2017 was a big year for survivalists and preppers, and 2018 will no doubt be bigger. So what better way to kick off the new year than by taking stock of the state of survivalism online? After all, there’s no better way to get prepared than to learn from others. Here, I’ve compiled a list of 55 blogs and prepper websites offering everything from wilderness tutorials to DIY and self sufficient living advice.
Before we get into things, take note: the list itself was composed with a focus on providing a cross section of the survivalist community. There’s everything from firearm tips to organic produce tricks, urban survival to wilderness mastery. On top of this, there’s blogs from every corner of the political spectrum, from sovereign citizens to mainstream conservatives, to tie-dye hippies and armed far left groups.
I’m not here to judge your political flavor, just your ability to provide useful information on survival, self defense, organization or other factors that matter when SHTF. So whatever your survival focus or political persuasion, there should be something you’ll enjoy.
Of course, I am partial to this blog that you are reading on now and our large and growing community supports us in our efforts to spread the word about the importance of survival skills and education for you and your family. But, we survivalists are, after all, one big community. That is why I want to give a shout out to some of our brothers and sisters in kind!
Survival Blogs Worth Following This Year
As a final note, it’s worth pointing out you won’t find a numerical listing here for the survival blogs. That’s because there simply isn’t a single blog that can be considered the best, the second best or third. Instead, listings have been divided into groups of ten. The top 10 should be considered mandatory reading for anyone seeking a cohesive understanding of the state of the survivalist/prepper scene in 2018. The top 20/30 are likewise great blogs, offering a wealth of content for anyone interested in anything from the casual weekend in the wilderness, to hardcore prepping. Finally the last group, simply titled “the rest,” features a collection of 15 blogs that didn’t quite make the top 40, but are worth visiting for one of two reasons. Either they’re relatively new blogs with a lot of potential, or older sites that show promise for making a comeback this year.
The Top 10 Survival Blogs
Survival Cache’s strong point is its reliable product reviews. Before you buy any survival product, make sure you pay this site a visit. Odds are they’ll have reviewed it.
Ever wanted to learn how to handle a gunshot wound? The Survival Doctor offers practical yet impressive advice on how to simply stay alive, and keep those around you breathing when SHTF.
One of the best sources of in-depth, practical advice, Tactical Intelligence is an indispensable asset to any survivalist for their reviews, advice and insane amount of content.
A home for Canuck survivalists, the CPN is extremely helpful for newbies and experts alike. Learn how to build a log cabin, or make your own moonshine to ward off the northern cold.
Arguably the best site anywhere for learning how to preserve your own food. Canning is one of the best skills a survivalist can learn, so check this one out.
A great site for practical advice on outdoor living, DIY solutions and hunting. Accessible, handy and well worth your time.
Since 2005, Jim Rawles has been churning out some of the most interesting articles for survivalists. He’s covered virtually every topic imaginable, plus his daily doses of historic factoids are always worth a skim.
Great site for product reviews and general survival/outdoor advice.
As the name suggests, there’s a big focus on food here; then again, you too will probably be pretty focused on food when civilization collapses around you.
The only left-wing prepper site to make it anywhere near the top 10, Redneck Revolt is about collective community defense, guns, anti-fascism, more guns and redneck pride. Their monthly podcast is only just getting off the ground, and it’ll be interesting to see where things go in 2018.
The Top 20 Survival Blogs
A great place to read about the basics of survival.
Great articles packed with handy advice. Some articles are fairly long, but worth it generally.
Great content on wilderness survival tips and tricks.
A bit of a mixed bag, this blog does have some diamonds in the rough. Nonetheless, its influence on the prepper movement can’t be understated, making this site worth following.
It’s basically Wikipedia for preppers. You’ll find just about everything here.
A staple for libertarian preppers, there’s an absolute ton of content here, covering pretty much every topic imaginable.
Really good, unique content written with passion. If you haven’t seen this one yet, then check it out.
Excellent advice, great topics and regular updates. What more could you want? This is one mom you don’t want to mess with.
The go-to site for survivalists who like to keep things all natural.
Nurse Amy’s handy medical tips are great for daily applications and for when SHTF.
The Top 30 Survival Blogs
Less camo and gun nuts, more baking and gardening, Common Sense Homesteading is worth following for its useful tips for anyone who wants to live a healthy, sustainable and self sufficient lifestyle. Learn how to raise chickens, make use of renewable energy, bake bread and eat healthy.
Fantastic site for advice on disaster and wilderness survival. Their suggestions are well explained and easy to follow.
Home of the SHTF survival boot camp, this site deserves to be on your reading list.
Regular posts packed full of details make this blog well worth reading once or twice a week, despite its less-than-modern layout.
One of the nicest looking prepper sites around, Off Grid is great for outdoors, camping and general survival topics.
Fantastic for everyday tips, blogger Gaye offers regular, useful content.
The life of a lefty survivalist can be a lonely one, until you discover this little blog. It’s not bad, but could do with more informative content.
A relatively new blogger of late 2017, Sarah has already produced some good stuff. It’ll be interesting to see where she takes things in 2018.
Regular updates and plenty of handy tips.
A forum mostly for discussing organic lifestyles and emergency preparedness.
The Top 40
In a scene dominated by men, Survivor Jane is a welcome breath of fresh air.
Another rare example of far left survivalism, most content is political in nature, but there’s still some useful prepper tips to be had here.
A side project of survivalist author Howard Godfrey, this site is fantastic for covering some of the lesser known topics relevant to preppers. Godfrey is also the author of a pretty solid book on survival, Emergency Preparedness & More.
A forum for survivalists, this is a great place to trade tips and learn from the experiences of others.
Standard survivalist content, but with a bit of a focus on keeping the family safe when SHTF.
Do you want to turn your apartment into a fortress? If so, check out Apartment Prepper.
Mostly your standard prepper fare, but well executed.
A forum for preppers on the left side of the spectrum. Unsurprisingly it’s pretty sparse, but beggars can’t be choosers, can they?
Far more lively than Left Preppers, Armed Left is the place to be for communists, radical socialists and anarchists stockpiling weapons for the worker revolution.
A reasonable mix of product reviews and survival advice.
More Awesome Survival Blogs
Big focus on guns and Reagan. So if you’re starved for some decent firearm reading material, this blog should stave you over for a while.
Only posting once or twice a month, Prep-Blog is nonetheless a good read, with some handy advice.
Another female survivalist, Rural Revolution blends country living with prepping. Especially relevant for anyone living around Idaho.
Teotwawki has been pretty much dead since 2016, with its founder Alexander Wolf dealing with personal stuff. Wolf has stated he has plans to restart blogging, possibly in 2017. So keep an eye on this one.
Covers almost every aspect of prepping, from treating snake bites to handling mental health issues.
Learn how to grow vegetables, preserve and can them. Great advice, good for families looking for an alternative lifestyle.
Another online forum, Prepper Forums is for hardcore survivalists. There’s a big focus on firearms and gear.
This site hasn’t been particularly active since around 2013, which is a real shame. Some of their older articles are fairly good.
Some good stuff here, particularly for homeowners who would rather stay indoors when the apocalypse hits.
This site is basically a hub for prepper feeds, and can be a helpful place to start if you’re looking for something new.
Interesting topics like how to convert your trailer to a fortress.
Nice name. Mostly political content, and feels a lot like a poor man’s InfoWars. Alas, there’s some useful survival content hidden here.
Useful for general survival and prepping tips.
Good variety of content, from raising animals to surviving in harsh weather.
This blog has been pretty quiet for nearly a year now, but remains a good source of information for DIY and gardening.
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