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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
Bueno solo he creado éste post para saludar en castellano, ya que lo he hecho antes en el idioma de Nelson. Hacía tiempo que no entraba en Foros internacionales con buenos complementos adicionales, buena información, casillas, mensajes privados positivos y formato avanzado,temas con información diversa, etc. Entonces pensé, como fue (referido a) el saludo de personas hispanohablantes que no dominan, o sí, el idioma de William Shakespeare Donde muchos términos en dicho idioma para saludar de forma internacional, son pocos usados de forma general. Es como una tarjeta de presentación amena además del mensaje que se quiere comunicar propiamente dicho. Pues como sabemos hasta en el [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
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Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
Summer may be a quickly fading memory, but that doesn't mean that your brand new iPhone is safe from a life-threatening water encounter. From bath time with small children to beer pong at the hottest weekend party, the danger of submersion is everywhere. Not only are phones a convenient distraction from the humdrum of the 8 to 5 workday, but they also act as a memory keeper, camera, personal assistant, notepad, calendar and connection to the social scene. It also can be a life saver in an emergency. When it's pouring rain and you have just blown a tire, for instance, [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
Why do would I trust my life to an Enfield but not a Rem. 700? What makes a GI rifle better other than the sights? And if that were to be the only reason, why can't commercial irons be better than those weenie sights they used to offer? [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
How to Hack a Radio to Pick Up Different Frequencies – Including Law Enforcement & More The only thing you need for this project is an AM/FM transistor radio, an older model that has a physical adjustment for tuning rather than digital. This will be a wheel or slider that changes stations. The only … Continue reading The post How to Hack a Radio to Pick Up Different Frequencies – Including Law Enforcement & More appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Where You Should Hide Your Food Imagine building up your survival food cache for years only to have it snatched away by a mob of hungry looters. This is one of the dangers of living in or near a city. During a long-term disaster many people will be hungry and desperate, and they won't think … Continue reading The post Where You Should Hide Your Food appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Survive An EMP/CME We've been inundated lately with piece after piece on the news about ebola. Every single news station has it almost non-stop. Unfortunately, it's not the only possible threat out there – and it's not even the most likely threat you may face someday. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear … Continue reading The post How To Survive An EMP/CME appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
5-gallon buckets are a mainstay in most American homes. We use them to store wheat and other foods, use them to organize supplies and tools — they have a million different uses. The Bucket Backpack was reviewed here recently and our reviewer found that it came in handy on her homestead, as a carrier for harvested vegetables and for firewood. Now it's your chance to tell us how you would put a Bucket Backpack to work in your home? How could you use it in your preparedness plans? Might it come in handy with some of your hobbies and projects? Is it something the [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
Severe weather occurs far more frequently than most folks realize. As a matter of fact, it is a severe weather event that prompts many folks to begin their preparedness journey. In the United States, the five most dangerous weather events are tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, floods and winter storms. Each of these weather events can leave you without power, and without access to food, clean water and supplies to make it through the days and sometimes weeks until things return to normal. Although nothing can be done to stop the force of nature, you can stay informed and in touch with [...]
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
Earlier
As a new mom, I was wary of having guns in the household. My husband was a lifetime member of the NRA and quite the gun enthusiast but I had never even fired a single shot. Never even used a BB gun. My kids, on the other hand, know all about guns and gun safety. They've attended rifle summer camp, an Appleseed Project weekend, and dozens of trips to both indoor and outdoor shooting ranges. I mentioned in Tip #1, they've learned that a firearm is nothing more than a tool. they've also learned something just as vital: A gun is a [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Prepper Website
Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,100+ 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 value), A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner's choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 Nato QD Billet upper with a hammer forged, chromlined barrel and a hardcase to go with your own AR [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
As a young, single female, I guess I'm probably the furthest in most eyes from the typical profile of a self-sustaining person who prepares for anything. I am a 26 year old regular girl with no military family or background. I never really liked camping or the outdoors, and I don't even live in an overly remote or homestead-type community. I grew up just like most every other girl– cheering, having sleep-overs, and generally being as naïve as most girls are, unfortunately. I'm not unusually strong or unique; I'm just a girly girl. I've always shopped and been focused on fashion, [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
As a young, single female, I guess I'm probably the furthest in most eyes from the typical profile of a self-sustaining person who prepares for anything. I am a 26 year old regular girl with no military family or background. I never really liked camping or the outdoors, and I don't even live in an overly remote or homestead-type community. I grew up just like most every other girl– cheering, having sleep-overs, and generally being as naïve as most girls are, unfortunately. I'm not unusually strong or unique; I'm just a girly girl. I've always shopped and been focused on fashion, [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
Quote from: Tom Bergstrand on August 30, 2014, 02:16:59 AM Sparks, Welcome from Kingman AZ. My avatar tells you right away what we have in common. I am as yet not licensed but am heading down that road. Later. AIRBORNE!!... [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Quote from: Cindy on August 22, 2014, 05:41:45 PM Sparks,On the ones you have built, do they feed well after you load the feed opening, or do you have to constantly piddle with them?-Cindy Well sorry to have been away for ... [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Note from Daisy: With all of the hullabaloo about Ebola lately, it seems like a good time to remind ourselves of why we prepare. We don't do it out of fear. We do it because we like the peace of mind it brings. When we are ready for anything from a job loss to a power outage to an outright apocalypse, we know that we can handle whatever life sends our way. A preparedness lifestyle is a constant affirmation that we will persevere. Does this sound familiar? You're talking to a friend or family member who isn't on board with [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
Since his appointment as America's Ebola Czar it has been revealed that not only does Ron Klain have no medical experience to speak of, but that his position as the head of coordinating efforts to stop Ebola is just a stepping stone to something bigger and better. The administration says that they need someone with management experience to ensure containment operations are executed effectively. That would be all fine and dandy except for a shocking interview that has made its way onto the internet in which Klain is asked about the top issue facing the world. It turns out that the [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
The folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers and we are giving away a deluxe Sun Oven! The retail price of this set is $399! But that is only the start of the reasons why you should enter to try and win this oven. Using a Sun Oven can help you be more frugal by cutting your utility bills. Wouldn't it be great to have that bill lowered? Cooking in a Sun Oven is just as easy as using a conventional oven and really only takes a few minutes longer in [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
The following guide has been contributed by Todd Savage as the second part of the ‘Strategic Relocation Bugging Out: Dreams vs. Reality' series. Click to read Part I: The Gut Wrenching Reality: One of the Best Bug-Out Strategy Guides You'll Ever Read If you've ever wanted to know how a professional retreat consultant addresses the issue of safe and sustainable survival properties, then keep reading. Todd is the founder of Survival Retreat Consulting and most recently the Strategic Relocation For Sale By Owner web site where you can find nationwide listings for top-tier homestead and retreat properties. Finding that perfect home or [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Short of natural localized disasters, I believe the biggest threat we should be prepared for is an EMP (Electro-Magnetic-Pulse), caused by a large solar flare. This might seem like science fiction to some, but it has already happened before in 1859, but luckily we didn't have the huge dependence of electricity or electrical products. Google the ‘Carrington Event' to read more about this… If we experienced a solar EMP now, it could be devastating. In very basic terms an EMP can destroy anything that runs on, or generates electricity. In one olar flash we could lose our powergrids, satellites, computers, communications [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
The hair dryer makes an appearance in millions of homes throughout the World each morning, but have you ever wondered what this common appliance is capable of beyond drying hair? Remove Price Tags and Stickers Have you ever spent more time than you're willing to admit scratching away at a price tag, only to resign in frustration as its small sticky bits refuse to flake away? Reclaim your afternoon from scratching at stubborn stickers with your hair dryer. The heat from the forced air is just hot enough to slightly melt sticker adhesive, which loosens its bond to a surface. Hold the hair [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
Quote from: spacecase0 on October 20, 2014, 04:36:03 PM just so you know, at a 2:1 SWR the FT817 backs off power down to about 3W when it is set to 5Wso I always use a tuner to match down to 1:1 for the 817 so that it will not back ... [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
With health organizations around the world performing Ebola pandemic drills, many households throughout the country are following suit. Although Ebola is far from being a worldwide pandemic, when it comes to infectious disease it's better safe than sorry. There are many steps you and your family can take to eliminate the likelihood of experiencing this devastating illness, with the most effective steps involve prepping your household for a pandemic. While many feel prepping for an Ebola pandemic is only feeding unnecessary concern, in the realm of infectious diseases and the safety of your family, you can never be too safe [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Knowledge Weighs Nothing
A Greek woman who suffered from cancer was buried recently but her grave was dug up again later because the woman reportedly shouted for help and even attempted to bang her coffin. The incident took place just a moment after the funeral was over. The funeral took place at a cemetery at the northern side of Greece, at a town known as the Peraia in Thessaloniki. In order to validate that the woman really did shout for help and bang on her coffin, eyewitnesses had been interrogated. Based on the information acquired from a person who worked at the cemetery [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court gave Texas the go-ahead to enforce voter identification laws at the polls. The court rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights group to overturn the law with a majority of Justices on the court siding with Texas. The move has liberals all over the country up in arms because the legislation opens the door for other states to move in lockstep with Texas. Though the majority did not issue a statement, a dissenting opinion from liberal judges that included Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, says that the law [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
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
How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? I find the question is both troubling and interesting. Now that I have peaked your interest, today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival. Lewis Dartnell, the author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of his book. Before starting, let me say that without question, this is the most fascinating and unique book ever presented in a BDS book [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
The U.S. military is in the process of forming a 30-person team for deployment within the United States, as part of the Obama Administration's official Ebola response plan. [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
Welcome to this week's Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog. Something I did not mention earlier this month was that the night before I left for vacation, the hard drive on my laptop failed. Talk about a frantic mess and talk about a need to roll with the punches. In the old days, before I was a crazy prepper lady, I would have sat down to have a temper tantrum then cried. Alas, I still had my old laptop and a backup of my data plus a backup of the [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
With the advent of self-publishing we as writers have been handed an artistic license like never before. There is no longer that voice in the back of our heads about what might publish well and what might not. No. Instead we can craft and idea and bring it to life without hindrance. So long as you have a bullet proof marketing plan, following or big supportive family you can see your book go along way. Why am I writing this? Two reasons and we will start with the obvious. My new book Our World: Recovered Journals recently [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
The National Institute of Health has placed a massive order of protective clothing and supplies that could make it impossible for you to procure your own gear. And by massive, I mean a year's supply for employees of facilities across the country, replenished throughout the year no matter what happens, and taking priority over any personal orders. Here's some of the text of the solicitation, entitled “EMERGENCY DISASTER EVENT PREPARATION FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)”. Some portions are bold for emphasis. The Contract will consist of a base year with four (4) option years. In addition to establishing and maintaining PPE as an [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
Obama administration appoints Ebola Czar with ZERO public health, infectious disease, emergency management or healthcare experience; how exactly does this address the fundamental preparedness problems were facing? [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
There is a real crisis in our country when it comes to preparedness. When it comes to fighting disease outbreaks, pandemics, or any threat to our safety, the government IS NOT READY. You better be, because you need to be your own first responder! [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
by Tess Pennington Originally Published at Ready Nutrition Gross mismanagement of the Ebola crisis by CDC and health officials around the country has left many Americans wondering what steps they need to take to prevent getting infected. Some of the key questions facing concerned citizens revolve around the concepts of self quarantine and social distancing. When do you make the call to bug in or bug out? When do you stop going to work out of concern of being exposed to a virulent disease? When should I put my self and family into full pandemic lockdown mode? Before you dismiss this article as just another [...]
Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Todd Walker Fall is a season where many of us head out to enjoy the outdoors. Crisp air, colorful leaves, deer in rut, and clear mountain streams lure us to nature. Unfortunately, there are times when things go sideways on day hikes and canoe trips. When they do, you'll need knowledge, skills, and resources to get home safely. The goal of wilderness survival is simple… to effect self-rescue or be found alive. Even “minor” injures in a 72 hour scenario can decrease your chances of meeting that goal. Self-aid should become a top priority on your skills list. Why? You're likely to come [...]
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
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 the response from Kailey Shatzer, communications manager. 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, Shatzer 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 [...]
Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Source: Survival Doctor
by Todd Walker For two years I've tried to attend a class at Dave Canterbury's The Pathfinder School. Finally got the chance this weekend after a lot of penny-pinching and saving. Was it money well spent? You bet! Iris and Dave Canterbury being gracious as usual. Investing in knowledge and skills is a no brainer. Books, videos, and blogs, depending on the source, can be a value adding resources. I wanted to test my skills, in a somewhat controlled setting, before having to do the stuff to survive! My buddy and I, Dave W. (DW), drove 10 hours, slept and trained in the [...]
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A child collapses; there's no sign of life. You call for help and start CPR. But wait. Didn't you hear somewhere that they say now not to do the respirations part? Just do Hands-Only CPR? Or are kids one of the exceptions? Well, whatever you do, do something, and do it quick. When to Add the Breathing These days, Hands-Only CPR is the way to go in most situations for people who aren't medical professionals. It's easier; it works as well as adding respirations, at least most of the time. And the feeling is, it'll help more people act [...]
Mon, Oct 06, 2014
Source: Survival Doctor
by Todd Walker Weight – a unit of heaviness or mass; any heavy load, mass, or object; the vertical force experienced by a mass as a result of gravitation Gravity. It's unescapable… on this planet. It keeps us grounded. But it also weighs us down. I consider myself to be in decent physical condition. Even so, at my age, every pound added to my backpack affects the gravitational pull and energy needed to carry the stuff. I'm no ultralight hiker by any stretch, but I do try to lighten my load every chance I get. I've wanted to own an oilskin tarp for some [...]
Wed, Oct 01, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
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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