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

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The Perfect Prepper Home

I apologize to my readers that I have not gotten out an article in a while.  I have been with busy with home projects as my wife and I just bought our first home two weeks ago.  As this is right now taking most of my time I thought a post about what a prepper

Benefits of Preppers Giving to Charity and Storing For Strangers.

I have heard from people and seen people commenting that being a prepper is a selfish lifestyle.  I personally don’t understand this mentality.  The first thing I think about when referring to selfishness is someone who only cares about themselves and will do anything to satisfy their own desires.    While there are selfish people

The Bible and Prepping

I have in the past talked about why prepping is beneficial not only to us as individuals, but also to our communities and society in general.  There are many in the prepper community who are Christians and would like to follow what God says in the Bible (If you are not Christian no problem,  but

7 Essential Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

Emergency Preparedness on the Highway: 7 Essential Items to Keep in Your Car If you’re like most car owners, chances are there’s some junk in your trunk. Time to clear it out and make space for some items that just might save your life one day. You probably think that you already have them—but then

Dan’s Depot Survival EDC Kit Giveaway! Check it out!

Our friends over at Dan’s Depot are having a great giveaway.  Win an Everyday Carry Survival kit with bag.  This is a great piece of equipment to have stored in your vehicle or anytime you go hiking. Click the picture above to enter. Don’t forget to check out all of the cool survival and prepper

Quick and Easy Ways to Store Rainwater in a Pinch

Water Containment Considering we need water to survive and the fact that our bodies are mostly made up of water, it is safe to say water is a pretty important part of our lives. We live in a society where water is readily available wherever we go. We have it on tap at home, there

Guns in a Failing Society


This is a discussion which has been going on for years should the general population have access to guns for self defense or does it just create more of a problem.  There are many people that feel that guns are barbaric and that because we live in such an advanced world and are so advanced

5 Steps for Food if Your Fridge Goes Out

Hollywood has done a great job of bringing attention to survival training. With movies about doomsday and zombies attacking, learning how to be prepared to cope with any disaster has become mainstream. There has been a definite spike in interest of survival prepping as well as urban preparedness.   One of the things you must

Prepping for Weather Disasters with Your Kids

As preppers we many times look at the worst of the worst scenarios whether that is total government collapse, EMP weapon, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse.  Many times weather disasters are more realistic and there usually seems to be one or two big ones each year.  In my state of Arizona we are

Gear Review: MSR Miniworks EX Portable Water Filter Video

One of the most important things to have in a disaster or TEOTWAWKI situation is fresh clean water.  There are many different ways to get fresh water, but it will definitely become sparse in those tough times.  There are also many different ways to make your water clean and drinkable from bleach, to boiling, to

Two Misunderstandings About Survival Skills Practice

Guest Post Because survival skills are a lot like any other physical activity, you need lots of training to improve your skills. However, there are two big misconceptions about training that you need to understand. Muscle memory and practice makes perfect are two common sayings that are not entirely accurate.   Practice Makes Perfect  

How to Build a Rocket Stove From Trash

Rocket Stove

What is a rocket stove? A rocket stove is basically a wood fire enclosure that directs the heat and fire to the pot or skillet that is on top of the stove.  By the name it sounds high tech and fancy but wood rocket stoves are actually quite simple in design and simple to make.

The Best of Survival Video Games

Though this may not be a conventional post about prepping or survival I think entertainment is good to have. I like to play video games and it is nice to find some survival based games even though there aren’t that many. I have listed a few of the games that I feel are great survival

Free Food Storage Buyers Guide

food guide

When you really first start prepping and are getting your food stocks going it can be overwhelming.  Knowing where to start and the benefits and limitations of your food storage will definitely help out in the future. has written a great in depth guide on some of the problems and how to pick your storage

How To Not Be Just A ‘Sexy Nurse’

Sexy Nurse

By Nathan Hale Jefferson Author of The Wayward Journey Everyone has heard the term Mall Ninja thrown around, or at least most everyone. This is especially true in tactical and preparedness circles where it is a term used to describe someone who spends (or says they spend) large sums of money on the latest and

What is the Difference Between Body Armor and Flak Vests?


Body Armor vs. Flak Vest In military combat, it’s always been crucial to have the proper protective gear on the body. Through the years, protective gear has advanced and evolved to better protect militants. As some of the first tools of defense for militants, there was the use of flak vests or jackets. These were

Survival Knife and Gift Card Giveaway!


Beat the End has teamed up with Doomsday Moose to offer another great giveaway!   Doomsday Moose is another valuable survival blog that offers great information about prepping, survival, and Doomsday news. Check them out to get good info on survival. For this June giveaway we have two great prizes for two winners. Gerber Bear

Rappelling, Caves and Backpacking Oh My, Videos, Thoughts and Tips


This past weekend my wife and I went on a backpacking excursion in Clear Creek Canyon. It is about an hour east of Flagstaff, Arizona. This is one of the most beautiful and amazing places in all of Arizona. The Canyon is like something out of a movie or photograph and every time I am

Tips for Keeping Your Emergency Food Storage Organized

Survival Food

Every family, indeed every individual, in America should have their own store of survival food to which they can turn in case of emergency. You cannot know exactly what sorts of emergencies might lead to you actually using your emergency food supply, and we all hope and pray that we may never have to use

Preppers and Precious Metals

As preppers we need to be prepared for all the types of problems and disasters we may face. One of the problems we may face is a massive decrease in the value of the US dollar. At the moment with the government printing the amount of money that they do we are already experiencing a