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Blog Of The Week:  The Survivalist Blog

Blog Of The Week: The Survivalist Blog

As part of this week’s edition of ‘Blog of the Week,’ I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to a blog that I’ve read for quite some time,but haven’t really featured or linked to yet.

MD Creekmore’s survival blog is what he does for a living, along with doing consulting work. He lives off grid in the Appalachian Mountains on a two acre piece of land. The Survivalist Blog comes at survival and preparedness from a different angle, avoiding the high end costly route for a more pragmatic and frugal path.

I think this is a valuable perspective that many of us don’t see. We hear about the people with a years worth of (expensive!) freeze dried food, 10 decked out AR-15s and a huge retreat.

And for some, that is attainable. But for most of it isn’t. Over at The Survivalist Blog you’ll find a practical and rather pragmatic approach to prepping that helps you get ready for the unexpected without breaking the bank.

Rudy’s Note:  As always, make sure you take both viewpoints and make the decisions that are best for you and your family.  I find that there are some things that are worth spending a bit more on, while there are quite a few things that we COULD spend a fortune on, but absolutely don’t need to.  Be prudent!

While The Survivalist Blog is fairly popular, MD Creekmore hasn’t taken the route that some other popular blogs have, leveraging readers for all content and rarely posting himself.  I hope he never does, because I hear from quite a few folks that when the main blogger doesn’t participate as much, they lose interest.  I can personally attest to doing that in my own blog reading.

I’d like to highlight two posts that I enjoyed in particular. I suggest you take the time and go read them, and if you like what you find, definitely add The Survivalist Blog to your regular reading schedule.

The Top 9 Mistakes of Prepping Newbs

This was a good one. While I didn’t learn too much from it myself, its a post that everyone who is relatively new to prepping should read. In particular #4, storing salt, is a critical thing that quite a few people forget about in their preps.

#6 is also a key mistake that lots of people make. The idea of bugging out into the woods is a popular one, but it will get you killed. It’s really one of the worst ideas you can have, despite how ‘romantic’ and common the concept is in survivalist lore.

5 Tips To Get Your Spouse On Board For Your Preparedness Journey

I’m fortunate with my wife being fully on board as far as being prepared for the uncertainty of life goes. That said, even those of us with supportive spouses can learn from the points in this post.

In particular, #3 and #2 were pretty dead on point. You have to make it a ‘together’ thing, even if you don’t both participate to the same extent. It’s quite common for one spouse to be more active in one area, with the other picking up the slack in other areas. Marriage is a partnership, and prepping is no different.

In any case, be sure that you head over to The Survivalist Blog and check it out.

New Blog: Letters From a Homesteading Wife

I came across this interesting blog called Letters From a Homesteading Wife, though I can’t recall where. It’s written by a woman who is doing rural homesteading in Central Washington. This is somewhat familiar of course since we’re also in Washington. In any case, in no particular order, here’s a few posts I thought were… Continue Reading

Todays Featured Post: Oblivion, the 51st State

Today’s featured post is called Oblivion, the 51st State.  This post is a good look into the mindset of your average person who doesn’t see any reason to prepare.  The Survival Mom talks about an interview she recently did with Newsweek, in particular a question that uncovered the fact that she doesn’t share her prepper… Continue Reading

Rudys Blog of The Week: The Survival Mom

I’m starting a new weekly series where I take a preparedness or survival oriented blog I read and highlight posts that I particularly like.  I want you, my faithful reader, to be exposed to the other great content that is out there in the preparedness blogosphere and go read the great work that others are… Continue Reading

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