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...

Putting Women in Their Place When the SHTF

I was reading articles from another survival blog the other day and I came across one that dealt primarily with taking care of women if we have to go through some type of SHTF...

When Did Conspiracy Theory Become A Bad Word?

Do you believe in Conspiracy Theories? When you read that question I imagine that you had one of two distinct reactions. One reaction could have been positive as in ‘Sure I believe in conspiracies...

Prepping is Pro-Life

Prepping is a lifestyle in my opinion, not a political or philosophical position. It’s not a job or the latest trend or buzzword. The people who identify themselves as Preppers come from all walks...

Equipping Your Children to Survive

Every parent wants the best for our children but even if your kids don’t have a career as a high paid athlete, find fortune running the next tech firm that makes billions of dollars...

What is it Like Being a Dad?

Everyone has a dad. Yours may no longer be with us here on Earth, or you may have never met them before. Your Dad may be someone you see daily, or miss dearly, or...

Adapting with Frugality

I can’t imagine housewives today saving used cooking grease in a can to take to the butcher in exchange for a few cents and extra meat rations, yet that’s what millions did during World...

How to Get Your Family On Board With Prepping

This week we have seen at least two posts that were directly inspired by comments on the Prepper Journal so first I want to take a minute and thank everyone for both commenting and...

Can You Ever be Too Old to Prep?

Are you ever too old to seriously consider Prepping? At a certain age, is there any point anymore? These are good questions that I have heard before but I received a comment on the...

Should You Open Carry Your Firearm?

I was talking to someone who is still learning about the Prepper Movement and she asked me what I thought about Open Carry. She specifically asked me for my opinion on should you open...

From My Cold Dead Hands – Seriously?

Many of us who value our 2nd Amendment rights have heard and perhaps even shouted the phrase Charlton Heston seems to be responsible for making famous “From My Cold Dead Hands”. He may not...

Will You Be Thankful If the SHTF?

Editors Note: This post as well as a few others have been delayed because of a server migration effort here at the Prepper Journal and the car trip mentioned below. I hope to get...

One Size Doesn’t fit all when it comes to Prepper Plans

When we are planning for our family’s safety, preppers employ a wide spectrum of ideas, plans and approaches to getting their family out of danger or protect them from danger in the first place....