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.



22 responses to September – SouthernPrepper1 & Practical Preppers

  1. Urbivalist Dan September 12th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Great advice SP. It really is all about taking 1 step at a time and not running faster than you have the strength.

    Great to know you’re drinking from The Word too! 🙂

    Thanks for giving us some insight into your life and outlook.



  2. lee walter December 25th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hi David My brother and I have been following you for just over a year and have found it to be one of the best sights if not the best sight for prepping info. Then I read you are reading “Ham Radio for Dummies”!! KEEP GOING, DON’T STOP!
    Get your AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE. If the power grids across the U.S. go down, the only reliable line of communications will be ham radio. If you need help understanding any of the questions or answers, don’t hesitate to contact us.
    We are both Hams. Both of us work with the American Red Cress if and when needed for communications. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of food storage, collecting water, storing water, securing your property, and on and on… We have a lot to be thankful for and we, my brothers and I, are thankful for you and other like minded people like you. Thank you, and any questions about ham radio, contact us. 73s Lee and Ernie


  3. Jack Sellers March 7th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I have enjoyed watching your videos and have gone away with new ideas. Your scrap metal pile is very valuable to have before, during and after a SHTF situation.
    -Extra rims, wheels and axles for vehicles or to build trailers are a good thing.
    -I am building a greenhouse from the frame of a portable garage, covered with greenhouse plastic the local greenhouse business was throwing away.
    -Nails could be cut from galvanized fencing (the stuff thats not fit to use as a fence or to small of a piece)
    -The galvanized fencing makes a great trellis for vertical gardening
    -Hand tools and knowing how to use them will and is important.
    -Remote control plane with small camera with video capability can be used to survey the property from above or before scouting ahead.
    -Bicycle in the back of bug out vehicle is great if vehicle breaks down or
    you need to scout ahead.
    -Hot water tank insulation wrap makes great food warming wraps and bivy bag for sleeping bag (use duct tape to piece together)


  4. Paul Georgantas March 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I just wanted to thank you so much for all your very helpful videos.To say I have learned a great deal from you is un understatement.I wish I lived in you state so our families could team up.You are in my prayers.
    Paul Georgantas


  5. The Herbal Survivalist June 28th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Here is a video library of Wild Edibles and identifying Medicinal and or edible plants. Also by region and season.


  6. Andrew Lewis January 14th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I’ve been following you since you started to surface. I don’t recall you every talking about prepping for a baby or newborn. It’s been one of my greatest concerns.


  7. Todd - Prepper Website January 14th, 2014 at 6:28 am


    If you have a question for SP1, it would be better to contact him off his Youtube channel. If you are looking for info. on prepping for babies, you can hit the tag cloud on PW. Here are 2 links:



  8. Wade October 20th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Prepper, Been watching your vids and enjoy them, if you need help with upper level leadership, I might be able to help. I have 22 years in SF, now retired, we are organized like an SFODA(COM,XO,OPS,INTEL,WPNS,ENG,MED,COM) this is the core leadership. GOD Bless, keep powder dry…
    Wade from TN.


  9. Tad Fuller June 29th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Love your vids I’m currently subscribed… Hope you like my new song dedicated to the right for hoping it goes VIRAL soon..
    My name is Tad Fuller


  10. Belinda November 29th, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    This is in response to Southern prepper 1 You Tube video from 9 days ago about the vapor trails above him. I am in southcentral PA and on Nov. 18 I took pics and posted on FB that there were at least 8 jets high in the sky that I could count from my deck. Vapor trails in every direction. This also was very atypical at my location. I have a typical commercial flight pattern over my house but this was unusual, I wondered the same thing. What is going on?


  11. Todd - Prepper Website November 29th, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Just FYI – SP1 doesn’t monitor this page.



  12. Anonymous May 12th, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I work in a food plant and wanted to let you and viewers know that I have worked there for almost 30 years and they are restructuring the plant doing a away with maintenance and putting them back into production, and making lower end workers do more work for no more pay! And they are leaving!!!! It’s like they want it to fail! So they can shut it down!!! I don’t know what’s going on anymore!!!!!!


  13. Clarice May 17th, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    I am a nurse in Cleveland working in the OR. We are having a hard time getting lidocaine, ephedrine, fentynl, lactated ringers and supplies.Somtimes we just get whatever they send us.I fear this is only the beginning. Thank you for all that you do and give us.


  14. Jack Sellers May 17th, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    We are in the beginning of a Great Depression. The war in Ukraine could spill into a long European war that will drag in the rest of the world to pick sides.
    With fuel shortages will come a breakdown of our supply chain across the globe.
    Prepping is very important and knowing how to live through a depression that will make the 30’s look mild in comparison is the challenge.
    If you are prepped and have the knowledge and skills along with a strong community or group then you have a 75% survival rate.
    Good luck to all of you that have been preparing for this and I wish you all the best in the future.


  15. Robertbob June 8th, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Robertbob Port Huron Mich.
    I’ve left my $2500 Kawasaki and my $700 Trek mountain bike out over night on the driveway by mistake many times and never a problem.
    This past Saturday night myself and 8/10 neighbors had hundreds of gallons of gasoline, hundreds of pounds of propane, thousands of dollars of damage to fuel tanks, batteries and several utility trailers stolen from the storage area if our mobile home park.The park is refusing to cover our losses despite we all pay for the storage. Canadian corporation Indian Trail North.


  16. Greg Wood June 23rd, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Gas prices last week in SLC Utah 4.94 a gallon. Today everywhere is now 5.19 a gallon. 25 cent increase in less than a week.


  17. Bob Campbell August 17th, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Today, I had ordered 2 FFL items from Palmetto state arms. When I went to my local FFL dealer, I was told they had to turn me in to the ATF, and my local police chief, for a “multiple gun purchace. I said WHAT THE HELL, I have a Florida CCW, and of course passed all back ground checks. He said sorry, if you buy 2 or more guns with in 10 days, you get flagged. I dont even know what to say…..


  18. Ellen Jacobs Gray August 22nd, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Great informative info, thanks!


  19. Ruth Myers August 24th, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Watched today’s YouTube podcast. I’m responding to the individual who attempted to start a Neighborhood Watch group. I live in Green Bay WI. In my block there are a number of elderly single, divorced or widowed women living alone. We have started to go out to eat together on a monthly basis for the purpose of getting to know each other better so we can provide support to each other as times appear to be getting more difficult. This has been a good community builder and I believe it has provided support and increased all our confidence. I reached out to 5 of my neighbors and all, with the exception of one,has gotten involved.
    Just thought I’d share. Enjoy your podcasts.
    Ruth M


  20. Don Knispel September 7th, 2022 at 4:51 am

    I live in central wisconsin and went a Sherwin Williams paint store to buy 2 gallons of interior paint. (To match what we had)I asked how much it would be and she said about $100 she mixed it and it was &132.CRAZY


  21. Joe October 7th, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Hello Dave, I live in Washington State the Eastern part I have noticed at a lot of buildings and construction sets people are going through scrap bans looking for wood, I stop and ask some people doing this and they said it is for their wood stoves their fear of rolling blackouts this winter!


  22. joseph l pebles November 7th, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Hello, Dave, this is 2nd hand information about the diesel fuel shortage this came from one of my friends whose son works for the U.S Dept of Transportation there are 3 phases to where the diesel fuel goes 1 trains and ships the following 2. truckers, farmers, construction companies, 3 the general public are last on the list to get diesel fuel I have no idea if this is true or not,


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