A few weeks ago on assignment for @abcnews, I photographed a survivalist expo (@rkpreppershows) in Kansas City, MO where disaster preppers, survivalists, hunting enthusiasts and organic gardeners have been gathering annually.
Lisa Baisch, a vendor specializing in survivalist gear, poses with her daughter Liberty. Liberty is playing with a one of Lisa’s most popular items: a Life Straw. A Life Straw will filter water for 264 gallons. Most people drink about a gallon of water a day. So the Life Straw can filter almost a year’s worth of water. “We focus on the basics: water, food, fire and shelter. In any scenario you could lose any one of the those and its very uncomfortable at that point.
It started with water. My husband and I had lived in Montana and our water was contaminated with benzene so we started researching and found out there was a whole community that were ready to take of themselves regardless of what happened. My husband and I are both Marines and it just made sense. If you’re in the military you’re the ones expected to go help and if you can’t take care of yourself how can you help somebody else.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story link in bio