
It’s always hard for me to decide just what to tell on “About Me” pages. It would be disingenuous for me to let you think I know much about prepping. I just want to find out more, which is why I started this blog.
I figure there’s a lot more to learning than just reading. Experiencing and doing are as important, if not more so. I consider myself to be something of a slow bloomer. Or at least, I consider that I did most things backward. I raised my family, then went to college and graduated at 47 with a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Now I’m a CPA and work in the Tax industry. Although my industry is pretty much recession-proof, nobody is safe from natural or even man-made disasters. This is why I want to reclaim the skills I had as a young woman, when I HAD to know how to cook and can, and I hope to learn new skills as well.
My favorite people are my hubby, who is a CHL instructor and who will be doing some guest blogging (as long as I can keep him on topic – he tends to “pontificate” on occasion) my kids and my grandkids, and my absolutely number one favorite hobby is cruising. I am not happy unless I have at least one cruise scheduled in the future. Currently, I have four cruises scheduled, so that makes me really really happy :-)!
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