About Us

Practical Preppers offers unique and innovative approaches to being prepared for what may lie ahead. We believe whole heartedly that to be truly prepared means having a plan, the equipment, and the knowledge to handle any unexpected situation. Our approach allows us to focus on our client’s home and creative custom solution to meet their needs. 

Our Approach

Our passion is learning more and more about enjoying our homes and living independently, while keeping costs as low as possible. Most investigations involve hands-on research. There are lots of inventions that, when we read about them, seem to offer inventive and economic approaches to common preparedness problems. Too frequently, the neat idea is lost in poor execution. We seek to keep our customers from dealing with such surprises. This principle extends to all of the products we recommend to our customers. We have installed and tested every product we might recommend.

Low-Tech Experimentation

We are constantly experimenting, seeking ways to use and modify commercially available devices, to increase their value in grid-down scenarios. We try every combination we can think of, that might be practical, to come up with low-tech, low-expense approaches to getting more from the equipment that people already have. Our general rule is: Easier is better. That includes using parts that are generally available. We are thoroughly familiar with metal fabrication and other ways to repurpose devices. However, as much as possible, we work on approaches that minimize the skills required to use them.

About Scott

Scott Hunt is the owner of Practical Preppers. 


Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York 1992


  • Owner of Practical Preppers LLC.
  • Sustainable living Design Engineer specializing in off grid water and energy systems.
  • Conference Speaker
  • Retreat design Consultant
  • National Geographic Consultant
  • 10 yrs as a Product Development Engineer with Michelin Tire Corporation 1992-2002
  • Manager of a cow/calf operation 1995- Present
  • Experienced homesteader
  • Welding and metal fabricator-Employed by Kinetic Sculptor George Rickey 1988- 1992
  • Machine operator of all kinds related to construction, machining and farming.
  • Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Pickens 2001-2011


(864) 915-1855


“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” -Benjamin Franklin

“Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.” -Henry Ford

Scott Hunt

Survival Consultant

For me being a Prepper means that I have the ability to grow and preserve our own food, secure my own water source and have an alternative energy supply. Preppers take the time to learn and teach important skills such as self defense, hunting, gardening, food storage, energy storage and conversion and how to locate fresh water. As a Prepper I strive towards self sufficiency, energy efficiency, alternative energy, conservation and helping others do the same.