10 Survival Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2021 (Updated)

Not all blogs are created equally, and that’s certainly true as far as the survival/preparedness niche is concerned.

Survival Blogs You Should Read in 2020

As the way we consume information changes, good content creators will always strive to stay ahead of the curve, broadcasting in the ways that engage and satisfy their audiences’ requirements the most. With that said, the ‘blog’ itself is constantly changing to reflect this.

It’s almost impossible not to notice the growing volume of video and audio content that is progressively making headway into the traditional blog space. The definition of a ‘blog’ now has, in many cases, widened to encompass this progression.

To ensure that the following represent the best in their field, I have curated a selection of both ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ blogs that best encapsulate and reflect the many facets of preparedness and its’ survivalist culture and wisdom.

I hope that these examples provide a valuable up-to-date reference point to engage, inform and entertain. Whether you’re just getting into preparedness or are a seasoned veteran survivalist looking to iron out a few crinkles from your otherwise impeccable SHTF, get out of dodge plan – I believe there’s something of value here for everyone. So, in no particular order, here are my top 10:

Best Survival Blogs: Top 10 Picks

1. Field Craft Survival

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I’m kicking things off with the relatively new Field Craft Survival website. FCS is the brainchild of the company’s CEO and founder Mike Glover, a charismatic, highly distinguished former Green Beret and government contractor. Mike takes a central role in FCS’s extremely on-point, highly polished and relevant video, audio and traditional written content.

He has assembled an impressive team of ex-service personnel who each educate and advise based upon their unique specialties.  From firearms and tactics, mobility/overlanding, medical, communications and bushcraft, the Field Craft Survival spectrum of expertise runs deep and wide. FCS regularly run specific training in the aforementioned areas all across the US. Field Craft Survival serves up valuable methods to boost your preparedness mindset and capabilities.

2. Survival Mastery

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A sleek and intuitive user interface meets well written survival content, with a pinch of good quality infographics to highlight key information thrown in for good measure.

I’m also loving the minimized tabs and menus, something sorely missing from many otherwise solid preparedness sites. A personal favorite area of content on offer here would be Survival Mastery’s ‘Construction’ folder which covers everything from building a standard cellar to a Faraday cage. 

3. Warrior Poet Society

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Always mixing a nice degree of humor with serious survival topics, the site’s founder John Lovell excels at bringing on interesting experts from a range of professions ; from counter surveillance operators to cyber defense gurus to share their tips for better preparedness.

As with FCS above, Warrior Poet Society produces predominantly video content, as well as weapons and tactics proficiency training, user network forums and a store that stocks their own brand of merchandise. What I particularly like aside from guest interviews with experts, is the dynamic that John takes by including in his wife to weigh in on family survival topics such as home security, gun training and political events as they transpire.

4. Bunker Basics

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What I’m looking for in this list of recommendations are examples where blogs excel in a number of different areas or have a unique take on some element of preparedness. Bunker Basics provides good solid preparedness advice and a decent amount of coverage on survival gear/products and SHTF scenarios.

But for me where it gets really interesting are the interviews it conducts with a broad spectrum of guests, from survival writers like Jim Cobb to preppers who run their own sites and services, such as Mr. and Mrs. Alton (see entry 10 on this list).  This gives the blog another lens for its audience to gain deeper insights and with another prepper channel presented using soundbites and podcast interviews, it feels like a more authentic experience.

5. Self-Reliance Outfitters

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You know you’re in good hands when you have a good teacher and this blog shines as an extension as well as a division of The Pathfinder School that was originally founded by Dave Canterbury. For those unaware, Dave is a revered survivalist, bushcraft instructor and New York Times best-selling author for publications including: ‘Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival’ and ‘Survivability for the Common Man’ to name a few.

The blog evokes the spirit of bushcraft while the products listed on the store side of the website stay true to form, with each having earned Dave’s seal of approval to be sold. In all, the blog provides a great benchmark for mastering bushcraft skills and techniques while the content produced remains under the careful watch of a living legend.

6. Ultimate Survival Tips

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The founder of this blog is a former marine who goes by the name of simply David. Chances are you’re already familiar with his work, even if you can’t put a face to a name.  His published “Tiny Survival Guide” is a wealth of survival information shoe-horned into a miniature, folding booklet.

You may even own the survival knife he designed, the MSK-1. If you’re still drawing a blank, I strongly encourage you to check out his blog and website. It is a fountain of survival knowledge and the video content he produces has kept him around the number 1 spot on YouTube for a while.

7. Modern Survival Online

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A blog that has been running for over the last decade with a talented team of writers and contributors who each bring their own skills to a healthy range of preparedness topics.  Personally, I really appreciate the quality of the writing and the fact that the wisdom shared is done so in a way that provides a decent level of coverage on a range of topics. 

Even a seasoned prepper will likely be able to plug their knowledge gaps here, while newbies will find information easily accessible and palatable.

8. Frugally Sustainable

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A blog that was started by a registered nurse who grew tired of living in a world where home remedies and practices have largely been forgotten and with it, a growing dependency on consumerism.

Frugally Sustainable seeks to readdress that imbalance. As such, it’s a great resource for getting into or perfecting your existing homesteading skills. It’s also provides the means for discovering how to put together natural DIY medicines and home health products.

9. Recoil Offgrid

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While technically a website and a sister publication to firearm focused ‘Recoil magazine’, Offgrid does operate and feel like a well-organized blog. Much of its emphasis lies within the self-defense realm. However, there is a great range of content from product reviews, survival and bushcraft how-to’s and even bug out vehicle and overlanding suggestions.

Personally, I love the ‘What if you found yourself in…’ scenarios – where 2 or 3 authors from different specialism backgrounds lay out their preferred method for overcoming a SHTF setting, giving the reader multiple takes on how to overcome the same challenge.

10. Doom and Bloom

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This blog offering from founders’ husband and wife duo, Joe and Amy Alton, concentrates on an area of preparedness that tends to get easily overshadowed, that of medical health during a crisis.

Not content to leave their message only within the realm of cyberspace, the Alton’s have print published many bestseller guides including “The Survival Medicine Handbook” and “The Ebola Survival Handbook” among others. With a mission goal to ensure there is at least one “medically prepared person in every family for any disaster” the blog provides an excellent means to readdress the imbalance in medical preparedness and given the world’s current predicament combatting a pandemic, this area to focus on seems even more poignant than before.




Written by Jordan Copplestone

Looking back, I think it’s fair to say that my interest in preparedness and survival skills were seeds that were sown from an early age. Growing up in overseas countries across Europe, Africa, The Middle East, and The Far East gave me an appreciation for life’s challenges. Skills like situational awareness, bushcraft, and survival training which I accrued in my youth have proven to be invaluable as a writer, researcher, and digital nomad in my professional life. I see the relevance of these and other self-sufficiency skills being applicable to everyone, regardless of whether you’re living in urban or rural locations, within the first world or developing nations. Read more of Jordan's articles.

71 thoughts on “10 Survival Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2021 (Updated)”

  1. 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.

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    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  3. Marshall,

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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    • Hi there,

      Not sure if you saw that your site made it onto this list 🙂 – it's a great resource for medical preparedness!

      Kind regards,

      Jordan Copplestone

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. Hi
    If you want video tutorials check out my new site http://www.survival-gear-supply.com; I embedded you-tubes on certain products. the site is still under construction and I would appreciate it if you could give me some advise on what you would expect from it in order to fulfill your needs and products as a survivalist. it is mainly exhibiting weather resistant survival gear. Thank you!

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  14. 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,
    Doug.

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  15. my president says all is peachy and you people are the problem. I believe everything on television. my head don't heart so much if others think for me. think happy thoughts.

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  16. Berkey and Propur water purification filtration systems are really, really good products. I believe everyone should have one. They are the perfect, portable survival water systems. Hurricanes, storms, earthquakes, civil unrest, you name it…. any of these types of disasters can pollute the already polluted city drinking water in your city or town. Having a water purification filtration system on hand for these emergencies is a very wise decision. – See more at: http://waterpurificationfiltration.net

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  18. Hideaway in Alaska….$80,00

    25 Acres plus 8-12 acres of reclaimable/surveyable river flood plain acrerage (river changed direction since 1917 U.S.G.S. survey) , half bluff and half river frontage,with 1/2 mile of Susitna River frontage, bluff views of Mt. Denali (McKinley and Mt. Susitna), accessable by road up to about 1/2 mile from property line and of course river access. About 100 miles from Anchorage, Alaska.[61*49'43.97"N – 150*08'03.27"W] All species of wild salmon, Bald Eagles, fox, moose, black and brown bears, with large spruce and cottonwood trees. This is an exceptional spot for a charter sport fishing lodge and/or an eco-turism kayaking, boating, hiking, camping spot. A real hideaway for anyone to disappear for a few months or have a summer high income business. Owner finance possible with 1/2 down,and with payments for (2) two years …..firm.
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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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  21. Enlighten me about water.
    1. Why recycle water if it's already purified?
    2. Are metal caps on glass bottles safe for long term water storage?

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  22. Survivalblog site is one to stay away from Rawles seems is in it for the money, not for the truth. He's found a niche and runs with it. Followed that site for years, just figured it out with their new format and censoring comments. Happens to many in our group if a comment disagrees with his let writers who seem to know everything about everything and can't take another opinion. They censor anyone who disagrees with certain suppliers they recommend. Other four are GREAT Thanks for listing

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