About Us

JIC Readiness Supply was established in 2013; however, its roots go back to 2008. The economic crisis of 2008 was a wake-up call for founder, Jimmy Smith. He began researching, in great detail, the potential problems and threats that face our country, politically, economically, and environmentally. The more Jimmy studied, the more he realized the importance of preparing his family to be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency. He devised a plan and fervently set out to implement it. He was on a MISSION! It was during this time that his wife, after hearing him use the phrase "just in case" time and time again, nicknamed him "J-I-C."

Although elevated in 2008, Jimmy's preparedness mindset and service to others is nothing new. He served as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as a young man, and he joined the NC Army National Guard at the age of 21, several years later being selected to serve on active duty status. During his military career, he served as a Combat Engineer, M1 Armor Crewman, and Instructor. His last duty assignment was in Resource Management where he managed federal funds and held a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) designation.

In 2012, after serving twenty-seven years, Jimmy decided it was time to retire. The actual idea of starting a "preparedness business" after retirement came while having lunch with several like-minded co-workers. Initial concepts of the business were jotted down on a napkin over lunch as he and his co-workers shared ideas. The business would specialize in preparedness supplies and related information, focus on helping individuals and families find the supplies and information needed to be self-sufficient during emergency situations, and provide these supplies at affordable prices.  After a number of years of declining health Jimmy retired in 2015 due to a chronic illness.  Since then family member have taken the reigns of the business to continue assisting people in preparing for the unexpected.  The result of combining a concern for others with a passion for preparedness planning: JIC Readiness Supply!

JIC Readiness Supply welcomes the opportunity to assist you in achieving your emergency preparedness goals. We understand your needs and are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.