There was a time when the most effective method to learn outdoor abilities was to venture through the woods with nothing except a machete and a water canteen.
With the plethora of outdoor sites available on the internet, you’ll find the top reviews of tools, camping gear guns, and more. The best survival blogs available also offer videos on how to put all kinds of camping gear to shelters for fallout and bunkers.
I’ve personally inspected each one of them to ensure that the blogs, forums and others sited are online and functioning as of the date of this article. Each source is not solely about outdoor, survival and preparation, however they’re all worth reading. Certain of them I check out often, and our readers recommended some the ones.
Best outdoor blogs, shops and other sites on the Internet
So, let`s start!
REI was established in 1938 by a group of 23 climbers and a shared passion for nature, came together to find top-quality, affordable gear to go on adventures. Today, the REI community is home to twenty million lifelong members, over 15,000 employees, and 168 locations in 39 states, as well as The District of Columbia.
They offer top-quality gear and apparel, expert guidance and rental equipment, as well as inspiring stories of the outdoors and outdoor adventures to share on your own or with loved ones and friends.
Each year, over 70% of their annual earnings are returned to the outdoors community via dividends paid to REI members and employee profit-sharing, retirement savings, as well as investments in charitable organizations dedicated to the outdoors.
Since 2015, they have closed all of their stores during Black Friday. They offer all employees the opportunity to spend time with family and friends on the busiest holiday of the year. RAI will continue this tradition as we believe in placing purpose prior to profit.
They also have a blog with 1000+ posts! It’s mostly tips on how to choose products. The articles are well structured, written by experts, but I would like more informative pictures. All in all, a good blog: if you need to choose goods for activities outside the home, read it.
We would like to ask you right away not to throw stones at us. The unpleasant moments of survival in the modern world can and should be prevented. This requires that each of us follow the news.
Because of political, economic, social misunderstandings within individual countries or between their neighbors there are conflicts, often military ones. So read this reputable news site to avoid survival situations.
The site notes the importance of anonymity to avoid potential persecution for expressing opinions. Although almost every other article is signed by the author…
As we can see both in its mission and in its content, the site focuses more on issues of an economic nature. In a normal society, it is impossible to survive without money. So we encourage you to take at least 10 minutes a day to keep up with the news.
From 1971 onward, MEC has sold exceptional products at reasonable costs. They motivate and encourage people to lead an active lifestyle in the outdoors. They do this by selling outdoor equipment apparel, clothing and services.
The MEC is very open. This is evidenced by the statement on their website: “Find an MEC spokesperson for interviews, locate specialized gear or discover the latest trends in outdoor and fitness”.
The company also organizes events to promote outdoor activities. The fee is symbolic. Read the list here.
Informational articles fall into two categories. The first is a blog with information about products, different social activities, and ways to take care of the environment. The second is expert advice for running, climbing, camping, etc.
In conclusion, the company pleasantly surprised us with their operating principles and attitude. They don’t just sell products, they try to change the world for the better. This includes quality content, organization of events, and openness.
This site has two types of informational content. The Uchi section has information about choosing the best knife, individual reviews and testing, anatomy and care of the knife, etc. The blog contains descriptions of new, popular knives and their kits.
On the site you can buy the knife in installments. You just specify this type of payment and use the knife for survival. Detailed information is here.
The FAQ section is quite detailed as well. A few dozen responses I read and gave up. They write short and to the point.
For each brand, there is information about the warranty. Of course, if you’re looking for survival knives, the warranty may not apply to such emergencies. Nevertheless, it is clearly spelled out, and that’s great.
The knife is one of the essential tools of survival. We have included one of the most trusted sites in our ranking. We hope you enjoy this resource.
Expert tips and detailed stories on hunting deer turkeys, waterfowl and big-game animals. From bluegills and bass largemouth to bluefish and stripers, we cover freshwater and saltwater fishing. Find out tips, tricks, review of gear, and more. A lot of real photos and stories of real people.
The latest news and biggest issues around conservation, climate change, and public lands. The site writes not only about survival for a particular person, but also about the survival of humanity as a whole.
There is an entire section devoted to pure here. The content is quite varied: readers’ stories, what survival products you need, human accidents and animal deaths.
They write about the best outdoor gear, plus in-depth product reviews and recommendations for hunting, bow hunting, fishing, and camping.
They also have a small store where you can buy original posters, their brand clothes and knives.
6. Bug Out Bag Academy
A great niche blog store about survival bags. We recommend starting with a checklist of bag problems and which one to choose. It’s written short and to the point (50 page guide fans – not for you).
The B.O.B. BASICS contains 9 articles with information about bags: how to choose, what to put in there, what you need to know. The articles are small and contain a lot of practical information.
7. Ask a Prepper
Claude Davis, founder of the blog, justifies him interest in survival from a historical perspective. He urges us to be prepared, and in this to take our ancestors as an example. Put smartphones aside and do practical things to survive. You can read the blog author’s rather interesting views here.
A small online store contains several useful survival books. Most of them are about food and ways to survive.
The how to articles are awesome! Clearly laid out how and what you need to do. Pictures. It’s obvious that the author really did it herself. I want to trust him!
All in all, a great blog. Many posts that link to posts on the same site. Survival topics are covered in depth and professionally. If you want to survive, read this blog!
One of the most broad sites on our list. There are 45 categories. History, humor, hobbies, book reviews… And, of course, prepping and safety.
If you have a cool idea for a themed site article – you can publish your post on their site. Read the requirements here.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find the About Us page. But we’d like to see the faces of the people who created such a great site!
What do they write about survival? How to make tinctures… How to survive the winter… Why is it necessary to have your own meat? And so on.
Obviously, survival is not the main and priority topic of the site. However, their perspective is quite interesting, given their expertise in other topics.
9. Preparedness Mama
The founder of the site is Denali Gillen. As a mom, she shares her experiences with other moms about how she deals with various survival situations. She is a beautiful and intelligent woman. Eh, unfortunately, the About Us page doesn’t say what movies she likes. I may have added them to my list I need to check them out.
Gabriela Cosereanu is the author of publications on the site. I would like to see pictures of her farm. It was her dream. It’s cool when people fulfill their dreams and share them with other people.
The site is divided into 3 categories: food storage, gardening and preparedness. In the last category, you can find a selection of survival kits, information on finances, and tips on planning and storing water.
There are also guides on things you can make with your own hands. And if anyone still doesn’t have enough information, master the recommended survival resources.
I think this site will be useful not only for moms, but for anyone interested in survival. I feel this site is made with love for my family and the world at large. Recommended.
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