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Best Survival and Preparedness Websites for Information and for Gears

By M R / February 13, 2017

A natural disaster can happen at any time. Some disasters give warning like a storm preceding a flood. Others, like earthquakes or tsunamis, give no warning. Once a disaster happens, the time to prepare is gone and all you can do is cope. Take the next few minutes to examine what you can do to prepare. Anything you do today to will be like making a deposit in your survivability savings account for withdrawal in tough times.

The mass destruction can leave you cut off from the outside world for days. Emergency rescuers will soon be there to help following a disaster, but it may take time before they are able to get to you.

Having an emergency plan and a disaster survival supply kit will help you through almost every kind of crisis, whether natural or caused by humans. However, each type of event requires different kinds of preparation and action.

You need to be prepared. Being ready for any disaster is important to surviving and recovering from a disaster. With the advancement of technology, it is already highly used as a tool to look for means of whereabouts on acquiring necessary information and supplies in times of emergency. The websites on this article will help you and your family plan for a variety of disasters so that you can survive and pull through successfully.

Here you will find the best of prepper, survival, bushcraft, homesteading, gardening, animal husbandry and any other site that is related to preparedness!

1. Survival Blog

(SurvivalBlog.com)

James Rawles’ Survival Blog is probably the best-known blog dealing with survival and preparedness topics on the web — and for good reason. As our number 1 spot on the top 10 list, The Survival Blog has a wealth of information with plenty of the articles coming from guest writers. This allows many “experts” to voice their experience and skills over a wide range of topics that no one person could do by themselves.

2. Modern Survival Blog

(modernsurvivalblog.com)

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times.

3. SHTF Plan

(shtfplan.com)

For number 3 we have SHTFPlan.com. Mac Slavo’s SHTFPlan covers a host of topics that include preparedness planning, investing, geopolitics and self-reliance. You won’t be disappointed with the daily dose of information, lively discussions (via the comments section) and eye-opening articles.

4. The Prepper Journal

(theprepperjournal.com)

Pat Henry’s The Prepper Journal talks daily survival blog devoted to a wide variety of preparedness, survival, self-reliance and personal defense topics for readers who want to protect themselves and their family from seen and unseen disasters in our future.

5. More Than Just Surviving

(morethanjustsurviving.com)

More Than Just Surviving is a survival blog that concentrates on wilderness survival, preparedness, and gear. Run by a two-person husband and wife team, Thomas & Elise Xavier, this blog’s mission is to offer a down to earth resource for both survivalists and preppers alike.

6. The Survival Podcast

(thesurvivalpodcast.com)

Jack Spirko, who runs The Survival Podcast, provides a daily online audio program that focuses on modern survival concepts and philosophy. Some of what he teaches are skills such as gardening and permaculture, food storage techniques, alternative investing strategies, keeping small livestock, home energy production, food preservation, and creating individual liberty.

7. American Preppers Network

(americanpreppersnetwork.com)

The American Preppers Network is not only a network or community of people working together towards a common educational goal, it is also a vast network of sites and services that are ever expanding to bring their members a breadth of information in a variety of formats and from multiple voices. They firmly believe that every American family should strive to become Self-Reliant, enabling them to better weather the day-to-day disasters, catastrophes and hardships that we all experience.

8. The Survival Mom

(thesurvivalmom.com)

Lisa Bedford’s The Survival Mom have been helping moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more for 5 years. She welcomes warmly on her journey to becoming more prepared to handle everyday emergencies and worst case scenarios.  Although she caters to the matriarch of the family, Lisa Bedford (aka “The Survival Mom”) has plenty of tips and advice that are great for women and men alike.

With a wide range of articles related to survival and preparedness, consistent updates, and a number of fantastic guest posters, The Survival Mom will have you coming back for more.

9. The Survivalist Blog

(theSurvivalistBlog.net)

M.D. Creekmore’s The Survivalist Blog has an interesting backstory that makes it unique in the blogosphere. M.D. left the rat-race, bought two acres of land off the grid for $2,000 and parked a 26-foot travel trailer on it where he lives full-time. Since M.D. lives what he writes, his articles provide many insights and advice that are rarely found in other survival blogs.

10. Backdoor Survival

(backdoorsurvival.com)

Gaye Levy’s Backdoor Survival is now and will always be free.  This is her way of giving back to our human community.  She does her best to share what she knows in the areas of self-sufficiency, prepping, food storage, cooking, health, freedom and more.  Needless to say, this blog has become her passion and although she no longer works in the 9-5 world, writing and maintaining this website has become a full-time avocation.

11. Ready Nutrition

(readynutrition.com)

Tess Pennington’s Ready Nutrition is a seeming disaster plan of her own. This site provides a documentary on her journey on this preparedness road. Preparing for those disasters that may come in contact with is definitely what this site put a high priority.  This is a step-by-step guide to preparing you for any disaster.

12. Survival Spot

(survival-spot.com)

Teaching not only the “how’s” but the “why’s” of emergency preparedness, our number 5 spot (no pun intended) — Survival Spot — is dedicated entirely to the practice and philosophy of survival.

William Atkin runs a great blog with plenty of articles, videos, and DIYs on topics ranging from wilderness survival to homesteading.

13. Modern Survival Online

(modernsurvivalonline.com)

Rourke’s Modern Survival Online, which aims to teach and inform the average person about how to prepare for difficult times ahead. With the understanding that not everyone has the funds to build and stock a “survival retreat”, Modern Survival Online’s hope is to help the everyday person become better prepared.

Besides the great articles that Rourke puts out, he also has the best (I haven’t found one better yet) free survival resources page — everything from weapons and communications to medical and gardening. All free and all fantastic.

14. Survival Topics

(survivaltopics.com)

One of the best sites out there related to wilderness survival skills, and number 14 on our list, is Ron Fontaine’s Survival Topics. Instead of just regurgitating things found in survival books, Ron follows a very similar approach that I do in that he practices and talks about things that he tries/uses/experiments with personally.

15. Surviving in Argentina

(ferfal.blogspot.com)

Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre is unique in the sense that he has lived it (and is still living it). Easily pulling in our number 8 spot, Surviving in Argentina is about one man’s experience in a post-economic-collapse country and how he has had to adapt to the challenges and changes that came about. His insights provide a great model whereby many North Americans (and Europeans) can prepare for an impending economic collapse on their own soil.

16. The Survival Cache

(survivalcache.com)

Although it is promoted as a survival gear review site, The Survival Cache has such a great number of articles on preparedness and survival that brings it to our number 16 spot within the top 10 blogs.

Given their diverse background (former SEALs and Marines, scientists, hardcore preppers and more) the guys over at The Survival Cache have a boatload of experience to draw upon — and they use that experience to write excellent gear reviews and articles related to survival and preparedness.

17. Preparing For SHTF

(prepforshtf.com)

This site is created for people who are interested in survival topics, gear and how to prepare yourself for any SHTF situation.

18. Survival Life

(survivallife.com)

At Survival Life their mission is to be the best survival blog and store providing a vast array of survival gear, skills, and tips in the survival and preparedness fields. They aim to be a one-stop-shop for those interested in prepping, bushcraft, off the grid living and self-defense. They will take a logical and no nonsense approach to survival without bias in hopes of dispelling the myth that anyone who prepares themselves is crazy or paranoid.

19. Skilled Survival

(skilledsurvival.com)

Jack’s Skilled Survival will certainly help you prepare, adapt and overcome any and all emergencies. His mission entails on being passionate about getting prepared and extend his knowledge on survival skills and preparedness. He wanted to help fellow patriots (such as yourself) become more prepared, self-reliant and confident in you and your family’s survival plan.

20. Urban Survival

(urbansurvival.com)

There aren’t too many people who can build a house,  but George Ure has.  Being “hands-on” his articles at times cross the boundary between personal finance and woodworking and the joys of homesteading.  To him, it’s all cost/benefit balance; in finance and in life.

21. Doom and Bloom

(doomandbloom.net)

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy travel the country spreading the message of medical preparedness to the world and are supporters of many quality preparedness conferences throughout the country and share it through significant articles at Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine.

22. Graywolf Survival

(graywolfsurvival.com)

The articles that Graywolf put on Graywolf Survival are based on real-life experience and research that he knows very well from being deployed in both combat and contingency zones as a US Army NCO and then Chief Warrant Officer as well as doing some contracting work and working with the Sheriff’s Office as a member of their Special Forces posse.

23. Preppers Illustrated

(preppersillustrated.com)

Patty Hahne’s Preppers Illustrated is everything you’ve got! Here you will be guided with starting preparing for emergencies, stockpiling, food storage supplies, bug out ideas and much more.

24. Tactical Intelligence

(tacticalintelligence.net)

Erich, the creator of Tactical Intelligence to provide the world with an open forum of knowledge relating to emergency preparedness, personal security, modern and primitive means of survival, and self-reliance. Even though she have had extensive training in these subjects, she is still very much a student and it is her hope that we can learn much from each other.

25. Prepared Housewives

(prepared-housewives.com)

Being prepared is much more than waiting for a disaster to happen, it benefits our life every day! This blog is to help those who are ready to help themselves. Getting prepared can seem very overwhelming, leaving many people ready to give up before they even start!

26. In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog

(incaseofemergencyblog.com)

John Solomon’s In Case Of Emergency, Read Blog is a  major part of the research for his book “In Case Of Emergency, Read Book: Simple Steps To Prepare You and Your Family For Terrorism, Natural Disasters and Other 21st Century Crises.” The book research will augment the content of the blog. And, in the event of a real emergency, he intends that this blog will be a resource for citizens. He would like to hear from people around the nation and the world.

27. The Survival Doctor

(thesurvivaldoctor.com)

If there’s a disaster and you can’t get help, this blog’s for you—survival medicine for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, terrorist attacks, social upheaval or anytime you’re isolated. Always use the best available provider, and get professional help if possible. This blog contains medical information to use if that’s not possible—when you are your last option.

28. Ed That Matters

(edthatmatters.com)

Todd Sepulveda’s Ed That Matters serves as his personal blog where he writes on matters of preparedness, education or even just rant!

29. Plan and Prepared

(planandprepared.com)

A former outdoor survival instructor is the man behind this one amazing blog. He fought the term “Prepper” for a long time, as he believed the media had given it a negative connotation. Instead, he was “being prepared for unforeseen events”.

30. Off Grid Survival

(offgridsurvival.com)

Off Grid Survival is a preparedness/survival website that is dedicated to helping people become more self-reliant and better prepared to face the very real threats that exist in today’s world. The site covers a wide variety of survival and preparedness topics, including information for surviving man-made and natural disasters, urban disasters and crime, and self-reliance and off-grid strategies that can help you survive almost any crisis.

 

 

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