While not much is known about his pre war background, it is known that sometime between the beginning of and two months after the war he ended up as a scavenger in the Arabah desert, taking refuge in a small cave system close to Petra. He later stumbled across the Brigadier and Bert, who he brought back to the cave, which would later become the main base of operations for the Edomites. As he was one of the first members, he became a personal assistant of the Brigadier and formed a friendship with Bert.