About Survival Sherpa

At Survival Sherpa, our vision is simple: Helping each other on the climb to self-reliance and preparedness…the Survival Sherpa way…One step at a time.

The more you know, the less you need.

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran prepping in today’s uncertain times, we all need help navigating the uphill journey to self-reliance and preparedness. I’ll help show you the route, help with the gear, and guide you on your journey.

Who’s behind this Survival Sherpa thing anyway? I’m the husband to the lovely Dirt Road Girl, proud father and grandfather, a government school teacher, a lover of the primal lifestyle, and blogger who is passionate about living a self-reliant lifestyle full of liberty. Since my first teaching/coaching job in the mid 80′s, I’ve left the classroom several times to pursue other interests. My journey has taken me to foreign countries as a missionary, a real estate investor, pastor of inner-city kids, and general construction (when I’m hungry). Not sure where I’ll land when I grow up.

Running water rejuvenates the soul

Running water rejuvenates the soul

I love liberty, self-ownership, guns, primal living, Austrian economics, self-reliance, reading history, and spending time with Dirt Road Girl and family.  I stubbornly resist the State (described by Lysander Spooner as the gang of robbers and murderers).  Being able to voluntarily exercise free will in a free society excites me.  If my choices lead to my demise, at least I’m spared from any externally determined fate.

I’m very grateful for those who have guided me and my family on our journey to self-reliance. Many unsung heroes living in anonymity have encouraged me to take one more step. It’s time to give back.

In my day job, dependence on the system is a way of life. I use to think I could change the system. Now, not so much. That’s why I’m always ranting about taking your preparedness into your own hands. The societal safety nets won’t last forever. If you’re new to preparedness and self-reliance, why not take the first steps toward personal independence? Browse the links and resources on this site and see how deep the ‘rabbit hole’ take you. I think you’ll discover a rewarding journey full of hope and confidence in your future.

The older I get the more I realize I’m no expert. I’ll offer advice or what has worked for me. Some ‘experts’ profit from doom and gloom. Don’t dismiss me as a Pollyanna. I’m aware of the craziness going on around us. Just be careful who you get your information from. Don’t take anything I say as truth unless it’s right in your own gut. Verify for yourself. Live life. Have fun. Life really is short. Live it with passion and reckless abandon.

Maybe this site will encourage you to begin preparing and start your journey to personal freedom, independence, and self-reliance. There are so many people willing to share skills and knowledge. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to help yourself and your family. How hard can it be, right?

Doing the stuff,

Todd Walker

Owner/Editor

Survival Sherpa

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  1. Thanks for visiting “God’s Healing Plants” and signing up to get our posts. You have a very interesting blog yourself and I have signed up for it. Blessings on your day.

  2. Just wanted to pass this information along to you for your subscribers…

    The new 2012 15th Anniversary Edition of the LDS Preparedness Manual is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD from http://www.ldsavow.com

    Title: LDS Preparedness Manual
    Editor: Christopher Parrett
    Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
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    This is the new, 2012 15th Anniversary edition of the LDS Preparedness Manual.
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  3. My pleasure sir.
    Trying to give away as many copies of this book as we can.
    One by one we will help more people become better prepared to be ASSETS and not LIABILITIES when “The Fecal Matter Hits the Rotary Oscillator”.

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  11. I have nominated you for the Blogger of the Year Award please visit the post to pick up your award. Congratulations !

    http://familysurvivalprotocol.com/2013/01/26/my-blog-has-been-presented-with-these-lovely-awards/

    • Desert Rose, you made my day and you make me smile :) I got into this blogging thing when DRG was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. It’s been a great outlet for me in the early morning hours. Alone time is rare – but necessary.

      I wanted to say a big ol’ thank you for thinking of me for this award. I’m sure there are many more deserving of the honor. My hat is off to you for the value you add to people through your work.

      Many blessings on you and yours!

      Todd

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have lots of interesting information here.

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  42. Hey Todd, I really like your blog. I have a blog but honestly with unschooling my three boys and running my urban homestead and other important things in life I do not set aside time to update it much. Anyway, I do want to offer this to you if you are interested: how about a few guest posts by me? I cannot guarantee a lot and you are free to say “no, thanks” to anything that I write or give me feedback to make the post better. Send me an email if you want to discuss this. Elissa

    • Elissa, I’m totally interested in having you guest post!

      I couldn’t find an email addy from you blog. Give me a shout via email at: survivalsherpa (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you :)

      Todd

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  51. Stacy Sharp

    Hi Todd, I am just starting on this self reliance road. You talk about a Rabbit Hole :-) I feel more like I’m in a whirlpool! I finally decided water was the most important item. Only after I received my Waterbricks did I realize I need a water filter so I can fill them with good water, and drops or tablets or something to purify it. Argh! Every time I start to work toward something my head starts spinning.

    Can you point me toward a good BEGINNER book? My husband would like me to have 6 months of food on hand. There has to be other things I can get besides Hamburger Helper.

    Thanks,

    Stacy

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  54. Stacy Sharp

    Todd,

    Thanks so much for your input. I will continue to research and hopefully make significant headway.

    Stacy

    • You very welcome, Stacy. Let us know if we can help. There’s some great people that hang out here and glad to help.

      Please keep in touch.

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  60. Mary S. Black

    many thanks for reading my blog post about wounds and bleeding!

    • Nicely done, Mary! Enjoyed your work. Would you be interested in doing a guest blog here sometime dealing with medical issues?
      Todd

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