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Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet

Michael Snyder, Contributor
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Are you preparing for the collapse of society?  If so, the truth is that you are definitely not alone.  The number of preppers in the U.S. has absolutely exploded in recent years.  It has been estimated that there are now approximately 3 million preppers in the United States, and Doomsday Preppers is currently the highest rated show on the National Geographic channel.  In fact, you could be living next to a prepper and never even know it.

All over America, families are transforming spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, planting survival gardens, unplugging from the grid, converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, taking self-defense courses and stocking up on just about everything that you can imagine.

The re-election of Barack Obama and other recent events seem to have given the prepper movement even more momentum.  For example, in January the U.S. Mint broke all kinds of records and sold nearly half a billion dollars worth of gold and silver coins to the public.  Not only that, Americans bought enough guns during the last two months of 2012 alone to supply the entire armies of China and India.  When it comes to prepping, nobody can match the passion that Americans put into it.

So what are all of these people prepping for?

Well, the truth is that no two preppers have the exact same motivation.  There is a general consensus among preppers that our world is becoming increasingly unstable, but when you sit down and talk with them you find out that there are a whole host of different civilization-killing events that various preppers are concerned about.  Some are preparing for the collapse of the economy.  Others are extremely concerned about the potential for crippling natural disasters and catastrophic earth changes. To other preppers, the rise of the “Big Brother” surveillance grid that is being constructed all around us is the greatest danger, and many of them warn of the tyrannical agenda of the New World Order.

Terrorism, killer pandemics, EMP attacks, World War III, martial law, solar megastorms, asteroid strikes and societal chaos are some of the other things that many preppers are worried about.  There are even some preppers that are not worried about any “threats” at all – they just want to get “back to the land” and want to become less dependent on the system.

Whatever the motivation, it is undeniable that the prepper movement has gotten very large and that it continues to grow.

In fact, there was a recent article in the New York Times about preppers that was actually written by a prepper entitled “The Preppers Next Door“…

To the unprepared, the very word ‘prepper’ is likely to summon images of armed zealots hunkered down in bunkers awaiting the End of Days, but the reality, at least here in New York, is less dramatic. Local Preppers are doctors, doormen, charter school executives, subway conductors, advertising writers and happily married couples from the Bronx. They are no doubt people that you know — your acquaintances and neighbors. People, I’ll admit, like myself.

I was absolutely amazed that one of the key mouthpieces of the establishment, the New York Times, would publish an article that was mostly positive about preppers, because the truth is that prepping is essentially a huge expression of a lack of faith in the establishment.   Even the article admitted as much…

PREPPING IS THE BIG SHORT: a bet not just against a city, or a country or a government, but against the whole idea of sustainable civilization. For that reason, it chafes against one of polite society’s last remaining taboos — that the way we live is not simply plagued by certain problems, but is itself insolubly problematic.

And that is exactly right.  There are millions of us that are entirely convinced that the world around us is becoming increasingly unstable and that “the system” will not be there to take care of us when everything falls to pieces.

With each passing day, even more Americans lose faith in the system and begin prepping.  If you are one of those new preppers, there are actually dozens of great websites out there on the Internet where you can get an education about prepping for free.  The list of websites and blogs that I have compiled below contains more articles and resources than you could ever possibly need.  Hopefully many of you will find this list to be extremely helpful.

The following are 50 of the best prepper websites and blogs on the Internet…

1. Survival Blog
2. American Preppers Network
3. The Survival Mom
4. SHTFPlan.com
5. Survival 4 Christians
6. Urban Survival
7. Backdoor Survival
8. Off Grid Survival
9. Modern Survival Online
10. The Survivalist Blog
11. The Suburban Prepper
12. The Great Northern Prepper
13. Prepper Website
14. The Survival Podcast
15. Doom And Bloom
16. Provident Living Today
17. Prepper.org
18. Prepared Christian
19. SHTFblog.com
20. Survival Cache
21. Modern Survival Blog
22. Rural Revolution
23. Preparedness Advice Blog
24. Prep-Blog.com
25. Survival And Prosperity
26. TEOTWAWKI Blog
27. The Neighbor Network
28. The Apartment Prepper
29. Armageddon Online
30. The Berkey Guy Blog
31. The Home For Survival
32. My Family Survival Plan
33. Prepography
33. Prepper Dashboard
34. Bacon And Eggs
35. SHTF School
36. Canadian Preppers Network
37. Maximum Survival
38. Survivor Jane
39. Prepping To Survive
40. SaltnPrepper
41. SGTReport
42. SHTF Wiki
43. Jewish Preppers
44. Survival Magazine
45. Survival Week
46. Prepper Forums
47. Survivalist Boards
48. Tactical Intelligence
49. The Prepared Ninja
50. Common Sense Homesteading

The sad truth is that our world is becoming increasingly unstable in a whole bunch of different ways and we all need to learn how to prepare for the difficult years ahead.

Unfortunately, most Americans simply are not prepared for much of anything.

For example, a large percentage of Americans do not even have enough savings to get them through a single financial emergency.  According to one recent report, approximately 44 percent of all households in the United States are just one unexpected event away from financial disaster.

Most American families do not have much food stored up either.  One recent survey discovered that 55 percent of all Americans have less than three days supply of food in their homes.

Could that possibly be accurate?  Do people really keep that little food in their homes?

Another survey asked Americans how long they think they could survive if the entire electrical grid went down and there was no more power for an extended period of time.  Incredibly, 21 percent of those who responded said that they would survive for less than a week, and an additional 28 percent of those who responded said that they would survive for less than two weeks.  Close to 75 percent of those who responded said that they would be dead before the two month mark.

So who are the crazy ones?

Are the people trying to become more independent and self-sufficient crazy, or are the people who have complete and total faith that the system will take care of them no matter what happens actually the crazy ones?

I don’t know about you, but I would prefer for myself and my family to at least have a chance to survive if society melts down for some reason.

What about you?

Are you a prepper?

Do you know some preppers?

Do you believe that people should be prepping?

[This article first appeared here at The Truth.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.]

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  1. Is prepping unique to America? I never hear of anyone else doing it.

    Self-sufficiency is a worthy goal, but all that hoarding certainly takes you out of the Now.

    • I dont think its unique to America, But i have to say , I dint see any Prep in Greece or Ice land , Ireland,Spain “piggs” as they call it. I still don’t even read of any prepping in Iran on the verge of war.Japan with its 20 years of stagflation nooo prepping so makes me wonder if we in North America have understood the litmus paper of what to come or are most being suckered into another fear driving trend.My bet is on the acid test , I have rolled the numbers imposable to get out other then war or collapse

      • Has to do with the North American sense of independence and self reliability…as well as the intuitive knowledge of what’s coming and the obvious rise of the police state. Agreed, this is gonna have to play out sorry to say. Way too much engineered momentum and lack of response by those getting mowed over. Last chance to seriously stand up was probably about 50 years ago if there was to be any chance of diverting these maniacs. The work at hand is to wake up as many as poss, and be prepared spiritually most of all. Onward! We’re here in this time because we’re supposed to be!

        • Yes sir Zen agreed , thats where you site shines “prepared spiritually” stage 5 as I mention on your other post.The physical readiness should have been done with a good understanding of Monetary policy , religious eschatology, globalization politics and philosophical ideology

          • …and giant bulldozers pushing DC, Hollywood, the Vatican and City of London etc. and all military bases into the sea…and a deluge into their underground base and tunnel system…for starters…call it a Royal Flush…mwa…a la Hitchhiker’s Guide…although we’re apparently heading for the big recycle anyway…just a thought…;))

    • Other countries have a developed relationship with their environment, foods, plants, animals, and thus have no reason to hoard because they exist and interact within a self sufficient environment. Places like S America/S Asia.

      • That’s right. Besides, that, in many places it’s day to day already and they’re accustomed to it, and not in a bad way. The places you describe have more tropical climates too which makes a big difference from the more dependent colder climes. The point is to do the right, conscious and diligent thing for those you love. One Orwellian clue to our present state is that they consider having more than 5 days of food a suspicious, even terrorist action. How obvious can it get? (Not sure, to honest.) Cheers, Z

  2. (From Peek Crackers:) Great Post! I love how the term “prepping” has replaced self responsibility. Long before this shit storm was ever brought to light after 08/09 crash.I have never wanted to rely on any one for my needs in basic life.Food ,all ways had 12mth worth, fire wood and a fire place never with out one in my home even if your insurance policy gives you a hard time, fight em on it and keep it.Water not hard to store and I have it along with food and defense s a 100% must you don’t have to get a tank but have something i think a simple 12 g will do the job in home defense.silver and gold ez to carry if you have to get out of dodge and do not have a counter party risk. remember if you don’t hold it, you don’t own it. There will be a econ brake down in the USA witch will impact the world because the U S dollar is peg as the world curacy. I was in a Ice storm in Quebec power was out for 1 mth food was gone from the shelves roads cut off, I had heat and food and defense, its scary feeling when everything is dark and you know people are hungry and looking. If you ask anyone who lives there, people will tell you how fast they rip out their gas fire places for wood burning stoves never to go back to gas or electric ,Long term prepping ( over 1 year or more ) is a different mind set and way of living .Any one who has been in this game of knowing that the system is heading for a be brake down will tell you there will be what is known as the ” Joe six pact moment” that’s when TSHF .The best thing I tell people when they have ask me if i was nuts or if they make the tin foil hat comments is ” people in north America kill each other over $1.32 dish towels on black Friday sales, just think how they will act if it was a U N food truck.So em I Paranoid ,fucking right I am and ready every day 2,s on Sunday, I don’t have fear because of this,it seams like many people get that confused, its the opposite.The less reliance you have on the government the better you are, government’s Govern ( control ) people not help people. Make your own insurance policy.

  3. This might help to clear up confusion How to Read a Date Code: http://www.ehow.com/how_7431948_read-date-code.html Great for under standing Can good dates and remember best before dates are not the same as expiatory dates.mylar food storage bags and food grade air tight pails & silica jell packs will go a long way for food and and ammo for storage plus its cheep or free. This is another “How to info ” that is good knowledge to store in that pumpkin of yours: How to open a can without a can opener http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=sbxKbI9Ik4o&NR=1 as you will see 1,506,651 need to know this too..This I used when i was stuck in that Ice storm and it worked awesomely : Olive Oil Lamp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba0JzdoRY14 I tried this and it works very well all so , If you have flower , you in biz!
    How To Make Natural Yeast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-GmnAD4J7E Few good things to keep under your belt !

    • shit i forgot … This is a must for you tea and coffee drinkers , @ the time i bought it was 6.99 now 14.00 well worth it and i have used it for years right on my fire place and wood burning stove Granite Ware Coffee Boiler the pans and pots have help up too.

  4. If the SHTF scenario happens and you need to live off your stored food for more than a week and live in or near a city off 100,000+ – your survival chances are low(you will die of thirst before starvation) – if you do survive you will be living like a rat in a cage or you will have joined a gang of Thieves. It is best to have a good bug out plan with enough food to get you there, but the key will be when to recognize the time to bug out.

  5. coffee pot ordered, PC – thank you.

    I’ve been keeping the home fires burning for a few years now. Don’t know what I’d do w/o my stove. I hope I’m GRANDFATHERed in — ice-news.net/2013/01/20/new-epa-regulations-to-ban-many-wood-burning-stoves/

    Let’s all sing together now!

    So long and thanks for all the fish
    So sad that it should come to this
    We tried to warn you all but oh dear?

    You may not share our intellect
    Which might explain your disrespect
    For all the natural wonders that
    grow around you

    So long, so long and thanks
    for all the fish

    The world’s about to be destroyed
    There’s no point getting all annoyed
    Lie back and let the planet dissolve(around you)

    Despite those nets of tuna fleets
    We thought that most of you were sweet
    Especially tiny tots and your
    pregnant women

    So long, so long, so long, so long, so long
    So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

    So long, so long and thanks
    for all the fish

    If I had just one last wish
    I would like a tasty fish
    If we could just change one thing
    We would all learn how to sing

    Come one and all
    Man and Mammal
    Side by Side in life’s great gene pool

    (oooohhh oooohhh oooaahhhhh- ah ahh)

    So long, so long, so long, so long, so long
    So long, so long, so long, so long, so long

    So long, so long and, !Thanks!
    for all the fish!

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