Patrick Diedrich is a retired military guy with a career background in combat reconnaissance, and a strong appreciation for preparedness. Having assisted in the recovery efforts of several catastrophic natural disasters across the country, he understands the importance of learning and cultivating life-saving skill sets. One of Patrick’s latest endeavors includes training and mentoring search and rescue volunteers in the remote northwoods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He has developed a passion for sharing what he learns about survival, and strives to pursue any endeavor with vigor and excellence. With several academic degrees under his belt, Patrick spends his time writing, metal working, and leveling up in real life.