How do you read

by M.D. Creekmore on June 22, 2013 · 58 comments


How do you read

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worrisome June 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I do read it once in a while on my phone or kindle however :)

Winomega June 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I also visit on a large Android. 5% time.

Personal opinion, get that one ad on the right would make me use the non-mobile version.

Bctruck June 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

About 80% of the time,I read or comment using my iPhone. I’m usually at work,on a lawn mower,working outside and I sit down to drink some water,waiting for my wife in a store parking lot,watering my garden,when I have time to check the blog. I’m only on my home computer a few minutes a day to manage my channel or answer comments and questions. If it wasn’t for my mobile device ,I wouldn’t be able to keep up with your blog,simply because my lifestyle doesn’t allow for much computer time.

R-Me June 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I check it a few times a day on Sat/Sun on my IPad, during the week I’m usually a day behind because of a hectic schedule. I find the topics interesting or informative and try not to miss any.
I especially like the topics/polls that bring about lots of debate, it makes me see ideas from someone else’s point of view!

Becky June 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

PC and Laptop, mostly the laptop since I can read the blog, watch tv and converse with the dh at the same time. The PC I have set up for dh since he likes to see why I laugh so much. How can one go a day without Schametti, TG, Mama J, BamBam and others who have such a great sense of humor, you brighten my day(s). If MD were to stop this site I would go through major–major withdrawals, and I thought quitting smoking was tough. This would be a setback……..I might have to take up that nasty habit again…well..ok.. not going to happen. So MD, where ever you live at you have a job, whether you want it or not, you are stuck with us!

M.D. Creekmore June 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm


I don’t mind at all – I’ve have several offers from people wanting to buy the site from me, and I quickly turn them down.

Jersey Drifter June 23, 2013 at 2:03 am

M.D. Please don’t ever sell. It just wouldn’t be the same without you at the helm.

Doris Jones June 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

MD, (I use my home PC–later on will use my tablet some.)
You have created a very special and unique website where a wide range of individuals concerned about important subjects vitally affecting our whole world can come, be welcome, express themselves and LEARN. I have explored the web a lot and this is the ONLY site I have found where serious subjects can be fully discussed (often with humor and insight and a long history of experience) without all the negative and nasty senseless expressions one finds elsewhere.

Your special combination of abilities and the many fine people who are also comfortable here could not have happened without you. Keeping this open is a lifeline for many of us and I am certain people will survive due to information they learned here–whether it is from a natural disaster like a tornado or a man-made one. Thank you!

S'wt Tater June 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Thank you soooo much for all you do… we kinda like you too!:>)

franko June 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

once a day or twice a week depending on how busy I am. There is so much online but I love it here because it is small and has/allows great feedback unlike the big ones where you can’t comment. I hate to leave my internet security below the high setting and any forum that works without java flash etc is a good one imo

Big D June 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Wish there was a third option…both. I check it on a home desktop everyday,but I will also check in from my phone, a Galaxy S3, a few times a week.

nate June 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I read through an RSS reader. Doesn’t matter the platform, generally I hate having to go to a web site with the size of my RSS feed.

Tinfoil Hat June 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

On my iPhone or iPad (I still read, just don’t comment often :)

JP in MT June 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I do probably 90+% of my viewing on the desktop computer. I do use a tablet when I travel.

Rick June 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Laptop at home. I refuse to pay for the service on my phone just to surf the net. There’s nothing that important on here that can’t wait until I get home.

tommy2rs June 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm

“How do you read”

Word by word of course….lol. Couldn’t resist. Computer only. I seldom turn on or use the calling ability of my cell much less surf the net on the thing.

WireNut June 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I last posted as I can’t post from my work computer and I spend about six months a year out of the country working. (Government contractor for the US Navy). Technically I’m not even supposed to view most “non-gubment” website from work, but some of us have found a back door where I can at least read the posts and everyone’s comments, just can’t post a comment myself. I always read via a web browser, thanks MD for the article on Firefox and how to make it more secure. I even convinced “The Powers that Be” to let me install Firefox on all of the “Ship’s” workstations. I may not be able to prep much while I’m working six months a year, but reading and learning is prepping too, so maybe I’m prepping more that I initially thought. I too would suffer withdrawal symptoms should go down for any length of time. Thanks M.D. for helping us stay sane by our standards but totally crazy by the sheeple’s standards.
WN in East TN

Elwood Gaspard June 22, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Always been on a smartphone, and the new ‘mobile’ site I get redirected to is brutal. Most ‘mobile’ sites of a website suck and greatly limit navigation. Let us mobile users just load the ‘regular website’ without having to turn the theme off.

Does anyone want a mobile ‘optimized’ site?

M.D. Creekmore June 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

Elwood Gaspard,

You see the thing is I’ve had a lot of folks ask for a mobile friendly site, anyway scroll down to the bottom of the mage on your mobile, there is an option to turn it off and on there. Now everyone can be happy.

AUDad June 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Almost exclusively on my Mobile. Not much time during the day so I get caught up at night in bed. Let’s me know what to work on the next day!

Babycatcher June 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

My hubby’s iPad! I take a break a couple times a day( I also work from home) and read the posts and have a glass of tea. It refreshes me to read and inspires me to work harder toward readiness…

Rick-E June 23, 2013 at 12:27 am

I use my laptop at home and at work to read.

OhioPrepper June 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

I don’t generally read this site; but, instead have it read to me using Text to Speech software.

Ron S June 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

I read your site on a laptop at home. Altough I have other means of reading, I prefure reading at home where I have the means to not only enjoy the articles as well as the responses but also to make notes as required. I have learned so much since finding this site, not only from you but also from the comments from your so very learned readers. This site has really opened my eyes to so many things that I had not before considered. Ron S

Jersey Drifter June 23, 2013 at 2:10 am

I am on every day / night. Sometimes multiple times a day. Slow reader I guess :). No the real reason is because there is such a wealth of info, great topics and such helpful comments that I just have trouble staying away. 2:10 P.M. maybe some sleep would be a good idea?

Jersey Drifter June 23, 2013 at 2:11 am

Oh… to answer the question…..desktop at home. oops OPSEC

Jersey Drifter June 23, 2013 at 2:13 am

That’s A.M.

Mother Earth June 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

Almost always with my ipad, sometimes my iPhone if I’m not home.

R-Me June 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

Just ordered from Lucky Gunner, I used your link but there was no way to tell them I found them on your blog. I ordered once before and had the same problem.
They are great, no back orders, if you see it they ship it. Sometimes you have to shop at odd times,, like when they first post a product! I ordered ( impossible to find local) .44 around midnight on a Saturday, and when I went back to look on Monday they were all gone,,,mine came 2 days later!

M.D. Creekmore June 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm


Thank you – I will contact them and suggest the at they add a way to let them know where the orders come from.

JP in MT June 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

It might induce them with the idea they can track how well their advertising money is being spent.

John June 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

I read it on the Yahho reader and I’m sure it gives me a stored version that does not count on your veiws from YOUR site as I have to click through to read it here

SW June 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I read primarily on my laptop but I do spend some time on the site on my Android when I’m away from the house. I do however prefer the computer due to the larger screen.

oldguy52 June 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I just read it straight of the website. No RSS or anything. I do sometimes subscribe to a thread and get the emails.

I marked Home/office computer, but for a couple months out of the year we are gone from home living on our boat. at those times I use a Kindle Fire that runs on wifi.

Agburrell June 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

You forgot to add iPad,,,,or is that considered a mobile device? I vote iPad!

McK June 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Majority of the time from mobile. I don’t have a lot of spare time at home to sit at the computer … dinner to cook, garden to weed & water, housework, kids & animals. Most of my reading is done when I’m taking a quick break.

I do love the mobile theme, the desktop theme on my phone placed an ad in the middle of my screen I couldn’t close making it difficult to read.

Grant Griffiths June 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

You should also ask people how they read it, i.e. on the site, email subscription or with an RSS reader. You could target your ads accordingly.

Butch June 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Most frequently read it on my phone during the day while away grom home. If I want to review an article past or present I’ll then check it out on my laptop at home.
I have neen enjoying the news articles you have been listing at the bottom of your post most days. Guess they usually appeal to my political philosophy and interest. Thank you.

Pineslayer June 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I don’t own any mobile device or cell phone, so my home computer is the portal.

GardenMom June 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Kindle – then once a week I go to the home pc to copy/paste articles and wolfpack responses, then print out.

GardenMom June 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

On my Kindle the site looks the same as on the pc. I’m not getting the ads or other problems other mobile readers are mentioning.

Michael G Marriam June 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I’m surprised so many people still sit in front of a desktop computer.

Wen June 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Usually on my home computer; sometimes on my laptop. Occasionally using my Andriod phone — I need my Survivalist Blog fix nearly daily & use whatever “device” around!

Pam June 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I usually read via email (the RSS feed) at home on my computer. I don’t have any other devises that can go online unless you count my basic-model Kindle, and that is so painfully slow that I don’t count it. ;)

gatorDennis June 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I rarely read it. I skim the e-mail messages for something I don’t know.

Vinnie June 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My phone is my laptop. Between work,scrounging ,prepping tasks and sidework it’s the only computer I use.

OregonMike June 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Laptop while reclined in my chair with Fox News on in front of me.

Rider of Rohan June 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Desktop & tablet.

Patti June 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Mostly an ipad, but also an android phone, a desktop or laptop from the office or laptop from home.

Mrs. M. June 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

iPad mini

Winomega June 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Since my email keeps popping… how difficult would it be to set up a page to duplicate the email feed? Basically a chronological listing of comments with permalinks?

OhioPrepper June 24, 2013 at 10:50 am

What is “popping”?

Repair Mama June 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I read this site on a wi-fi android phone, android tablet, and laptop at work. I also use the laptop at home as well. (like tonight while I am waiting on the washer and dryer to finish. I have not had the trouble of the advertisment poping up like others have talked about. is it an ipad problem, or android?

I will get my fix how ever I can get it. On the phone and tablet, I dont post because it is so hard to type. Even though I dont post much, I am still here reading when I can.

Take care all and happy prepping!

rassd71 June 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

I get the email and if I see an article title that interests me, I follow that link, IF it’s a good article, I share it with my friends on Facebook. But I only read them on my computer, but I know several people that bookmark them from facebook to read later on either a tablet or computer.

GA Red June 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

I’m about 50/50 between an iPad and a computer. Right now – computer. When I first saw the questions, I was on my iPad.

sewhappy4me June 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I would have liked a “both” as an option – because I use both devices equally to read the blog. I have an RSS aggregator that is my first go-to spot when I log in in the morning and when I’m reading my iPad at night.

Encourager June 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I read it on my desktop computer but also use a laptop when we travel. My cell phones makes and receives calls, does not text and cannot access anything.

Mel June 26, 2013 at 11:04 am

While I read it on desk top, laptop, and smartphone. I do most of my reading of it on my phone. Let me say that I hadn’t been on in a little over 3 weeks. Canning season is in full swing here in NW Arkansas. Not to mention a couple of small health issues. I hadn’t had time. I logon yesterday, ind my first reaction to the mobile site was what the hell, MD sold the page. Found the on/ off switch, and went to the regular sire, and all I got were adds in the middle of what I was trying to read. Have gone back to the mobile site to do this post, but wont be back on this site until I have time to get on at home, which may be this fall sometime. Not a fan. Love your site MD, just not this change

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