Exploring Stealth Survival with Riverwalker

My guest this week on DestinySurvival Radio was Riverwalker. If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you’ve probably seen his Stealth Survival blog. He has the knowledgeable perspective of one who walks the walk.

We covered a lot of topics in general. I’ll touch on a few highlights here.

Riverwalker is no newcomer who decided on a whim to blog about a trendy subject. His blogging stemmed from his desire to be a writer, combined with the advice to “write what you know.” He has a heartfelt desire to share useful information to help his readers be prepared for what life may throw at us.

He believes in enjoying the outdoors and learning what nature can teach us. He made sure to convey this to his family as his children grew up. Most of us would do well to spend more time outdoors observing and absorbing what there is to know.

Catastrophic business losses from a flood in 1998 kicked Riverwalker’s prepping into gear. In the years since, staying above the water line has come to have more than one meaning.

The true survivor doesn’t fit the mold the media tries to put preppers and survivalists into. A survivor may be anyone. Prepping means taking common sense actions.

But when you’re practicing stealth survival, discretion is called for. Be a prepper without putting a sign in your yard publicizing what you’re doing.

We discussed two other important elements of successful prepping. One is making sacrifices to get one’s financial house in order and have an emergency fund. The other is having a good support network because the lone wolf isn’t likely to make it.

Riverwalker makes a distinction between preppers and survivalists. It has to do with how you view a rock and a stick when you’re outdoors.

I asked about firearms for self defense. He brought up a couple of other recommendations before touching on the subject. Unfortunately, we were at the end of the program and couldn’t go into greater depth.

The link for the April 21, 2011, episode of DestinySurvival Radio no longer works. Contact me if you’d like to hear it, and we’ll make arrangements for you to access the audio file.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.