Survival Spot – Survival Blog

This survival 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. We bring you regular updates on survival related news including natural and man-made disasters, economic troubles or anything else 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.


About the Owners

Hi, my name is Chrystle Poss and I run this Survival Blog. Some of you may be wondering who I am and why I run this site.

How It All Began

Being a lifelong adventurer 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 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.

Chrystle Poss Chrystle Poss a.k.a. “Survival Girl” is the Owner and Editor of the Survival Spot Blog. She is a published author who has been writing articles on survival and emergency preparedness since 2006. She has dedicated her life to promoting emergency readiness, self defense and wilderness survival education.  You can find her work on various websites and publications.



Todd Tucker SurvivalistWe’re pleased to announce a new partnership with a very talented survival expert Mr. Todd Tucker. Todd has been working in the survival industry for decades and his advanced knowledge on wilderness survival is bound to bring more value to the Survival Spot family as well as our readers. He is very skilled hunter, hiker and navigational specialist with many accolades under his belt. He is a proud Eagle Scout and avid outdoors man and we’re honored to have him join our team.


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