About the Super Prepper – Gregg Stanton


My name is Gregg Stanton and I am your typical, average, every day family man. With one exception: I LOVE prepping.For my day job, I am a firefighter and I work hard. I love what I do but all to often I come across people who have had to deal with the worst life has thrown at them. People who have lost everything. Some people can keep it together, pick up the pieces and carry on. While others simply cant. So I began to talk to some of these people and really find out what separated those who collapsed into a helpless ball on the ground at the sight of everything they had up in flames, and those who said they would just pick up the pieces and carry on.The difference, I discovered, was simple. Not all of these people I came across had really “lost everything.”The ones that I initially perceived as stronger and better at dealing with the loss were really just more PREPARED to have a life changing disaster occur. Some had insurance policies, money set aside, other places they could move to, and a network of people they could rely on to help.This is what initially got me intrigued with being prepared for any type of disaster. Through my research, I learned how truly vulnerable we all are. I also discovered how common major society-changing disasters really are in the world’s history. I became a full fledged prepper.

When my Wake-Up Call Happened

In September of 2004, I met a gentleman by the name of Donald who had just lost everything he and his family owned (or so I thought) in a horrific blaze that consumed his entire house. I remember seeing Don staring at the flames in awe as they consumed his home.

8912271My friend Don’s house ablaze in 2004

I had just met Don for the first time as he stood their staring at his house. I remember being surprised by how he was just watching intently and although he looked upset, as everyone would, he didn’t have the look of fear in his eyes that I normally see.Don was lucky enough to have gotten out of the house before it was completely consumed by fire. His family was all away from home so he wasn’t worried about anyone still being inside. Don’s wife was at work and their one young son was at his elementary school.I have been to countless calls like this but never have I seen someone without that trademark look of fear in their eyes. Well I decided to talk to Don, and I am so glad I did. I remember introducing myself, and asking Don if he was ok. He said he was and that he was a little upset but he knew he and his family were going to be ok.You see, Don had (in his own words) become “a little obsessed” a few years back with the Y2K scare. Prior to the year 2000 coming along, he had spent considerable time preparing both himself and his family for anything that could come along. Financial collapse, rioting, civil unrest, societal collapse, famine, you name it. Don was prepared.Don had off-site caches of supplies, clothes, food, water, and money. He even had rented an entire storage unit that was stocked to the brim with additional supplies. He rented this unit for $60 a month and had the equivalent of his own grocery store that he could go to if things “ever got rough.” Don told me this was his insurance policy. Don had even a network of prepper friends who all had an agreement to help each other out in any disaster. Whether it was localized just to their one family, or a major disaster that affected everyone.

Don had already made the call and had a guest room waiting for him and his family one town over.

After that day, I decided I wanted my family to have the same freedom Don and his family had by always knowing we too, were prepared for anything.

I Started Prepping

9312498I didn’t know a whole lot about prepping in the beginning. I had learned a little from speaking with Don about the basics (food, water, and shelter) but I really didn’t know much else.
I was so excited to get started that I convinced my wife to clear a bit of space from one of our kitchen cabinets so I could start by storing some extra canned foods.In less than a week that first cabinet was stuffed full and I began negotiations with my wife for some more space. Soon I had MANY cabinets, closets, and garage shelves full of canned goods. I even had two areas (one in the house and one in the garage) where I had stored over 100 gallons of fresh drinking water. My wife officially thought that I had gone insane. Maybe I did a bit, especially in the beginning. But you know what? We weren’t struggling financially. I never spent more money that what I would have spent on any other hobby. This was just my new hobby… but I was hooked.

How I Became Known as “Super Prepper”

My new friend Don came to my house a few months after I met him. I wanted to discuss with him a generator project I was working on. It was simple really, basically a car’s alternator hooked up to a small windmill I had built. The alternator was connected to a car’s battery and in essence, the wind would keep the battery charged. Then I could hook up any 12v powered device or even an inverter and run some small 110v devices.Since this was Don’s first time to my house, I showed him around some of my preparations. By this time I had over 250 gallons of fresh water, food, supplies, and various little devices I had been working on. This included my windmill generator, water purifiers, air filters, and a whole lot more cool little devices.Don started referring to me from that point on as “Super Prepper.” Whenever I would call him he’d answer by saying, “What’s up Super Prepper? What you working on today?” and the name stuck.

Along Came SuperPrepper.com

After spending an ungodly number of hours online, reading, and talking to friends, I realized that people were continuously reaching out to me with questions about prepping. How do I effectively store water for the long term? What are the best types of food to store for a disaster? How can I purify water in an emergency? I was answering an endless slew of questions and I found myself repeating things over and over to different people.That’s why I decided to make this site. I started throwing up tid bits of information that I wanted to share and found it very satisfying! I could learn from people who would comment on my articles and then I could update my articles with the best knowledge available from those comments! Soon, my prepping articles were bursting with good information.Now I have a youtube channel (SuperPrepper1) where I post information and videos online that are for people to share. I encourage others to link to my site and share the information here with as many people as possible. My philosophy is simple: the more people I can help to be prepared for when disaster happens, the less people who will be out on the streets starving. Sharing my knowledge feels great because I get to help all of you, but in this way it is also self serving. It’s win win!

Thank You for Visiting!

I really hope that you have gained some useful knowledge on my site that will help you and your family to be prepared for any type of disaster. Remember, disasters can be pretty bad, but sometimes the aftermath is worse. Be prepared for not only the initial shock of the disaster, but the aftermath as well.Please check back with my site often as I am always updating everything with new information that I learn along the way. And Remember: When you’re a Super Prepper, no crisis is too tough.– Gregg Stanton