Practical Preparedness: Sanity Savers

Sanity is important. Really. It’s easy to think that in a disaster we’ll just make do because we won’t have any choice. That’s adding a lot of stress to our bodies and minds in...

The Best Preps for ANY Budget

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as...

Welcome to 2018!

So you decided to stick it out for another year, congratulations! 2018, according to the Chinese and their 12-year zodiac cycle, is the year of the Dog, sometimes called The Earth Dog. What does the...

How Church Life Will Change in a Post- Apocalyptic World

Editors Note: Another guest post from Red J to The Prepper Journal. As we mull over our New Years resolutions, this article may give us a few ideas, may set on on a path to...

A Very Merry Christmas to One and All

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince...

Photographs Are Our Memories

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Capt. Denis to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as be...

Keep Your Family Safe with a Fire Response Plan

Editors Note: A guest submission from Scott Bay to The Prepper Journal on a serious subject as we enter this holiday season. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

Lessons Learned from Being an Outdoorsy Kid

One lesson I have learned from my parents and now encourage my children to participate in is being an Outdoorsy Kid. It didn’t matter if it was after school or during the summer time my brothers and I would often hear my mother say “Go play outside.”

Who Do You Absolutely Trust… with Your Life?

What if every stranger you encounter represents a potential or real threat to the safety of your family and/or to your community, whether large or small? If that happens, who can you trust?

Talking to Your Parents About Prepping

Talking to your parents about prepping isn't easy but it can be done and you may get them on-board with prepping too.

Prepper Mindset – The Will to Abide

Having the right mind is paramount and with this mindset comes the stoicism and steadfastness that leads to quiet strength in emergencies, natural disasters and the ability to deal with whatever, whichever wicked and /or good things that will come your way in this crazy little thing called life.

Going “Green” Instead of Being A “Prepper”

I can tell you we’re not all that bad. You may find that it is wiser to couch your actions by going green instead of broadcasting you are a prepper. And sometimes, preppers and greenies are already kind of walking in lock-step. We just don’t always realize it.

Coping with Stress After Disaster

When planning for disaster, we run through scenarios in our mind and those scenarios give us a visual baseline for which we make plans. As preppers we talk a lot about the steps you...

Is Your Prepping Causing Divorce

If you are currently or have ever been in a relationship, I would bet money you have at some point had a disagreement with your significant other. Usually these disagreements can be pretty benign...

Being Prepared to Live in Your Car Successfully

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by J. Cirerol and he shares his experiences learned from living in his car for over a year. While most of us might not find the idea...

The Worst Way to Die

How many of you have played this game on a long car trip where you asked the people around you what is the worst way to die? A version of this goes something like;...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Prepper Moms

Editor’s Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Elizabeth.   This is an article for the kids. So I'm not all that big into Mother's Day. I tell my kids that I'm perfectly o.k. with...

Smart and Effective Ways to Teach Children about Preparedness and Survival

Editor's Note: This post was generously contributed by Julie Ellis. Teaching children to care about and understand the need for disaster preparedness and the development of survival skills is a complex task. First, one must...

Would You be Able to Leave Someone Behind?

I routinely think about the potential of bugging out with my family. When I do consider how this would work logistically, I probably paint a rosier picture than is prudent from the standpoint of...

You Have to be Your Own Safety Net

Just a Plain Old Afternoon I got home and she was on the couch, neck deep in a Netflix binge. Clearly she'd been there most of the day. The house smelled stale, I opened a...

Sometimes It’s Not the Answers but the Questions

Editor's Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Elizabeth.   I thought it would be interesting to write a piece that had no answers at all. Because, for me, very often it's not just...

10 Tips from a Veteran Single Parent

Editor's Note: This post was generously donated by Elizabeth and at first glance you may think her words have little to do with the subject of Prepping. That may be true in one aspect,...

Instead of Beating On Your Door after SHTF, What if Someone Wants to Leave?

There is a collective thought in the minds of Preppers everywhere that goes something like this. We are preparing for disaster by storing up food, water and supplies because we realize that we need...

Veteran Prepper: Adjusting Expectations

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Bill Crozier and discusses his preparedness journey and the assumptions of friends and family given his experience as a military veteran. Like many of us, the idea...

Depression Recipes – Simple Meal Ideas for Hard Times

The Great Depression is almost universally thought of as the darkest time in recent U.S. history from at least a financial standpoint. Like many of you, I know close family members who lived through...

The Case for Homesteading

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. Recently, Pat Henry wrote more thought-provoking articles concerning the motivations of preppers wishing for an aptly named “reset” event. He rightly addressed...

Thoughts on Veteran’s Day

I am a veteran. I served my country honorably and was discharged from service after fulfilling my enlistment term many years ago. I never saw combat although I served in a combat MOS and...

What Does Your Prepping-Life Balance Look Like?

I was driving around the other day listening to a podcast that I enjoy. The host as usual was covering a wide range of topics and began to list for the millionth time a...

Prepping for Senior Citizens if SHTF

Prepping as a senior citizen presents its own unique challenges and circumstances that may necessarily need to be addressed in a different way from person to person. Each of us should have some members...

What Value Do You Bring to a Survival Situation?

Editors Note: This post originated as a discussion in the comments on our blog from a relatively new reader, Matt in response to another reader. His comments were so interesting I asked him if...