As many folks have mentioned, its definitely time to update my About page!
My name is Tobias Truman, middle-aged entrepeneur, Full-Time Husband, father of Coco and Arnold, our two dogs with a combined weight of 13 pounds, and owner of Advice and Beans and Discount Mylar Bags. I started the blog and business out of my basement over 2 years ago, and it has grown beyond my wildest imaginings, and we recently opened a warehouse in Hendersonville, TN.
I became interested in preparedness/survivalism in 2007, slowly built up over a year’s supply worth of food, water filtration and other items you’ll find in many prepper’s pantries. I don’t believe the world is going to end, but I know it is prudent to be prepared for whatever may come our way. Like most prepper’s, I’m not ‘afraid’ of anything and view preparing as just another form of insurance for my family.
I’m not a tinfoil hatter and I don’t believe many conspiracy theories, but I am concerned about the state of freedom in our country. I would love to see Congress spend several full terms NOT passing new laws, and simply removing outdated ones, ones that have been proven to not work, or ones that waste money (ie. most of them).
Our family is debt-free except for our home, and financial preparedness is an essential part of our overall plan. My current goal is to pay off our home as quickly as possible, though that is still more than a few years away.
While I love prepping and running the business seems endless sometimes, I have many other hobbies. I love to hike, camp, shoot, play board and video games, and watch movies with my wife. I am a Kurzweil-inspired futurist that believes mankind will soon be capable of even more amazing things than it already is.
While for most of my life I pined for the day I could retire, after growing my business I can’t imagine not working on something new for as long as I am able. I want to write books, design games, build websites, and sell millions of Mylar Bags. I want to hear from you, listen to your stories, your victories and your failures both.
I am blessed by Providence, beyond all measure. I believe any person can build a life on their own terms, as we have. If you need inspiration or motivation, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll do my best to provide.
I may still fail. But not today.