September – SouthernPrepper1 & Practical Preppers

The September Website of the Month is really not a website.  This month, I would like to highlight David Kobler – SouthernPrepper1 on Youtube.  I first learned of SouthernPrepper1 at a Meetup I attended.  Someone had brought up the NatGeo pilot Doomsday Preppers.  I looked it up when I got home and was hooked. Since then David has launched his own website, Practical Preppers, with Scott Hunt (Engineer775) and has even shared his expertise with the NatGeo show Doomsday Preppers as one of the “experts” (along with Scott).  Even more recently, SouthernPrepper1 has started a new podcast.  Take a moment to read SouthernPrepper1’s responses to the Website of the Month questions and checkout the various online resources he’s providing.


Summarize the focus and purpose of your website. – The purpose of my youtube channel and our website  is to educate people and help them find solutions for their prepping and preparedness needs.  With our recent hour long show on Preparedness Radio Network every Friday night this  gives us an additional way to share our message of trying to make people more prepared from a natural disaster to a economic collapse of our financial system.

What made you decide to start a website? – I started southernprepper1 just to share some of my knowledge in the area of security and tactics that I learned while in the military.  Helping them understand that in a crisis they need to be ready and able to protect their family and community.

How long have you run your website? – My youtube channel southernprepper1 is coming up on 2 years this month and our website has been up for alittle over a year we recently updated our website and gave it a totally new look.

How much time do you spend dedicated to your website? – Right now I am working full time on helping people to prepare if its on practicalpreppers or my youtube channel.

What is one thing you really like about your website? – The ability to give people solutions to some of their prepping needs and the biggest need that we like to stress to people is a backup water plan.  Getting clean drinking water in an emergency is one of the most important   elements of prepping

What is one thing that you want to change about your website? More videos to educate people and showcase items that Scott (engineer775 on Youtube)  and I are using everyday on our homesteads.

Other than your site, what is your favorite non-preparedness websites to visit? – I enjoy checking out the Drudge Report to catch up on the news.

Do you have anything (projects, special posts, redesign) in store for the future of your website? – We just changed the look of our website but we need to add alot more content and information to the site.

What were the three books you last read? (Be honest) – Ham Radio for Dummies, Grid Down Reality Bites by Bruce “Buckshot” Hemming, and the Bible

What would you like to say to readers at the Prepper Website? –   Prepping is a individual task that all of us must address.  Figure out what you want to accomplish and set goals to meet them.  Make a list and work on it a little each day.  Don’t get overwhelmed by all you want to accomplish but take it one step at a time.