What separates Prepper Nation from the rest of the prepping communities is that it’s your community! If you prefer to lurk, that’s fine by us. But if you’re the type of person that wants to be involved – a moderator, a part of the livestream, whatever – Prepper Nation is all of that and so much more.

Patreon is one way to be involved. Greenhorn status gets you exclusive content, Veteran status gets you an exclusive monthly livestream, and Wardaddy status gives you a link to JOIN THE SHOW each Saturday night … LIVE!
Other Nation members prefer to stick with YouTube. Using the “join” feature gives you 2 options – the Coffee Club is highlighted during livestreams for easy visibility and the Blue Coats also get a link to join the show LIVE!

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Prepper Nation is different because it’s an actual, honest to God community of likeminded people. Sure, there are others, but we were the first to do it. Prepper Nation began the trend of premiering content for chat time in the prepping community. Prepper Nation was the first to introduce an open community livestream. See the trend here? We innovate because we’re not here to clone the others – Prepper Nation does its own thing. Hosted by bestselling author John M. Davis and backed by the greatest patrons, sponsors, and moderators on YouTube, we continue to blaze our own trail together.

Prepper Nation premieres each morning at 9AM.

Yo readers! John is still in college but scheduled to graduate in May 2021. At that time he will begin working on a brand news series that is half alternate World War 2 history and half zombies. Yes zombies! Though fans of Wicked are sure to be disappointed, all of Davis’ resources are being poured into this upcoming project. “I’m in the process of storyboarding the first three books of the series. I’m developing characters, selecting a name, and securing cover artwork. I honestly consider World War 2 to be the perfect setting because it encompassed every corner of the world. Mankind saw the extremes of evil, weapons of marvel, the might of iron and heroes were made in an instant. This setting has been calling for years now and it’s time I finally answered” – Release Date TBA. -AR

Since publishing his first work in 2011, the ride has been beautiful crazy! It’s only fitting that we remember the greatness (and not so greatness) of the past, right? Welcome to the Archive!

Here it is, folks, in all of its glory! As the very first story Davis published, Gunship charted all the way up to #3 on the bestselling list and then later returned to the list, claiming the #1 overall spot. The cover featured Davis’ friend, professional model and actress Amanda Elizabeth, who also appeared on the cover of the fifth installment, Gunship: Legendary.

Collaborating with Patrick Prejusa on REDD: Down the Rabbit Hole is Davis’ crowning achievement, though Davis has mixed emotions on it. “REDD is a great story and I fell in the love with the universe. It took FIVE YEARS to secure the rights to novelize the motion picture, son, so I am proud to have done it. Patrick was fantastic to work with. Yet, there’s something in my gut that hurts each time I think about this one because, having agreed to novelize it, I was given the opportunity a short time later to write an official G.I. Joe canon novel. Part of me will always regret having to say no to that offer, but part of me will always be proud of having been a part of the REDD universe. In the end, REDD is far cooler”.

Who can forget the “Twitter feud” between Davis and actor Jon Cryer? It garnered so much heat on social media that it was eventually picked up by Fox News. In the end, many celebrities would try piling onto Davis, including Joshua Jackson (of Dawson’s Creek fame) and Alyssa Milano. Yet a few patriots pulled their sleeves up and took Davis’ position, including Pacman World Champion Billy Mitchell. Davis and Mitchell continue a friendship today. And yes, Davis would go on to be featured in arcade legend Walter Day’s science fiction trading card set as card #238.

Liberals on Twitter demanded an apology from Davis. Instead, John began marketing and selling “I Defeated Lex” drink tumblers (Cryer portrayed DC’s Lex Luthor at the time). To this day Davis claims that no one ever presented a factual list – “just a bunch of CNN nonsense”.

During 2015, Davis spent a year as a staff writer, covering both the Atlanta Steam and writing preview articles for the LFL TV provider at the time, FUSE. Like LFL owner Mitch Mortaza, Davis was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan at the time and pushed hard behind the scenes for a team to be placed in DC. Ultimately, Mortaza chose to place an expansion team in Austin, Texas, but Davis would continue working with the LFL on the TV series Pretty. Strong. At the end of the 2015 season, Davis was offered a full-time job to travel with LFL personnel and work behind the scenes of each week’s broadcast. He declined the job and left the LFL.

“One night I’m up writing an article for the LFL and I’m scheduled to fly out to Seattle and meet Mortaza at the close of the Legends Cup. I’m excited at this point. But as I sat in a quiet house and contemplated what it actually meant, I realized I would be on the road and away from my family for a third of the year, surrounded by women who were being sexualized. Up until that point I had justified working for the LFL because the football was good, and it is. Yet, somehow I had fallen way off track and I was walking the wrong path. God convicted my heart that night and I sent my editor, Colton, a resignation. Crazy! All I had to do was fly out and meet Mortaza for 5 minutes and not screw that meeting up, then I’m in, getting paid good money to write about football. I felt heavily convicted. I knew that I would have to face my kids one day and explain to them why I worked for a league that sexualized women to sell tickets. On the outside I had convinced myself that it was OK, but deep down I knew it was wrong. A few years later (and a lot of praying later) God opened a door for me on YouTube with Prepper Nation and shoved me through it.”

The only explanation is divine intervention. Has to be. I had podcasted for several years on the subject of writing and even prepping and I had a whopping 38 followers. One morning I wake up and the channel has thousands of subscribers and was continuing to skyrocket. Each day I get email replies from people that are blown away because I answered their emails. I have people that literally plan their mornings around hearing me ramble on YouTube each day and that’s a strange feeling, to be honest. I mean, who am I? Just some random guy that collects 80s video games and has an opinion on things. I’m like anyone else. Yet I now have people handling my social media for me and people who tell me which website I need to make an appearance on because people are waiting.”

I just keep running in the direction God pushed me, and I do the best I can. I’m trying not to screw it up, to be honest, and I don’t always get it right. I don’t want to be famous and I certainly don’t want to be rich. I just want to be able to stand in front of my creator when the time comes and say that’d I did my best for Him. We live in a world full of rules and I hate that, it confines us. Both writing and podcasting makes me feel free. I just sit down and give what I have in an honest way, and that is like therapy to me. Writing and podcasting bring me joy and they allow me to have the income to bless others in need. Plus, my kids think I’m world famous or something HA! It’s pretty cool walking into a place knowing your kids believe their daddy is some big shot. I’m not, of course, but who I am to break their hearts?”

-AR

Times up. Prep NOW, or pay later.

Let me be clear: Our county’s new normal is and will be chaos. This November, there is no winner, no matter who you vote for. If Joe Biden loses you can expect Civil War. Liberals, socialists, communists, ANTIFA, and BLM will not tolerate 4 more years of President Trump, or the realization that their movements have failed. Likewise, should Joe Biden win, a landslide of socialism and communism is coming and the other half of our country will not allow it. Conservatives, law enforcement, military veterans, and the 3% militia.

In other words, the way our country once stood – those days are over.

I also see this new “normal” as a global issue in time, which is why I am strongly encouraging all of you to prepare for it NOW, before it’s truly too late. How can you prepare?

You NEED a gun. A handgun, shotgun, rifle – SOMETHING.

You need (at a minimum) a year’s worth of food storage and more importantly, you need to understand that growing food and fishing may be needed in the years to come. Learn how to do these things.

You need a bug out location ready to go, just in case. Maybe this is a family member or friend who is willing to share a home and pool resources. In a prepping situation, you should be ready to move with what you need in 15 minutes or less. Have your supplies in a bug out bag, folks, and be ready to get to your secondary bug out location. For me, this is a deep woods country retreat that has a huge garden and well water. Either way, you need to begin working on this right now.

You need bartering supplies. Common items that can and will be bartered in the future: pure silver, antibiotics, common ammunition, whiskey and/or wine, canned food, extra non-perishable food. No folks, not toilet paper.

You need to understand that larger cities are already lost. The supply line (at least in the United States) was far too dependent on imports and is now breaking down, partially due to the Covid-19 and partially because of the inner cities now being lost to anarchy movements.

State economies are now failing – unemployment checks aren’t clearing and taxes are being added (up to 50% on many items) with the stroke of a pen. The people in charge understand that we have too many dependents and not enough income, and they’re in full panic mode. Become dependent on yourself and begin prepping right now, folks, or pay later.

After the events of 2020 the world will move on. What is actually looks like post Covid-19 and Civil War is anyone’s guess. Either way, you want to be there. You and your loved ones want to survive this. Do the work now and be sure to SUBSCRIBE TO MY PREPPING PODCAST!

The Walter Day Collection!

Exciting news…I’m proud to announce that I’ve been approached by The Walter Day Project! For those of you who aren’t familiar, Walter Day is the man who put competitive gaming on the map. He’s recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the official referee for world championship gaming competitions, he is the founder of the world’s most famous arcade, and he is the arcade referee featured in the motion picture Wreck-It Ralph!

What does this have to do with the Book Commander? Walter Day also spearheads a trading card company that covers all things pop culture – from gaming to science fiction writing. Walter has selected a handful of authors and stories that matter in the world of science fiction, both past and present. What’s more impressive, folks, is that a mere handful of the selected authors are indie authors, and I’m proud to announce that he’s elected to plaster my ugly mug on card #238.

This entire set (including my favorite, card #238) will be available for worldwide purchase along with a book featuring all of the cards and signed by none other than Walter Day! I’m sure I’ll sign a handful of cards and give them away at some point. Until then, a huge thank you to Walter for choosing the Book Commander, and I encourage you to check out…

The Walter Day Collection

Currently on hiatus due to the pandemic, the Book Commander Podcast is scheduled to return in August. Be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE – we’ll be coming back with a bang!

John M. Davis is working on several projects, including a handful of science fiction stories, appearances on Shay Mountain Production’s upcoming web series Outlaw Poker, and a potentially HUGE announcement (Waka, Waka) that is under wraps, for now, as it is a collaborative work.

Coming Soon!

Late Night Gamechat!

During the Lockdown of 2020, I spearheaded Late Night Gamechat on YouTube. The idea is simple: every few nights we head online to get our game on. Thing is, I never really know who’s joining in. Some nights I go solo and play games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Horizon while talking about relevant things (writing, prepping). Other nights I’m met with a host of friends and we play online shooters like Call of Duty and Fortnite.

I’ve played with some greats (authors Michael Hicks and Robert “Sharky” Pruneda, actors Casper Van Dien, Nathan Fillion – a Halo fanatic), but I also play with close friends and Book Commander supporters. I won’t lie – space is limited – and language is usually not PG-13. I personally don’t drop the dirty words but most of the guys I play with do. Consider yourself warned.

The gaming sessions stream live on my Twitter account and I “try” to interact with tweets during the stream. If you’re one of the few who support Book Commander via PayPal, please drop your gamer tag in the comment box. I’ll do my best to add you!

The TRUTH About Food Shortages

I just read a terrible Yahoo article on beef shortages and decided to rewrite the article from a prepper’s standpoint. Listen, not only are major food shortages on the horizon, they are already here in many cases. Allow me to explain. In my region we heard “stop hoarding food, when people stop hoarding there will be plenty to go around”, right? Soon after, stores began to close early to “restock” and limits were placed on many food items. Awesome! – except that didn’t fix the issue. If there was plenty in reserve, stores closing early to restock, and limits imposed, there should be plenty of food on our shelves. Yet the problem has gotten substantially worse.

The truth is simple: America isn’t importing like it once was and we don’t have enough farms/plants to support our population. Pork processing plants have now closed and this will (is) lead to a major run on beef. This run on beef will lead to a shortage, thus a run on the next meat product, and the cycle continues on down the line.

The rest of the world thinks about the next step – preppers are thinking ten steps ahead. While people were rushing to collect toilet paper, many preppers were locking down long-term drinking water solutions. If you’re ready to think like a prepper, I advise you to hoard the following items while you still can:

Dry Beans, powdered milk, canned meat (very long shelf life), honey (unlimited shelf life), dry rice, all purpose flour, sugar, canned pasta sauce, canned fruit and veggies, jerky (if affordable), powdered Gatorade, a Brita water filtering pitcher w/ additional filters. How much do you need? Ideally 1 month of food for each member of your household is the bare minimum a prepper keeps – 3 months per member of your household if you can afford it.

Finally, I’ll leave you with an Amazon link to land you the best prepper food possible – handpicked by yours truly. These are extremely limited and will likely sell out fast – but they cover the basics outside of a water filtering system.