DestinySurvival Radio’s Greatest Hits for 2011

Below are links to several of the programs I’ve done in 2011. You might think of it as DestinySurvival Radio’s “greatest hits.” However, they’re listed mostly in reverse chronological order, which doesn’t represent any sort of ranking other than by date. View the full listing of shows here.

It’s hard to believe DestinySurvival Radio has finished its first year of shows. I’m glad and grateful to have been given the opportunity to embark on what I think of as an adventure.

DestinySurvival Radio has allowed me to meet interesting and informative guests, and it’s been my privilege and pleasure to share what they have to offer with you. One of the benefits of doing the show is that I’ve made some useful connections along the way. I look forward to more of the same in the year to come.

To be honest, I’m not a fan of “best of” or “year in review” features. However, this post could be helpful for those who haven’t followed DestinySurvival Radio this past year. I’ve tried to pick out some of the shows with the most useful and relevant topics.

I trust I’ve given you food for thought as you continue your prepping efforts. While I try to make each show useful and relevant, some prove to be more so than others. Your feedback is always welcome, too. Let me know if you have show or guest suggestions.

My apologies to any of the guests I’ve interviewed who might have expected to see their show on this “greatest hits” listing.

I can understand any criticism because, as a kid many years ago, I often listened to Top 40 music countdown shows which never came out the way I thought they should have. Maybe you’ve felt the same way about the year’s best movies or top news stories. Maybe you’ll feel the same way about the links below.

With all that said, thanks for your support of DestinySurvival Radio this past year and for the new year.

Click any of the highlighted dates below to listen to or download DestinySurvival Radio programs.


December 22, 2011–What light source should you have in your survival kits that’s more fun and practical than the glow-in-the-dark toys you played with as a kid? Find out about the Amazing Light from Steve Nagel of

December 8, 2011–What are the most common medical problems we might face after a collapse? Get answers from Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

December 15, 2011–What are the most common medical problems we might face after a collapse? Get answers in part 2 of my discussion (started the previous week) with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

September 22, 2011–Steve Silverman, Founder & Executive Director of returned to discuss more sensitive issues on dealing with police and law enforcement officials.

September 15, 2011–Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens International, talks about solar cooking and the Sun Oven. Solar cooking is fascinating and fun. Find out how useful it can be for your prepping strategy.

August 18, 2011–Rebecca Ensign, Director of Help Teach Your Children, returns to talk more about how parents can become more engaged in their children’s education. For example, what can we learn from the Tiger Mother?

August 11, 2011–Brandon Smith of discusses alternatives and solutions we can put into practice to help us survive in today’s economy.

July 7, 2011–Gerald Franz discusses self defense for the average prepper. It’s a practical, philosophical approach.

June 30, 2011–Timothy French discusses Americans Networking To Survive and why becoming an ANT could be essential to your survival.

June 2, 2011–Steve Howard shares insights on prepping and survival gardening methods that canwork for you.

Note: Links are omitted from the next few entries because they no longer work. Contact me if you want to hear one of these shows, and I’ll make arrangements to provide you with the audio file.

April 14, 2011–This week’s show is on earthquakes in the heartland. What if the New Madrid fault awakens? Steve Besemer, Earthquake Program manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, discusses earthquake preparedness. Click here for more info.

April 7, 2011–Dr. Hana Solomon, creator of Nasopure and author of Clearing the Air One Nose at a Time, discusses the importance of nasal washes for good health.

February 17, 2011–Jeff Gleason, the Berkey Guy, talks about the importance of good water filtration and why Berkey Water systems should be included in your survival supplies

February 10, 2011–Janet Liebsch, co-author of It’s A Disaster! discusses getting this must have resource to others and the need for each of us to “Be Aware… Be Prepared… and Have a Plan!”

** January 6, 2011–The debut show features Glenda Lehman Ervin, Vice President of Marketing at Lehman’s. She shares an overview of the company’s history and tells how they use new technology to promote old fashioned technology.


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.