Looking back TheSurvivalistBlog.net in 2013

by M.D. Creekmore on December 31, 2013 · 22 comments

About 1,000,000 people visit the Seattle Space Needle every year.  This blog was viewed about 7,400,000 times in 2013.  If it were the Space Needle, it would take about 7 years for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 807 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,856 posts.

The busiest day of the year was December 9th with 39,779 views. The most popular post that day was Warning: Do You Recognize these Five Common Piles of Prepper BS.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013:

  1. A homemade mosquito trap that really works!
  2. Don’t buy a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 without reading this review!
  3.  Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!
  4. Don’t buy a Ruger LCP 380 without reading this!
  5. Free Small Cabin Plans that will Knock your Socks Off

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

These were your 5 most active commenters in 2013:

  • 1.  OhioPrepper 1665 comments
  • 2.  worrisome 1501 comments
  • 3.  JP in MT 1390 comments
  • 4.  Bam Bam 1375 comments
  • 5.  Becky 1312 comments

Well there you have it… 2013 – thank you all for sharing it with me!


worrisome December 31, 2013 at 9:45 am

I feel honored to be mentioned along side OhioPrepper, JP, Bam Bam and Becky. Hope I contributed in a good way :)

Becky January 1, 2014 at 12:49 am

ME too.

Brad in South FL December 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

Happy New Year MD and to the rest of the Pack! Stay safe all!

Seamus Finn December 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

Gratz on the good results, MD.

You have heck of a good blog here! My favorite.

TrailGuide December 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

Happy New Year to the pack and MD for providing the best community of folks a place to gather, share and in my particular case – recovery from insane trips around the zoo.

This site has saved my sanity on too many days to mention. I’ve gathered some of the most intelligent advise, useful tips, recipes and say ‘Aha, who knew, shazam, etc.’ so many times that DH doesn’t even take notice. A very special ‘thanks’ to this clan.

~..~ TG reminds everyone to stay on the blazed trails.

Donna in MN December 31, 2013 at 11:49 am

I need this website like a cup of coffee, Congrats on the traffic! I must say after reading some posts I found good decent people here, and some surprised me with a kill-em-all attitude. It is the latter that scares me to think what will really happen if facing senarios of actual survival. I think they will be spending all their time burying people they kill.

Doug in San Diego December 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I’m glad that I came across your site here on the Internet, although it has been so long ago that I don’t remember where I did get it from.
That said, I’ve been sending your posts to different family members that are also into the “survival and prepare for possiable hard times ahead” articles.
You are the best on the Internet that has been found yet. :-)

RedC December 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thanks M.D. & hope u have a blessed New Year!

JP in MT December 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Well, 2013 was a good year for us. We are closer to our goals than ever. Much of it thanks to the posters and commenters on this site!

Bill D December 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I have no reason to go to other sites. MD and you folks have everything right here. A great group. !

PGCPrepper December 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I’ve spent more money this year, by far, than I’ve spent in years. Thanks, thesurvivalistblog.net for turning me into a spender instead of a saver! Now I own crap like Ag, water bricks, a berkey filter, a shiza load of ammo, three new weapons (sadly I lost them in these unfortunate boating accidents that members here seem to suffer; weird, I know right?), a bunch of protein powder, MREs, 116 60-watt bulbs and the list goes on and on. Not used to spending like this!

Encourager December 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Happy New Years to the Pack. Thanks, M.D. for all the work you do to keep this blog up and running.

Nate December 31, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Great site man, keep it up!!!

Rob in Ontario December 31, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Thank you M.D. and to the rest of the pack for the great insights and good luck in the New Year to All

Copperhead December 31, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Congratulations, MD, on your successful site that helps so many of us. Even tho I have not been able to be here regularly, I hope that will change in 2014.

A Happy and Blessed New Year to all the Wolf Pack!

OhioPrepper December 31, 2013 at 7:18 pm

WOW. Didn’t think this opinionated old fart had written that much. In any case, I hope the bulk of it was helpful to most of you.

Tracker December 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I truly enjoy your comments OP. One old fart to another. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all pack members and their loved ones.

otterridge December 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

happy new year m.d may 2014 be even better

R-Me December 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm

2013 moved us closer to our goals thanks to you MD and the great comments of the pack!
I wish you all a healthy 2014,, I think we are all in for a bumpy ride!

mom of three December 31, 2013 at 10:46 pm

This has been a wonderful websight. I too have learned a lot and hope to keep learning.

TR in CA January 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Happy New Year everyone. Congrats MD. Your site is Tops. Hope to learn even more this year.

Chuck Findlay January 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

A lot of people are starting to wake up to the idea that the government is
1: not truthful about things

2: Not really going to fix any of the economic problems we have.

3: Are starting to understand they are the ones that has to provide for their own health, protection and families’ well-being.

4: Are searching for info they can use to insure their families future in tough times.

This site provides a way for people to prepare on a budget (Unlike other site (and his books) that talks about night vision and roving 24-7 patrols in military gear) (We all know the site & guy) It does little good to talk about super expensive guns and gear if you can’t afford food. Here you talk about being prepared in a realistic well-balanced way that anyone can use to prepare. While I don’t make nearly the income of others I personally know, I am better prepared then all of the people I personally know. A large part of that is web sites like this.
MD hopefully you have been able to make a bit of $$$ while you help others. While I don’t have your 31-days book (I feel I don’t need it) I do have your Survival Retreat book and it was and is helpful.

Thanks for the book and web site.


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