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Meet the Preppers: Bob Kay

Bob Kay is a Prepper living in Temecula, CA.

Bob Kay is a Prepper living in Temecula, CA. (View larger version)

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"I'm preparing for a massive California earthquake."

Bob Kay is a nutritional scientist who lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters. He is prepping for a catastrophic earthquake and has turned his large desert property into a self-sustainable shelter for his family. He has planted over three hundred types of edible plants and has built a saltwater pool with 35,000 gallons of water that can be distilled and converted into drinking water. He is training his twelve-year-old daughter in defense tactics such as knife throwing and has spent over $150,000 on his preps, including $45,000 worth of food and six motorcycles to be used as bug-out vehicles. This is not including his newly purchased helicopter.

The idea of having boundless resources to pour into your preps is a concept that makes preppers salivate. For most, prepping is a very slow process. Buy-one-get-one-free means one can of soup for now and one to prep for later. But Bob Kay is a different kind of prepper. Bob has done very well for himself and has just recently realized that he is a prepper. Feeling exposed, Bob is taking dramatic steps to catch up.

Helping him lead the charge is his daughter Alexis. Bob says Alexis dreams up the preps and he buys them. This means going to such extremes as buying 3 years worth of freeze dried foods for his family of 4, with a price tag of $45,000.

Bob is a clever man. He is supplementing his new freeze-dried preps with an edible landscape. All the food he grows is there because it delivers maximum nutrients.  He doesn’t just keep raspberries, he also grows Pakistani Mulberries because of their dense vitamin richness.

With his strong and diverse base, Bob is far more prepared than most “rookie preppers.” And with his extensive ability to expand his preps, he is one of the most impressive preppers out there. He may not be ready yet, but give him just 6 months and you won’t find any better prepared than Bob Kay.

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