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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.

Today
All You Ever Need To Know About Eating Roadkill This is a touchy subject for some people but for preppers, survivalists and homesteaders this is a great source of meat for their diets. Roadkill has been here ever since the horse and cart and probably been around longer than that, I wonder if the Romans … Continue reading » The post All You Ever Need To Know About Eating Roadkill appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
67 FREE Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Recipes At some point in a persons life, you want to get rid of all the nasty chemicals and toxins in regular store brought cleaners and just go natural. That happened to me about 2 years ago and I haven't looked back since. Next time you are at the store … Continue reading » The post 67 FREE Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Recipes appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There's not a single person who foresees themselves needing a vehicle emergency kit; however, should the unfortunate occur, these kits can mean the difference between surviving harsh winter nights or succumbing to the icy touch of Father Winter. While there are many items you should have in your vehicle emergency kit, the following 15 items are essential when traversing the roadways during winter months. Item #1 ­ Flannel or Fleece Blanket Should you become stranded in your vehicle, a fleece or flannel blanket is essential to keep your body temperature in the acceptable range. While any type of blanket will do, flannel [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
Savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP 243win Bolt Action (19679) [sr] Price: $477.99 SKu:19679 Series: Package Caliber: 243 WIN Handed: Right AccuTrigger: Yes AccuStock: No Magazine: Detachable box Ammo Capacity: 4 Stock material: Synthetic Stock finish: Matte Stock color: Black Barrel material: Carbon Steel Barrel finish: Matte Barrel color: Black Rate of Twist: 9.25 Barrel Length: 22" Weight: 7.25 lbs Overall Length: 41.5" Sights: Nikon 3-9x40 BDC Reticle Attention! By Federal law, we can only ship firearms to an FFL licensed gun dealer Check all local laws and regulations before purchasing When purchasing a firearm Email a copy of your FFL to [email protected] or fax a copy to 937 459 5434 [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
https://tv.yahoo.com/news/special-re...205000449.html Might be interesting reading for those into the TV "survival" shows. Az [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
Is suicide self murder? God tells us thou shalt not kill, but if you did and repented, you are forgiven. Correct? On the other hand if a person takes their own life, they aren't able to repent since they are, well, dead. So, that's is my question and am wanting to hear some of your thoughts. Religion aside, I could never take my own life, so don't get the wrong impression... BobbyJ [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
With the cost of living skyrocketing in areas all throughout the country, many consumers are seeking out cheap, or preferably free, ways to curve their utility bills. When it comes to heating your home throughout the winter months, a wood burning stove effectively warms your living spaces without burning through your bank account. To further deepen your monthly energy costs, stop buying your firewood and turn to these completely free, and completely legal, ways of gathering perfectly seasoned firewood. eBay, Gumtree & FreeCycle Everyday there are people in your area giving away waste wood (pallets etc) and wood from trees and bushes [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
Quote from: Captain Crunch on October 29, 2014, 09:52:35 PMIf you can build the same thing for $25 then good for you! I do not have a large junk box to experiment so I've to buy everything brand new all the time On their Google... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Quote from: spacecase0 on Today at 01:32:31 AMI have seen people use a loop for receive, and a vertical (like the LDG S9) for transmit it drops the total price and you still get the selective receive of the loopT... [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
As warm summer breezes give way to crisp winter chills, the amount of clothing you wear isn't the only thing increasing. With home heating costs continually rising, many are searching for simple and cheap ways to winterize and warm their homes. If you're searching for a way to keep the cold out, and the monthly heating bills at a minimum, then delve into these 10 easy and cost effective winterizing methods before Father Winter fully takes hold. Prep Tip #1 ­ Plan Early and Plant Evergreens Planting evergreens, such as windbreaks, along the northwestern border of your property blocks cold winter winds [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
By Kathleen Starmer, OYOInfo.net As a rule, I don't take life guidance from a work of science fiction. But when it comes to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I make an exception. Whether you're dealing with the sudden onset of a blizzard or an alien invasion, you won't be of use to anyone if you allow yourself to be seized by the sinister tentacles of panic. Take a breath. Get all zen. Channel your inner monk. NOW you're in the proper mindset to handle an emergency situation. Let's proceed! DISCLAIMER: Before we get into the meat of this article, let me [...]
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
Earlier
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon is a non-fiction book written by Lynda King, a freelance writer and community preparedness educator. The book was published in 2014 by Prepper Press and is available in paperback and e-book formats. OVERVIEW: The book begins with a quote by General George S. Patton: “Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.” This is exactly what Part One of the book accomplishes as it provides a history lesson of US and world events (weather, political, cultural, economic) that give the reader an understanding that “preppers” [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
There are many considerations when you need to hire a skip. Hiring a skip can be a bit daunting if you have never done it before. The selection you make will have effect on how much it will cost you along with level on convenience it will provide you. If you check yellow pages, you will find lot of companies offering for skip hire. In such case one can get confused which companies to opt for. Unless you experience the companies' service, you cannot be sure how good and reliable they are! Few skip hiring companies are not ready to tell [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
I have seen people use a loop for receive, and a vertical (like the LDG S9) for transmit it drops the total price and you still get the selective receive of the loop [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: Prepper Website
Why should all police officers and citizens be equipped with a camera during their interactions? These two clips are only the tip of the iceberg. After being ticketed by a police officer one man said “God Bless You,” only to be lambasted and threatened with arrest. For what is not exactly clear. As Paul Joseph Watson explains, it may be because police officers have been trained in a culture where they believe that the people are their servants, rather than the other way around: These clips only serve to highlight the fact that many officers across the country see the American public as their [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Why should all police officers and citizens be equipped with a camera during their interactions? These two clips are only the tip of the iceberg. After being ticketed by a police officer one man said “God Bless You,” only to be lambasted and threatened with arrest. For what is not exactly clear. As Paul Joseph Watson explains, it may be because police officers have been trained in a culture where they believe that the people are their servants, rather than the other way around: These clips only serve to highlight the fact that many officers across the country see the American public as their [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Prepping can be expensive. Really expensive. Even if you're only doing a little bit each week, it can add up to several hundred dollars a month. If you're living on a budget, you might have to sell things you don't need in order to afford survival gear. You also might have to give up a … Continue reading » The post 20 Ways to Save Money On Food appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
As I do each month, I would like to begin month ten with a little pep-talk on preparedness. We all know that power outages, wildfires, storms, floods, and other disasters can happen anywhere at anytime. Although first responders do their best when it comes to mobilizes their resources to assist victims, if the disaster is major, there will be a lot of families in need of assistance. Wouldn't it be better to rely on your own resources instead? Being an optimist, I can only assume that if you made it this far in the 12 Months of Prepping Series, you [...]
Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
Our 2 kids began learning how to shoot a .22 rifle when they were 7 and 9 years old. Our approach to the shooting skills and gun safety was very casual and low key. You might have thought we were teaching them how to use nail clippers for all the excitement we displayed! They learned and had plenty of time to practice basic safety rules. My son was corrected by a range officer more than once for forgetting the safety procedures. Never once have they indicated a worrisome level of curiosity or obsession with our firearms. Still, I remain cautious with our [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
A new video from the Rebel Pundit shows several black Americans standing up against the Democrat machine that has for so long stolen their wealth, made them dependent on a corrupt system, and indentured them to a life of servitude. It's an amazing video that should be watched and shared by every American, but not because it shows African Americans attacking President Obama or their state and city legislators. Rather, it speaks volumes about the plight of all Americans, be they White, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Black. Our system of governance is corrupt, and despite calls from both parties for equal [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Tis the season for the flu shot propaganda machine to rev into high gear, as Big Pharma, the CDC, and the mainstream media urge people to roll up their sleeves and have toxins like mercury and formaldehyde injected into them, all in the name of “staying healthy this winter.” There's a much easier way to stay healthy that also involves toxins – the ones in our food supply. Only I recommend avoiding them instead of injecting them directly into your body. If you consume processed foods on a regular basis, you're forcing your immune system to work to protect you against the [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
I have never been a fan of horror in any form. But somehow, like so many other people, The Walking Dead drew me in, and I became of fan of zombies. Well, zombie books and movies, at least. I'd rather not have any actual zombies show up in my life! And the dystopian books followed naturally behind the downturn in the economy. In celebration of Halloween, The Survival Mom is doing two book giveaways, one with zombie books and one with dystopian books. As an indie author, I love helping to promote other indie authors, but really the best thing about [...]
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
After refusing to stop incoming flights from Africa, and then forcing governors in three states to stop quarantining returning doctors, Obama's Defense Department has started quarantining returning members of the military. [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
The Obama administration and the CDC have forced New York and New Jersey to halt their quarantine policy, which would have stopped healthcare workers who had direct contact with Ebola patients from possibly infecting U.S. citizens. [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You let the dog out one last time before bed, and you hear a yelp. Somehow she's managed to cut her leg pretty deep. Being a fan of The Survival Doctor, you know to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, but she just keeps crying. You know of a vet clinic that stays open until 11, and it's 10 right now. You tie a rag around the wound and head out the door. After a couple of miles, you hear a bump, bump, bump. It gets louder. You pull over and dig out your flashlight from the glove [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Source: Survival Doctor
Before I begin, let me put this out there. Ebola is most assuredly a deadly virus but I am not afraid nor am I in fear of the virus itself. I have prepared the best that I know how and will do what needs to be done to isolate myself if Ebola moves into the neighborhood. Now that we have put that aside, I will tell you what I do fear: Biological Warfare. That scares the heck out of me. At the risk of being overly dramatic, today I share another aspect of Ebola and other potential pandemic [...]
Mon, Oct 27, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
On the heels of yesterday's post on the MultiFlame Tool, here's your chance to win one… or any of combination of their handcrafted items valued at $75.oo. You can enter to win using your Facebook account. If you aren't on FB, you can enter via an email account. Just click the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of this post to enter. As I said yesterday, these guys are Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance on their off-grid homestead in the northern Idaho wilderness. They add value to my life. Check them out, and my other blogger friends participating in this give away, [...]
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
by Todd Walker A few months ago my friends, Glen and Tammy Trayer of Trayer Wilderness, sent me their MultiFlame Tool to review. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical since I've yet to use a fire piston that produced an ember on a consistent basis. After two months of testing this tool, I was shocked… in a good way! Here's why… The MultiFlame Tool is aptly named. Glen Trayer reveals his genius in the design. Besides being a combustion device, it functions as a screw driver, auger, and, get this… a bore cleaner for sidearms! Multifunctional, redundant, and bomb-proof! First, let's look [...]
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
A busy Live Free booth at the Birch Run Expo PREPAREDNESS EXPOS Preparedness Expos large and small help to build the growing preparedness and self-reliance movement. You Live Free organization is actively participating and supporting these real-deal events where the “New Americans” can gather, network and organize for the challenges of our times. These events go beyond just prepping. They are active, outreaching and making a difference in the future. Below are brief reports on two events that we participated in in late 2015. NW Indiana Family Prep Expo The Northwest Indiana Family Prep group recently held their First Annual [...]
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
By Kristen Lawrence If you have your own garden, you probably want to get away from using pesticides since they harm the Earth, animal life, and you and your family. There are plenty of alternatives to dangerous chemicals, and most of them are fairly affordable as well. Use these 6 tips to naturally deter bugs from your garden • Use seaweed mulch. Known to repel slugs, it also contains iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium, which promote healthy plant growth and can keep bugs away. • Install a drip-irrigation system to water the roots of your plants. Keeping your plants dry also repels bugs [...]
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
Welcome to this week's Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog. Honesty counts, right? This has not been the best of weeks for me personally. Perhaps the hard drive failure before my trip was an omen because three days into my vacation, I experienced an additional hard drive failure in my backup computer. Only a prepper would take two computers and an iPad on vacation, right? Long story short, I was able to keep in touch but the process and the experience was stressful. Coupled with news of [...]
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
October 26th is the anniversary of the death of American-born RLI Trooper Joseph Patrick Byrne, in Rhodesia, in 1978. 27 October 1858 was the birthday of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He died January 6, 1919. o o o Camping Survivalis starting their sale of Mountain House products today, offering 25% off of #10 cans and 15% off of pouches and buckets. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 55 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three course (a $1,195 [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
This headline could sum up a multitude of news reports over the last few years. Droughts and severe winters have left the United States beef herd size at a 63-year low. In response, beef prices have increased steadily with hamburger topping $4 a pound this year. Pork prices have jumped due to porcine epidemic diarrhea that has killed millions of baby pigs. Inflation, a growing human population, and a higher demand for meat in emerging economies also contribute to ever-increasing meat prices. Ironically, America's deer herd has exploded in the last 30 years. The deer population in North America when [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
Hugh, With the dynamic population of rats in New York, we better hope that they don't become a reservoir for the Ebola virus, like pigs and bats apparently are. Endemic pandemics are NO FUN for ANYONE! This is a very big deal in the concrete jungle and perhaps a perfect storm with cold dry weather on the way, which enables the virus to survive longer on surfaces and perhaps even go airborn for long distances. We should be completing our preps for this one. FB [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
Just a heads up for everyone who's been asking me about the eBook version of The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide; it was just released today ahead of the paperback for those who can't wait! [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
Yeah, I said it. Right there in the headline. I figure if grown women can encourage children to drop f-bombs on video for their “cause” then it's only reasonable to respond to them in a language they can understand. (I deeply apologize to readers who are offended by this, but please bear with me – there's a reason for it.) Are you offended? I'm offended too. And horrified. And irate. And yearning to take those little girls back to my house and just let them be little girls, for crying out loud. While these children should be having tea parties, [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
Originally Published at The Daily Sheeple Sometimes, philosophical wisdom comes from an unlikely place. In this case, it's the boxing ring. “Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” ~ Mike Tyson In no realm is this quote more applicable than the preparedness realm. Have you ever made the humbling discovery that you had been wildly overconfident in your abilities? Or discovered that you “didn't know what you didn't know”? Or thought you knew how to do something because you read about it, but discovered you had no clue when you actually tried to do it? I can think of [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In the medical field, other than death, nothing is absolute. One radio interviewer told me recently he would never be comfortable about the Ebola risks until we knew absolutely everything about it and there was zero risk for everyone. Guess what. He's never going to be comfortable. Part of the Ebola fear fuel in America right now is the fact that we don't know everything about this disease. And when questions arise, people come out of the woodwork with answers, whether they know what they're talking about or not. Often, their answers boil down to: Well, we [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Source: Survival Doctor
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you read my post about Hands-Only CPR Monday, you know that I believe the American Heart Association's guidelines leave room for interpretation. So my team emailed them to see if they could officially clarify some points. Here's part of their response. It addresses some issues related to Hands-Only CPR, a trademarked term for doing chest compressions only (no mouth-to-mouth), but doesn't clarify completely. First, the AHA explained the rationale for not doing respirations (mouth-to-mouth) in most teens and adults: … when a teen or adult suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, his or her lungs and blood contain enough [...]
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Source: Survival Doctor
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
Back in 1995, Richard Preston wrote a #1 New York Time's best-seller by the name of The Hot Zone which gave a startling view into the deadly seriousness and history of the Ebola Virus. It's a truly horrifying disease: bleeding from the ears, eyes, and anus; black vomit; liquefying organs and brain matter — death for 90% of those infected. For years, the Ebola Virus has never been a huge issue because of the fast rate at which it kills its victims — allowing it to be contained and burn out relatively quickly within the small remote villages where it has primarily been found…up until now. [...]
Wed, Aug 06, 2014
Source: Tactical Intelligence

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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