BIO – UncleBuck:

Greg (Call sign: UncleBuck) is a former U.S. Navy Supply Corp Officer (Reserves), responsible for leading logistical planning teams with FLC Bahrain, FFC, and NSW, with active deployments in CENTCOM and NORTHCOM.  His civilian career is in the management consulting industry, responsible for solving complex business and technology problems and leading teams to plan and successfully execute large-scale projects and programs for clients throughout the U.S. and Europe.  UncleBuck has been on a preparedness fast track over the past couple of years as he applies his military, leadership, strategic planning, and tactical execution skills to learning, living, and leading others to become more prepared in our increasingly chaotic world.  He continues upskilling in preparedness, from tactical training, gardening, SA, and overall survival indoor/outdoor survival skills and techniques, and you will frequently see him attending preparedness workshops and large-scale “prepper” events.


Forrest Garvin is the “Prepper’s Prepper” and has served the survival industry for over twenty years as an instructor, consultant, CEO of Sun Ovens International, president, and co-owner of GrnTek Global Holdings, and as the founder of the nationwide organization PrepperNet. Having served as a US Air Force NCO with the 317 MAC and JSOC SOLL II out of Pope Air Force Base, Forrest leveraged his military experience into a technology and security position for the Strategic Technology Group for NationsBank and Bank of America. He then created several technology startups, including an incubator space that led to many successes.

Not one to let time and experience go to waste, Forrest expanded his skillsets to include NRA instructor, HAM General license holder, and operator, Krav Maga apprentice instructor, and podcast host of the Prepping Academy Podcast. He is the owner of Grayman Protection LLC and the owner/lead instructor of Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy in Charlotte, NC.

Through these ventures and his survival academy, Forrest has led courses in self-defense, homesteading, firearms, family preparedness, and survival skills. Looking to extend preparedness to other groups, Forrest founded the Carolina Preppers Network, which he grew into the national organization PrepperNet. To date, PrepperNet has over 100,000 members across the world.

As an author, Forrest draws upon this vast experience to bring real-world advice and valuable guidance to preppers, both new and seasoned. His three books “The Preparedness Roadmap,” “The Case for Christian Preparedness: Faith and Prepping for Survival (Christian Prepper Series Book 1),” “Stand Firm to the End (Christian Prepper Series Book 2)” are yet another way in which he shares his knowledge with audiences throughout the world.

Forrest, who lives in North Carolina, dedicates his life to his family, Christian fellowship, and preparing others for the end of the world.

You can contact Forrest Garvin via his website at:

The Prepping Academy:

Preppers Consulting:

Carolina Survival & Preparedness Academy:



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