Just wanted to introduce myself. Live in the Southeast; have been a believer in freedom, even though my political leanings have been all over the map as I search out what that means and who my spiritual brothers are. The best way to characterize that now would be conservative with libertarian leanings.
I've been prepping for a while now -- not just for TEOTWAWKI but even minor emergencies, like job loss, power failure, etc. Am currently developing recipes for using storage food in ways you might not think possible -- convenience and great flavor. Who knew?
I found this forum via a link posted in the comments over at thegatewaypundit.