by the author of Prepper’s Pantry and Three Miles
When you’re into preparedness and self-reliance, you live and breathe it to some extent. That means when you aren’t physically doing these things, you’re learning about them. Your spare time is often made up of watching survival movies, checking out your favorite prepper YouTube channel, or reading information on websites dedicated to the topics.
Watching or reading prepper content on a regular basis can really help you keep your prepper mojo going by causing you to consider new options and helping you to feel solidarity with other like-minded folks. And in these stressful times, those two things are truly gifts.
We try to provide a wide variety of information here at The OP with lots of different voices. But there are other websites that we think you should check out too.
Not all of these sites provide new content as often as we do here at The OP, but they’re all great resources to help you be better prepared in one way or another. Now, there are other websites I also enjoy, and if I’ve left them off my list it’s not a commentary on them.
These are just the ones I find myself turning to most frequently. These are purely content sites and not news-focused. I also have some aggregate sites I really enjoy, like Prepper Website.
In no particular order, here are some of my favorites.
Well, none except alphabetical.
This is a website run by my friend Laurie Neverman and her family. Laurie is the author of the book Never Buy Bread Again: The Bread Book for Beginning Bakers.
The Nevermans raise a great deal of their own food and live in a Green Built Certified home. The website is loaded with preparedness advice based on common sense, not fear. There are boundless excellent articles on growing food and herbs, making home remedies, cooking, being more self-reliant, and much more.
This site is run by Sean MacTira, another good friend of mine. (It’s like sitting at a virtual cool kids table with some of these folks.) Sean is a veteran who worked in counterintelligence in the Army for many years, and he’s the author of Survival Secrets of a Counterintelligence Agent.
His website isn’t updated frequently but it remains an incredibly valuable resource for those who want to focus more on the survival end of preparedness with a wealth of well-researched, tried-and-true information.
This is a newer website, run by my buddy Brian Duff. Brian is a former Army Ranger with a long career in international security. The website is loaded with interesting articles that have a focus on mindset. Brian’s philosophy is that prepping goes wrong when people focus on stuff rather than strategy.
Brian has an upcoming book of the same name as his website.
This is a YouTube channel that was started by a friend who I met in my Facebook group. Fred, or Modern Refugee, started the channel to share his practical bush-crafting and survival skills with others. The channel really took off, as people loved his friendly, down-to-earth approach to survival. We actually profiled Fred here on the website if you want to learn more about him.
This is a website that publishes almost as often as we do here at The OP. You can find loads of preparedness content on Off-Grid Survival, including (obviously) living off the grid, outdoor living, preparedness, survival, and tactical topics.
This website has been around since 2007 and continues to get better with age.
Here’s another site that’s jam-packed full of content. Tess Pennington, the publisher, is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, one of the finest books I’ve ever had the pleasure of working on as an editor. Ready Nutrition has tons of articles on preparedness, as well as content about natural and sustainable living. It’s a real wealth of information for you to dig into.
This website has been around since 2005. It was started by James Wesley Rawles but is now mostly content provided by contributors. The site has an enormous following of preppers and survivalists, and it’s an absolute gold mine of information and links. A lot of folks consider this website the beginning of the online preparedness movement.
Dale and Lisa Goodwin run this site that’s chock-full of great information and gear reviews. It links out to membership websites and courses. Dale and Lisa are warm, friendly, and truly sincere about helping folks get better prepared. This is a great site for finding information about all the basics of preparedness.
This is another YouTube channel and it’s run by two of the blog publishers on this list. Brian Duff and Dale Goodwin offer such an awesome service to the prepping community with this channel. They have at least two live streams every week and while the live streams themselves are great, what’s truly special is the sense of community you’ll find in the comments. It’s like one big happy like-minded family in the chat during the live streams, and folks truly care about one another.
Don’t be misled by the name! Urban Survival Site is not just for city dwellers. They’ve been around for a long time and are jam-packed with content. You can find a huge variety of preparedness information on this site and much of it will be applicable no matter where you live. They have a pool of talented writers who provide regular content.
This is just a handful of resources
The great thing about the internet is that preparedness information is available more than ever before. There are many excellent websites out there, and these are just a drop in the bucket. (Please don’t be offended if you or your favorite site isn’t included on this list – this is by no means comprehensive!)
What are your favorite preparedness websites and YouTube channels? Drop them in the comments for a readers’ choice version in the future!
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived; and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. Her work is widely republished across alternative media and she has appeared in many interviews.
Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses at SelfRelianceand Survival.com You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.