88 Resources for the Beginning Prepper

February 12, 2014 by | 9 Comments

Part of being prepared is accepting that you don’t know everything, and taking the steps to round out your knowledge.

I’d love to keep you on my website, but even if I could devote all of my time to producing great content, I could never provide all the information you’ll need—there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of resources that I believe will be valuable to you.

Below, you’ll find a list of blogs, podcasts, books, magazines, and YouTube channels loaded with information that will be valuable to everyone from beginners to seasoned preppers.

Prepping, self-reliance, and survival blogs




YouTube Channels

Melanie Swick (a.k.a. Survival Chick) grew up wanting to be a rocket scientist, but when she realized she that required way too much math, she took to her second dream—spending time in the wilderness. Today, when she's not hiking, camping, or hunting, she's blogging about it. You can connect with Melanie on Facebook.

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  • I think The Homestead Survival.Com has been a asset to the prepping community because we bring tons of traffic to lesser known website that have AMAZING articles.

    We give proper credit and never post their content… just direct people where to go to find the information.

    • Jeremy Knauff says:

      I agree 100%, that’s why I have a link to you guys in my sidebar. 🙂 I can’t believe I forgot to include you in this article, though. It’s been updated to include your site now.

  • Julie says:

    Hi Jeremy,
    Great list! I’d love to add Home Ready Home.com to your list. The focus of the site to is help modern families become more self-reliant and it’s written from a beginner prepper’s point of view. In fact, I have a similar list, 101 Best Resources for Beginner Preppers that can be found there and your readers might find some additional sites to check out. Thanks for putting this article together!

    • Jeremy Knauff says:

      Damn Julie, I’m not sure how I forgot to add your site… :/ OK, the post has been updated and your site is there now.

  • thepreparedninja says:

    Thanks for including The Prepared Ninja!

  • Excellent Group ! They all are very knowledgeable and are terrific resources !!! Sharon Pannell, The Trailer Park Homesteader

  • Eric says:

    On the magazines you are forgetting three good ones: Mother Earth News, Solar Power and Home Power.

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