Survivalist HQ is, at its core, a blog and gear store focused on helping people get started in prepping. We focus on essential kits such as Everyday Carry, Get Home, and Bug Out Bags, along with Concealed Carry recommendations and reviews. As we grow, we plan to expand into homesteading techniques such as food cultivation & storage, medical readiness, homestead electricity such as solar, survival retreat techniques, and home businesses.
Mission 1: Help the Greatest Number of People Possible Achieve Basic Preparedness
This is our core goal and the thing that we are most passionate about. In the service we would call basic readiness a "force multiplier" effect. Essentially that means that everyone, ourselves included, will benefit from more people being prepared for a natural disaster, societal hiccup (or collapse), or any event which may shut down infrastructure.
Whether it's a huge Ultimate Guide or a small Pro Tip, we want to become your go-to resource for simple, straightforward advice.
Mission 2: Provide Only the Best Recommendations of Gear Based on Personal and Community Experience
One of the biggest reasons we've built Survivalist HQ is because, in our own survival research, we found the internet so cluttered with advertising and sales that it all became tiring very quickly. Our main contributor Jim once asked HQ member Dave over lunch: "Are there really over 100 options for the Best Survival Knife? Surely they can't all be the best if there are dozens and dozens of choices. Someone should really just narrow it down to the very best of the very best, with options for different needs."
So that's what we decided to do. Narrow down recommendations to the very best of the very best, based on some simple criteria:
- Our best recommendations based on a balance of price and quality.
- Our top budget friendly recommendations that still absolutely meet your survival needs.
- Recommendations for differing needs. For example, concealed carry pistols sized appropriately for women's frames.
We're aiming for only 3-5 high quality recommendations in each category. You may find a few less or a few more depending on the item and differing needs, but 3-5 is the goal.
Mission 3: Provide a Simple Store Where You Can Acquire the Gear You Need Now
As mentioned, we know what it's like to sit down on a Sunday afternoon looking for a good Bug Out Bag recommendation and then find it's four hours later and we still don't know what to order. Our store is sponsored by Amazon, so it will always have the most updated prices which normally include free two-day shipping. Purchase transactions are handled by Amazon as well, so your payment information is far safer than ordering through a smaller "mom and pop" website.
Once we've done all of the hard work to find the top 3-5 choices in each category you'll find them in our Gear Store.
Please feel free to reach out to us any time, with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.
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