Hello there! My name is Jessica Hooley and I’m a Latter-Day Saint emergency prepper from Utah. Above being completely absorbed by the world of preparation, I’m also a wife and expectant mother of my first child. I work as an online marketing specialist with my husband, Chase, for our own small business. I’m a patriot and believe in libertarian theology. I’m also a big advocate of exercise and nutrition (so don’t be surprised about an occasional post targeted at either of these)
I was raised in a home with five children and a single father (my hero). He is veteran special forces and never passes up the opportunity to teach us from his military experience. I’ve lived in Utah my whole life and plan to do so until the day I die. I graduated high school, got married, worked as a graphic designer and online marketing manager. I then took my self-sufficiency to the next level and decided, along with my husband, to start our own business. The biggest lesson I have learned thus far from my life experience is that education doesn’t stop at the doors of a school. It doesn’t need to cost you thousands in subsidized loans. You can educate yourself. You can be your own hero. This holds particularly true in the world of emergency preparedness.
Too many people hold to the disillusion that prepping is reserved for ex-military and engineers. Well it’s not. If you are willing to work for your knowledge, you are just as capable of protecting your family from looming dangers.
Why I Blog
I spend countless hours researching different emergency preparedness methods for my own family’s safety so one day I woke up and thought “I guess there’s a bunch of other people out there that would care to know this stuff. Maybe I’ll write it in a blog.” So slowly I work to give to you, my readers, a back log of the practical preps I have learned over the years.
Why Salt N’ Prepper
Emergency preparedness should be all encompassing. So instead of trying to do just a food storage online publication or just a prepping publication I put them together. Salt, food storage, and Prepper, self explanatory.
What I’m Preparing For
I believe that this country has such a culture of entitlement and vanity that we have allowed our politicians to spend our money into destruction. For short term gains we have thrown away our economic prosperity and for this we will pay with a total economic collapse. Above that, we have allowed terrorist political powers to obtain the means to crush our electric grid. I strongly believe in the very near future an EMP will destroy the grid and will have the potential to leave millions without food, water, fuel or transportation.
As negative as this all sounds, I also believe that there is hope in being prepared. We WILL come out on the other side and those of us that survive will become stronger for it. I also think that this will be an incredible opportunity to rebuild our culture. Forcing our communities to work together and help each other to restore the values and principles our great nation was founded on.
I feel like this should be my final disclaimer – I believe what I believe and honestly have no desire to debate with anyone about it. Most people that debate me on the subject of the necessity of preparedness I find to be grossly unaware and a waste of my time. So if that’s your motive in contacting me, don’t expect a reply.
If you are looking for help, however, that is what I’m here for! Please contact me if you have any questions.
Also, while I consider myself to be an expert, I by no means consider myself omniscient. I welcome any and all opinions, tips and advice. If you are an expert in a particular field of preparedness, I would love to feature a guest post of yours for my readers as well.
Finally, I love the words of encouragement. I truly want to thank everyone that has sent me kind words of appreciation for what I write. Even if growing up with an ex-marine gave me some thick skin, there’s still a squishy center of me that is overwhelmed by your words of support.