SurvivalCache Writer Interview: Dr. John J. Woods

Doomsday Prepper

John J. Woods, PhD, has been outdoor writing for over 35 years with over 3000 articles, and columns published on firearms, gun history, collecting, appraising, product reviews and hunting all sorts of game, especially white-tailed deer and wild turkey.  He regularly gets beat up by both.  He has hunted much of the western states plus in Canada and Europe.  Dr. Woods is currently the Vice President of Economic Development at a College in the Southern United States.

Book Contributions:

Secrets of the Pros– North American Hunting Club books.
The Magnolia Club – contributor for MS Wildlife Federation fundraiser book.
Hunting Tips – North American Hunting Club books.
The American Deer Camp – photo contributor, North American Hunting Club books.


AR Guns and Hunting –Feature Writer, columnist, product review specialist
North American Hunter – Field Editor – Features, and product review specialist – Feature article contributor
Mississippi Business Journal – Outdoors Impact monthly column
Mississippi Sportsman – Contributing Writer & Columnist
Single Shot Magazine – Contributing Editor, single shot rifles and hunting – Feature writer, travel destinations, product review specialist

Award winning writer published nationally and regionally:   


Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, Best Web Site Story, 1999
Mississippi Wildlife Federation, Conservation Communicator of the Year, 2005
Field and Stream, Heroes of Conservation, April, 2007
Small Business Administration, Journalist of the Year, 2009

How does Dr. Woods answer 17 survival questions?

1.  Please describe your every day carry (EDC)?
Differs, small vehicle bag, water, snack, med kit, knife, light rain jacket.

2.  Favorite bug out pistol?
Kimber 1911 or Beretta 92

3.  Favorite concealed carry pistol?
Beretta Nano; SW BackUp 380

4.  Favorite bug out rifle or carbine?
ARs 5.56, 6.8 SPC, 300 Whisper, .308

5.  Favorite rifle or carbine?
Ruger SR556

6.  Favorite shotgun?
Remington 870, 12 gauge, police barrel + dressed out

7.  The amount of food you have at your house? 
With power, enough for a 3 months.  w/o power, 1 month

8.  Name your top 7 items in your bug out bag? 
Pistol/mags;food kit; water; tarp; light; knife; med kit

9.  Describe your bug out location, if you have one? 
Bug-In primary; 680 acre rural camphouse 80 miles away.

10.  Describe your bug out vehicle?
Chevrolet Silverado pickup, extra cab.

11.  Describe your bug out bag? 
Army duffle; Cabela’s duffle.

12.  Favorite home defense pistol?
Kimber 1911 or Beretta 92

13.  Favorite home defense rifle/shotgun? 
Remington 11-87 & 870

14.  Favorite survival book?
How to Survive the End of the World as we Know It..Rawles, extensive library at home.

15.  Favorite survival type movie?
Book of Eli

16.  Survival knife?
Al Mar folder

17.  Survival tools in your kit?
Woodman’s Pal; Hardcore Hardware Rhino; Army folding shovel; Cold Steel swing blade; Gerber chopping blade; Fiskar’s small hatchet/hammer; conventional tool kit.