2020 has seemingly changed many things in our lives, most notably COVID19 and its impact on all aspects of our lives. As a disabled combat veteran I have struggled with finding things to occupy myself with outside of my job, with limited options. One of my missed pastimes was grabbing coffee with a good friend, and spending hours just talking about anything and everything. Another was turning to the outdoors for physical recreation and a place to refocus and re-center myself; to find peace of mind. So the first part of my journey was creating a personal blog to share thoughts and experiences as a veteran, to connect with other veterans. The second part of my journey was investing in something I was passionate about, thus The Survival Shack Coffee & Supply Co. It is my hope that you can find yourself out in nature, campfire going, coffee percolating, enjoying a sunrise fresh out of a tent surrounded by friends and loved ones. So welcome to my store, and may you not only find that next great adventure, but share a cup of coffee and new memories! - Greg
My name is Greg Bradley. I served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard for 18 years. I served in Iraq 2004-2005 as a Marine Sergeant and Infantryman. Due to injuries sustained while in combat I was unable to continue my service as a Marine but was able to enlist in the Army National Guard and continue to serve my country. After retiring from the military, I worked in contract and private security, retail store management and sales, security, law enforcement and eventually federal service working as both a physical security coordinator/specialist and emergency management specialist before having to leave due to complications with my health. I found my niche working once again in the private security industry, which has allowed me to work on opportunities to build a successful small business, something I can leave to my daughter one day.
I have an 18 year old daughter at home with me who works and goes to school with aspirations of becoming an auto mechanic. I also have a son who unfortunately passed away in 2001, so family is very near and dear to my heart. At home we have 1 dog, 2 cats and a gecko. We are huge movie buffs, love video games, travel, the outdoors, and trying new cooking recipes.