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, thank you for choosing to spend a little time here.


The Purpose for This Site

My goal is to help you and other preppers as I continue along my own preparedness journey. You and I 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?

I started this site 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. Therefore, DestinySurvival is meant to be a resource for you.


The Philosophy Behind This Site

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

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

I admit, I don’t have all the answers. But I believe I can serve you by seeking information from those who do have answers. And then I pass them along to you.

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.

I believe truth is wherever we find it. It may be unpleasant and even frightening, or it may be comforting. But the survival mindset calls for us to know as much of the truth as we can, and live accordingly. Then, if 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.

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 Prep Mart

While you’ll find a few offerings of interest on the sidebar, the Prep Mart has much more. It’s your gateway to trusted companies and resources to help you get prepared. You’ll find listings for companies you may be familiar with already. Other resources include training and instruction on a variety of preparedness and survival topics.

If you like what you see on this site, please support it by purchasing your prepping supplies from the companies featured. That’s what keeps this site going and available free to all.


DestinySurvival Radio

Back in January 2011 DestinySurvival branched out with an Internet show called DestinySurvival Radio. It takes its name from this site where survival means being prepared. Like the site, DestinySurvival Radio explores a variety of preparedness and survival topics.

For nearly three years the show 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.

Click here for links to listen to or download DestinySurvival Radio shows of your choosing.


The DestinySurvival Dispatch

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.


Time to Get Prepping

Click on the Articles link above, or click on Categories on the sidebar, and explore what DestinySurvival has for you.

Have a great day, and keep prepping!

– John Wesley Smith