Some drawn to the Prepper worldview are: 1) staunchly anti-government 2) stockpiling guns 3) convinced government agents are monitoring them. Chances are that a good many of them are not wrong.
So, when they choose to plug into the grid and create websites in the public sphere, many are understandably extremely protective of their internet privacy and security. One Prepper begins a post on the subject with this epigram:
Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
-John Perry Barlow
The Flagship Survival Blog not only has a large archive on privacy and encryption articles, but practices what it preaches. The IP address is posted on the homepage, with a note to readers to ONLY reach the blog via that IP (as domain names can apparently be taken over by the government or hackers). Although SOPA now appears DOA, the introduction of the controversial bill was enough to make Survival Blog’s proprietor move to a Swedish host.
Many bloggers post under their real names; but anonymity in the Prepposphere is certainly much more common than among, say, Mommy Bloggers.