About Us

What is Soulful Prepper?

Our mission is to encourage preppers and homesteaders to embrace the highest quality, natural life to replicate the healthier, self-sufficient, and more fulfilling lifestyle of our ancestors. Our goal is to be your go-to site for all things prepping, natural living, and homesteading. 

We strive to be a trusted site for the modern homestead movement. We believe that building a homestead and prepping for an emergency is the best way to protect your family from the challenges facing the world.

Through developing highly relevant, and engaging content, we hope to educate our audience about the benefits of a natural lifestyle as well as help them make their transition off-grid. We produce informational articles as well as provide product reviews on topics related to prepping, homesteading, and natural living. 

Our main source of income is through affiliate marketing, so if you decide to use one of our links to make a purchase, we may receive a commission for a referral. This is at no additional cost to you, and we simply take a percentage of the final sale price. We greatly appreciate any purchase made through links on the site, as it helps fund our website and continue to produce relevant content for you.

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Who are we?

Our writers, Ellen and Saul, are tropical homesteaders who have a combined 10+ years of experience prepping. Other than prepping, they are educators, herbalists, and fans of economics, history, and wilderness survival. Whenever possible, they like to layer their other interests into prepping and homesteading, helping to add context and insight into relevant articles. In fact, part of the reason they became preppers was that they saw history repeating itself.

When writing articles, we occasionally solicit information from expert friends and contacts to develop better articles and share practical advice. Relying on experts helps provide the best content to our readers.

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Why we Started Soulful Prepper

We want to help preppers embrace a natural and vibrant lifestyle. Modern-day conveniences are harmful to our physical and mental health. Fluorescent lighting, industrial foods, and mass media are making us physically weak, emotionally volatile, and perpetually angry, causing us to find external forms of happiness when we should be focusing internally on finding peace. 

Fortunately, there is an alternative path. We can actively make informed decisions to make the life we seek. A life that is low-stress and provides more meaningful daily interactions with people, nature, and ourselves. When life is more meaningful, every interaction is experienced more vividly, bringing more joy into our lives. To us, this means Living with Vitality.

If we collectively work to normalize homesteading, eating whole foods, and spirituality, more people would embrace back be eager to return to nature. It may seem like going against the grain, but humans came from nature, and it can be argued we are not meant to live in dense cities, cramped apartments, and be stuck in traffic. To return to where we will derive peace of mind and happiness. To close on a quote from Henry David Thoreau that captures life in nature,

“We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud and the rain.”

Our Writers

Saul Metcalfe

Saul Metcalfe

Saul is the co-founder and editor of Soulful Prepper. He previously worked as a technology advisor to companies. But now, he makes his living by advising people on prepping and holistic living. In his personal time, he enjoys hiking with his wife, biohacking, and studying history.

Ellen Metcalfe

Ellen Metcalfe

Ellen is the co-founder and writer for Soulful Prepper. She has a background in teaching. Ellen spends most of her time improving her homesteading skills, gardening, and mastering new languages.

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