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Meet the Preppers: Brent

Brent aka 'King Prep'

Brent aka "King Prep" outside of his castle. (View larger version)

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"I'm Preparing for an EMP."

Brent is a businessman on the East Coast of Florida. He is divorced with 10 kids, ages 8 to 41 years old. During the Y2K scare in 1999 Brent started prepping and stockpiling food, water and weapons. Brent is nervously anticipating an EMP that he believes will knock out the entire power grid.

To protect his family, he is building the ultimate bug-out fortress—a medieval castle. His fortress is still under construction, but someday it will be an 8,000 square foot castle complete with an underground bunker he plans to furnish like a regular home. Located on a remote 200-acre plot of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the home lies 1500 feet above sea level. Brent and his kids travel down from Florida and prepare the castle for an EMP, as well as equipping the castle with off-grid capabilities such as windmills and solar paneling. His 10 kids are all competing to someday run their father’s legacy and take over the "throne." 

3 comments
Craig Moore
Craig Moore

Hello - Preppers Castle Dreugh Evins Drive, Pickens, SC 29671

GPS 34 58’41N 82 43’38W.

Secrecy must not be an issue because you are very visible to the world that you are preparing to fight for the last can of dog food.

I could put three sheets on paper on the table. The first, a list of everything that has gone wrong with the world. The second, everything that could happen at any time. It could be purely a natural disaster or it could be man made. The third sheet of paper would have to remain blank. There are things that we can not see coming our way.

I can tell you that what will get us all is time and old age. Short of that any one of us could die in a car accident, go down in an airplane, eat some bad food, slip and fall in the bathtub or none of these things may ever happen to you. Life will happen to you, or you will plan to live your life.

Just as I arrived in this world there was the Vietnam war, and a cultural revolution of sorts. By 1974 an energy crisis and an economic crisis with high unemployment. By the 1980's there was another great recession and a cold war with Russia that we believed would end in a nuclear exchange one day. While living in the shadows of the ICBM's, and while waiting for civilization to collapse, my own personal apocalypse was on the way. My mother died quite suddenly of an aneurism just before my 17th birthday. I was devastated and no amount of bricks and mortar could have stopped it from happening. There was no defense against it any place on Earth. Life will happen and death will come when it is good and ready.

So, now I am 52 and I have learned to appreciate each and every good day for what it is. Prep for the best, not just the worst.  Work hard and be the best person you can be despite everything else in a world gone wrong. Love the people in your life while you have them. Be a part of the greater community because many people have lost their lives fighting for America and for what it stands for. What was the point of that if we lose faith in ourselves as a nation?

Nate Kolvek
Nate Kolvek

To bad his oldest son Brent is St. Pete's biggest fraudster/scam artist. 

http://pcsoweb.com/InmateBooking/SubjectResults.aspx?id=1343331

I've known his son for 6+ years and it's always a new scam with him. Don't get close, you'll get scammed too. Still waiting to get the rest of my belongings back from his son including the scooter he stole from me after he broke into my house that the St. Pete police warned him not to enter.

Nate Kolvek
Nate Kolvek

To bad his oldest son Brent is St. Pete's biggest fraudster/scam artist. 

http://pcsoweb.com/InmateBooking/SubjectResults.aspx?id=1343331

I've known his son for 6+ years and it's always a new scam with him. Don't get close, you'll get scammed too. Still waiting to get the rest of my belongings back from his son including the scooter he stole from me after he broke into my house that the St. Pete police warned him not to enter.