The Purpose for This Site
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
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.
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– John Wesley Smith