Best Prepping & Survival Websites: Stay Alive

At this point in time, I think we can all agree that 2020 was freaking wild.

We weathered a pandemic, wildfires, a very contentious election, civil unrest, and finding out that tiger cubs are surprisingly affordable (thanks Tiger King).

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Me since like, March.

So, it’s no wonder more people than ever have started looking into survivalism and prepping

If you’re one of those people, you may be wondering where you can learn more and what resources are trustworthy. 

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A different type of feline royalty coming in with the surprisingly good advice.

Well, we’ve got a growing library of survival resources for you here at Pew Pew Tactical, but there are tons of other websites you can visit for even more excellent information. 

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Allison takes her prepping a little too seriously.

So, we’ve put together a list of our favorites, with information on both backwoods survival and prepping.

Let’s dive right in. 

Best Survival and Prepping Websites (Besides Us!)

1. The Organic Prepper

The Organic Prepper was started by Daisy Luther, though it has a staff of contributing writers now. 

Daisy started The Organic Prepper with no idea about homesteading and learned by doing. So, it’s super approachable for those who don’t have a clue. 

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Just one example of the types of content you’ll find on The Organic Prepper!

The Organic Prepper talks about survival, not just in natural disasters or terrorist attacks, but also in less dramatic or more personal emergencies.

Take, for instance, the Coronavirus pandemic, economic emergencies, or even losing your job.

Daisy focuses on topics from urban preparedness to homesteading and everything in between.

Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper
Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper

Here you’ll find a focus on health, environmental responsibility, frugality, and sustainable living mixed with humor and an enjoyable style.

Daisy’s advice is also a bit more helpful than “spend a bunch of money on survival gear that you may or may not have space to store.”

She’s written several books and guides with detailed information about particular prepping topics, as well.

These are also a great resource if you’d like some extra guidance about something specific.

2. The Survival Mom

The Survival Mom is somewhat similar to The Organic Prepper, but its founder, Lisa Bedford, is its only writer.

Word of caution, it’s updated as frequently as some of the other sites on our list.

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Don’t worry, though.

Lisa started The Survival Mom back in 2009. With more than 10 years of resources assembled, you’ll have no shortage of reading material.

As the name implies, The Survival Mom is a family-focused resource for survival and prepping.

It has a similar emphasis on frugality to the Organic Prepper — after all, families are expensive. And the advice works in a suburban lifestyle.

There’s no need for large swaths of land to raise crops and livestock to put Lisa’s advice into practice. 

Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom
Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom

The site also has a practical focus. You’ll find more information about likely situations like natural disasters and economic emergencies, not apocalyptic scenarios. 

For some extra help, you can also buy Lisa’s book, also called The Survival Mom, take one of her four courses, or join her membership program.

3. OffGrid Survival

As you can probably guess from the name, this site specializes in advice for off-grid and self-reliant living.

If you’re looking for a more traditional survival/prepping website, OffGrid Survival is the site for you.

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This site was founded by Robert Richardson, a survival training expert with 20 years of experience living off the grid himself.

In short, the information is reliable.

You don’t need to be dedicated to living a completely off-grid lifestyle to benefit from the advice on OffGrid Survival, though.

This website is beneficial for beginners and experienced veterans alike — those looking to prepare for an emergency and those who want to enjoy a self-sustainable lifestyle

Robert Richardson, OffGrid Survival
Robert Richardson, OffGrid Survival

Information covers a wide array of topics for however intense you want to be…from homesteading and nomadic off-grid living to preparedness and survival for natural and man-made disasters. 

There’s also a good chunk of info about tactical preparedness so you’re ready to defend yourself and your family when shit hits the fan.

4. Prepper Broadcasting Network/American Preppers Network

The Prepper Broadcasting Network produces nightly podcasts covering different prepping and survival topics for members.

They’re great for getting the survival information that you need when it seems like you have no time to read.

Just tune into a podcast during your commute, while cooking dinner or taking your dog for a walk.

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If you enjoy reading, there are still plentiful written resources on the website.

Articles are helpful, with tons of information about survival and prepping.

Topics include preparing for specific times of manmade and natural disasters, firearms, health, communication, and food.

There’s advice for people in all kinds of lifestyle situations, from urban to rural and from single adults to families.

They even offer Preparedness Consultations that can be a great help if you’re not sure how to get started with prepping or if you have a project or plan in mind, but aren’t sure exactly how to execute it. 

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The Prepper Broadcasting Network used to be called the American Preppers Network before they shifted to their focus on podcasting.

The old website is still up, and even though it’s not publishing new content, there’s a ton of helpful information over there too.

5. Backdoor Survival

Backdoor Survival was started by Gaye Levy more than 10 years ago as a way to document her journey to self-sufficiency and share the lessons she’s learned along the way.

She’s since retired but has passed the torch on to other great writers who keep the site going these days. 

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Since Gaye started the site, Backdoor Survival has emphasized not just surviving, but living.

In other words, how do meet your needs to stay alive, but also experience things that make life worth living — like good food, nice smelling toiletries, and enjoyable hobbies.

Backdoor Survival also covers a variety of topics that are important, but often missed by other survival sites.

Gaye Levy, Backdoor Survival founder
Gaye Levy, Backdoor Survival founder

There’s also tons of information about medical care in a world where medications, both OTC and prescription, can be tough to come by.

Backdoor Survival is invaluable for those of us with health conditions that will need to be managed without access to the medical resources we have now.

6. SHTF Blog

SHTF Blog was founded by Derrick James in 2007 and features a fun, casual writing style pretty similar to what you’ll find here.

Sure, survival should be taken seriously, but that doesn’t mean we have to be serious when talking about it. 

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We have a little bit of a soft spot for SHTF BLog because it has a stronger focus on firearms than a lot of other prepping and survival websites.

But it offers plenty of info on other important topics as well. 

You’ll even spot articles on things you don’t see at other places, like overlanding — a valuable skill if you find yourself migrating during an emergency (or if you want to kick your vacations up a notch). 

Overlanding Rig
Overlanding Rig

In addition, the site has a team of writers with varying specialties from farming to overlanding to firearms and more.

Their team is qualified and experienced so know you’re getting good information.

Derrick James, SHTF Blog
Derrick James, SHTF Blog

SHTF Blog is, as they put it, “the blogging arm of Prepper Press.”

Prepper Press is a small publisher of survival related books, websites, and more.

Its website is great if you’re looking for survival-related entertainment rather than practical information.

7. Apartment Prepper

Bernie Carr started Apartment Prepper because most preparedness and survival websites assume readers have a house with space to store equipment and stockpile supplies.

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And sure, that’s the dream for a lot of us, but it’s not necessarily realistic.

It’s just as important for people with smaller spaces to be prepared as people with acres of land, if not more so.

On Apartment Prepper, the focus remains on things like effectively storing food and purifying water, dealing with mobs, deterring would-be criminals, and barricading your apartment in urban survival settings.

Bernie Carr, Apartment Prepper
Bernie Carr, Apartment Prepper

Apartment Prepper talks about preparedness for both disasters and personal emergencies too, like poverty or becoming the victim of crime.

They also discuss smaller emergencies like power outages.

And everything is written with limited space in mind.

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There’s an emphasis on efficiently using the space you do have and avoiding storing things you don’t.

Despite the name, Apartment Prepper works for apartment dwellers, small houses, or situtaions without a lot of extra room for storing supplies.

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If this is your apartment, Bernie’s your gal!

Bernie isn’t a preparedness expert, so it’s very relatable for people starting on the same journey.

The lessons she’s learned can still be helpful for more experienced preppers and survivalists, too. 

The Apartment Prepper is just written by Bernie — with the exception of the rare guest post — and updates a couple of times a week.

8. Prepper Website

Want just one place where you can find all the top survival and preparedness information?

Or maybe you want an easy way to find awesome new-to-you prepping and survival websites?

Then Prepper Website is perfect for you.

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It’s a prepping focused news aggregator, meaning it pulls together links to the top new prepping related posts and puts them on a single website.

The Prepper Website doesn’t look the best, but the information is solid.

In fact, the look of the website was an intentional decision by the creator, Pastor Todd Sepulveda.

Todd Sepulveda, The Prepper Website
Todd Sepulveda, The Prepper Website

He wants the focus to be on the information, not the site’s appearance.

And if you scroll down on the website, past the list of the latest new prepping posts, you’ll find a huuuuuuuuge list of prepping and survival resources.

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These include podcasts, forums, YouTube channels, and, of course, other prepping websites, conveniently sorted by category.

Todd also offers a prepping podcast, The Prepper Website Podcast, where he talks about prepping topics, typically with other experts. It’s another great resource!

Conclusion

Survival and prepping sites are a great way to find solid information on a range of topics from overlanding to urban survival.

While we at Pew Pew Tactical offer quite a few survival resources, we’re happy to share some of our favorite sites with you.

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You really thing 2021 is going to be any better?

All of these websites have tons of great information about survival. Even if one doesn’t seem to totally fit with your lifestyle or approach to survival, they’re still bound to have plenty of useful resources for you.

Add them all to your bookmarks now. 

Help other Pew Pew Tactical readers out and share your recommendations for your preferred survival sites in the comments. New to prepping and need a quick run-down of a bunch of prepping basics? Check out our Prepping 101 Guide!

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