My name is John Wesley Smith, creator of DestinySurvival.com. This site is about how you and I can prepare for survival in a rapidly changing world. How will we live when life as we’ve known it has changed forever?


…The 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’ve both graduated from Bible college and are now pursuing the adventures life has in store for them. My wife and I live in central Missouri, where we work hard to get by like so many others these days.

You can view additional thoughts from me 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.


…The 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 recession.

It 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.

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

Your purchase of products and services offered here makes it possible to keep DestinySurvival.com going. You’ll find affiliate sponsors grouped in categories in the Prep Mart. Several other offerings are shown on the sidebar and at the bottom of the page. There are also pages offering free downloads as well as links to additional sites with helpful products and services.


…The 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.

What you find here is based on my belief that truth is wherever we find it, and those truths should be shared with others who will receive them. Many things in life are connected. One thing leads to another. The challenge 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 from day to day and gives me hope and assurance for the future in a different world. If you want to know more, take a look at my Eclectic Pilgrim blog.


DestinySurvival Radio

In January 2011 DestinySurvival branched out with an Internet show called DestinySurvival Radio. 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.

DestinySurvival Radio takes its name from this site where you find “Survival Gear & Supplies for Emergency Preparedness & Hard Times.” 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.

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


Thank You

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.

Have a great day, and keep prepping!