Cat Ellis is a practicing herbalist and avid prepper. Her love of herbs began with pretty things, like sachets and scents. After using herbs to recover from a severe bout with influenza in 1999, however, her focus became fixed upon the medicinal properties of plants. Cat's interest in prepping began in 2008 when her household faced a loss of income due to the failing economy. Both interests melded together earning her the nickname, The Herbal Prepper. Cat Ellis is a homeschooling mom who teaches herbalism, aromatherapy, and food storage techniques in New England. Cat regularly blogs and podcasts on her website, HerbalPrepper.com.