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Best prepper and survival websites

Best prepper blogsMy list of the prepper and survival websites

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

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.

I may have chosen them because they have the best survivalist articles, prepping supplies, advice for new preppers, or just good information on how to be a prepper such as how to get started with your prepper’s list or great how-to projects.

I’ve left the comments open below so feel free to comment on any sites here or suggest others through my email.

Please don’t use my comments section as a venue for self-promotion. only the best and most useful prepping sites are on this list.

Check out this link if you’re looking for prepper gear ideas, reviews, and how-to articles.

  • Amazon - Where I buy a LOT of my prepper gear and supplies
  • 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
  • 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 Resources
  • Prepper Website - Todd does a great job of pulling in a few of the best prepper articles from around the web.
  • reThinkSurvival
  • 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.
  • Survivalist Boards
  • The Homestead Survival
  • The 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.

 

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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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This article has been generously contributed by Michael Snyder. You can follow his regular writings, research and analysis at The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream. Read his recent book The Beginning of the End to get an idea of what America may look like in the very near future. Did you know that the number of illegal immigrants that enter Texas each week is greater than the number of babies being born to citizens of that state?  The mainstream media is shining the spotlight very brightly on all of the children that are coming over, and there is a reason for that.  They are trying to [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
(Photo Credit: Kristen Buckles / Greeneville Sun) Eddie Overholt was attending his second county board meeting last Friday when he was arrested by police for interfering with a public meeting and resisting arrest for the dastardly act of asking county officials to speak up so that the audience could hear the proceedings. According to 76-year old Overholt and others present at the meeting, the board had assembled around a table at the front of the room. Some city officials were turned with their backs facing the crowd making it difficult to hear what was being said. Members of the audience began interrupting the [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
World Health Origination scientists announced that they think the deadly MERS virus may have gone airborne. They are asking all healthcare workers take airborne precautions... [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
This article has been contributed by The Prepper Journal. I wanted to address a few common misconceptions that I think some people have with how they plan to address a SHTF event in their lives. There are some that are more dangerous than others granted, but all of these prepping myths give us an opportunity to dissect various topics in the prepping community to better understand the risks and rewards of various approaches. In this article, I want to discuss the myth that some preppers have that if the SHTF they are simply going to don their brand new Bug Out Bags and [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Cooking on a clothes iron is probably most useful for students and people who stop in hotels frequently. However if you cook on gas at home, and the gas is off, you can still cook some food using this method. How To Cook On A Clothes Iron Some things you can cook beneath the iron (as with the cheese toasties in the photo), but for most things it is easier to invert the iron and wedge in position somehow. You’ve now effectively got a stove top! Depending on the method used, you will need: a clothes iron, some tin foil and two [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
We have two young kids and we both work. With kids, school and work, it can be difficult Monday to Friday to find the time to prepare healthy home cooked food. My wife always manages to make us something delicious to eat, but sometimes the cost of this is the mealtimes are much later in the evenings, which isn’t ideal for the kids. If like us you are busy in the week and struggling to find time to make healthy home cooked meals, one option is to take some time on the weekend and prepare some freezer meals for the week(s) [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
In arid areas of low humidity (desert/ southwest US etc) an evaporation cooler or swamp cooler can reduce the temperature of a room by 20-30 degrees. In many cases they are even more effective than traditional air conditioning. Evaporation coolers are also very low-tech and cheap and easy to build and run. In fact the DIY evaporation cooler in the tutorial below is run via solar power. DIY evaporation coolers provide true off-the-grid cooling for arid areas. The fact most arid areas have constant sun easily allows these cooler to run via solar power. If you hook in a battery to [...]
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
The Survival Slingshot is a 21st century slingshot that has more in common with modern bows than it does the slingshots of your childhood. While its not going to take the place of a bow or gun, it is a deadly accurate hunting tool that can be great for taking small game in a survival situation. [...]
Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
Notice how tiny the tick that causes Lyme disease can be. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH When someone comes in my office for a tick bite, their main concern is usually, what’s their risk for Lyme disease. And I can’t blame them. Lyme disease from tick bite warnings are all over the media (one reason probably is New York is a high-risk state), and since the disease has only been recognized in the U.S. since 1975 (first suspected by a physician in Lyme, Connecticut, who was seeing kids with unusual symptoms) we’re still learning about it. This, and its rather general initial symptoms, make [...]
Sun, Jul 20, 2014
Source: The Survival Doctor
Residents of Greenville, North Carolina were alarmed this week after finding armed Department of Homeland Security officers out in full force in their community. DHS agents have begun to take an active role in policing towns throughout America. [...]
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
A chest X-ray from a person with tuberculosis (in right upper part of the photo). by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Lately I’ve had several interviewers ask me a question I haven’t been asked before: How contagious is tuberculosis? I’m guessing the reason is either the highly reported outbreak in a California classroom, a couple of publicized cases of multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis found in foreigners traveling here in the United States, or the news of camps of children—some reportedly with TB—at the U.S.-Mexican border. But then, I should never be surprised that people would like to know about the risk of one of the oldest, [...]
Mon, Jul 14, 2014
Source: The Survival Doctor
Stealing.  It’s bad right?  Of course it is and under normal circumstances the line is very black and white, it’s pretty easy to distinguish right from wrong and adhere to the rules.  But what if an extended SHTF has plunged society into a state of utter chaos / WROL, where simply being able to survive from one week to the next is uncertain.  Some will argue that the line remains black and well defined, something that is easily stated while living in comfort with a full belly.  I would argue that the line turns grey with much ambiguity, where decisions [...]
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
Stealing.  It’s bad right?  Of course it is and under normal circumstances the line is very black and white, it’s pretty easy to distinguish right from wrong and adhere to the rules.  But what if an extended SHTF has plunged society into a state of utter chaos / WROL, where simply being able to survive from one week to the next is uncertain.  Some will argue that the line remains black and well defined, something that is easily stated while living in comfort with a full belly.  I would argue that the line turns grey with much ambiguity, where decisions [...]
Sun, Jul 13, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
Girls are especially prone to knee injuries. James Hubbard, MD, MPH Question. What do adolescent girl athletes and the rest of us have in common? Answer. Knee injuries, of course :). In fact, anyone who gets in a little too much of a hurry or doesn’t watch what they’re doing is susceptible. Add jumping or a quick pivot for whatever reason and your risk increased greatly. A while back, I jumped off a porch with such a jar I thought I’d shaken my teeth out. The reason was I landed without bending my knees and it’s a wonder I didn’t injure one of them. You [...]
Mon, Jul 07, 2014
Source: The Survival Doctor
You’ve read about it, probably heard it countless times and no doubt experienced it yourself at some point: Mind over matter…as in if you don’t mind it won’t matter.  Suck it up, grind it out, push through the pain and you’ll make it to whatever the objective might be.  However I would argue that mental toughness only works when you have a solid base established and adrenaline shouldn’t be counted on at all.  This is especially applicable for those of us who have gear stashed in the house and haven’t put it on for 12 months, much less gone for [...]
Fri, Jul 04, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
You’ve read about it, probably heard it countless times and no doubt experienced it yourself at some point: Mind over matter…as in if you don’t mind it won’t matter.  Suck it up, grind it out, push through the pain and you’ll make it to whatever the objective might be.  However I would argue that mental toughness only works when you have a solid base established and adrenaline shouldn’t be counted on at all.  This is especially applicable for those of us who have gear stashed in the house and haven’t put it on for 12 months, much less gone for [...]
Fri, Jul 04, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
By Luke. When it comes to self-reliance and being able to adapt and change to any given situation, utilizing a single item for multiple purposes will separate you from the other denizens of society. You’ll need to be able to secure your home, family, and valuable resources. One of the most valuable items when it comes to more than a single function is alcohol. The first thought that probably comes to your mind? Probably consuming alcohol. And while yes, alcohol is an ingredient in many types of drinks, it provides other plentiful applications far more valuable than seeing double vision and [...]
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
By Luke. When it comes to self-reliance and being able to adapt and change to any given situation, utilizing a single item for multiple purposes will separate you from the other denizens of society. You’ll need to be able to secure your home, family, and valuable resources. One of the most valuable items when it comes to more than a single function is alcohol. The first thought that probably comes to your mind? Probably consuming alcohol. And while yes, alcohol is an ingredient in many types of drinks, it provides other plentiful applications far more valuable than seeing double vision and [...]
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Source: Prepper Resources
Our goal at prepared ham is to help get radio operators licensed, and ready for emergencies. We frequently work with local CERT teams and disaster teams to help with radio communications. We are a ham radio networking, and training website and we work hard to get communications equipment up and running in time of emergencies and disasters. Join our forums below and join in the discussion! Click here to enter the Forums The post Prepared Ham appeared first on Prepared Ham. [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog
Our goal at prepared ham is to help get radio operators licensed, and ready for emergencies. We frequently work with local CERT teams and disaster teams to help with radio communications. We are a ham radio networking, and training website and we work hard to get communications equipment up and running in time of emergencies and disasters. Join our forums below and join in the discussion! Click here to enter the Forums The post Prepared Ham appeared first on Prepared Ham. [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog
(THESE ARE MARK I’s – YOU WANT THE MARK II. THE PHOTO IS TO SHOW THE SHELL COLORS) At a recent club meeting there were 3 or 4 people that had this radio. When I got a chance to play with it I honestly could not believe what I was being told about the price. I ended up buying 3 of them. 2 of them as gifts for family members that get their ticket and a RED one for my BOB. I got mine last night and played with it for a few hours and decided it was well worth the bucks. Here [...]
Sun, Jun 24, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog
(THESE ARE MARK I’s – YOU WANT THE MARK II. THE PHOTO IS TO SHOW THE SHELL COLORS) At a recent club meeting there were 3 or 4 people that had this radio. When I got a chance to play with it I honestly could not believe what I was being told about the price. I ended up buying 3 of them. 2 of them as gifts for family members that get their ticket and a RED one for my BOB. I got mine last night and played with it for a few hours and decided it was well worth the bucks. Here [...]
Sun, Jun 24, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog
I was asked to Post this here, by a Prep’ed Ham Member…. It ws originally for CB Radios and Posted on another site…. If you want to make it for CB, change the 105″ to 108″ and everything else, stays the same…. Just say’en….. This is a cheap and dirty 10 Meter Antenna that you can build in an Hour, out of stuff you have laying round. Parts: 50 ft of 50 Ohm Coax… any size. 20 foot piece of 1″ PVC Pipe with one End Cap Little bit of PVC Glue One PL-259 coax connector Roll of electrical tape Tube of Epoxy glue Instructions: Take your coax and measure 105″ [...]
Sun, Jun 24, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog
I was asked to Post this here, by a Prep’ed Ham Member…. It ws originally for CB Radios and Posted on another site…. If you want to make it for CB, change the 105″ to 108″ and everything else, stays the same…. Just say’en….. This is a cheap and dirty 10 Meter Antenna that you can build in an Hour, out of stuff you have laying round. Parts: 50 ft of 50 Ohm Coax… any size. 20 foot piece of 1″ PVC Pipe with one End Cap Little bit of PVC Glue One PL-259 coax connector Roll of electrical tape Tube of Epoxy glue Instructions: Take your coax and measure 105″ [...]
Sun, Jun 24, 2012
Source: Prepared Ham Blog

So, any thoughts, opinions or suggestions? What do you think are the best prepper blogs, forums and websites online? I’m always interested to know about what you think are the best prepper websites, survival websites, preppers forum or prepper website that has lists, reviews, or how-to articles.

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  • A.W. Ford

    Please consider adding PrepKnowledge.Net (http://prepknowledge.net) to your list of prepper sites. Each month we re-syndicate approximately 2000 headlines, linking back to the original articles, from over 200 prepping, survival, and homesteading websites. Including yours :) Thanks

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  • Ricardo Deleon

    Hi… thanks for these great items n info. I am glad I found you here.

    I would suggest that the chances of a full-on SHTF zombie attack is somewhat less than a substantial collapse of the job market n how to survive when traditional income opportunities disappear overnight n totally without advance warning. This actually happened in the Argentine government meltdown in 2001. If you Google FerFAL, you will find his take on the underground economy that arose after the meltdown n how to provide for your family n even thrive under primitive markets n living conditions. He now lives in Northern Ireland, as he moved his family from Argentina over a year ago.

    I concur with the Quality of Life benefits derived from the Survival Mom that several of your correspondents have suggested. She has a unique touch and point of view that many find very refreshing, as well as good family-centric info

    I should point out that while I am personal friends and have met personally with both FerFAL n The Survival Mom, I have no financial relationship with them or anyone else. I do not have a website or product to market.

    Please keep up the good work. -CapnRick

  • Ricardo Deleon

    Please feel free to send me an email address to which I can send a copy of my Traveler Security report. It is too big to send via comments, n too short for a free ebook, so I guess an email seems the best way to disminate it. I have traveled the world on military service n biz since the 1960s, n learned a lot about being in dangerous places. This report is has several areas
    of travel security recommendations. The categories of info include…

    . Things you may do to prepare
    yourself for the unfamiliar security issues in unfamiliar territory.

    . Questions you may be asking and
    factors that may be considered based upon the situation in your area
    of destination.

    . Items for which you may be alert
    that may indicate possible threats to your person or valuables.

    . Travel Tips which include how
    to research the area, sources of information, planning ahead,
    blending in to your surroundings for safety, etc.

    . Dressing for success. How to
    maintain an edge in your favor in dangerous areas. Potential
    weapons/tools to aid in your security efforts.

    . Dealing with the stress of
    being a victim

    . Dealing with Terror concerns,
    broken down by world areas.

    Dealing with pickpockets/purse snatchers

    Hotel n cruise ship security awareness

    How to maintain a slight edge against potential attackers in areas where normal weapons are not allowed

    …and too many other topics to list.

    Feel free to delete this comment if you feel it is inappropriate, with my apologies.

    Suerte -CapnRick

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