My name is Tess Pennington, and I am the founder of Ready Nutrition. I was raised by a prepper (before the phrase was coined) in Houston, TX where hurricanes would batter and bruise the coast every few years. My father, being the extremely detail oriented individual that he is, was prepared for everything, beer fridge included. Even when Hurricane Alisha came through in the 1980’s, we were ready for anything to come our way, and as the neighbors were holed up in hotels, we were comfortably living at home.
After graduating from college, I joined the Red Cross in 1999. Seeing that the Red Cross had contingency plans for everything, I realized how important it was to be prepared. On 9/11, my Red Cross Chapter became the headquarters for dealing with the aftermath of that American tragedy. Within a few hours, a command center was set up, volunteers came in by the droves, and we were ready. I suppose you could say that was a defining moment in my life. I admired this organization’s forethought to prepare, and it influenced my decision to put my own disaster plan into place.
I think we can all identify with the idea that everyday, somewhere around the world, there is a major disaster. Whether it be natural, man made, or felt on a personal level with family disasters, many people are caught off guard and are ill-equipped to handle the unexpected.
Preparing for those disasters that I may come in contact with seemed only natural. Why wouldn’t I want to get some items and supplies together? I started this website, Ready Nutrition to document my journey on this preparedness road. The more I learn, the more it changes my outlook on life for the better.
My hope is that we can learn, share and find insight together.
Please feel free to contact me any time with thoughts, ideas, tips and suggestions.
My thanks to you for visiting Ready Nutrition.
Come back soon!