#preppertalk: How to survive doomsday the prepper way

by | Sep 8, 2015 | Social Media

People, especially doomsday preppers or survivalists, fear the unknown: a weather system may or may not bring destruction and power outages, or World War III may erupt at any moment.

Hollywood doesn’t help either, with various disasters played out on the big screen in flicks such as 2012, Interstellar or San Andreas, or on the small screen in Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead, and The Last Man on Earth.

But if social media stats are any indication, preppers are on the rise: Prepper Pinterest has “exploded” recently, according to The Washington Post, with the total volume of prepper pins jumping 87 per cent this year.

To stay prepared for anything, preppers use a variety of media sources for hints and tips to make sure they can either “bug out” or defend their homes. Along with blogs and websites, preppers also use social media vociferously.

According to The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey, “It’s the conclusive sign, perhaps, that the much-maligned prepper movement has finally gone mainstream — or that a particularly precious branch of it has, at least.” So, to make life a bit easier for preppers out there — and maybe help our species survive, as a bonus — we’ve curated a list of top prepper blogs and websites, as well as the most-followed Twitter accounts (along with this awesome pin on luxury survival for the rich and famous!)

Top  10 prepper blogs by average daily unique visitors:

  1. Survival Life
  2. SHTF Plan
  3. The Survivalist Blog
  4. Survival Blog
  5. Survivopedia
  6. Modern Survival Blog
  7. Back Door Survival
  8. The Survival Mom
  9. Prep for SHTF
  10. The Survival Podcast

Top 10 prepper blogs by Twitter followers:

  1. iSuvival Gear
  2. Survival Pulse
  3. Prepper Central
  4. iSurvival Skills
  5. The Survival Mom
  6. Survival Impact
  7. Prepper Wire
  8. Off Grid Survival
  9. The Ready Store
  10. Survivor Jane

Curiously, only one blog made both top 10 lists: The Survival Mom. It seems the blogs with the most daily visitors either don’t have Twitter accounts or very few followers, and the blogs with highest numbers of Twitter followers don’t have as much daily traffic.

Jennifer Wright