I don’t want this page to be a sales pitch trying to talk you into buying from us, but I do want to let you know what we’re all about and why you might want to. My wife Lisa and I have been interested in survival and preparedness for some time now and decided to become a little more public about it a few years ago.
We started to notice that because of show like Doomsday Preppers anyone that was interested in preparedness was being labeled as such. The term “Prepper” was becoming derogatory and if you happened to mention it to anyone they immediately tag you as a wacko doomsday prepper and stopped listening to what you have to say. I even wrote an article on Survivalist Prepper titled “has Prepper Become a Dirty Word”
Another thing we noticed is that this created a big business opportunity, and sometimes not in a good way. We noticed that there were quite a few websites that were taking advantage of people’s fears and trying to get them to buy something before they had time to think about it, and excuse my language, but they don’t give a damn if it helps you become better prepared or not.
You have probably seen this, or even fell victim to it, I know I have. Here are a few lines these people will try to use on you.
“Get the information they don’t want you to know”
Believe me, these people do not have access to top secret information. If “they” don’t want you to know you won’t.
“This could save your life”
While this might be true, you can probably find all the information they will try to sell you for $47 on the internet for free. Most of the time you regret your purchase and feel like you just got scammed.
“Buy this before it’s too late”
As far as I know no one has a crystal ball, and none of us know when and what might happen in the future, we just want to be ready if it does.
These people do this because they don’t want you to actually think about it before you buy it because you will probably change your mind.
Lisa and I decided we wanted to create SurvivalistPrepper.net, the Academy, the Podcast and the SHTFShop.com to show people that the majority of preppers and survivalists are not the people you see on TV.
We are average everyday people that have opened their eyes to how fragile society really is, and the reality that not everyone is preparing for a nuclear attack, some people prepare for natural disasters, or for when life throws them a curve ball.
Why we Created the SHTFShop
When Lisa and I first decided to get online we needed to figure out a way to do it honestly and with integrity. We didn’t want to have one of those websites that are plastered with ads, we wanted to keep the podcast commercial free and we didn’t want to promote products that aren’t in the preparedness community’s best interest.
In order to do this we needed some way to generate income to cover all the costs of running the website and continue to grow and get better week after week. We decided to create the Survivalist Prepper Academy (read more about the academy below) and the SHTFShop to sell physical products that preppers and survivalists could actually use at the best price we could offer.
At the SHTF Shop you can be comfortable knowing that everything here is for preppers by preppers. Occasionally we will offer products that other members of the preparedness community have created, and we even have a few or our own like the Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit.
And finally we wanted you to get the customer service you deserve. I don’t know how many times I have ordered something online and sent email after email to get my question answered only to hear nothing back.
We value every single customer here at the SHTF Shop the same whether your purchase was $1,000 or $10. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the preparedness community, and we don’t take that for granted.
The Survivalist Prepper Website
In early 2013 we decided to create SurvivalistPrepper.net and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we wanted to do as much as we could to get good information out there, and add something to the prepping community rather than take away from it.
Along the way we have met some great people and gained a better understanding about who the real preparedness bloggers are, and who is out there just to take advantage of the preparedness community.
We write articles a couple of times a week ranging from food storage to primitive skills. Lisa and I decided on the name Survivalist Prepper because Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type.
Lisa is a registered nurse, a mother of 5 and focuses on first aid, planning, food storage, gardening, canning and anything that has to do with protecting the family from events that might change our lives.
While I also write about prepping topics such as finances and mental preparedness, I also have a passion for the outdoors and know how important it might become to learn some of these survivalist skills.
The Survivalist Prepper Podcast
I did the first few episodes by myself, but when I finally talked Lisa into being a cohost with me the show really took off. Together we take a realistic approach to preparedness and share ideas about what we are doing, and what we have learned along the way.
We tackle every subject when it comes to preparing from why to do it in the first place, to how to get everything done.
Along the way we have met so many great people, this includes the listeners of the podcast to the guests that we have had on the show. Have a look at the reviews on iTunes and listen to the show, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The Survivalist Prepper Academy
We created the Survivalist Prepper Academy as a place for people who are new to prepping to get the information they need with the comfort of knowing that they are going to be led in the right direction to become more prepared and not have to sift through misinformation and sales pitches.
To be completely honest (and this is something you won’t hear from others selling information products) there is nothing new at the academy. All the information you need to know about prepping or survival can be found online. No one has top secret information, and no one has every answer, it’s a journey we all need to take by ourselves.
What the academy does offer is convenience. All the information you need is in one place and you can be sure that the information you get will lead you in the right direction. We even offer resources to other preparedness bloggers that we know and trust.
Some people even join the academy as a way of supporting Survivalist Prepper and saying thank you to Lisa and I for what we do for the preparedness community.
If you still have questions or what more information about anything, please feel free to email us about anything at [email protected]
Lisa & Dale