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Preparedness, Homesteading and Survival Sites

Updated on December 2, 2015

Be Prepared

Preparedness: the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action "their preparation was more than adequate"

No one wants to be caught unprepared Most people will prepare for a small thing like a test or a presentation. Are people ready for a major event though? Economic Collapse, Pandemic, Biological Warfare. Many people may scoff, saying that these things will never happen. But what if they do. Are you prepared?

These sites have taken preparedness to the level of an art form, and they can give you an edge in the struggle for survival. The sheer amount of information stored on these forums and other sites is staggering. Whether you are looking for information about wild edibles, guerrilla gardening or nuclear shelters, you will be able to find it somewhere on these sites. If you're looking for something a bit tamer, like examples of off the grid living, information about homeschooling or how to grow a better tomato plant, you'll be able to find that on these sites as well.

Each forum has it's own personality and rules, but for the most part, if you have a question and are willing to ask it with respect, you'll get an answer pretty quickly.

Preparedness is its own reward.

Preparedness Forums

Here's a list of preparedness, homesteading and survival forums. Each of these forums has a unique personality and focus and it's a lot of fun finding the right fit for you.

Preparedness forums often focus on surviving a county, country or world wide disaster. There is information about growing food, alternative energy, hygiene, weapons and more.

These are the types of sties I'm listing, though there's always some crossover.

Survivalist sites often have a strong focus on the weaponry side.

Survival sites tend to focus on bushcraft -surviving in the wild

Homesteading sites focus on making a small farm prosper.

Preparedness sites tend to have a balance of the three.

Technology Sites

These links are to sites that have interesting technology for individuals and families looking to be more self sufficient.


Here are blogs that relate to preparedness and homesteading.

Once again I must rebuild this list. This time I've used a different type of module because the other type and dial up do not seem to get along. No voting and you can't add blogs yourself anymore, but contact me and I'll add your blog

Producing Your Own Food

These sites focus on how to grow vegetables or raise livestock

Do you have a preparedness site that you like? Post it here. Are you a 'prepper' and want to share your experience? Do it here.

Any Suggestions?

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      Cherry T Jones 2 years ago

      Nifty article! I've found a lot of prepping forums that I have visited to be sort of alienating, but a couple of these ones are great! Folks who want to live the prepared lifestyle should communicate and share tactics. One of my favorite blogs that I always find myself going back to would definitely be . That blog covers so many like, situations where you'd need to prepare, and it's great resource.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Krisenvorsorge: LOL. wishfull thinking, much?

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      ericsdorsey 4 years ago

      Love the show Doomsday Preppers! I could probably be more prepared for a disaster than I am. Great lens. Got me thinking about what I should do.

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      Melanie Wilcox 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I'm about to sound crazy to most I know. However, I've never understood why so many U.S. Americans are so grossed out by the thought of eating insects and other closely related animals. I've had conversations with a few friends about this. They understand me. Now, I'm going public here in this comment! ehehehehe A "bug" is a whole living organism food. So many people of different cultures prepare bugs! They are nutritious! I would have no problem sitting around a campfire in the middle of the rainforest with a tribe toasting whole tarantulas on a stick. (Okay, now I've probably shared too much) Is it that different from toasting a hotdog? Have you seen what goes into hotdogs?

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      Krisenvorsorge 4 years ago

      @Prepperdad LM: Great Youtube Channels, Prepperdad. I have seen some of them before.

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      Krisenvorsorge 4 years ago

      In Germany the most important Prepper Site is Thanks for this great overview about Prepper sites.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! Thank you for the info. Do you know of any sites or lenses which touch on the subject of not just food preparation but water preparation?

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      bensen32 lm 5 years ago

      interesting lens nice job. I believe in being prepared. check out a couple of my lenses.

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      Lots of great places to check for information!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I thought you might find this site of value:

      They have an Ultimate Survival collection of 150 books and I thought it was quite interesting. They put all 150 books on a DVD-Rom for $9.99 and I have not only found it cheaper than one standard book alone, but much more resourceful (over 36,000 pages) with many of the ways that have been lost to us through time. If you are interested you should take a look. They also have huge woodworking and homesteading collections. This was recommended to me at a conference and I wanted to pass it on to you as it has been great for my family and a good resource.

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      Prepperdad LM 6 years ago

      I am a partner in a youtube channel and blog - and

      Our Youtube channel has over 5,000 subscribers.

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      At present, we are not prepared but a few years ago we had a good start on stockpiling. Hopefully, we can start in again soon because it was nice to have something stored up in case of bad weather/power outages.