Prepare Magazine Offers Hope and Help for Preppers Like You

The world seems to be getting crazier every day. You already see a need to prepare for strange and difficult times, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now. But prepping can get overwhelming and downright frightening, especially if you’re just starting out. Or sometimes you just need a little boost along the way no matter how long you’ve been prepping.

Enter “Prepare Magazine.” It offers hope and help to preppers and seeks to lend encouragement and helpful motivation. On yesterday’s DestinySurvival Radio I spoke with Joseph Miller, founder and chief visionary officer behind the magazine. “Prepare Magazine” is celebrating its first anniversary. While it’s had its share of growing pains, Joseph and his staff are moving forward, and you’ll want to be in on it.


The Man and the Mission

To give you some perspective on the magazine, let me tell you a little about Joseph. He’s not new to preparedness. He felt a call to prepare over 20 years ago, and since that time, he and his wife, Donna, have been on the Preparedness journey.

By the way, you may know Donna from Millers Grain House and Your Preparation Station on the Preparedness Radio Network. I’ve been on her show a few times, and she’s been on mine.

Joseph’s background is in community service. He served over 20 years in a not for profit organization helping families and children. Then he spent some time in the corporate world, which gave him a different kind of knowledge and training. It all worked to bring him to where he is today.

His call to prepare gave rise to his vision to start “Prepare Magazine.” Though he’d never published a magazine before, he saw a need to counter the fear and negativity often associated with preparedness. It’s his desire to publish a relevant preparedness magazine with a focus on sharing expert resources, purpose-filled training, and support and encouragement for others who are on the preparedness journey.


The Magazine and the Message

“Prepare Magazine” is available free online and is just now coming out in print for paying subscribers. While the print edition will have some of the same content as the digital edition, it will be different. Expect the digital version monthly and the print version every other month. Premium subscribers will have access to even more resources.

Joseph estimates they have 15,000 to 20,000 subscribers to the digital version, and they’re growing. Much of that growth has come through word of mouth and social media. The numbers are amazing, considering they’ve been around only a year. I’d say God has blessed their efforts.

The magazine won’t be overloaded with advertising. They’re selective about advertisers and want to emphasize good content. The goal is to cover a broad array of topics and themes of interest and importance to preppers, such as gardening, alternative energy, alternative health, bartering, mindset and community.

Contributors come from within the preparedness movement who write from their experience and expertise. They’re not writing about theory or regurgitating something from online.

The magazine doesn’t engage in politics. However, they are open about sharing the Christian faith and hope in Christ. They’re not heavy handed about it though.

It’s Joseph’s hope that “Prepare Magazine” will provide excellent value to subscribers. He’s sensitive to the needs of readers. It’s also his desire to help bolster community among preppers.


Find Out More

There’s more to my discussion with Joseph Miller, and I encourage you to hear the whole interview when you listen to DestinySurvival Radio for May 16, 2013. To become a subscriber, contributor or advertiser with “Prepare Magazine,” go to

I’m a subscriber and appreciate what Joseph and his people are doing. There are other publications out there which have useful info for preppers. But for something just a little different, give “Prepare Magazine” a try. Join them as they grow, and you’ll move forward in your preparedness journey, too.

If you’re already a subscriber, why not leave a comment below and let others know how you like the magazine. Would you recommend it to other preppers? Is there something else you’d like to see the magazine cover?


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.