Survive Doomsday (formerly SHTF Blog) is a modern survival blog focused on bringing relevant, quality content to the prepping community since 2007. This is the blogging arm of Prepper Press, a publisher of survival sites, books, and entertainment. Prepper Press is a small U.S.-based business.
While based in the U.S., we have have an awesome, international group of writers who keep things authentic and real. You see what you get with us, so hang out for a while, and come back again.
Interested in working with us? See our Write for Us page for more information.
Derrick Grant – Founder and Editor
Derrick was a prepper well before Y2K, Katrina, and Covid-19. He founded SHTF Blog in 2007, when it was one of only a handful of prepper blogs. Derrick also founded Prepper Press in 2011, a survival blog and publisher of prepper books and entertainment. The rebranding to Survive Doomsday happened in 2023.
He is fortunate to work with a strong team of writers who know the prepping community equally well.
Owen James – Special Assistant
Owen began promoting outdoor products and content “behind the scenes” in his early teenage years. An avid hunter and outdoorsman in his own right, Owen’s growing interest lies in trying to bring more attention to youth shooting and hunting.
When not at the shooting range or in a tree stand, Owen is assisting Prepper Press and Survive Doomsday with social media metrics, online marketing, and identifying influencers in youth outdoor markets for possible partnerships.
Steve Markwith – Contributing Writer
Steve Markwith served two combat tours in Vietnam and led all firearms operations for a large state agency. He became an NRA-Certified Pistol Instructor, and served as a certifying authority for concealed-carry permit applicants in several states.
He joined the firearms industry working with a gunsmith who was a disciple of the well-known PO Ackley. He has years of full-time firearms experience and enjoys direct contact with many industry leaders. He is the author of numerous firearms books in the Survival Guns series.
Drew Forge – Contributing Writer
Drew Forge has been writing for the survival community for almost a decade, getting his start with SHTF Blog in early 2012. Drew was also a contributing author and gear reviewer for Survival Cache. Drew has also written for Wide Open Spaces, and the now-defunct Every Day Survivalist. A certified armorer for many firearms manufacturers, Drew has an extensive background of hunting, fishing, camping, construction, gunsmithing, reloading, and competitive shooting.