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.
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The show got its start back in January 2011. It takes its name from this site where survival means being prepared.
For nearly three years DestinySurvival Radio was part of the Preparedness Radio Network, founded by James Talmage Stevens, best selling preparedness author of Making the Best of Basics. The show became an independent podcast in November 2013. In the summer of 2014 it was picked up by the Prepper Broadcasting Network and Survival Central Radio.
The History and Philosophy Here
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.
Often 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 affect 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.
Furthermore, 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.
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– John Wesley Smith