Happy to Survive: A new magazine with a new perspective

Life is full of enough doom and gloom without signing up for a monthly subscription! That’s why I was delighted to hear about a new preparedness magazine, “Happy to Survive,” and to participate in their first issue.

It’s tough putting together information that walks the fine line between common sense and hysteria, smart strategies and wild-eyed, fear-based fantasies.  The folks at “Happy to Survive” have worked hard to walk that line and provide solid information for self-reliant living.  You’ll find information for small farms, hunting, food storage, and, in their first issue, and interview with me.

I was interviewed several weeks ago by one of their writers, Patti Light. Her questions to me went beyond the typical, “How did you get started?” and “What should a mom have in her purse at all times?” I liked the fact that she kept her questions to me focused on preparedness and was aware that preparedness is a positive action.

I got to see a few pages of the final version, and the magazine is simply stunning in full, beautiful color with a gorgeous layout. Currently it’s available to iPad users via the Apple iTunes store. Full issues are just $4.99 with a subscription and $6.99 for single issues. Plans are in the works for a print version as well, so stay tuned.

If you don’t own an iPad, you can still get an idea of what the magazine is about by taking a look at the preview.

Kudos to everyone at “Happy to Survive” for producing an eye-catching, positive magazine for every survival and preparedness person out there.


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  1. bobby says

    i have been thinking for awhile we should have a prepping magazine out there and why hasn’t anybody done one yet. i would deffinately buy it! i dont do apple, so i need a paper issue please! asap!

    • says

      Thanks Bobby! We will get right on that. :-)

      We are actually talking with various other newsstands today to discuss expanding our distribution. We will keep you posted when the magazine becomes available in other locations. Thanks again for the encouraging comments.

      –The Happy to Survive Team

  2. says

    I read all my magazines on Kindle. I am amazed that this is available on iTunes and not Kindle. I didn’t think nearly as many people used iPads vs Kindles.

  3. Craig L Johnson says

    I am a contributor but cant even see my own posts…sad face. Yes good magazine with a good concept.

  4. says

    I’m really glad to see that people have taken prepping and put a more positive, and more engaging aspect to it. While the purists, militia types may not see the value in this, just think how much damage and riots can be mitigated if more of the joe averages in suburbia had at least 90 days worth of food in their house, talked to their neighbors, grew some of their own food….WHEN and not IF the SHTF, this country would be in much better shape to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding a future

    • says

      I couldn’t agree more! Well said. I am one of the newbies that needed that little nudge of awareness. Now my family of 6 has taken our skills from common sense living, camping, scouting and more to a new and better level of self reliance. Sites like this can help a lot of people.

  5. Kay mahoney says

    What a fantastic idea! I think it is wonderful that you are willing to take on a job that will help educate so many people. Prepping is very hard and I think any good advice would be much appreciated. I don’t own any kind of reader, so I am waiting for the paper issue, too. Hurry! :)

  6. says

    I would really love it if it were available in PDF. Kindle would be the next best thing. My apple products have all died so I don’t do business with them anymore.

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