Looking back on 2015, I feel very fortunate; with all the insane events that transpired, we were still given more time to prep and get ready. It gave me a chance to remember some of my earlier lessons I learned when I began prepping and ultimately, helped me remember how important it is to stay alert and hopeful in dire circumstances. It seems that each year brings new emergencies and events that cause many of us to go into panic mode (Need I bring up the Ebola scare of 2014 or the buckling economy in September of this year?).
All the while these events were evoking fear and trepidation, there were prepping and survival websites weighing the information and providing solutions to help their common man better prepare. This is why I love the prepping and survival community so very much. Rather than going about their daily lives, the editors of these websites are tirelessly putting forth effort to provide the much-needed answers to help the layman get through these harder times. As Mike Snyder from The Economic Collapse blog points out, the general public needs all the help they can get.
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
Survival and prepping have come a long way since I first started Ready Nutrition. In that time a lot of websites have been created, but there are some who stand out. I wanted to take the time to showcase some of my favorite prepper and survival sites that I go to regularly. I respect these sites because, as I said earlier, writing about preparedness and survival takes a lot of time and effort and they set the bar high when it comes to quality content. As well, this list is also my way of thanking these websites for their hard work. As many of them know the thank you’s for all they do are few and far between in this line of work. In no particular order, these are some of my top picks for the best prepper sites out there.
The Survivalist Blog
The Organic Prepper
The Economic Collapse Blog
The Daily Sheeple
The Prepper Journal
Off the Grid News
Doom and Bloom
Survival At Home