My name is John Wesley Smith, and I’m the creator of DestinySurvival.com. There are more resources and voices than ever to help you get prepared these days. Thank you for choosing DestinySurvival.com today. It’s my hope you’ll consider this site as one of the valuable resources you use for your preparedness efforts.

My goal is to help you and other preppers as I continue along my own preparedness journey. We must prepare for survival in a rapidly changing world. How will we live when life as we’ve known it has changed forever?


…Your Author


John Wesley Smith


I’m an avid reader, writer and gardener, as well as a former radio broadcaster who taught our children at home. They both graduated from Bible college and are now pursuing the adventures life has in store for them. My wife and I are ordinary people living in central Missouri.

You can get a glimpse into my world view at my Eclectic Pilgrim blog. I’m also a member of a writer’s group called Behind Our Eyes and am one of 65 authors featured in Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look. (View the book trailer here.) Occasionally my writing appears in Magnets and Ladders, an online magazine for writers with disabilities.


…This Site

DestinySurvival.com is a blog on preparedness and survival. I started the 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.

Some of the posts here promote specific products offered by various affiliate sponsors and paid advertisers. But many are simply informational. You’ll find a variety of survival-related topics mentioned—food storage, gardening, personal defense, and more.

The Prep Mart is your gateway to trusted companies and resources to help you get prepared. You’ll find companies you may be familiar with already. Other resources include training and instruction on a variety of preparedness and survival topics.

Your purchase of products and services from the companies on this site is what keeps it going and available free to all. So if you like what you see here, please support DestinySurvival by purchasing from the companies featured.

Also, if you’d like to keep in touch, subscribe to The DestinySurvival Dispatch.


…My Philosophy

You won’t find much about politics or current events on this blog, though they certainly affect what appears here. You can get news and perspectives from other sources, and I encourage you to do that. That’s because outward appearances and official cover stories are deceiving. You and I need to be prepared because things are not what they seem.

Often I take a more philosophical view, rather than pass along “how to” information. However, I do try to point you to resources that do have that valued “how to” info.

What you find here is based on my belief that truth is wherever we find it. Those truths should be shared with others who will receive them. The challenge for you and me is to have the courage to take the new paths that may 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. 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.

My understanding of the Scriptures helps me know how to put the world in proper perspective. My relationship with Jesus Christ as my Savior helps me get by day to day and gives me hope and assurance for the future in our ever changing world. If you want to know more, take a look at my Eclectic Pilgrim blog.


…My Podcast

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. I don’t have all the answers, so I seek information from those who do have answers and pass it along to you.

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. Starting in the summer of 2014 the show is being replayed on the Prepper Broadcasting Network and Survival Central Radio.

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


…My Thanks

I’m grateful for your interest in DestinySurvival.com. If you’d like to keep in touch, subscribe to the “DestinySurvival Dispatch” which is linked at the top of the sidebar on the Home page. You’re welcome to reach me directly through the Contact page as well.

Have a great day, and keep prepping!

– John Wesley Smith