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Best prepper and survival websites

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This is my list of the best prepper forum  or prepper- and survival websites that I frequent and recommend to others.

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It’s not gonna be just a bunch of crap listed in order to get a link exchanged (so don’t ask), so the list is gonna be short for a while. I’ve included a quick description for each prepper blog, forum or resource along with the links. Below that is a sampling of some of the excellent writing you can get from a quality prepper site for most of them, provided through their RSS feed automatically every day if they have one – so if you wanna bookmark  any of my pages, this would be the one

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Here they are in alphabetical order:

  • Amazon - Where I buy a LOT of my prepper gear and supplies
  • American Preppers Network - Survival and Preparedness Network bringing together groups, organizations, blogs and businesses.
  • Backdoor Survival
  • Knowledge Weighs Nothing - Has some great posts about prepper and survival skills. Starting to blend some nonsense posts in there as well recently though so caveat emptor.
  • Man Cave Zen - My other blog about stuff men like: whisky, cigars, manly man cave decor and gifts, fast cars, beautiful women, family, and dogs. Maybe more when I think of it.
  • Off Grid Survival - The knowledge you need to survive in any situation. Urban & Wilderness Survival • Prepping & Preparedness Issues • Self Defense & Tactical Topics
  • Organic Prepper
  • Prepared Ham Forums - Prepared ham helps get people licensed and ready for emergencies. They work with local CERT teams and disaster teams to help with radio comms and help get communications equipment running during emergencies and disasters.
  • Prepper Website - Todd does a great job of pulling in a few of the best prepper articles from around the web.
  • SHTF Plan
  • SHTF Preparedness - Matty does a great job of curating prepper and survival information for you and filtering out the crap.
  • Survival Blog - One of the oldest sites. Definitely the oldest on this list. Lots of info.
  • Survival Doctor - Dr James Hubbard has been a family doctor for over 30 years. He’s practiced in small and large towns, worked emergency rooms and in clinics.
  • Survival Mom
  • Survival Sherpa
  • Survivalist Boards
  • Tactical Intelligence

 

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Here is a selection of the most recent posts from my list of the best prepper and survival sites.

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When it comes to defending your home, nobody can do a better job at protecting it, and more importantly the people who live within its walls, than you. Unfortunately, we live in a society that has grown increasingly reliant on the government to protect them; believing that when trouble hits, law enforcement will be there to help. [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting politicians from coast-to-coast attempted to push through legislation that would ban a host of guns, magazines and accessories. Though their efforts failed for the most part, those who would take away our ability to defend ourselves always have another tyrannical card up their sleeves. They latest efforts to attack personal defense as a natural birthright comes from distinguished Congressional representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and takes aim not at your ability to possess a firearm, but rather, to protect yourself from criminals who own them. HR 378, [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: SHTF Plan
Quote from: Recon prepper on January 27, 2015, 10:59:31 AMI know sites like this if you log on it says they have 1 zillion members but when you actually start to look at all the post there are only a dozen real posters on the site. T... [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Written By T. K. Barwood I wanted to take some time to help clarify terms in many blogs, including my own. In this bi-weekly post I would like to talk about internal usages and terms. Herbal Extract- Extracts separate beneficial components from the less useful parts of the plants. Extracts can be liquid or powder. In liquid forms they are less processed and more effective than the powdered parts. To make an extract you will need a clean jar with a tight fitting lid, your herb of choice and either vinegar or glycerin work best. Chop the herbs into fine pieces and [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: American Preppers Network
For millions, the notion of living a more financially self-sufficient life is nothing more than just that – a notion. Existing free from the bounds of debt and comfort knowing you aren't relying on anything other than yourself is a concept many desire, but few achieve. While the road of being financially self-sufficient is different for every person, achieving financial security and sufficiency begins at the same point for all adults. The following five tips are geared to increase your savings account while simultaneously boosting your financial self-sufficiency in the modern world. Use these topics as the foundation for your personalized [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate. The name Epsom salts comes from the magnesium sulfate rich spring in Surrey, England where they were first discovered. If like most people you are only using your Epsom salts as a gentle laxative, or for a relaxing bath – you are seriously missing out! Epsom salts have countless other health, beauty, cleaning and gardening uses. If you are purchasing Epsom salts from the pharmacy, you are likely paying well over the odds for it. When purchased in bulk online, the price comes way, way down. We buy Epsom salts in large resealable bags from Amazon. [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
Homesteading is the buzz word of the year within the preparedness community, and rightfully so. The desire to be self-sufficient and self-reliant has never been stronger. Folks of all ages and all walks of life are beginning to look back to pioneer days as they seek skills to learn how to grow food, cook from scratch, raise farm animals, and repair and repurpose what is old and tired into something that is new and useful. Although I have written about homesteading, and especially how to homestead in place, there is so much more to write about. To that end, [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Backdoor Survival
Picture this. You're with your kids or grand-kids in a COSTCO or Wal-Mart, when you hear gunshots and screams coming from across the store. From the terrifying sounds you know you only have a few seconds to get to safety, and an EXIT door is about thirty yards away. Do you have the physical conditioning, stamina, otherwise known as survival fitness, to grab the kids, pick them up if necessary, and run fast enough to escape with your lives? Or, would those extra pounds and flabby muscles slow you down to make a quick escape impossible? Are you [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
Ever wondered what happens to your car or van tyres when the time comes to replace them? In many ways, it's never been easier to buy replacement tyres online, with companies like Avatyre providing a very straightforward means of choosing and ordering tyres for almost any vehicle. However, as choosing your new tyres becomes easier and cheaper, the conundrum of what to do with tyres which have reached the end of their useful lives remains a significant problem for environmentalists. The UK alone produces 55 million waste tyres every year. With strict new EU legislation being recently introduced, the traditional option [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: American Preppers Network
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Prepper Website
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Prepper Website
Yes I'm new to outdoors, dont judge a fella :D: Weather looks great tomorrow, high of 68 low of 41. Planning (spur of the moment) on a 7 mile hike to a camp site in a state park, 7 back out. Sleeping in a hammock with a sleeping bag. I'd like to bring my 1 year old boxer/German Sheppard companion, though it would be his first time sleeping on a tarp on the ground. I suspect 40' is plenty warm enough for this think coat. Packing and weighing my pack tonight, so far without food/water I'm at 16lbs. I anticipate being [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael is the author of The Beginning Of The End. Does a mystery that is 3,500 years old hold the key to what is going to happen to global financial markets in 2015? Could it be possible that the timing of major financial crashes is not just a matter of coincidence? In previous articles on my website, I have discussed some of the major economic and financial cycle theories and their proponents. For example, in an article entitled “If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: SHTF Plan
http://freebeacon.com/issues/foreign...n-oil-company/ US green groups okay with funds taken from rival foreign oil companies to shut down US oil production. Don't that beat all. Next they may uncover scientists falsifying data under the orders of politicians who fund their groups. :upsidedown: I'm so glad I close on my new BOL Monday. 35 acres next to 1000 acre BLM. I could care less about the world any more. It's gone insane. Very few heros left. The folks that admire what Chris Kyle stood for are told he's "just a killer" and the movie should never have been made. And yet...."The Wolf of [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
I received one of these flashlights for christmas from a friend. It comes with a rechargable battery/charger and a battery pack that uses AAA batteries. It has a 500 lumen cree led. I charged it up and then set out to use it to see if I wanted to put it in one of my vehicles for emergencies. Since trying it out I have purchased 6 more and a couple of the pocket clip small sizes. I am no flashlight expert but all I can say is this thing puts out all kinds of light, has an adjustable beam and [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
Did you ever think about what your life would be like if the stores were closed? I'm not talking about a post-apocalyptic Mad Max scenario or a winter storm that clears the shelves. I'm talking about a long-term disruption of services caused by an economic collapse. What if you couldn't run to Wal-Mart to get soap? What if the grocery store had supplies so limited that they were rationed out to people in such small amounts that the food you got was not enough to meet your needs? What if there were no diapers for your baby or aspirin to [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
The Davos World Economic Summit has long been a parade for the insider agenda, putting the power players' plans for the world's economies on display as a preview to their playing out for the rest of the year. But so far, the 2015 elite retreat in the Swiss Alps has proven to be full of apprehension, and even horror… with many of its own members expressing regret at the world they have built. The Guardian reported: The billionaires and corporate oligarchs meeting in Davos this week are getting worried about inequality… even the architects of the crisis-ridden international economic order are starting to [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: SHTF Plan
Ways Camping Can Help You Survive Camping season is only a few months away and for some, it never ended! Most people consider it a hobby that is done during the warmer months of summer. They can enjoy a swim in a lake or a nice hike without having to worry too much about the … Continue reading » The post Ways Camping Can Help You Survive appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Cabinet Re-purposed Into a Chicken Coop I saw his article and had to share it with you all, you're going to think this DIY is so cool, you're going to have to make it for all of your chicken loving friends!. Imagine a convenient location for all of your chicken needs, that's what this DIY … Continue reading » The post Cabinet Re-purposed Into a Chicken Coop appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
I know sites like this if you log on it says they have 1 zillion members but when you actually start to look at all the post there are only a dozen real posters on the site. Thats because if you don't fit in their nitch and post the way they do or kiss... [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Installing a pool in your backyard can not only provide joy for the family, but also generate significant property value that might even exceed the cost of constructing the pool itself. Pool maintenance, however, represents a major strain on energy and, as such, increases your utility bills. Neil Anderson Associates estimates the cost of heating a 500-square foot pool to a depth of just five feet to be $100 in the summertime and $1,000 in the wintertime. Those who want to minimize the cost of their indoor or outdoor pools can utilize the power of the sun to get free [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: American Preppers Network
by Todd Walker I remember singing around church campfires as a kid, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…” Anyone who has attempted to start a fire with just one spark understands that… it ain't that easy. Prepare modern and practice primitive. You won't catch me in the woods without several Bic lighters. When I really need to start a fire, I whip out my Bic. For primitive fire craft, I may start a fire by friction. If those modern fire starters fail, primitive practice will pay off. Before the advent of butane lighters and matches, flint and [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
I have a confession to make. I am a bread addict. Give me a chunk of crunchy chewy whole grain bread or a slice of fresh artisan bread and I am in heaven. The good news is that quality breads are readily available for purchase almost everywhere these days. The bad news is that they are super expensive. The answer to this good news bad news situation is easy: bake your own bread! Okay, I get it but who has the time for that? The answer? We all do!! Lucky for me, I have some easy, one [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Backdoor Survival
I love to make up my own convenience foods! I know what is in them so they are much healthier. They are simple to just grab off my shelf (instead of going to a store for a specialty can of ‘whatever') and to have on hand when there is no ‘run to the store' option. And they are super easy to make up! Enchilada Sauce is one of those insanely SIMPLE ones I can whip up and have canned up a batch in under an hour! Excellent for stocking the pantry with staples for easy meals. Easy meals are a [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose If you or your wife have been throwing away old pantyhose, stop right now. And if no one in your home uses pantyhose, you should definitely buy some. Pantyhose has all sorts of survival-related applications such as first aid, gardening, hunting, shelter construction, and even food storage. Because of this … Continue reading » The post 20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Unprepared people are scrambling to find last-minute supplies, as grocery stores across the Northeast have been overrun by panicked shoppers preparing for one of the strongest storms in the last decade. Officials warning power outages and conditions that could dump over 2-3 feet of snow... [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
As our January Skill of the Month comes to a close, I rounded up some of the best organizing pins from prepper/survival/homesteading bloggers that give tips you won't want to miss. I've included a few of my own as well. If you like the pin, follow the blogger on Pinterest! And if you're new to the whole Pinterest thing, just click on each graphic below that you want to read about.f Follow my Pinterest boards! A Sure-Fire Strategy for Keeping an Organized Pantry Inventory A Prepared Cook's Guide to Creating an Ideal Kitchen Space DIY Battery Storage Cabinet What I do to be [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
For hundreds of years, the wood burning stove has been the source of heat and cooking for millions of homes. While more contemporary options have become commonplace, those who enjoy the crackling wood and pleasant smell of a wood burning stove take pride in their mode of heat. Much like any other appliance, a wood burning stove must be cared for to prolong its life and enhance its operation. The following tips and techniques are designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of the stove while simultaneously prolonging its lifespan. Tip #1 – Use the Best Firewood Not all wood is created equal. [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Two weeks ago, I asked what you want to learn more about this year. The most popular answer was “advanced” techniques. Last week, I covered some really advanced questions about smoke inhalation—even ones experts have trouble answering. You responded by making that article the most popular post with subscribers in almost three months. Thanks. I'll keep going in this direction. I have one more important set of questions for you, and then we'll get back to survival medicine. This year, I want to create the products you need—things that fill gaps and help you prepare in practical ways. So [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015
Source: Survival Doctor
Ask anyone who's not a gardener what's in season right now. Go ahead, I'll wait here, because it won't take long. Did you get met with a blank stare and perhaps some mention of potatoes and onions? We've become so far removed from the land that most folks don't even know what vegetables are in season this time of year. Because of our “food on demand” system, with food coming in from all corners of the globe, many people who don't grow food have absolutely no idea what is growing on local farms right now. We live in a [...]
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
Welcome to this week's Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog. This week was extremely busy as I have tried to tie up lose ends and make progress on the various projects I have going. Now that I think about it, all weeks are extremely busy and my projects still are not done! Anyway, gardening has been on my mind because if I plan on starting my own tomatoes, I need to get going. I did want to mention that if you stockpile seeds as I do (I belong to the [...]
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Source: Backdoor Survival
I agree about the loss of a MPPT systemI would use an appropriate input voltage DC to DC voltage converter it should loose less power total [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Editor's note: Dr. Metivier wrote the book on memory. Several of them. Literally. Did you ever stop to think about how critical your ability to memorize information is in the midst of a crisis? When he offered to write a post on memory strategies, I jumped at the chance to share this information with you. Following is an article that he wrote exclusively for readers of The Organic Prepper. Enjoy! Guest post by Dr. Anthony Metivier of Magnetic Memory Method There's bad news and dark days on the horizon. But even though you may have a properly stocked pantry and more [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
Day three of SHOT Show is winding down, and it was another great day of Guns, Gear and Tactical Equipment. Here are some of today's highlights. [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
by Todd Walker “One of the hallmarks of the veteran woodsman is the way he contrives to make himself comfortable in camp”. ~ Warren H. Miller, 1915 (Quote from Master Woodsman‘s excellent site) Ready to rough it in the great outdoors? Nope. I'll admit, I do enjoy putting myself through natures gauntlet to test my wilderness survival skills. But there comes a time when you want to pull up a stump, sip on hot cocoa, and simply stare at flickering flames. Last winter I built a semi-permanent shelter as my personal space in the woods… my wilderness lair, if you will. Nothing too elaborate. Sparse [...]
Wed, Jan 21, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH The recent train disaster in Washington, D.C., reminded me that I haven't covered smoke inhalation in my posts. Picture this. You're on a subway going through a tunnel when you hear a loud pop. The train stops, the lights go out, and the air starts filling with smoke. And it's getting worse. A voice comes over the intercom. “The train is not on fire. Please, everyone, sit on the floor and wait for help.” The voice orders you not to open the doors. You're trapped. In the D.C. event, which resulted in one woman dying and dozens being hospitalized, [...]
Mon, Jan 19, 2015
Source: Survival Doctor
by Todd Walker It's cold and you need firewood back at base camp. That standing dead oak tree 200 yards from your shelter will provide you with enough BTU's for heat and cooking on this frigid weekend. What's the best strategy to get the fuel back to camp? You can only carry x amount of stove-length firewood in your arms before your back shuts down. The efficient method is to cut longer lengths at the harvest site and haul it back to base camp. How long? The answer depends on your functional fitness level and the diameter/density of the log to be hauled. You [...]
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Thank you for the wonderful response to last week's survey. It will help me a great deal in focusing on what you'd most like to learn about. As promised, here are the results. 1. What type of information would you like me to focus on most this year? From this, it seems I have been going in the right direction, covering diseases in the blog and including advanced survival techniques in the blog, books and especially the training course. I would just add a note that it's important to get the basics down first, as I'm sure you'd agree. In [...]
Mon, Jan 12, 2015
Source: Survival Doctor
Hey guys, just wanted to quickly let you know about a document I found buried in the CDC website. It's an older document (written in 1998) that provides an excellent resource for Ebola prevention in a time when modern medical facilities might not be available. Originally written for healthcare workers fighting Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (like Ebola) in austere conditions like West Africa, it deals with prevention, early diagnosis and response within a limited infrastructure (again, something we might face during an outbreak and associated civil collapse). This would obviously be important knowledge to have and I wanted to make sure you guys [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Tactical Intelligence
Most preppers get the idea that communication is an important capability to have during an emergency. Despite this understanding though, few preppers have a solid communication plan in place beyond a few two-way walkie-talkie devices and the false hope that their cellphone will still function. If that describes you (like it did me a few years ago), this article should hopefully open your eyes and inspire you to change that. The Dangers of a Communication Blackout are Very Real We take our ability to instantly communicate with others around the nation and the globe for granted. In reality though, the methods we depend on [...]
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Source: Tactical Intelligence
For preppers, survivalists and others desiring to have other means of electricity when the grid goes down, solar has always been a valid means of off-grid power. And in recent years, there's been significant advances and interest in portable solar chargers that are capable of charging cellphones, tablets and other small electronics while in an emergency, on the go, bugging out, or any other reason that would require you to power and charge your devices when the grid is not available. Well, I recently got my hands on a fantastic little portable solar-panel array that is perfect for small electronics like your [...]
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Source: Tactical Intelligence


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