April 2013 – Prepper Resources
This month’s Featured Website of the Month is Prepper-Resources. Prepper-Resources is a great resource for the Preapredness Community. PJ does a good job of providing his readers with a variety of articles. Take a moment to read this month’s questions and go say hi to PJ over at Prepper-Resources. Peace, Todd.
Summarize the focus and purpose of your website. –
Prepper-Resources.com strives to be one of the best sources of information related to preparedness and survival on the Internet. Our world is moving from unstable to volatile with each passing day and concerned citizens must know how to be more self reliant in order to prosper. Prepper-Resources.com seeks to educate, support and interact with new and seasoned preppers in order to help foster this self reliance.
What made you decide to start a website? –
A friend who I helped mentor as he and his family got started into prepping told me that I had such great ideas and that others could benefit. It surely seems like prepper/survival websites are a dime a dozen these days, but I still felt as if I had a message to share which would be well received. I should note that I didn’t start the website primarily to compete with other prepper /survival websites but rather to complement them.
How long have you run your website? –
01 September 2012 was the first post.
How much time do you spend dedicated to your website? –
Too much time! For the first few months I was posting articles and updates every day, finally I had to back off and post only from M-F. I’d say on any given day I spend around 2 hours working on daily updates and composing articles. I rarely write articles in advance, sometimes I sit down the day the article will be posted and have no idea what I am going to write about. As the site has gained popularity I have had many people contribute their expertise via guest articles, those are always great because it means one less article I personally have to compose during the week.
What is one thing you really like about your website? –
I like the fact that the main intent for having the site hasn’t changed: easily accessible information for those new to prepping/survival. Across the main navigation bar there are links to pages where I have composed articles for people who are on the fence about prepping, prep 101, prepping examples and tips etc. No digging around on the site required, it’s all right there on the main page and easy to find. For those articles (and all the rest) I try to write in a style that is down to earth and practical and if I don’t know about something I won’t pretend like I do. It’s just genuine content from someone who likes to share.
What is one thing that you want to change about your website?-
One thing you will notice about my site is that there are no banner advertisements, no sponsors or partners. I have thought about pursuing that path in order to offset some of the costs associated with the site, and “compensate” myself for the time I spend on it. As of this writing I haven’t decided if it is worth the hassle. When you start taking money or goods from people there are always expectations attached.
Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows. –
My wife makes these little fried things using cornstarch, I’m not even sure what they are but I know there is no meat inside. She thinks I like them but I dread when she makes them because that means I have to feign enjoyment and then toss them in the trash. 99% of her other cooking is spot on though, so I’ll give her a pass on whatever that stuff is. Did I mention that I’ve even tried to douse those things in ranch dressing, to no avail…
Other than your site, what is your favorite non-preparedness websites to visit? –
Drudge Report, Fox News, Armslist, Budsgunshop, my Bank’s website, all the online bill pay websites I have to visit on the 1st and 15th.
Do you have anything (projects, special posts, redesign) in store for the future of your website? –
I have pondered doing some YouTube videos, for the purposes of instruction and testing out equipment. It’s still yet to be determined, not sure if it is worth it.
What were the three books you last read? (Be honest) –
In no particular order, the last 4: Threat Vector, Game of Thrones, Animal Farm, 1984
What would you like to say to readers at the Prepper Website? –
I want to thank everyone at PW for their support, and especially to Todd for his willingness to feature my site for the month of April. I guess I’ll leave everyone with this final note. Sites like mine come and go, even the big sites out there (we all know what they are) will fade given enough time. We face a multitude of very real threats out there which could seriously impact life as we know it. Cyberattacks, economic collapse and so on. If T-SHTF, you probably won’t be able to log onto your favorite haunt to figure out how to dig that water well or plant those seeds in your backyard. Build a good preparedness library that you will be able to access 24/7 in your own home. Knowledge is truly power, and if you have a wealth of information on your bookshelves there is no need to be the master of all things survival. If the network goes down you will be stuck with what you have on hand and what you have committed to memory. Don’t get caught with your proverbial pants down. Remember: Life isn’t Fair, Plan Accordingly!