10 YouTube Channels Preppers Should Pay Attention To

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One of the key essentials to being well prepared is to have the knowledge and skills you will need to survive.

There is a saying amongst us Preppers and Survivalists:

Knowledge Weighs Nothing

Whether you’re going to be bugging out or holed up in a bunker, your knowledge and skills will be put to the test in a SHTF scenario.

One of the best ways to acquire these skills and knowledge is to watch and learn from others. Luckily, in the current world of YouTube, virtually anything you could need or want to learn is available right at your fingertips.

This article takes a look at 10 YouTube channels you should be paying attention to. 

They all cover various elements of Survival & Preparedness, such as Homesteading, DIY, Urban Survival, Tactical Awareness and Bushcraft skills to name a few.

Lets take a look at the 10 YouTube channels we recommend:

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With more than thirty-seven thousand subscribers, Black Scout Survival is a great resource for quick tip videos, gear reviews, and longer length survival skill videos.

The quick tip videos are an excellent resource on anything and everything, from starting a fire with one hand to bypassing locks, to escaping a situation with bound hands. The gear reviews are thorough and well thought out as well. The longer videos include interviews with survival experts.

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SNO Multimedia also include videos on a variety of topics, but they focus largely on two main areas:

Bugging Out and Caching

Security and Firearms.

With more than one 125 videos and 13,000 subscribers, SNO Multimedia will give you plenty of good tips for keeping yourself and your family safe and secure.

One of the things SNO Multimedia does very well is their review sections. Specifically their reviews of guns and gun accessories, such as silencers and scopes.

There are also quite a few quick tips and starter videos as well, which is great if you’re just starting out or are short on time!

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The engineer775 “Practical Preppers” channel is an excellent resource, especially if you have your own compound which you plan to fortify and protect.

There are almost four hundred videos on this channel, with the majority being geared toward setting up longer-term solutions for survival.

The topics are wide a varied and include things such as long-term water storage and heating, all the way to the construction of out-buildings. So if you’re planning on staying put post SHTF, then this is the channel for you.

The videos are excellently done as his ninety-five thousand plus subscribers can attest. Which makes this an excellent resource for becoming self-sufficient prior to SHTF, and surviving aftrwards. 

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If you’re a little more into the tactical side of survival, then the MAINEPREPPER channel may be what you are looking for.

With plenty of information on weapons and security, as well as a military tilt to surviving, this channel can provide some great information if you envisage being in a situation where tactical awareness and military like planning is vital.

In addition to the tactical side of things, MAINEPREPPER also has instructional videos on topics such as construction and small engine maintenance, for the self sufficient viewers. The construction videos include foundations, rain catchments, and installing chimney pipes also make for great viewing.

There are more than fourteen thousand subscribers to MAINEPREPPER’s almost four hundred and fifty videos. Plenty to keep you busy!

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Specializing in alternative energy, greenhouses and canning, as well as shooting and butchering, Misty Prepper is a great resource for any prepper, newbie or seasoned.

We think everyone should learn how to produce and procure your own food and Misty has more than two hundred videos that teach just that.

If you want to learn how to keep your livestock healthy and well, butcher your own livestock, when they are ready and can the vegetables you grow in the garden, this is the channel for you.

One other benefit of this YouTube channel is that you are walked through every step of each process. No generic form of video here as she really gets into detail in each and every episode.

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With lots of information on firearms, including in-depth reviews and tests carried out on each weapon in a variety of conditions, this is the channel for being prepared for family/group security situations.

They reveal each test that they run and how it was conducted, the guns and accessories are tested in real life outdoor conditions to see how they will work in the mud, wind and the rain.

You will also learn about uses for everyday products that can really come in handy for improvising. From garbage bags and condoms to using butter to make a candle, the SensiblePrepper channel has a lot to offer in the way of tips, tricks, and how-to’s.

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This channel takes a different approach than the rest by conducting podcasts and interviews with prepping experts , economists, and survivalists from around the world.

They say you should learn from an expert, what better way than the Prepper Recon Channel?

The videos and Interviews are updated regularly and they are evergreen which means the topics discussed will always be relevant. There is a lot of information provided in these videos and a lot of get through, so learn as you go at your own pace.

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The largest watched channel in this list, with 78,000+ followers of the Southern Prepper youtube channel.

You can follow along as he builds, stockpiles, and trains for the post SHTF world. Specializing in medical emergencies, such and traumatic injuries, and the very real threat of pandemics such as Ebola.

For those of you who live in fire-prone areas, check out the extensive collection of fire related videos.  They have videos on the proper use of fire tools, how to inspect a fire extinguisher, and even how to set up a large tank for use in fire protection.

Some very real-life, non glamorous stuff – but life saving all the same.

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As you can probably guess by the name, The Urban Prepper focuses largely on survival and preparedness in an urban environment. 

Addressing the varied and specific problems faced by urban preppers can be daunting. In areas of high population, you are far more susceptible to power grid outages, mass casualty events, and even fast moving pandemics.

The Urban Prepper channel does a great job of addresses the many concerns of an urban prepper with firsthand knowledge and experience, that’s easy to digest and act upon.

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The Funky Prepper is a UK based survival and preparedness expert who covers many areas of survival, including extensive information on bushcraft and shelter building.

If you are looking to learn the skills required to Bug Out, this channel will be immensely useful to watch and learn from if you are ever forced to go mobile after the SHTF.

Funky Prepper’s outdoor skills and gear reviews are helpful as he puts each item to the test so you can see how it would hold up in the field.

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'Mountain Man' John

'Mountain Man' John is a Survival and Preparedness enthusiast who loves everything outdoors. He has a passion for learning anything and everything to help sustain his and his families way of life post SHTF. He frequently shares his knowledge on a variety of topics from his hands on DIY projects, learning new skills such as hunting and trapping along with reviews on his Survival related purchases - Prepping has been in his family for generations, it's in his blood. You can follow John by subscribing to his newsletter on the PrepperZine.com homepage, or by following him on Facebook.