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Blogs have changed the face of survival information
Survival blogs have become the way many people educate themselves about survival. Once called survivalists and looked at by the government as solely in the realm of extremist, environmentalist and religious sects. Today, survivalists come from every walk of life, and are no longer considered to be wild-eyed fanatics.
They store food, learn skills and train for a myriad of reasons, from earthquakes and hurricanes to economic downturns and job loss. They live in rural areas, suburban houses and urban apartments. One thing they have in common though is a desire to be prepared and protect their families.
Although many books have been written on the subject, most preppers gain their knowledge on the World Wide Web and many websites have popped up to fill this quest for information. Survival blogs are one of the newer ways to gain information and interact with experts on survival.
Survival 4 Chicks
A number of great blogs are out there now. Many cater to particular parts of survival like food storage, weapons or first aid. Others are gender specific for women and cover many topics once reserved for males. One of these is Survival4Chicks written for women. Their header states Cookin with one hand and shootin with the other. The site delves into political concerns, firearms, disaster scenarios, food storage, and recipes.
Another good site is geared towards the suburbanite and is found at SuburbanPrepper. Their header states the site is Focusing on Preparation, Survival, Safety and Security in a Suburban World and discusses loads of subjects specific to suburban living and survival. Because they spend many hours in the car traveling to and from work, the sites blog discusses issues like what needs to be in a Get Home Bag or what clothes should be at the office to change into in order to make it home on foot in a disaster.
The Survivalist Blog
Dedicated to teaching how to prepare without spending a fortune is M. D. Creekmores blog at TheSurvivalistBlog. As talked about on his page, Creekmore left the rat race to live off the grid and gives advice on how to do the same on a budget. The site is more traditional in topics, but informative and full of personal experience.
Be a Survivor
One more popular blog with traditional subject matter is Be a Survivor. This site also incorporates guest bloggers, podcasts, book reviews, and quotes of the day. Overall, the information is well-versed and includes tip for bartering, prepping for pets, and getting out of debt.
Food Storage Made Easy
A final recommendation dealing specifically with food storage is FoodStorageMadeEasy. Their banner states they are there to make food storage fun and easy. The focus is not only on storing the food, but teaches how to cook with it as well. The bloggers give instructions for getting started, inventorying and incorporating storage into recipes.
Regardless of the special interest a prepper might have, there is likely a blog ready to discuss the topic. A quick search of the internet should lead the novice survivalist to beginning steps or in depth information. With greater interest in living off the land driving a growing popularity in survival blogs, it is an ironic twist that technology is bringing people back to a simpler way of life.