Survival Spot Blog is dedicated entirely to the practice and philosophy of survival. We teach you not only the “hows” but also the “whys” of survival and emergency preparedness. Which is why we bring you regular updates on survival related news including natural and man-made disasters, economic troubles or anything that might require us to beef up our efforts as survivalists and make sure we’re never caught off guard. In addition to the latest survival news, you’ll also find a ton of resources on our site. We post lots of video how to’s, DIY (do it yourself) articles on everything from wilderness survival to homesteading. Be sure to check out our downloads section for a great collection of hand selected e-books,guides and tools all FREE courtesy of our amazing sponsors and supporters.

We believe in paying it forward. Every person we can help bring closer to the truth and become more prepared is one less person that will be in need when TSHTF.

PREPARE TODAY – SURVIVE TOMORROW

About the Owner

Hi, my name is William Atkin and I run the Survival Spot. Some of you may be wondering who I am and why I run this site. About Survival Spot

How It All Began

Being a lifelong Boy Scout and having a family who camped religiously, I’ve spent a lot of time in the woods building fires, hiking, fishing, tracking etc. But I never realized the importance of those skills until I had an awakening. After witnessing 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, California wildfires, Indian Tsunami and more (not to mention the usual murders, robberies etc. that occur nationwide), I began to realize the frail state of what we call modern society. I saw that it wouldn’t take very much to disrupt my normal life and my normal conveniences. Being in a state of vulnerability is not something most people are comfortable with, least of all me.

I knew that unless I started preparing NOW, I might not survive a disaster.
So in 2007, I started to dive deeper into preparedness sites like survivalblog.com. I began building huge collections of documents, links, great stories, important news, videos and anything else I found useful or interesting. This was the birth of Survival Spot.

When I really started to prepare for the worst, some of the biggest personal preparedness milestones that I had were:

  • Bought my first gun (Remington 700 SPS) and learned how to use it
  • Purchased several hundred rounds for my gun
  • Bought around 1000 lbs of hard wheat and rice, beans, sugar, dry milk etc.
  • Obtained several huge 50 gallon water barrels and filled them
  • Created this site
  • Learned how to make cheese and wine
  • Bought a 4×4 truck
  • Bought my 2nd gun (Glock 21)
  • Purchased several thousand rounds
  • I started my first garden
  • Moved to a more rural area (previously lived in a medium sized metro area)
  • Bought a German Shepherd as a guard and survival dog

My mission

My main mission is teach “preparedness”. And when I say preparedness I mean “being ready for anything”. One important thing I’ve learned from my journey so far is that we might “survive” an event, but true readiness can only come from focus on mind, body and spirit. I want to help others by putting what I’ve learned onto this blog.

My mission for myself is to become a completely self sufficient person, and build a life for my family that can be sustained and will not be ravaged by failures or shortages of the modern system.

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