If You Believe Your Destiny is Survival…

Welcome to DestinySurvival–a resource for you on your journey to preparedness and survival. With so many sources of information available today, I’m grateful you’ve chosen to spend a little time here. If you like what you see, click here to vote for DestinySurvival as a Top Prepper Site.

Allow me to take a couple of minutes to tell you why this site is here, what you’ll find, and the philosophy behind it all.

The Purpose

The fact that you’re reading this tells me you know that we must prepare for survival in a rapidly changing world. After all, how will we live when life as we’ve known it has changed forever?

While I don’t claim to have the final word on preparedness, my goal is to direct you to those who can help you take that next step on your own preparedness journey.

The Articles

Among the hundreds of articles on this site, You’ll find a variety of survival-related topics mentioned—food storage, gardening, personal defense, and more. some posts promote specific products offered by various affiliate sponsors. But most are simply informational.

I invite you to explore what’s here. You’ll find article categories on the sidebar.

The Prep Mart

You’ll find a few offerings of interest on the sidebar. But the Prep Mart has much more. It’s your gateway to trusted companies and resources to help you get prepared.

You’ll find companies featured which you may be familiar with already. Other resources include training and instruction on a variety of preparedness and survival topics.

You’re invited to support this site by purchasing prepping supplies from the companies featured. I earn a small commission from those purchases, which is what keeps this site going and available free to all.

DestinySurvival Radio

The DestinySurvival Radio page is where you can access over 200 podcasts on a wide variety of preparedness and survival-related topics.

The History and Philosophy Here

I started DestinySurvival in November 2007, just before the U.S. government later decided the country had officially gone into what has been termed the Great Recession. That seemed like the right time to begin nudging interested readers toward survival oriented lifestyles in preparation for economic and political change, and, of course, natural disasters.

As you know, many of the threats we face today are the same ones we faced when this site began. And new ones have arisen. Only today these threats are compounded by an increasingly precarious world. The need to be prepared is greater than ever.

Generally I take a more philosophical view of things in what I write and talk about because I believe our preparedness fits into a bigger picture. You won’t see a great deal of “how to” information. However, I point you to resources that do have that valued “how to” info.

I admit, I don’t have all the answers. I’m not going to try to impress you with a sensational set of credentials. But I believe I can serve you by seeking information from those who do have both credentials and answers. And then I pass their information along to you so you can make use of it in the way that’s best for your situation.

You won’t find much about politics or current events on this site, though they certainly have an impact on what appears here. You can get news and perspectives from other sources, and I encourage you to do that.

Why? Because outward appearances and official cover stories are deceiving. You and I need to be prepared because things are not what they seem.

The survival mindset calls for us to know as much of the truth as we can, and live accordingly.

I believe truth is wherever we find it. It may be unpleasant and even frightening, or it may be comforting. But to ignore it is folly. Then, wherever possible, we should share the truths we find with those who will receive them.

Perhaps the greatest challenge for you and me is to have the courage to take new paths. Those paths will open up before us as a result of what we discover when we have a teachable, eclectic mindset.

Someone has said life is an adventure, and we shouldn’t be afraid to experiment. Prepping involves a certain amount of experimentation. And we must be flexible, too.

One day we may get more adventure than we bargained for. In fact, we may be getting it now. Therefore, survival in an increasingly chaotic world requires us to take new paths and be adaptable.

The Way We Can Keep in Touch

If you’d like to keep in touch, subscribe to The DestinySurvival Dispatch. That’s an e-mail I send out a couple of times a week or so. It’s my way of letting you know about what’s new and interesting here and on DestinySurvival Radio.

You can also reach me directly through the Contact page. Your input is welcome.

The Time to Prepare is Now

There’s no time like the present to get prepared. No matter what your level of experience or ability, anything you can do is better than nothing. Your life–and those of your loved ones–may depend on it.

If you believe your destiny is survival, explore the articles, Prep Mart, and DestinySurvival Radio. Remember, survival means being prepared.

Have a great day, and keep prepping!

– John Wesley Smith