The State of TruePrepper

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. While reflecting on TruePrepper for the New Year and setting goals going forward, I thought it might be a good idea to share how we’ve been doing this past year.

Reflecting on 2016

2016 was a great year for TruePrepper, especially since it is the only year we have been around. We hit over ¼ million views for the year. We have run giveaways each month with a great response. We have had posts shared more than I ever expected. Here are a few of our most popular posts of 2016:

Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them

The Best Mosquito Spray According to Science

11 Common Bad Habits Every Prepper Needs to Break

We’ve made a few friends along the way and networked with several other prepping sites that share our frame of mind. While 2016 seemed good, 2017 should turn out to be even better.

Whats New for 2017

In the new year, we have added several great new writers that I know quite well personally. They plan on bringing their unique perspective to gear reviews, prepping articles, and whatever other ideas they feel eager to share. You can check out our about page for their full bios, but here is a quick synopsis of the fellas joining the group:

FJ – The old man of the group, FJ is the most experienced of us all and has been prepping for most of his long life. He is a veteran, HAM enthusiast, and a woodworker among other things. He is world-traveled and the most prepared out of all of us by far.

AC – An eagle scout, great cook, and staunch environmentalist makes AC a great addition to the team. He is brimming with enthusiasm to share his ideas ranging from global warming to basic wilderness survival.

EG – Currently serving in the armed forces, EG is the one you want on your side when SHTF. He de-escalates dangerous situations on a regular basis. He has extensive first aid training and can drive almost anything, land or sea. He excels in lifestyle fitness and combat tactics. A great resource to share ideas for TruePrepper.

I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome these three hard chargers to the team, and I look forward to them helping us grow and become more well-rounded. Also, in 2017, we plan on continuing our giveaways and have some great partnerships and products lined up to give our readers for free!

Our Goals for 2017

Our goals include hitting the top 10 on Top Prepper Websites. In the past year, we have climbed to the top 25 with the amazing support of our readers. Another goal for 2017 is to hit one million views. Finishing 2016 with ¼ million leaves us with a long way to go, but we believe it is attainable. We are looking to have more great quality articles, and even more in-depth reviews on a large variety of survival gear.

The Final Word

2016 was a good year, and 2017 is looking up. If you are reading this, we would like to thank you for your support, and invite you to come back and check up on us often!

Keep exploring, stay prepared, and be safe.

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The State of TruePrepper

Rusty Collins

I am an engineer, Air Force veteran, emergency manager, husband, dad, and experienced prepper. I developed emergency and disaster plans around the globe and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

2 thoughts on “The State of TruePrepper

  • I would like to see an really IN DEPTH article about building security into your home or retreat.
    For instance: security landscaping, concrete planters for cover in a firefight, creating and using slopes and mounds of earth to your advantage, tactical planting of shrubs, bushes and “prickly-nasties”, intentionally building a long weaving , curving driveway to slow-down the approach of someone who might be unfriendly, dragons teeth that don’t look like dragons teeth, reflective light sources that cannot be shot out by snipers, ballistic-proof walls and glass. I for one would really like to read more on this topic from someone who has new ideas I haven’t thought of. Thanks!

    • Thanks for the feedback! You touched on some really sound ideas to start us off and I’m sure we can put our heads together to get a comprehensive post on the best things to consider when implementing a security plan. We will give it our best in the next month or two, so be on the lookout.


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