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How to Find Free Prepping Advice on the Internet

Avatar for Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  Updated: December 16, 2020
How to Find Free Prepping Advice on the Internet

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There are moments in the blogging world where you just have to stop the presses, step back, and shift your focus.  Today is one of those days.  The article I had planned to today has been put on hold so that I can bring you a list of websites where you can find the best free prepping advice on the internet.

Let me explain.

Popular writer and blogger Michael Snyder has just published his list of the 122 Best Prepper websites.  His criteria?  Each offers prepping advice for free with no strings attached.  This is not something to take lightly since these days, there are way too many open hands waiting to take our money with very little in return.

how to find free prepping advice

Let me tell you a little bit about Michael.  As the writer and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, he has been well-regarded in the prepper world for quite some time.

I first contacted Michael when I was a newbie blogger, I sent him an email asking him something.  It was so long ago that I don’t recall the exact details.  What I do remember, however, is that he responded with very kind words and encouraging tips for getting my own unique voice and message out into the world.  On those many occasions that I have wanted to call it quits (and yes, that has happened), I remember his email and know that I simply have to keep going.

You might say that I have a special spot in my heart for Michael and all that he does to keep us informed in his own, well-researched, and imitable manner.  With that introduction, let me share with you the best prepper websites on the internet!

Get Prepared: 122 Of The Best Prepper Websites On The Internet

Getting prepared for the chaos that is coming to America in the years ahead is not that complicated.

Help is out there – if you know where to look.  And it doesn’t have to be expensive either.  In this article, I have put together a list of 122 of the best prepper websites on the Internet that will teach you how to prep for free.

The great thing about the prepper community is that there are always highly skilled people that are willing to freely share their knowledge and experience with the general public.  As the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, I am constantly being asked about what people need to do in order to get prepared for the hard times that are coming to this country.  And when I am asked, I do my best to encourage people to build up their emergency funds, to store food and supplies, to put together bug out bags and to do everything that they can to become more independent of the system.

But sometimes people need a lot more than that.  Sometimes people need to have someone give them some real hands on practical advice about things like canning food or setting up home defense systems.  So in this article my goal is to connect you with some of the top experts from all over the nation for free.  I think that this list is going to be a great resource for people that they can reference again and again, so don’t forget to bookmark it.

And sadly, the truth of the matter is that most Americans are not prepared for much of anything at this point.  The following statistics come from a survey conducted by the Adelphi Center for Health Innovation.  As you can see, a substantial portion of the population is not even prepared for a basic emergency that would last for just a few days…

  • 44 percent don’t have first-aid kits
  • 48 percent lack emergency supplies
  • 53 percent do not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home
  • 55 percent believe local authorities will come to their rescue if disaster strikes
  • 52 percent have not designated a family meeting place if they are separated during an emergency
  • 42 percent do not know the phone numbers of all of their immediate family members
  • 21 percent don’t know if their workplace has an emergency preparedness plan
  • 37 percent do not have a list of the drugs they are taking
  • 52 percent do not have copies of health insurance documents

So needless to say, there is a great need to educate the general population about preparedness.

Before we get to the list, I want to explain a few things about it.

First of all, this is a list of sites that offer practical advice about prepping.  So I kept most websites that focus on the news off of it.  Perhaps in the future I will do a list of my favorite alternative news websites.  Some of my favorites include Infowars, Zero Hedge, WND,, TruNews, and Raiders News Update.

I have also not included my websites The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News.

In addition, I have only included websites that offer information for free.  There are a lot of great companies out there that sell some really cool survival supplies, but the goal of this list is to help people find useful information that they can access without cost.

Finally, I want to make it clear that these websites are listed in no particular order.  Some of the best known prepper websites are toward the front of the list, and some of the newer ones are toward the end, but I do not want anyone to get offended if they are not as “high on the list” as they think they should be.  In this list, I have not attempted to assign a value to each site.  All of these sites have excellent information, and in fact some of the ones toward the end have some of the best hands on practical advice.

With that being said, the following are 122 of the best prepper websites on the Internet…

  1. Survival Blog
  2. American Preppers Network
  4. The Survival Mom
  5. Urban Survival
  6. Natural News
  7. Off Grid Survival
  8. The Organic Prepper
  9. Survival 4 Christians
  10. Backdoor Survival
  11. Preparedness Mama
  12. The Prepper Journal
  13. The Suburban Prepper
  14. Modern Survival Online
  15. Food Storage Moms
  16. Off The Grid News
  17. The Survivalist Blog
  18. Prepper Website
  20. Doom And Bloom
  21. Prepared Christian
  23. Graywolf Survival
  24. Provident Living Today
  25. Home Ready Home
  26. Survival Cache
  27. Modern Survival Blog
  28. Prepared Housewives
  29. Rural Revolution
  30. Preparedness Advice Blog
  31. Food Storage And Survival
  32. The Survival Podcast
  34. Mom Prepares
  35. Survival And Prosperity
  36. Prepared For Survival
  37. TEOTWAWKI Blog
  38. The Apartment Prepper
  39. Ask A Prepper
  40. Preparing For SHTF
  41. The Home For Survival
  42. Mainstream Preppers
  43. My Family Survival Plan
  44. Prepography
  45. Survival Life
  46. Prepper Dashboard
  47. SHTF School
  48. The Survival Doctor
  49. Canadian Preppers Network
  50. Expert Prepper
  51. Maximum Survival
  52. Survivor Jane
  53. More Than Just Surviving
  54. LastOneAlive
  55. SGTReport
  56. On Point Preparedness
  57. SHTF Wiki
  58. Food Storage Made Easy
  59. Prepper Forums
  60. Survivalist Boards
  61. Ready Nutrition
  62. Tactical Intelligence
  63. Family Survival Planning
  64. The Prepared Ninja
  65. Ed That Matters
  66. Seasoned Citizen Prepper
  67. The Neighbor Network
  68. Mom With A Prep
  69. Survival At Home
  70. Patriot Rising
  71. The Berkey Guy Blog
  72. Your Preparedness Story
  73. Survival Sherpa
  74. Prepper Recon
  75. Homestead Dreamer
  76. The Doomsday Moose
  77. All About Preppers
  78. The Deliberate Agrarian
  79. The Homestead Survival
  80. Preparedness Advice Blog
  81. The Daily Prep
  82. Prepared Bloggers
  83. Active Response Training
  84. Survivalist Prepper
  85. Mama Kautz
  86. Happy Preppers
  87. Tin Hat Ranch
  88. Living Prepared
  89. The Prepper Pages
  90. Resilience
  91. The Herbal Survivalist
  92. The Preppers Life
  93. Survive Hive
  94. Prepper Resources
  95. Omega Tactical And Survival
  96. Freedom Preppers
  97. Essential Survival
  98. Prepared For That
  99. Survivopedia
  100. A Matter Of Preparedness
  101. Practical Tactical
  102. SHTF Dad
  103. Prepper Ideas
  104. Geek Prepper
  105. The Poor Man’s Survival Blog
  106. Prepper Chimp
  108. Survival Prepper Joe
  109. The Survival Place Blog
  110. Rational Preparedness
  111. Code Green Prep
  112. Preppers Survive
  113. Stealth Survival
  114. Totally Ready
  115. Preparedness Pro
  116. The 7 P’s Blog
  117. Preparing With Dave
  118. Disaster Mom
  119. Destiny Survival
  120. Underground Medic
  121. An American Homestead
  122. Vigil Prudence

Additional Thoughts About Certain Prepper Websites

If you have been following Backdoor Survival from the beginning, you will know that one of the many reasons I started this website was to deal with personal angst over the state of the world in general and the United States specifically.

Not a whole lot has changed in that respect, but these days, my personal angst is more focused on the websites that blatantly steal content from many of the websites listed above.  They do so by taking articles, changing the titles, and adding their own name as author without any attribution, link, or mention of the original source.

These sites are doing this to attract advertising revenue and honestly, that hurts the hardworking legitimate authors who spend hours upon hours bringing you fresh,original, content.

My advice?  Check the “About” page of new websites that you visit and if there is no mention of a real person with a short biography, move on.

The Final Word

I want to remind you that all of the websites listed offer prepping advice for free.  That said, not all preps involve money.

Even if your budget is meager or non-existent, you can still prep by taking the time to learn or to practice your pioneer-type  skills.  Building a fire, making your own soaps, mending and sewing, learning to cut hair; there are a ton of skills that will be valuable post SHTF and most take very little money to learn.  They just take time.

Do not let the lack of money deter your from prepping!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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If you are like me and believe there is a possibility that things will be going to heck, you may want to consider some of the items in today’s bargain bin.

The Beginning Of The End:  This is Michael Snyder’s first novel.  If you want to know what things in America are going to look like in a few years, this is the book to read.  It is a mystery/thriller set in the United States in the near future.  Need I say more?

Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart: This book, by Joe Nobody, is the book you that will teach you how to defend your your homestead in the event of civil unrest or a collapse.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 12-inch: A cast iron skillet will serve you well if you are required to cook outdoors because the grid is down.  Once you have a cast iron skillet, you will use it for everything, indoors or out.

All New Square Foot Gardening: Even if you currently do not have a garden, you should learn about how to start one. It does not have to be large.  I follow the practices I learned in this book and  put in a small Square Foot Garden of my own.  It is not too soon to think about the spring planting season.

Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression: If you don’t know about Clara, be sure to read Depression Cooking: A Visit to Clara’s Kitchen.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking: At an average cost of 50 cents a loaf, this bread is easy, delicious and inexpensive to make.  Making your own bread is a skill everyone should have.

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients: Ditto.

How to Live on Wheat: Everything you need to know about wheat.

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (Pack of 10): I do believe in helping my neighbors in the community so a supply of these will be handy to hand out to those in need. You will be surprised at how warm these will keep you. Be sure to test one out in advance so that you have the confidence to trust the blanket in an emergency.

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6 Responses to “How to Find Free Prepping Advice on the Internet”

  1. I don’t know why this surprises me so much: 44 percent don’t have first-aid kits, 48 percent lack emergency supplies, 53 percent do not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home. The study was done at Adelphi, which is in a very, very densely populated area (you can tell I’m still bitter about their parking space issues) – and I wonder if these stats reflect city folk only?

  2. I don’t see on the list. Too bad. It’s been around since 1999 and is one of the best forums geared towards survival and women.

  3. Though you have listed many outstanding and informative web sites, I think you would have provided your readers a better service if you had broke out your recommendations into Survival categories when such are evident (based upon the predominant emphases of an individual Prepper Web Site). There are a lot of general Prepper Sites that basically serve to introduce topics almost as a reminder of important aspects of Prepping. And many of these sites do not provide training, nor specific step by step “how to” information. Your site is like that. General Prepper sites are introductory for people who are just beginning to acquaint themselves with preparation (and this serves many-many people, myself included when I began focusing on Prepping).
    But there are also specialty web sites that offer specific focused info, how-to and training materials (and for free). Probably the best Prepper site is “You Tube” Survival Videos put out by individuals who want to share skills. There are 1,000s of videos on line showing viewers people testing their ideas. I live in a winter state (and have not begun learning how to can food). But, for now, I learned I can grow edible vegetables in 2 days to 1 week, online (via You Tube) by buying/growing Sprouts. If I am bugged-in, the ability to grow healthy vegetables is a critical winter survival need for my house. I also learned on You Tube about the Pocket Hunter sling-shot arrow that is more user friendly than bow and arrow to me who barely hit the target when playing “archery” as a kid. And yes, I learned about the Pocket Hunter from a general Prepper site (I think your site)! You listed at least one medical site (Dr. Bones and wife, Doom/Bloom), but you did not distinguish it as a medical site. This is what I mean about categorizing sites by their predominant focus, be it shelter, heat-warmth-fire, bushcraft/woods survival, food, water, medical, gardening, homestead, etc. You also didn’t mention Glen Meder’s water distillation (i.e. making “rain water” in a pot) device that can distill even sea water for the majority of USA that lives in coastal areas, and the polluted water of floods. He also teaches what water really is.
    In 1816, and when most of the USA population lived East of the Mississippi River (and mostly the NE USA), there was a total collapse in food production caused by a volcano plume cloud that repeatedly circled the earth changing seasonal weather temperature across the globe, and that caused the NE USA to experience a year without a summer (e.g., without a growing season). This means that it took many people 18 months minimum to begin to see the light of day in food production and for the reason that one needs seed to plant, but when one loses a growing season, they also need seed (like from a harvest) to plant the crop the next year, but if the crop died after planting the seed in the year of disaster, then there is no harvest for next year’s seed. It can take years to recover. They survived on their reserve food, eating weeds and animals. PREPPING is about being prepared for shorter-term difficulties and disasters (weeks to months), but it is also about how to survive longer-term disasters (year and longer). And, the longer the need the more survival is dependent upon know-how skills and not just general info (although much general info is good info).
    One other thing I will say as a former combat vet. There are also a lot of self-defense Prepper sites that may appear to be fear-mongering sites to the uninformed or inexperienced. But here is the thing, when you saw your whole world change in one day (travel time into a combat zone), this experience changes how you view personal security in the world of your new moment. There are still millions of ex combat vets, along with police, many emergency workers, and people who have been victim to random violence, who have acquired a new perception and sense of what is necessary, in preparations, to maintain inner peace and personal and family security in the face of life threatening violence. As for me, I want to live, even in a disaster, with maximum inner peace. I want to sleep at night and not be anxious and fearful. I want to be a “bunny rabbit”. But even bunnies need food, water, shelter and someplace they can run to and hide real quick! I am not a bunny, but I want to live like one, aware and prepared.

  4. WOW! what a list Gaye. I’m going to have to bookmark this list to start perusing later because the holiday’s have me super busy now. I do however have a tip for you Gaye and your other readers. Did you know that you can subscribe to the Space Weather Prediction Center SWPC to receive email notices about solar storm watches and warnings. It’s a similar concept to the National Weather Service watches and warnings about tornados and hurricanes. The following is a copy of an email alert I received today to give you an idea of what you are getting. Oh and yes it’s FREE. The idea is that you could have some advanced warning if a solar flare was shooting an EMP at us with few hours notice maybe…:

    Space Weather Message Code: WATA30
    Serial Number: 118
    Issue Time: 2014 Dec 19 1315 UTC

    WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G2 Predicted

    Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
    Dec 20: G1 (Minor) Dec 21: G2 (Moderate) Dec 22: G1 (Minor)


    NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

    Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
    Induced Currents – Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
    Spacecraft – Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
    Radio – HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
    Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

    • All right Learner. You have me hooked. I subscribed to the service and now when I get an alert, my heart pounds until I can get to the scale on their site to see how bad it is going to be. I now have the scale chart on my menu bar.
      Your right in the fact that it is so great to have a few hours notice of an EMP. I use a popcorn can as a Faraday cage, and I dont always have all my electronic goodies in it. This will allow me to get my I-Pad protected. I thank you.
      I watch the 10 year bond prices daily to see what they are selling for. I have been told they will give me an indication of where our economy is headed. If I receive a weeks notice that the economy is going down the tubes, I can get my $23.16 out of the bank.

  5. Wow, what an great resource this is. It will likely keep a lot of people, including me, occupied for quite some time just gleaning through it to pick out what is applicable to my needs. Thanks to all.

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