Hi anika. Growing up in a survivalist environment is something to envy. Those who grew up in the city have all sorts of bad practices that are difficult to unlearn in order to become good preppers. Growing up learning how to do all sorts of things to be self sufficient is a definite plus. Welcome.
Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!