Being preppers ourselves, we here at TOUGH-GRID® always appreciate good resources. This page was created to share some of our favorites with you. Remember, if you’re in a true survival situation, you most likely will not have an internet connection, so it’s smart to print the most important things out. We hope you like the page and get closer to being prepared for anything!
IT’S A DISASTER… AND WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT? – This book is full of great advice on preparing for disasters and what to do when one strikes. It is written by Great Americans who love our country and have done their best to summarize critical information that can save lives during emergencies. Do your whole family (and neighborhood,) a favor and grab a very reasonably priced Hard Copy of the book since the grid will generally be down during natural and/or man-made disasters. We simply can’t recommend it highly enough!
SURVIVAL BLOG – As far as survival/prepper blog sites go, Survival Blog is one of the greats. It would take a very long time to read everything they have to offer. They even have writing contests where you can win some great prizes… including a bunch of TOUGH-GRID® paracord! The man who runs the blog is a very knowledgeable prepper and we can’t say enough good about him.
BERKEY WATER FILTER FOLKS – One of the most important aspects of survival is clean water… if you can’t find it or make it, you’re done for! Water purification systems are an excellent investment in your prepping supplies and Berkey systems are the best of the best.
HUNTING MARK – This page is an excellent guide to building a survival kit. It’s one of the best survival kit pages you’ll find on the internet with loads of great information, high-quality photos, and excellent videos to go along with it!
PREPARED SOCIETY – This is one of our favorite sites for information on survival. It has Lots of great information on “Prepping” and survival gear and it is presented in a great format. We’re frequent visitors and occasionally post on the forum.
SIMPLE SURVIVAL – Check out “Simple Survival” for practical survival tips and articles. There’s lots of great advice on this website and a real survival pro makes sure you get useful and actionable information that can really help you in nearly any survival situation.
SURVIVAL LIFE – Survival Life has tons of excellent resources and product reviews. Check it out to find the best gear and the highest-caliber survival training and DIY posts!
PEAK WILDERNESS – This page contains an excellent article called “7 Wilderness Survival Skills That Will Save Your Life” and it’s very well put together. From locating water, building a fire and signaling for help, this article has some great tips!
ROSENFOLD RESOURCEFUL ARTICLES – This page was actually sent to us by a resourceful scout named Peyton… she enjoyed the other links on this page so much that she wanted to share another page with everyone! This is a fantastic page with simple-to-understand instructions. Thank you for sharing, Peyton!
HOMESTEAD & PREPPER – Homestead & Prepper is a true fountain of knowledge for anyone wanting to learn the art of prepping. They can teach you the skills you need to survive, along with some fun gift guides for the other preppers in your life.
TNGUN – DAVE’S HOMESTEAD – Dave’s Homestead is an excellent place to find DIY project and survival info. Always remember that your stockpiled goods and tools can be lost or stolen, but the know-how to survive is essential. The owner, Dave, can help with that!
TACTICALOGY – Check out this page for 59 wilderness survival tips and tricks to save your life in the great outdoors! We especially like the video on how to make willow bark cordage.
CHICKEN FORUM – Raising chickens? If not, you may want to. This is probably the best place on the web to learn all about raising your own chickens. There are noobs and pros sharing ideas and helping each other out. Another great Prepper community!
THE SIMPLE DOLLAR – This page is all about getting your finances in order before and after a natural disaster. It has excellent information and a few bonus emergency planning PDFs as well!
SURVIVAL TIPS – Lots of survival “how-to’s” and tips. Thanks Trevor!
AUTHORIZED BOOTS – Bear Grylls would be impressed with you if you can do all these things!
READY.GOV – This Site Has Just About Everything You’ll Need for Any Kind of Disaster from Droughts and Earthquakes to Technological and Terrorist Hazards.
FIRST AID RESOURCES – This page has excellent first aid information for many of the health and wellness issues you may come across in an emergency situation, from burns to frostbite to heat exhaustion!
GETTING YOUR FAMILY READY FOR A DISASTER – It’s important to know what to teach your children before and during a survival situation. This page will help you walk your children through a disaster and keep them from too much anxiety during the process!
PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR A HURRRICANE – If you’re in an area that’s susceptible to hurricanes, one of the most important things you can do is prepare! Follow the guidelines in this link and you’ll have a safer journey through that one big storm.
BUILDING A SHED, PATIO, AND MORE – Zac’s Garden has a few excellent tutorials on building a shed / patio, planting a garden, and chicken husbandry. Nice work on the page, Zac!
WILDFIRE SAFETY TIPS – There are certain practices that will make your home much less vulnerable during a nearby wildfire. Beyond wild fires, this site can give you insight on just about every emergency situation known to man!
PREPARING FOR DISASTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS – You’ll find a free, downloadable PDF called “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs” on this page. This could be a very important subject for millions of people out there.
HOW TO MAKE A SURVIVAL KIT – There are tons and tons of articles online about creating your own survival kit. One of the good things about this article is their emphasis on the need for different kits for different people. Elderly folks may need certain items that young kids don’t and vice versa.
PET CARE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS – During a disaster, it can be hard to keep everything straight and often times, pets get left to fend for themselves. If you follow this guide and get a simple pet care disaster kit built over time, your furry friend will have all the resources they need to survive a disaster!
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WILDFIRE SAFETY – Wildfires consume MILLIONS of acres of land every year in the United States alone so it pays to be prepared for them. Check out this guide and prepare yourself and your loved ones for wildfires, especially if you’re in an area that’s prone to them!
HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO LIGHTNING SAFETY – Lightning safety is something we may not think about very often, but lightning strikes 25 million times per year, kills an average of 29 people, and injures well over 100 people in the United States alone. It’s good to learn about what you can do to prevent being struck by lightning and prepare for power outages.