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

Guest Post: 5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation

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5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation Water Storing water should be at the forefront of your planning. A person can go much longer without food than they can without water, so in case an emergency arises each person in the household should have a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day to survive.

Why Training and Knowledge is Important for Preppers.

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In the prepper community knowledge and training is extremely important. In a teotwawki situation training can mean the difference between life and death.  For this reason I try to learn as much as I can and take as many classes as possible.  There are so many different aspects and things to know about when prepping,

The Ultimate Survivalists and Preppers, Who is it?

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My wife and I recently visited a town in Eastern Arizona called Snowflake.  It was a small Mormon settlement started in 1878.  We went to a few of the landmarks and museums in Snowflake (which is few as it is only a town of about 3-5k people).  We learned a lot of history of the

7 Tips to Make Your Hunting Trip More Successful and Memorable!

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If you haven’t entered our survival gear giveaway enter now! Click Here. Hunting is a very popular past time in the US and is great practice for preppers and survivalists.  Not only will you learn how to creep up on animals, track animals and learn about how adrenaline affects your use of a weapon, but

A Prepper Challenge

Here’s a challenge related to money. Can you go an entire 24-hour period without spending a dime? How about a week? How about a month? We often don’t realize both how much we spend and where all of our money goes. From the time you wake up in the morning, money is often leaving your pocket at an alarming

The World’s Military Body Armor Models and Innovations

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Body armor is used all over the world. Some countries allow their citizens to own and wear body armor for personal protection bought from websites online e.g. www.safeguardclothing.com that deliver armor to your door, whereas other countries allow only law enforcement officers and military members to do it. Whatever the situation in your country, body armor available to you

Beat The End Survival Gear Giveaway

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As a thank you to all of the readers of the Beat The End survival blog we have put together a survival gear giveaway.  We have teamed with 10 companies and websites that have made this giveaway possible.  Before you enter the giveaway, check out some of our sponsors below to see all the great things they have

Gear Review: SafeGuard Armor Stealth Concealable Body Armor

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I would first like to thank Anthony at SafeGuard Armor for giving me the chance to review his fantastic stealth body armor. I personally had never worn or had body armor as I had just figured it was too big, bulky and heavy to wear on a daily basis. So when I received this stealth armor I

Great Time at the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo

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On Saturday March 30th my wife Megan and I had the pleasure of attending the AZ Survivalist/Prepper Expo. It was great to meet all the vendors and look at all the cool survival products and services that these companies brought to the table.  One of the things that I thought was amazing was the diverse

How to Put a Useful First Aid Kit Together

Whether you think you do or not, you need a first aid kit within spitting distance. It’s just one of those things that you never think you need until disaster strikes. Don’t let it get to that point, avoid catastrophe by keeping a simple, all-purpose first aid kit at home and at work. You can

The Benefits of Living Off Grid

The collective sprawl of societal living shapes, and molds dictates what people are as well as what they become, and it is far from far fetched that living in isolation from society would have its benefits. To completely cut oneself off from the rest of the world with a solar-powered home and a well for

What and How You Should Store Food

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If you are a person who is afraid of the future and want to be prepared for any situation storing food is a must. Storing food can really be an art and is one of the categories I have discussed in my earlier beans, bullets and band aids post You really need to ask yourself

Take the Top 10 Doomsday Scenarios Poll

Even though Simply Hike has already released there infographic on the Top Ten Doomsday Theories for 2013 you can still vote in there poll.  What do you think is the most likely Doomsday scenario that would happen in 2013.  Check out the poll at http://blog.simplyhike.co.uk/index.php/2013/02/top-ten-doomsday-theories-2013/. You can also comment on their poll and let them know

Top Ten Doomsday Theories of 2013

 Thank you http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/ for this great infographic about doomsday theories.  Also thank you for mentioning my site on it. This graphic shows what people think would be the most likely doomsday scenarios!

Top 15 Homesteading Skills for Preppers

A homesteader is essentially a person who lives a self-sufficient lifestyle, free of reliance on the surrounding society. One thing is for sure, that a true homesteader would be well off in the case of an economic or societal collapse. This is one of many things a prepper might prepare for. So it lends to reason, that any prepper

Why Books Should Be Part of Your Bug Out Bag Guest Post

A bug out bag is an emergency store of sufficient food, water and whatever else might be deemed necessary to survive for up to 72 hours following the occurrence of a natural disaster or major catastrophic event. Bug out bags, also called go-bags or good bags (Get Out Of Dodge) must be portable and therefore

Survival with Freeze Dried Foods

Click on the graphic to check out Food Insurance which sells freeze dried foods.  Look below the graphic to see why you should have freeze dried foods. Freeze dried food is identified as food that is void of water. The process of freeze drying food, which is also known as lyphilization, helps to extend its

Paravival Survival Bracelet Review

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I first want to send out a thank you to Nicholas at Paravival.  He was kind enough to give us a paracord bracelet to review.  First off I want to let everybody know how the customer service at Paravival is.  Nicholas did a great job answering any questions I had, and he also got the

New Resource for “Hands-On” Preppers- Free Survival Book!

Preppers are typically “hands-on” kind of people, and with that in mind, a new website; “Preparedness is Fundamental”, has just been launched that features articles and short how-to videos on prepping for anyone that doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. One video shows you how you can secure as many perfectly good batteries as you want

Can the US Overcome Economic Trouble? Time to become a Prepper!

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  As a prepper we need to prepare for the many situations that could come our way.  These can be from disasters, economic breakdown, societal breakdown, terrorism and many other problems.  I feel at the moment if we look at the problems of the world many of the problems revolve around the economies and downturn