One Prepper’s Paradise–Cap’n Dave’s State Park

Cap’n Dave has brought his interesting and thoughtful perspective on prepping to DestinySurvival Radio a couple of times. You can view posts and find links to the shows here and here.

Recently he sent me some photos of what his friends call “Dave’s State Park.” He gave me permission to share them with you. I’ve slightly edited his accompanying comments for clarity.



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Here are some photos of “Dave’s State Park” (what my friends started calling my place years ago. The name sorta stuck.)


Entrance to Dave's State Park


1) Entrance to “Dave’s State Park.”


Raised beds and blueberry bushes


2) My raised bed garden area–with hundreds of blueberry bushes all around. Some of the beds hadn’t even been planted yet when the photo was taken.


Flooding at raised beds


3) I should also include the flooding picture that shows why I did raised beds in the first place! Note that the water was more than halfway up the beds at one point this summer. This was the wettest summer I’d seen in 25 yrs living in North FL.


Sink hole


4) My sinkhole in the springtime (it’s crystal clear nowadays, as the floodwaters have receeded and the nightime temps have dropped into the 40’s. It always goes clear when that happens). Note the Tarzan swing in the background.


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.