Ryan is our main character. He is a six foot two inches tall, 54 years old, and overweight. He is a computer engineer that is nostalgic for years gone by. He is the youngest of seven kids and is married with two grown children. He is a little paranoid about the government and has recently begun to prepare for a possible collapse of society. He is by no means an expert in military tactics but has common sense and a willingness to help his fellow man. Ryan believes in God but is not religious. He has a good moral compass, but he doesn’t always follow it. He drinks, he smokes, and he swears, all in moderation. He loves his family more than anything in the world, he would die for them, and he may have to.