MD Creekmore recently requested reviews of his survival blog, and being a regular reader of his, I thought I’d write up a review for him.
The Survivalist Blog, written by MD Creekmore, is a blog covering many different aspects of survival from food storage tips and advice, to living off the grid, to trapping, to survival guns. Most of his posts are practical information you can actually do something with, not crazy stuff that take a ton of money and a secret bunker in the wilderness to accomplish. The guy lives in a trailer and espouses frugality. I love that he’s so cheap! Uh, I mean, frugal and resourceful. Even though I’m not interested in living in a trailer (it would be a lot more difficult for a family than a single guy), he is doing what works for him and actually living much of what he writes about in his blog.
A couple of my favorite recent posts on the Survivalist Blog are:
What I like: MD’s blog is comprised mostly of practical advice and much of it he has personally tested or tried. His style of survivalism and preparedness is not high tech or high investment. His writing style is easy to read–not too wordy or full of extra fluff or “advanced” vocabulary so you can’t understand it. He also has a weekly feature entitled “What Did You Do to Prep This Week?” that helps keep actually doing something on the minds of his readers. Well, at least this one. He also regularly gets some interesting and educated comments as well as guest writers that add to the quality of his blog posts.
What I could do without: I’m personally not that interested in the occasional political type posts MD has on his blog. That’s just my preference, but I generally don’t read those days. And if you’re super new to preparedness or a “prone to panic” type, some of the posts or topics might be a bit “scary”. I just skip the posts that I’m not interested in–there are plenty of others to read through.
Overall, I enjoy reading MD’s survival blog. The survival tips and advice he gives are interesting and practical. Even if some of them don’t apply to my situation as a mom with young kids, I’ve been able to glean quite a bit of information that has proven useful to me in my preparedness efforts. So if you haven’t checked out his blog, you might go give it a read–there’s probably something there you could learn.