Recommended Websites

American Family Safety

Helping you find the right disaster kit for your unique needs is what AFS is all about. Our goal: to make the purchasing process as easy-and inexpensive-as possible. Our portable, affordable Safety Solutions contain all of the preparedness products recommended by the Department of Homeland Security, and we offer numerous options for home, work, school, and automobile safety.

Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Kits

Australian Survivalist

Our aim is to bring you the best set of Australian and international resources to improve you and your families preparedness for any eventuality. Events such as the conflicts in the middle east, the increasing frequency of terrorist attacks, large scale natural disasters and corporate collapses mean that making reasonable preparations should be integrated into your family life.

Self-Reliance, Survivalism, World Events

Backwoods Home Magazine

Want a more self-reliant lifestyle for you and your family. Backwoods Home Magazine can help you achieve it. Every issue is packed with solid, practical, hands-on information on a wide range of self-reliance topics.

Self-Reliance, Homesteading, Renewable Energy, Traditional Skills

Blue Jeans And Cotton Tees

I’m the country gal. I’m working beside my husband to build our homestead among the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Iowa. I love my God, my husband, my family, my country lifestyle and my chocolate.

Gardening, Recipes, Homemaking

Center For Disease Control And Prevention—H1N1

Regularly updated with current news on the H1N1 outbreak.

Healthcare, Flu

Countryside Magazine

Countryside & Small Stock Journal (better known as just “Countryside”) is more than a magazine: it’s a network where homesteaders share a wide variety of experiences and ideas about simple, sustainable, country living.

Gardening, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Raising Livestock

Dave Ramsey

A personal money management expert, Dave Ramsey is an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace and More Than Enough. Through his proven plan, Ramsey helps people eliminate debt and credit cards, learn to budget, avoid bankruptcy, build wealth and find financial peace.

Economy, Personal Finance

Ditch The Grid

My Goals: 1 - Apply for a loan; 2 - Find some land; 3 - MOVE; 4 - Make the switch to off-grid living; 5 - Plant a garden; 6 - Get some chickens; and 7 - Make a life, not just a living. This is my journey toward fulfilling that dream

Gardening, Food Preservation

Family Preparedness Guide

As frequent participants in preparedness trade shows and industry events around the country, James Talmage Stevens presented seminars and workshops on preparedness. He was a keynote speaker and a guest on more than a hundred TV programs and thousands of radio talk shows throughout the US.

Emergency Preparedness, Food Preparation, Food Storage

Filling Your Ark

Welcome to my blog, Filling Your Ark. I hope you will find some helpful information that will both educate you in the purpose of emergency preparedness and bring success in your food storage endeavers. There are also helpful PDF documents, websites, and YouTube videos on building and using your food. Enjoy and learn.

Emergency Preparedness, Gardening, Food Storage

Food Storage Made Easy

Food Storage

Foxfire Museum Gift Shop

Homesteading, Traditional Skills

Frugal To Rich

Economy, Frugality, Personal Finance

Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly is part philosophy, part psychology, and part good old-fashioned financial common sense. Oh, and with wonderful gardening tips, too!

Frugality, Gardening, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship

Grit Magazine

Self-Reliance, Traditional Skills


Food Preparation, Traditional Skills, Health

Hillbilly Housewife

Frugality, Food Preparation, Recipes

Home Economics Archive

Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Traditional Skills

Homestead: Rural Living Principle And Practice

Frugality, Homesteading, Gardening, Traditional Skills

Little House In The Suburbs

Two amazingly competent women blog about simplicity, creativity, self-sufficiency, and…mini-vans. Here you’ll find more fun than you can handle, plus gobs of free patterns, recipes, and other domestic goodies. Not to be missed!

Self-Reliance, Gardening, Do-It-Yourself, Recipes, Crafts

Make It From Scratch

Frugality, Food Preparation, Crafts

Modern Survival Blog

Providing modern survival information to help you be prepared and to prep in a world of unsure times, to live a simpler life, and to liberate you from ‘the system’ that holds you down. This is a survival blog to help you be prepared, store food, be self-sufficient, living frugal, and learn a way of life to survive hard times.

Mother Earth News

Homesteading, Gardening, Renewable Energy, Health

Mountain Rose Herbs

Food Preparation, Traditional Skills, Health

National Center For Home Food Preservation

Food Preservation, Food Storage

Pandemic Information News

Key facts and current news about H1N1, Swine flu.

Healthcare, Flu

Pioneer Living

Self-Reliance, Traditional Skills

Safely Gathered In

Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Kits, Food Preparation, Food Storage

San Diego Farmgirl


Self-Sufficient Life

A growing resource of books, articles and audio/visual sources around the subject of rural and country style living.

Gardening, Renewable Energy, Health, Recipes

Self-Sustained Living

Self-Reliance, Gardening, Traditional Skills, Raising Livestock

Survival Blog

Daily web log for prepared individuals living in uncertain times. SurvivalBlog is dedicated to family preparedness, survival, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency. Since its launch in 2005, SurvivalBlog has become established as the Internet’s most popular daily blog on survival and preparedness topics.

Economy, Emergency Preparedness, Homesteading, Survivalism, Security, World Events

Survival Lady

Emergency Preparedness, Survivalism, Flu, Gardening

Survive The Flu

Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare, Flu, Health

The 99 Cent Chef

Billy Vasquez, aka The 99 Cent Chef, finds and cooks great 99 cent meals, and includes impressive photos and videos.

Frugality, Food Preparation, Recipes

The Cornered Cat

Self-Reliance, Security

The Grocery Shrink Blog

Frugality, Personal Finance, Food Preparation

The Pioneer Woman

Ree describes herself as a desperate housewife who lives in the country and channels Lucille Ball and Ethel Merman. She’s a former city girl, now married and a homeschooling mom. SO funny and smart! You will love this site!

Gardening, Food Preparation, Raising Livestock, Family, Humor

The Retro Housewife

Frugality, Recipes, Crafts, Homemaking, Faith

The Simple Dollar

Trent Hamm buckled down and got out serious about personal finance (and debt control!) at a young age. Trust me, you will benefit from his wisdom!

Frugality, Personal Finance, Food Preparation, Recipes

The Survival Spot Blog

Survivalism, Security, Food Storage

The Survivalist Podcast

Helping you live the life you want, if times get tough, or even if they don’t.

Self-Reliance, Emergency Preparedness, Survivalism, Traditional Skills


Serving up fresh, money-saving tips daily. No reservations necessary!

Frugality, Personal Finance


Succinct instructions to make/do just about anything your little heart desires.

Do-It-Yourself, Recipes, Crafts, Homemaking

True North Found

Ongoing story of a family who turns to homesteading, complete with lots of how-to info, humor, and inspiration.

Self-Reliance, Frugality, Homesteading, Gardening

Year Of Crockpotting

Food Preparation

You Can Make This

Do-It-Yourself, Crafts

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