Since 2007, Tess Pennington, founder of Ready Nutrition, has focused on educating the public on topics including disaster preparedness, natural health, homesteading, emergency food pantries, food storage and ultimately self-reliance. She is formally trained in emergency and disaster management response with the American Red Cross. While still passionate about preparedness, she has explored a more sustainable lifestyle. She is the author of The Prepper's Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. Tess lives on a ranch in the Pacific Northwest and loves spending time outdoors with her family. She is most happy in her garden surrounded by her chickens.