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.

Let me take just a couple minutes to tell you why this site is here, what you’ll find, and the philosophy behind it all.

 

The Purpose

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?

 

The Articles

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

 

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

The DestinySurvival Radio page contains links that let you access over 200 podcasts on a wide variety of preparedness and survival-related topics.

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 Philosophy Behind DestinySurvival

I started DestinySurvival 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.

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 do try to point you to resources that do have that valued “how to” info.

I admit, I don’t have all the answers, and 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, 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, 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.

 

The Way We Can Keep in Touch

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.

 

The Time to Prepare is Now

There’s no time like the present to get prepared. No matter what your level of experience or ability, anything you can do is better than nothing. Your life–and those of your loved ones–may depend on it.

So, if you believe your destiny is survival, explore the articles, Prep Mart, and DestinySurvival Radio, and see how DestinySurvival can help you get prepared.

Have a great day, and keep prepping!

– John Wesley Smith