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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
Does anyone own one it would seem like the perfect bug out bag rifle to go with a 9mm glock since it folds in half [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
Jack Bruce, Bassist of 60's Band Cream, Dies at 71 Another '60's icon bites the dust. I always thought Ginger Baker would be the first to go. The geriatric acid players are dropping like flies. Who's next? [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
I am gearing up to sell fiction on Amazon with Kindle books. I am confident I can, over time, create a decent passive income for myself. After a ton of research and discussions with other successful self published authors and a change in the way I write, I have a solid step by step plan to accomplish this. Thinking ahead, I want to expand the way I sell fiction in order to ensure Amazon---and the other ebook outlets---do not become my only source of income. Toward that end, I want advice or ideas for offering my work [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survivalist Boards
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
I am horrified at what has been unfolding in the U.S. in regards to the Ebola virus. From 2003-2005, I was the Team Leader of a U.S. Government Disaster Medical Assistance Team, a 120+ member group of volunteer physicians, nurses, medics, and supporting personnel able to respond to disaster sites at a moment's notice to save lives. My team worked their butts off to train, prepare, exercise, and deploy to disasters. We made a difference in Americans lives, and even though I've left the team, it continues to fulfill its' mission: “Catastrophic Care for the Nation.” My team is part of [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
We Are Now On Ello Come Join Us As many of you know, Facebook limits every pages articles. This is the reason I can't tell you on Facebook. They will punish me for spreading the word about Ello. They typically only send articles out to about 3 – 6% of the fans. That is rediculous … Continue reading The post We Are Now On Ello Come Join Us appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Today I am thrilled to welcome back Jim Cobb for another interview and giveaway in the Summer/Fall 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival. This week we are featuring Jim's popular book, Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper's 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness. So what is it that I like so much about this book? In classic, Backdoor Survival style, Jim guides you through the steps to becoming a full-fledged prepper in just 52 weeks. Each chapter represents a single week with a summary page of assignments at the end of each week. Not to worry, the tasks are [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
Earlier
The Survival Mom finds all kinds of great books, gadgets, and things we can all use to help us in our every day lives and in becoming more prepared. It can be hard to keep track of them, and even harder to find something you saw mentioned in an article a few months ago. So what's the solution? The new SURVIVAL MOM TEAM STORE! It has items recommended by all the members of the writing and podcast teams, including items mentioned in our blog articles. It is based on the Amazon store, so you can go ahead and use the Amazon [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
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 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 [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
For many reasons, my wife and I, along with our four children, left behind the city life in Florida two years ago. Crime, ranging from home invasions and break-ins to vehicle vandalism and car-jackings, which had spilled outward from the inner city into the suburbs where we owned a home, was increasingly being caught in the crosshairs of criminals. Mobs of rioting teenagers were occurring on the weekends at the local malls. If you were a female, alone, it was not safe to go grocery shopping at night. Locally, the public high schools, where our children were planning to attend the [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
Hello, “Beretta 9mm Model 92/Centurion Owners – .40 S&W Kits Now on the Market” How long ago was this posted? Do you know if they still have the kits available? If so, can you direct me to it on the website? Thanks – HKL Hugh Replies: I would be careful about any conversion to bring a 9mm to .40S&W. I know the intent was to have the .40S&W available on 9mm frames, but the cartridge has considerably more energy than the 9mm. I had a .41AE conversion for a Browning HP that destroyed the HP. The locking lugs were rolled back to the point [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Survival Blog
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Prepper Website
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Prepper Website
magnetic loops will cost you a bit if they are done correct, the current gets quite high in them, so you need big solid connections, and the capacitor needs to be very low loss and high current and high voltage rated, it by itself will cost 350 to 4... [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Thousands of viewers in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas had their television service overtaken by the national Emergency Action Notification system today. According to Fox Engineers, the EAN can only be activated by the President of the United States, prompting questions about to how the system was able to force tune regularly scheduled programming when no emergency had been declared. A statement from AT&T U-verse says the company is trying to figure out how and why the EAN system was activated on their network: “Earlier today U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We have confirmed that there is no [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Magnetic loops, when considering size vs power used, are excellent performers! I've built several of them already. They aren't hard to build but you need to be precise and meticulous about how you build them. The most easy to build is the inductive lo... [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
Those type of antennas are heavily used by the military. Sure you'll lose some efficiency with the resistor but the idea is to get the transmission out. Terminated antenna can be very efficient, directional and easy to use.Someone was talking about Ch... [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Prepared Ham Forums
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
In 2011 the price of silver topped $48 per ounce, but just a few years later we've seen it collapse to such levels that it is now becoming nearly impossible to for mining companies to get it out of the ground and make any sort of profit. Many believe the price of silver, and it's precious metal counterpart gold, is being manipulated by top-tier financial organizations that include large investment firms as well as Western central banks. Through the use of heavy leverage and coordinated attacks it is believed that these ‘cartels' are working to keep the price of silver and [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
This morning AT&T U-Verse customers in Atlanta, Dallas, Michigan and Austin, Texas woke to find their TVs had been taken over by the Presidential Emergency Alert System. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House caused many to panic... [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
100 Best Prepper and Survivalist Youtube Channels If you're a prepper and you ever feel bored, you should visit Youtube. Over the past few years, experienced survivalists and gun enthusiasts have been creating a lot of high-quality videos for free. Topics include bushcraft, canning, cooking, fire making, first aid, fishing, gardening, gear reviews, guns, knives, … Continue reading The post 100 Best Prepper and Survivalist Youtube Channels appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Surviving A Pandemic Or Disease Outbreak Pandemic diseases have been in the news frequently in the past several years, especially two strains of influenza known as H1N1 and H5N1, the most likely to evolve into forms deadly to human beings. In fact, it was a mutated H1N1 virus that caused the great pandemic of 1918, … Continue reading The post Surviving A Pandemic Or Disease Outbreak appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Winter is a time that I usually spend organizing and cleaning stuff since I can't spend a whole lot of time outdoors without turning into a human popsicle! So one of my winter projects is usually to go through my root cellar and my food storage, rotate stuff, check quantities, check the seals on all of my canning jars to make sure they're good, and make a list of the things that I need to restock. I want to share something that's gotten me pretty excited, and maybe it's something that will excite you as well: meals in a jar. [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Survival Mom
Although news of Ebola has been dominating the headlines, there is currently another nasty outbreak circulating the United States. Since August, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has caused clusters of respiratory disease in the US with over 690 people affected. As of this writing, five children have died. This is not something to take lightly and is reason enough to start doubling up on the frequency of hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers. This includes adults, of course, but also children who seem especially at risk. According to Wikipedia: EV68 almost exclusively causes respiratory illness, and varies from mild to severe. [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Source: Backdoor Survival
Hundreds, possibly thousands of people had contact with the doctor who despite having Ebola symptoms for days used the New York Subway System, went bowling at a trendy New York bar, used multiple forms of public transportation, and visited the High Line park in Manhattan. [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
A doctor who arrived in New York City from the Ebola stricken country of Guinea has tested positive for the Ebola virus, making him the fourth confirmed case in the United States. The doctor had a 103 degree fever when he checked into a hospital. New York officials are scrambling to identify potentially hundreds of individuals he may have come into contact with. According to The New York Times, the doctor took a subway train from New York to Brooklyn, where he joined others at a bowling alley for the evening. He then took a taxi back to his home in New [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: SHTF Plan
Originally Published at The Daily Sheeple After nearly a week of Ebola-free headlines, it looks like it's back. A Doctors Without Borders physician just returned to New York City after treating patients in Guinea. He brought the deadly virus home with him. Dr. Craig Spencer, aged 33, returned to the US 10 days ago. He began to show symptoms on Wednesday, and was put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital this morning. In a statement, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital said the doctor was “a dedicated humanitarian” who went to “an area of medical crisis to help a desperately underserved population.” “He is a committed and responsible [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: The Organic Prepper
Fresh of the Press: The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World. They should be hitting the store shelves during the next couple of weeks. [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: Off Grid Survival
One of the best things about growing a vegetable garden is having access to a ready source of food in the case of an emergency. From green beans and tomatoes to carrots, kale, lettuce and more, a backyard garden can give us a sense of security, as well as a steady stream of delicious veggies in the event of an apocalyptic disaster. Whether you have cultivated a garden for years or are just developing your green thumb to grow a food supply, there are several common mistakes that people make that may seem like they are good for your garden, [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: American Preppers Network
by Todd Walker You footing gives way and you body is immersed in 45 water. The clock is ticking. Within 15 minutes, you'll begin to lose dexterity in your fingers. You need shelter and fire. Photo courtesy of Iris Canterbury, Pathfinder School photographer What's in your kit to help you erect a quick shelter and fire? I uploaded my first ever YouTube video covering this topic. Check out my channel if you get a chance. I'd greatly appreciate any honest feedback from you on the video. The following is an outline of what I covered. Here's the stuff you'll need for shelter and fire: Emergency Shelter Emergency [...]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Source: Survival Sherpa
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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