For regular visitors of SHTFplan.com, you’ll have noticed that we’ve updated our web site theme as of Thursday May 26. (Here’s what it used to look like)
For the most part, version 2.0 is very similar to the old web site – for now.
We’ve taken extra care to build out the back-end of the web site so that it is ready for a host of features that we plan on adding over coming days, weeks and months.
Going forward we will continue to provide you with daily updates about anything and everything we think might be important to your wellbeing and survival.
We’ll also soon be adding some additional features that include but are not limited to:
- More Preparedness and Planning articles. Our original reason for starting the SHTFplan web site was to bring our readers as much emergency and disaster planning information as possible. As our web site grew, we kind of lost focus on this goal with one reason being that our old web site didn’t allow for easy categorization. Over coming weeks and months we will be introducing tons of new information dealing specifically with preparedness planning, disaster response and dealing with far-from-equilibrium situations. We’ll be covering food storage, homesteading, gardening, essential survival skills, self defense, survival product reviews, and a host of other topics so stay tuned.
- Community Forums. We’ve wanted to do this for a long time and we’re almost there! Our upcoming community forums will make it easier than ever to engage like minded thinkers in conversation. You’ll be able to share breaking news, questions, thoughts, and opinions with tens of thousands of other SHTF Plan visitors in near real-time.
- Hand edited news updates from around the web. We often find ourselves visiting upwards of 100 web sites, blogs, and news distribution web sites everyday. As you can imagine, there are literally hundreds of topics covered with a wide range of opinion and commentary. Our old web site simply wasn’t able to handle modern day news flow. Over coming weeks we’ll be making some updates to our homepage and sidebars that will put even more information at your fingertips. Some of it will be provided by us, but most of it will come from some of the best alternative news sources and leading contrarian thinkers on the internet – and that includes you. Our community forums will make it possible for our members to submit news/reports for immediate distribution. So, for those of you who send stories our way via email and then get frustrated because it takes us a day or two to get to it, you’ll be able to let people know as it happens – and engage in conversation while you’re at it.
- e-Mail Newsletter. Some of our visitors have bookmarked SHTFplan in their browsers. Others pull our RSS feed. Some have our domain name memorized and simply type it into their address bar. One thing that’s been missing, and many subscribers have let us know, is an email newsletter. Fear not, because it’s on it’s way. We’re still working out the kinks in the system and finalizing how frequently we’ll be updating subscribers. This feature should be available within the week.
- Comment Alerts. When we switched over to our new Quad Core server a few weeks back because you, our web site visitors, were working our dual core processors to death with all of the traffic, our web hosting company got a bit irritated at the extremely high volume of email alerts we sent to our article commentators. This was done with a simple check box in our comment section – and if you checked it, you’d receive updates any time a new comment was posted on a particular article. We’ve found a solution that seems to be agreeable to our web hosting company, and we hope to bring this feature back shortly.
- Surprise Features. We’ve got a few other things under consideration, but don’t want to make those public just yet. We think some of our ideas are pretty cool and our hope is that they will help to bring the preparedness community and like-minded people together and enhance the overall SHTFplan experience.
As always, we welcome any thoughts and ideas you might have. This web site is here for you, so please feel free to share what you’re thinking via email or in the comment area below.
If you happen across any weirdness with the new web site, please let us know and we’ll get to fixin’ it as soon as we can.
We thank you for visiting and hope you enjoy the new layout.