“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.” George Bernard Shaw

The prepper community stands firmly in the American tradition of self-reliance and inventiveness. Survival prepping stresses ingenuity, connectivity to your community, and homespun, time-tested solutions that increase resilience while decreasing reliance upon consumerism.

While some are prepping for the most extreme scenarios possible (nuclear winter, an EMP taking out the entire power grid, total social collapse, or extreme natural disasters), others are preparing for more modest disasters. For example, what would you do if the power went out for a month or even a week? Or if there was a run on the food supply at the local grocery store? Both are situations where survivalists are well prepared, even though it’s not the zombie apocalypse.

At the end of the day, no one’s life will be made worse by preparing for an unfortunate event, which is really the purpose of prepping – albeit to different degrees of extremity. No matter your commitment to this process, these 27 resources are the best we’ve found at helping you get started, learn new skills, and take your disaster preparation to the next level.

Secret Garden of Survival

There’s no two ways about it: All the ammo in the world isn’t going to do you any good if you don’t have anything to eat. That’s why Secret Garden of Survival is the very first entry on our list. This website is run by Rick Austin, a well known and highly respected member of the prepper community who runs Prepper Camp, definitely something to look into if you’re starting from square one.

The Secret Garden of Survival provides you with insight not just on how to grow food, but also how to keep your food supply a secret from what the website calls “the zombie hordes.” This is especially important since some preppers go all in on ammo – and when they run out of food, well, even good people are going to start acting ugly. You’ll learn how to produce a high yield, allowing you to feed your family and friends without having to worry about raiders taking it.

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