About Me & Contact

GP-WelcomeHello, I am Tobias, a geek prepper, and the owner of GeekPrepper.com.

Here you will find a host of prepping and survival related topics written by experts that specialize in specific areas of prepping and survival.

The information we provide is data driven and fact based, and void of fear driven, irrational thought. Geeks are smart, prepping is smart, and so we prep smart.

Now a little about me. I grew up in rural Iowa where self sufficiency and independence come second nature.  I have learned much about wilderness survival and prepping from my family  and community.

I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in International Studies with emphasis on global resources.  I minored in Spanish and have traveled to around a third of all Latin American countries after living in Costa Rica.

My father is from a third generation farming family and became an educator, and my mother is from a family of builders, handymen, and craftsman.

You’ll often find me in a canoe or kayak, hiking, camping, biking, doing martial arts or other fitness, doing handy work and repairs, and shooting.

I grew up around the Amish and was fascinated by the Buckskinners in the Villages of Van Buren, and learned from Iowa hunters who furthered my knowlege about self sufficiency.

My most recent influence has been working with the Amish, who are strong prepper networks and survivalists. They live off the grid and are largely self sufficient.

Most of us have been pulled away and from our old ways of life by the lure of modern conveniences, and there are seemingly more barriers to living simply, off the land.

While I’ve built a career working with the Amish selling furniture, I operate web businesses and am a computer geek.  My aim with GeekPrepper.com is to share what I have learned about prepping and survival, while hopefully learning a new thing or two myself

My preparedness and SHTF philosophy is to hope for the best and plan for the worst.  I prefer not to live in fear of what may not come, but enjoy the prepping philosophy and lifestyle where being prepared is an additional benefit.


We’d love to hear from you. Your input, comments, thoughts and criticisms are welcome.

I look forward to hearing from you.



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