Forrest Garvin is a former US Air Force NCO who served with the 317 MAC and JSOC SOLLII out of Pope Air Force Base. After leaving the military, Garvin worked in the technology field in the Strategic Technology Group for Bank of America and then went on to create several technology startups. Garvin is a Survival Instructor, NRA Instructor, HAM operator, Krav Maga Apprentice Instructor, Speaker, Educator and Radio/Podcast Host. Garvin has been a prepper since Y2K. Garvin also owns the Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy in Charlotte, NC. His survival academy offers courses in self-defense, homesteading, firearms, family preparedness and survival skills. In addition, he consults with preppers and survival groups around the USA. Garvin created the Carolina Preppers Network, which has over 7,500 members in the Carolinas. The Carolina Preppers Network is the most active meetup prepper group on in America.