Prepping is one of those fields where we all try to learn vicariously. People who are new to the prepping movement seek out information from those who have gone before. The “old hands” look for others to learn from as well, turning to those of us who have been preppers since before the name was coined.
The true old timers are looking at our ancestors, seeing how the American Indians, the Pioneers and even the cave men did things.
Finding a true expert gives us the chance to learn lessons that others may not know. It’s always interesting to hear of their experiences and ideas. Many know skills and have developed methods that don’t occur to others. That makes their advice invaluable.