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

Hypothermia Prevention: What is Hypothermia and how can I Prevent it?

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Hypothermia prevention is mandatory if you are lost or in a survival situation.  Even in warmer climates you can be subjected to hypothermia.  Hypothermia happens when your bodies core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.  As most people know the optimal body temperature is 98.6 degrees but can fluctuate a degree either way.  Hypothermia can

Important Bug Out Bag Items Guest Post

Guest Post Important Bug Out Bag Items that Should Be Present During Survival Times While in a vast majority of cases, it would be ideal to survive disasters in one’s residence, there may be times when certain individuals need to leave their neighbourhood and community. This is because earthquakes, flooding, fires, hurricanes, and other calamities

How Our Food Storage Helps Us in Times of Typhoons

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This is a guest post from a reader in the Philippines.  Thanks for the article and showing that prepping isn’t just for Americans! A tropical country, like the one in which I live, generally experiences more or less 20 typhoons in a year, some more devastating than others. Personally, I experience around seven typhoons in

Is Prepping for the Worst a Social Benefit?

Many people these days are preparing themselves and their families for global economic meltdown, or for natural disaster. Many others are considering it. Is this a good thing for society? Well, in many ways, yes it is. A populace which isn’t just sitting back and hoping to lean on the government if worst comes to

How to Make a Survival Candle!

So you want to make a candle for TEOTWAWKI.  There are a lot of benefits to having lots of candles in a survival situation.  For one, they can help provide heat, even if its a small amount and 2 they provide instant light if electricity goes out.  You can make candles out of various items

Start a Survival Garden with Heirloom Seeds

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Starting a survival garden will not only save you money in the long run, but would also be very important if there was a disaster in which the stores ran out of food. Eating healthy is all the rage these days. In grocery stores you will see the regular fruits and vegetables then you have the organic

Why should you have a Survival Generator

One of the most important items in your survival storage will be your survival generator.  The reason a survival generator is so important is that it is so versatile.  Although TEOTWAWKI may never come in our lifetime, there are many other practical reasons to have a generator. First of all, what is a survival generator?

How to Build a Survival Shelter When Lost

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One of the best skills to learn for survival is how to build a survival shelter when lost. If you find yourself lost having the ability to create a shelter can really increase your odds of survival and rescue and keep you safe. Before you start building your survival shelter you will want to look

Extreme Survivalist TV Show, Now Casting!

Metal Flowers Media, the casting company that casted parts for The Colony, Dual Survival, Storage Wars, and many other shows, is now casting for an extreme survival reality show.  This could be kind of fun if you are an avid outdoorsman or a trained survivalist.  I just hope it is a legitimate survival show, unlike

Alternative Energy Sources – What Can the Elements Do For You?

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Why would anybody need alternative energy sources?  You are probably thinking, “I have electricity coming from the wall socket and it works just fine”.  Well there are a couple reasons you should have some type of backup energy source.  Think about this:  as we all know, the power at your home can and will go

How Good of a Prepper are You? Get Your Prepper Score!

I thought this was kind of cool and fun.  For the new season of Doomsday Preppers National Geographic has a prepper calculator.  Basically by your answers it will let you know how prepared you are for a disaster.  I have found that I am definitely not prepared enough.  It is setup as a survey and

Top 10 Reasons Why the Future of America Depends on Survivalists & Preppers

Top 10 Reasons Why the Future of America Depends on Survivalists & Preppers By David T Morris There has been a lot of derogatory talk lately about “preppers” and “survivalists” and I’d like to take a minute to point out 10 reasons why preppers and survivalists have always been vital to the United States and

Survivalist Pornography is this a Joke? Prepping is Getting Popular!

I am always looking for interesting topics, news and information in the prepper and survivalist community.  This was emailed to me from my google alerts (emails you stories based on a topic) and I thought it was so ridiculous and funny that I had to post it.  I am hoping it does not offend.  So

The Ins and Outs of Your Bug Out Vehicle!

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Bug Out Vehicle When thinking about a bug out vehicle, the first types of vehicles that come to mind are big 4×4 vehicles or military vehicles.  While these vehicles may be some of the best bug out vehicles, there are many other types to think about.  It would also be a good idea to have

9 Crucial Tips to Survival

When thinking about what we need to survive, there are many things that come to mind.  By following these 9 crucial tips from Don Mann, ex navy seal at Huffington Post, you will have a much easier time surviving when lost or if a disaster of some kind occurs.  Most of Don’s tips really focus

Best Survival Weapons – What should I have?

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Best Survival Weapons In my last post, I have discussed survival guns. Now we will look at the other types of weapons and what the best survival weapons or tools are. Some of the bows benefits of the more unconventional weapons are that they are quiet, in some cases passive, are reusable, and can serve different purposes. What we will

Best Survival Gun, Is there really one?

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Best survival gun There is always a lot of debate about which is the best survival gun. The gist of it is, the best survival gun is the one that will get the job done. Each gun has its own purpose, so really the best survival gun depends almost entirely on the situation or what it is

Is a zombie apocalypse possible?

This question has been asked quite a bit recently.  With the emergence of shows like “The Walking Dead” and movies like “Zombieland”, this end of the world disaster scenario has been reawakened.  Since this new craze, there have been quite a few new zombie killing related survival products to hit the market, from zombie ammunition

The Addiction of Prepping

Prepping Addiction Prepping and being ready for a disaster is definitely a noble cause and will be very beneficial to your family.  Most preppers are just regular people that feel being able to have stability during tough times is important.  For the majority of preppers, the art of prepping can actually be a fun, learning

Stay Hydrated Even in the Worst Circumstances

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If there is a time when TEOTWAWKI happens, physical labor and exercise will increase, so learning how to stay hydrated will be very important.  As some of us know, we can realistically only live for three days without water.  The thing we may not think about is that dehydration can happen within hours depending on