Author Archives: Josh Collier

About Josh Collier

I am Josh the owner of Beat The End. I am a prepper and trying to be more self sufficient. The most likely thing I am preparing for is an economic meltdown/civil unrest. I am a hunter, fisherman and outdoors man. I have also made a part of the website to explain and inform to my readers the importance of liberty and freedom and libertarianism. If you would like to see the political part of the site please go to beattheend.com/politics.

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Here are my most recent posts

Bugging Out to a Foreign Country

Panama Foreign Country Bugout

We normally think of the top bug out locations as somewhere in the redoubt (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, East Oregon and East Washington) or possibly just somewhere away from people, but there seems to be some other options.  Are there any other places that could be decent bug out locations?  It seems that there are some

What is a Prepper’s Most Valuable Tool?

Best Prepper Tool

Usually we think of our most valuable tool as something like our guns, our food or water storage, or maybe some specific material tool, but what I want to discuss is how we as individuals are our own most valuable tool.  We, as people, are the ones that will ultimately determine how we react during

Essential Alternative Cooking Tools for Preppers and Survivalists

Solar Oven

As preppers and survivalists we need to be prepared for many different types of situations.  If there were to be a total collapse having your food storage would be extremely beneficial, but it doesn’t do you any good if you have no way to cook it. Here are some alternative ways to cook your storage

What is an IFAK and Why Every Prepper Should Have One?

IFAK

I have said this many times, but I will say it again as preppers the most important thing we can get is knowledge.   This is kind of late as my wife and I had done an IFAK class through Independence Training, a company out of Arizona, during my hiatus from the site in January.  For

Top 10 Dumbest Gun Quotes by Politicians!

barrelshroud

I don’t do to many of these, but every now and then it is good to have these just for fun articles. As most people know there are many politicians who make laws either based on emotion or things they have no idea about.  One of the biggest areas we see this today is when

Bug Out Shelter Guest Post

bug out shelter

Bug Out Shelters Being prepared for the unexpected emergency with a bug out bag can save you and your family’s lives. In case you need to leave your home in a hurry supplies should be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Shelter Supplies Shelter needs to be the main thought when packing for an

What Should You Keep in a Bug out Bag?

Bug Out Bag

There are many different items that should be in your bug out bag.  First, a bug out bag is a bag with essential supplies and tools to live with when things go bad and you need to get out of dodge.  Many times during a disaster or social collapse the best place for you and

American Exit Strategy Survival Fiction Book Review

american exit strategy

While I like post apocalyptic prepper type movies I am usually not a big reader of fiction.  I am usually more into the biographic, political, and historical nonfiction when I do read actual books, but most of the time it is articles and how tos for me. So this book even being fiction really kept

Herbs and Natural Remedies for Prepping

As a prepper it is beneficial to be a well rounded person because when a teotwawki scenario does come the more skills you have the better suited you will be to live through the changes and the tough times.  If you only have knowledge of the security side of prepping you may not do well

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception Lately I have really been thinking about and focusing on freedom and liberty and how it is an integral part of being a prepper.  In one of our last posts http://www.beattheend.com/boiled-frogs/ it talks about how little by little things happen that should trigger us to be more

Will We be Boiled Frogs or Will We be Prepared? Guest Post

Are we all on our way to becoming boiled frogs? The metaphor that I’m referring to is the proverbial frog that, when placed in a pot of cold water that is gradually heated, never realizes that it’s in danger and is boiled alive. Yes, I know, real frogs will jump out of the pot —

Off Grid Living Illegal?

Well in the city of Cape Coral, Florida this seems to be the case. Robin Speronis is finding out first hand that her property is really not her own. She lives inside the city limits, but has decided not to use city water and electricity (I’m assuming no gas either as she heats her home

Natural Disaster Safety Guide

Knowing how to prepare for each type of natural disaster is a great thing.  In AZ where I am there really aren’t that many natural disasters that happen here.  The main thing we get is forest fires.  In 2010 a forest fire near our home cleared out many trees on our mountain allowing the rains

Three Firearm Choices for Disaster Situations Guest Post

guns

Three Firearm Choices for Disaster Situations Time and time again, governments all across the world have shown that they are alarmingly inept at keeping citizens safe during a natural disaster or a major civil disturbance. Citizens who expect their governments to rescue them are likely to find themselves at the mercy of hunger, disease, and

Can You Be A Prepper and Not Be Self Sufficient?

survival phrases

In the world of prepping, self sufficiency is usually just a given, but are these two actually independent?  To really answer this question we need to understand each.   Here is what I believe each thing is and how they can be used together and apart.   Prepping:  “to study or train in preparation of something”.

Staying Fit as a Prepper: Gym Fit Vs. Prepper Fit

Staying fit as a prepper As preppers we normally think the physical things we have will be the things that will save us, but there is one thing  just as or more important than our storage stuff.  We need to keep fit in not just our body but our minds as well. Specifically, in this

Beat The End New Direction

To all my readers I apologize for my extended hiatus from writing and updating Beat The End.  I am now getting back on track with updating and bringing back useful information to all those interested in prepping and survival. I hope that some of the new things I plan to implement will help you and

Staying Healthy After a Disaster

Practicing good health and having a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to combat emotional and physical stress following a disaster. A healthy body copes better than an unhealthy one – both physically and mentally- when trauma is involved. In order to maintain good health when life comes at

The Wayward Journey: Post Apocalyptic Book Review

  The Wayward Journey By:Nathan Hale His Website is www.abundantfuture.net. I personally am not a big reader of fiction, but there are a few things I really like.  The Wayward Journey was one of those books that I couldn’t put down.  It is definitely one of my favorite books and I can’t wait for the 2nd

Survival Pulse – An Online Preparedness Resource

Trying to become more prepared can be overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of blogs that publish useful information regularly, and new ones pop up each day. While it is great to have this information at your fingertips, it is difficult and time consuming to sort through it all to find the information you need. Survival