5 Survival Blogs You Should Be Reading

Survival Blogs You Should Read

Usually I point my readers toward a specific article on other sites that I found particularly useful and wanted to share. Today I’m giving you my list of 5 survival blogs I think you should be reading. All five were chosen because they each regularly publish quality survival and prepping information for you.

*In No particular order

1. The Survival Blog – Jim Rawles’ Survival Blog is one of our favorites and rightfully so, he writes interesting articles and his reader’s submissions are excellent.

2. The Survival Mom – Lisa, the Survival Mom, is a great resource for the modern survivalist prepper with a family. The term “survivalist” usually brings images of men clinging to their guns in the wilderness but The Survival Mom provides regular people with great ideas for prepping in everyday life. (Like the Survival Mom Vehicle Kit)

3. Suburban Survivalist – The Suburban Survivalist regularly publishes good articles on survival and prepping that make you think and plan, without a lot of fluff in between. He is always available to point people in the right direction and discussion of preps on your site or his. (I really enjoyed his write up on the Mosin Nagant)

4. TEOTWAWKI Blog – The TEOTWAWKI Blog publishes articles a few times a week and they are always good gear ideas or survival book reviews. The site takes on good questions about your plans and preps and doesn’t always just follow the same old ideas in survivalist culture. (Do You Really Need a Bug Out Bag)

5. Bug Out Survival - Scott at But Out Survival doesn’t publish articles as often as other sites, but when he does they are quality. Scott is an experienced outdoors man and sailor who takes a unique analytical look at Bugging Out problems and solutions. (He doesn’t publish often because he is finishing his book – Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late which I am hopefully getting an early copy of soon to review for you.)

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Tell us in the comments what other survival sites you follow and why. Or why you already read and like the sites I mentioned.

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Suburban Survivalist April 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Thanks for the shout out, much appreciated.


Lucas_SurvCache April 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm


No problem, glad I could help


HerbalSurvivalist October 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

First go to http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com and read about the herbal survivalist that will explain what I am about to say.

Food, Water, Medicine, "Personal Hygiene Products"

Look at this list backwards if there is a lack of personal hygiene products what will happen? lack of personal hygiene = "Bacteria(s) 2. Bacteria(s) = illness' which need medicine to heal or repair or eliminate. 3. Illness' need medicine but also nutritional supplementation(s).  In order to provide true nutrition to ALL our main systems we need Good Food and a Pure Water Soure to maintain overall hydration health for this to gets applied to all our main systemsRemoving one element from the necessary elements to survive will effect all the main systems of the human body; Respiratory, Circulatory, Central Nervous System as del as the skeletal and muscular systems.

Secondly, they must work together and not try to delegate all survival tasks and resources to themselves but with realistic and reliable individuals also remember we should also take glare of the disabled and the elderly regardlessly. and above all we MUST put GOD FIRST and include him in all we do plan and learn. Go to the post Hope Herbs and the graces off God and after you read it watch the short training video at the end and you will be amazed what you just learned and pass it around.


Vital Survival Herbs: http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/p/vital-herbs-…

Making a Powerful Survival Tonic: http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/08/making…

3 Superfoods that will help you survive a food shortage: http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/08/3-supe…

Preparing for a seasonal Change "Slippery Elm Bark"http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-slippery.html

Preparing for a seasonal change "BEE POLLEN""http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-bee-pollen.html&quot; target="_blank"&gt; http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-bee-pollen.html&lt;/a&gt;” rel=”nofollow”> http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-bee-pollen.html&lt;/a&gt;” rel=”nofollow”> <a href="http://:http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-bee-pollen.html” target=”_blank”>:http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com/2013/07/preparing-for-seasonal-change-bee-pollen.html

There are also Video sections for beginners on my site for building a bug out, good, and inch bag(s)

Send me a link of your site and I will review it and put you in my blogroll as well&nbsp;

God Bless,"The Herbal Survivalist"


Montezuma1775 April 28, 2010 at 6:43 am

going through these sites and started reading the evacuation prep series… I have started using containers for my Bug In scenario.. food storgage, etc and have containers in both of the vehicles.., but for my BOB I was just using the actual pack as the container…, realistically it isn't very likely that I am going to find a Bug Out scenario that involves going on foot from my house so the containerized/prioritized Bug Out Bag/Container seems to make good sense to me.


BackroadsMontana November 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I've been gathering as much survival stuff as I can. So far I have my car fully prepped with the Auto Prepared Kit (pretty cheap at FlashSurvival.com), and a 72 Hour Food Storage Kit in an easy-access place. If I had to survive and didn't have time to prepare that kit would be my life-saver. Got that one at FlashSurvival too. Think it was a little over $100, but well worth it. Good luck on your gathering.


Scott Williams April 28, 2010 at 8:30 am

Thanks for the inclusion of Bug Out Survival. The book is in production and hopefully you'll have your review copy soon.


Lucas_SurvCache April 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm


Yea my BOB stays as a pack, but I have a whole set of "Car Gear" that different and only stays in there. You don't have to worry about weight or space nearly as much.


Lucas_SurvCache April 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

No problem Scott, I'm looking forward to it.


OldDaveman October 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I'm new here and am enjoying your website very much Lucas.I have just ordered the book so i hope too learn more about my area.
I already have dare to prepare from Holly Dayo and it's a real good book.
Once again glad to be onboard.


Suburban Survivalist April 29, 2010 at 1:04 am

Getting comments via email – nice!


Josh April 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I have found a lot of great info over athttp://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/ . The author tries to make at least one post daily, and he does a pretty good job of keeping it useful. http://www.prepyourfamily.blogspot.com/ also has some great stuff. I have found some useful wild edible info athttp://www.tacticalintelligence.net/ .


Lucas_SurvCache April 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Thanks for the links Josh. I read Survivalist Blog.net. He does have a lot of good info.

I hadn't seen Prepare Your Family, that looks like a good one.

I've left a couple comments on Tactical Intelligence before, he does a good job.


Michael June 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm


I'm not really a fan of MRE'S, but even I have a few of them around. They've got plenty of calories in them and you can heat one up while sitting in your car w/o the rest of the world knowing what you're doing. You might check and see the folks selling them through Amazon.com will ship to Canada, they're more reasonably priced on Amazon.


Rourke July 11, 2010 at 2:07 am

Lucas -

I found this one with great dowwnloads and daily survival posts – run by a GREAT guy!!!!

href="http://modernsurvivalonline.com";text-decoration:none; color: #FF7600;">ModernSurvivalOnline.com


PS – Yes it is mine :)


Rourke July 11, 2010 at 2:07 am
TheDude August 7, 2010 at 5:49 am

Check out http://survivalblog.com/

Its one of the few sites I check daily. Its got great info, and alot of it.


Lucas October 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Although its not a blog, it acts like one. Its a podcast, usually an hour long and there are new shows each day. All on every aspect of survival, some really good information in there. It is by a guy named Jack Spirko, check it out, I think you'll like.


Robert December 5, 2010 at 10:05 am

Today I stumbled across a new survival blog It had some helpful tips and I thought it might be something others may find useful too. I found it at grayroots.com Check it out and see what you think.


T.Rapier April 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

OK peeps ! this is one a lot of people have been asking for . Here is a website designed for a preppers library , all subjects are in .pdf format and for download . http://www.advancedsurvivalguide.com
well worth the brows for the beginning prepper .


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SurvivalFoodBlog July 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

Thanks for highlighting some great blogs — glad to find the Survivalist Mom blog, that's right up my alley.


AmandaK September 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I personally love EMPact America's Radio Blog. I think it's really great and extremely informational. This whole month they have had Preparedness Podcasts, aside from their usual Wednesday LIVE shows. Tonight they are having Dr. Prepper on their show at 6pm to talk about survival tips and other informational things. Here's the site if you want to check it out: http://empactradio.org/prepcast/ppc16-doctor-prep…


Bo Forrester September 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

That is a favorite of mine as well. Here is a list for reference with raw scores http://www.survivaltop50.com/



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Justin in Denver December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I love to see good sites with people who are free thinking. I believe in preparing for any disaster that will come. If you watch the news you have witnessed the changes in the tide. The US and New Zealand have passed FOOD BILLS that take away our right as citizens to buy or grow heirloom seeds to grow our own crops. Part of any survival kit, I think people should plan for long term self sufficiency, so we dont have to rely on BIG AGRA BUSINESS that sells us contaminated food with pesticides and regulates the food industry to keep us on a short food leash ( for example all food in stores usually is geared toward a 3 to 5 day supply of fresh food) and sell us DEAD FOOD with absolutely no nutritional value and mostly made up of chemicals. I encourage people to grow a backyard garden and for people with acreage to frow food for thier community and set up more food co-ops where cash isnt accepted. Bartering with other growers would drastically cut your food bill and provide fresh food. I have tons of information on my website about emergency seed banks, storage food, growing your own food, current events. Check out http://www.emergencyseedbank.org


David January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

If you want to see DIY prepper projects and survival how to with videos as well as articles check out my site http://www.tngun.com


Ranger Man January 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Thanks for mentioning us. Your site rocks, too.


Ashley January 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Check out http://survivalaccess.com

should be on the top blog list too.


J. Alton MD-Dr.Bones January 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Don't forget about medical preparedness. How are you going to keep your family healthy in a societal collapse? We have a blog over at http://www.doomandbloom.net with over 150 articles geared to dealing with medical issues in times of trouble. Also, we have just put out a book called "The Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook", over 400 pages long, with all the information you'll need to deal with over 90% of the issues you'll face in a disaster or worse.


Randy Yost February 25, 2012 at 8:09 am

Great Job nice comments. We never no when a disaster may happen so being prepared is very important. I feel being able to offer nice products such as Guardian Survival Gear is a plus. http://www.survival.com.co


The Silver Survivor March 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Greetings from the Missouri Ozarks.

At the behest of friends and family, I have recently begun a wilderness survivor blog to share my 40+ years of wilderness survivor knowledge. No advertisers, very intimate, down-to-earth advice, new-school science and old-world remedies. Enjoy.

May the wild places welcome you,

The Silver Survivor http://thesilversurvivor.blogspot.com/


Buy Tactical Pants March 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Jim Rawles’ blog is one of my favorites, too. Unfortunately his site design isn't the greatest and so I end up using a browser plugin called Readability to make it easier to digest the information on his site (which is great).


watersourcesolved March 28, 2012 at 8:44 am

I like the survival mom, but due to this post…thanks by the way, I will certainly check some others that were mentioned in the comments…who knew!


tim April 28, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Well if you follow #preppertalk on twitter you will find all the survival blogs and info you could possably need.

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@liamkfisher May 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I'd like to point people to my blog, where I am writing a realistic end of the world novel and posting parts as I go. Please check it out. http://www.liamfisher.com/


Rivet May 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

I wasn't aware of a couple of these. Thanks for the links. :)


Beat The End September 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I personally like survival blog the most. Thanks for the great list of blogs. I have also recently started my own survival blog called beattheend. Hopefully I can be a good resource as well. Trying to update it as much as possible.


extexanwannabe September 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

Rawles' site used to be a daily read for me. There is a lot of useful stuff there, and I'd be lyin' if I said I haven't learned from it. I got annoyed at his personal interjections to another's article; often to negate them. Self proclaimed king of survival, I'll do without Rawles from now on. There are plenty of others out there…like this one…Good job, and your other top 5 are excellent as well.


Andrea October 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Great advice, there have been a few times where I wasn't prepared and could have used some some more resources to be on top of things. I really like this site for gear reviews as well https://www.tactical-officer.com/. They are law enforcement and military members reviewing gear for safety and efficacy, it's been super helpful.


Steve Marvell October 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

If you like a more scientific approach, try Survival's Cool. It also has a free wild food course ongoing.


@stevemarvell December 2, 2012 at 7:37 am

For a scientific viewpoint … http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.com


LAH January 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

My favorite is http://sensiblesurvival.blogspot.com Great information and lots of pictures to walk you through step by step.


Tom February 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

Great sites! I have found a site with some products at pretty good prices maybe it will help you all


Tom February 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

Sorry heres the sight http://www.515survival.com


christian prepper February 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

dont forget my blog (which I have not started yet but will)


Alex February 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Thanks for the excellent information. I have linked to http://www.survivalblog.com for a long time. They are a top notch resource for information.


Rey February 26, 2013 at 12:53 am

I follow Emergency Coalition simply because it's a one stop site. They have everything from articles, reviews, and videos to products. The site recently went through a nice transition providing more content about survival as opposed to the old format as a community driven site. I like communities but when it come to my preps and needs I want to see reviews, new products, video tutorials, etc. I don't mind a survival information overload. It keeps me going back daily for me! :) Happy Survival and Prepping…


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Doug March 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

I'm fascinated by survival tips and all the good thinking that goes into it, so thanks for all the help and info you so generously provide. Also thinking around creating short videos with the best tips.
Success to all,


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hoagiegood7 August 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thanks for the list.
I'm checking all them out!


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Michelle Jones October 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm

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Amber October 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I love http://www.survivalistguide.org! It is a newer site, but I think it looks promising!


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Kalen November 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Thanks for posting this list of sites. Many people don't know what to do to prepare for major catastrophes. I have found that Bug Out Survivalist and Survival Mom are great sites. I would also recommend adding my friend Shane's site Doomsday Moose. He has some great tips there as well.


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Bret December 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I myself love all of these blogs, they all have great information, and are pretty good at updating with new content.

There are a few that I feel could have at least gotten an honorable mention or something like that, but overall great picks


Ryan - Survival USA January 12, 2014 at 8:33 am

Thanks!. I will put them in my fave list. Knowledge is power… gonna be ready for anything. =)


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Scotty Claxton May 11, 2014 at 5:56 am

I read a lot of books on outdoor as well as emergency survival training, but these blogs definitely make for excellent references. The Suburban Survivalist and The Survivor Blog are two of my personal favorites. People would definitely get a lot of information on practical preparedness for many different types of situations on these two blogs, sans all the fluff. If you want straight and hard hitting relevant information, these two are great resources even if you are the indoorsy type and hardly ever go outside for trips. It always pays to know what to do when situations get dicey, especially when it involves Mother Nature's wrath.


Abby February 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

A good site is http://www.empactamerica.org. I heard this organization is going to have James Wesley Rawles on their radio show tomorrow starting at noon (eastern) – I am going to http://www.empactradio.com tomorrow to listen . It should be a really good show..


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The Herbal Survivalist Spot has over 40 years experience in Herbal Medicine and 30 years of tactical ops . They put together a factual solution for Bug out, INCH with Texts and videos full of herbal formulas and time and money saving realistic solutions for the new or seasoned prepper. There is a post of superfood for survival on this site in great detail it is an nutritional resources as well as medicinal solutions They even show how to make laundry detergent naturally. and even tooth ache solutions incase medicine became hard to get They are dedicated and realistic and on the money. they are at http://herbalsurvival.blogspot.com
They also get new posts up daily or near daily with a herbal video library as well.


Timo November 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

yes the survival podcast is a great site with good information I follow often. highly recomend this podcast to anyone interested in survival.


Randy February 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

Nice job on your blog


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