A thank you to the Wolf Pack and all Survivalist Blog readers

As you may have noticed, we now have over 6,100 RSS and Email subscribers, add to that number an average of over 8,000 unique daily visitors to the blog and we have an audience of about 14,000 daily readers. The Wolf Pack is huge!

I’m grateful to all of you and would like to say thank you for your support. You are the best – without you there would be no blog or Wolf Pack. :handshake:

About M.D. Creekmore

M.D. Creekmore is the owner and editor of TheSurvivalistBlog.net. He is the author of four prepper related books and is regarded as one of the nations top survival and emergency preparedness experts. Read more about him here.


  1. It’s because you give us the best blog on the net.
    That is why we came and will continue to come .
    This is a REAL site not some shoot em up tired old retread.
    Thank’s for all your hard work and time and info that you put in , without this site I don’t know where else I can get realistic idea’s and advice from .

  2. I remember the days when the website banner said something like “I don’t do this for you, I do it for me.”

    You’ve come a long ways M.D., and it’s because you have created a great product/service to a lot of people.


    BBQ and Bullets Homestead – TX

  3. chonte' in MD says:

    Rock on wolf pack. rock on!

  4. Whooot whoooot…way to go…nice bunch here …very squared away…a pleasure to visit with and work with and encourage others to think about their future and the future of their loved ones…thanks MD …you rock!

  5. Going to do nothing but grow. Best damn info on the net.

  6. Would be interesting to know, as an international reader, how global your base of readers is. Anyways thank you for the blog and thanks for all the writers also. Greetings from Finland.

    • templar knight says:

      Seppo, I know we have had commenters from New Zealand, England, No. Ireland, a large group from Canada and Australia, and I think I remember one from Thailand, and possibly Singapore. Now from Finland. Greetings to you from the Ozarks.

      • JO (Georgia) says:

        I think theirs a google analytics that MD could check to find out. It would be interesting!

  7. The Prepper says:

    Thanks for everything you do MD!

    – TP

  8. VALadyPrepperNurse says:

    The Wolf Pack are real people, with real solutions to real problems. It doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks to all of you for everything I have learned here!!

  9. Great place to be! No doubt I come here a lot more often than all the others and will continue to do so.

  10. templar knight says:

    MD, you’ve done a fantastic job on this blog, and I know you must feel at least a little bit of satisfaction with the number of people who are now prepping because of you. And I say this because I know some of the other people who blog about prepping turned some people off, especially people who didn’t have large sums of money to prep.

    Your greatest contribution to this movement was showing people that they didn’t have to be rich to prep. Slow and steady wins the race again. You don’t have to have a military fortress, a 100 gun battery, night-vision, and all the paraphenalia to take care of your family. As a matter of fact, I think having all the JWR stuff will just make you a target. Sorry I got off on this tangent, but I think you humanized the prep movement, and brought it to normal, everyday folks. And I thank you for doing it.

    • Lint Picker (Northern California) says:

      We don’t need a military fortress, a 100 gun battery, or night vision? YIKES! I’m gonna have to have a yard sale. 😉

    • Jennifer (Prepping Wife) says:

      I can honestly say that I joined my husband in prepping because of this blog! He had been trying to get me interested for months but to no avail…..then one day I logged onto this blog and read a story about a man and a woman sleeping and in the middle of the night thier windows break through with water which begins flooding thier house. The kids are screaming, the man cuts his food and everything turns into chaos – then the story showed how much different it would have been had they prepped and taken steps to make a plan for that kind of event. I have kids so that story really hit home with me. That was all it took. Had it not been for that story on this blog…..I don’t know if I would have opened my eyes or not. Big Thanks to MD Creekmore!

  11. A heartfelt “thank you” M.D. for this website! I/We have all learned so much from you and all the wolves. Congratulations!

  12. We are thankful for you, as well, M.D.. You have made it possible for the Wolf Pack to be survivors. I have come from being totally in the dark about what is coming to being able to take care of my own, whenever it comes.
    I have said it several times that the encouragement and advice from you and the other members of the Wolf Pack have made such a difference in my preparations for future events.
    It is fun to see the personalities and attitudes of other preppers, with out the shallow, know it all, up your nose, preaching that you can find elsewhere.
    Although most of us will never meet in person, we still have a community of friends, on this site, that we can lean on when things aren’t going as well as we would like; and, for cheering us on when they do turn out well.
    Prayers and problems are best when they are shared with friends. Thank you.

  13. m.d. we would not be here if it wasn’t for you providing us with this outlet. you have helped us more than you will ever know. thank you

    • templar knight says:

      How is blackie doing, pam s?

      • dr. did surgery this morning. she has two more to go. will be in hospital at least 3 more weeks. m0st of her chest wall was gone. going back in tomorrow to spend some time with her.
        are you and the mrs. headed this way this? i think the weather may be bad on mon and tues. take care

        • pam s,

          I will keep in my prayers…

          • m.d. thank you and everyone for thinking about and praying for her.

            • templar knight says:

              pam s,

              We will be coming to Magnolia next Wednesday. We’ll have Thanksgiving at my son’s, and go to my sister’s home near Homer, La. Friday to watch the Arkansas-LSU game and visit. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and that blackie makes a swift recovery.

  14. What did I do last week?

    Subscribed to my favorite blog!

    Worked on an article submission.

  15. M.D.,

    I echo what everyone else has already said. Without your hard work, we would not have a forum to exchange information and support one another. I would have never in a million years learned to shot a gun had I not stumbled across this forum. Now I can follow the gun posts. I can double tap. HeeHeeHee.

  16. Lint Picker (Northern California) says:

    MD, I’ve been reading your blog for approx. 18 months and been commenting (nonstop) since about October 2010. The amount of information I’ve gained from you and the Wolf Pack is astronomical. And the best part, IMO, is that the learning has been fun and enjoyable and without any snobbery or condescension. It really does feel like an extended family, including all the in-laws. Additionally, you let us talk amongst ourselves about all kinds of things, which builds a sense of comraderie and support.

    Bottom line: Thank you, MD Creekmore, for giving us the FREEDOM to explore ideas.

    Wolf Pack rocks!

  17. I have to agree with the others here that The Wolf Pack and The Survivalist Blog are a world ahead of JWR and SurvivalBlog. I stopped reading that blog long ago after I found this one.

    This blog and M.D. Creekmore focuses on becoming more self-reliant mostly through planning and learning skills. JWR and his blog readers seem to think they can be saved through buying the latest weapons and gear.

    I think this kind of thinking will be a danger to others when tshtf. They are well armed but beyond that they aren’t prepared. This is a bad combination. Think about it.

    Another thing I like about this blog over JWR’s blog is that M.D. Creekmore focuses on his readers and the pack while JRW likes to talk about how great he is, how much of a survival “expert” he is. His focus is on himself and not his readers .

  18. Mother Earth says:

    MD, I’m going to have to chime in with everyone else here. Because of you and everyone one here, I feel so much better about what I do. Your humbleness is a blessing and makes folks like me feel comfortable with small preps and working towards a goal. And it really feels like family here.

  19. Chilly Beaver says:

    Just found this and thought I would share, download link to Dave Canterbury’s new self reliance magazine, first issue free via pdf. Enjoy peeps.


    • Lint Picker (Northern California) says:

      CB, thanks for providing the link. Is that you with Canterbury on the cover of the magazine? LMAO

      • Chilly Beaver says:

        I wish it was Lint, imagine what a lad could accomplish if his knees and back werent all ready totalled from years of dam building in the tundra. 🙂

  20. I have only been reading this blog for a few short weeks now. I am so thankful I found it. The knowledge I have received just in that time period is unbelievable. It would have taken me many trips to the library and numerous hours of reading to obtain this amount of information. Everyone seems willing to share their knowledge, and unlike many other blogs I have looked at … there doesn’t seem to be any drama.

  21. Chilly Beaver says:

    Id love to be able to tell you that this site is the best out of the hundreds out there, but truth be known, after I found a home here, I havent bothered to even look elsewhere. I stumbled on a few before getting here, but have come to the conclusion that this is home, with no reason to look anywhere else anymore. Dont get me wrong, if M.D. or the pack peak my curiousity, and I have to go and dig up more information on something, I do, but Im definetely just visiting when I go to other sites. Once youve found your place in the pack, theres no need to continue hunting alone. Thanks to MD and all the rest who contribute every day.

  22. KansasProud says:

    I would like to add my thanks to you MD and to all the readers of the Wolf Pack. I felt so alone before I found this site. A big thank you to everyone!!

  23. Hunker-Down says:


    I second what everyone has said. You have allowed me to learn from all and laugh with many while we face a frightful future. Thank you and the Wolf Pack for the knowledge, the kindness, the encouragement, the sharing and the many other ways in which we make progress in our prepping through your blog. How can it not grow?

  24. mountain lady says:

    Not much I can add to all the above posts, except to say thank you MD and Wolf Pack for continuing to add to my education and ability to continue prepping, even when I think I am finished. Still have a lot to learn, but should the “end” happen tomorrow, will be able to survive for quite a while.

  25. I to will have to say how much I like and appreciate this blog and the readers who feel at home enough to share. That says a lot about a group and a leader, he takes care of his people and makes them feel comfortable enough to focus on what’s important (even if it’s zombie TV). Sharing shows strength. And that’s something I don’t see on “other high-end” blogs.
    I read, and subscribe, for information and entertainment. But this feels like home should.

  26. SrvivlSally says:

    I do not feel much need to visit anywhere else…not with such a fine blogmaster and wolf pack to hang out with.

  27. What can I say that hasn’t been said? You’ve provided a tremendous service to those of us who aren’t ‘yuppy’ (as a competitor [lol, rhymes with HIM?] calls some sites) or well heeled as most seem to be that visit other places. There’s a lot going on here that can’t happen elsewhere due to the format and the ‘I’m better than yours’ attitude of those other site occupants. Immediate feedback, humorous responses and familial concern of the Wolf Pack make yours a most enjoyable site to visit and learn from.
    Thanks for that, M.D. God bless your endeavors.
    Shy III

  28. The blog has to be good to keep people coming back ……………………so you deserve a big thanks !

  29. BOB…………..$287.00
    Water & Food storage…….$2000.00
    Guns & Ammo……..$too much
    Inspiration and Knowledge from MD and the Wolfpack…..PRICELESS

    Thanks MD and the Pack !!!

  30. I think that this site is the most interesting, informative, friendly, and gungho site on the web.
    I think that the information covered is such a good mix of do it, find out how to do it, and you can do it place.
    Oh, yeah there are those sites out there that do supply good stuff, but for some reason our stuff is good, gooder and goodyest.
    Hope we can always meet here and share.

  31. MD and the Wolfpack congratulations on having the best information and community on the net. I think this site crosses over into a lot of other territory from money saving tips to old school canning techniques. Something for everyone to use in these hard times. Even DW has read two articles now. MD any stats or graphs on the ups and downs of subscribers in the last couple of years?

  32. Lots of prior surfing about – but always came back, and actually started commenting (shock) – reason…the down-t0-earth people who comment – subject matter was/is diverse – real people who think like I do – preparing with the skills/strengths we each have.

    We may never meet in person, however, with the need to keep opsec – can still learn and grow in our preps – this forum does all that and more. cheers

  33. M.D., thanks for this great site! When I started roaming the prepper blogs for additional information, references and suggestions I found this one to be the best. I got burnt out on the militaristic sites that suggested run to the hills or spend money I didn’t have on a 100 acre retreat.

    I found people of eclectic backgrounds, belieefs and experience that in many areas made me do a 180 and helped me through the hardest financial crises when I was back taxed with a heavy levy. The lessons learned saved me from starving because I had prepped 4 months worth of food that wasn’t MREs and nasty emergency bars. The tax lasted 7 months but the prep sparred me from undo costs and for that I am grateful to M.D. and the Wolf Pack.

    Got my package in the mail today, can’t wait to start going through it when I get home and start adding to the binder and library.

  34. Chilly Beaver says:

    Just out of curiosity, whos a smarty pants with the RSS stuff. Ive often wanted to check out the RSS feed to see if its more user friendly then keeping up with things manually, but Im completely clueless. Anyone got a few minutes to educate a Cold Castor Canadensis.

    P.S. Woke up to an inch of snow and -13C this morning, gotta love being so close to the Cdn Rockies.

  35. Way to go, M.D.! Two thumbs up.

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