Prepping 101 – Best Gun For Home Defense

There are few things more likely to start a fight than the discussion of firearms and more specifically, what the best options for a defensive weapon are if you are just starting your emergency...

10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of...

How to Store Fuel

Editor's Note: Another guest submission from Zac Martin. This is a subject that hasn't been written about in awhile. I did add links to the previous The Prepper Journal posts on the subject at...

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

A frequent topic in Preparedness and Survival circles is the subject of Bugging Out and more specifically the question of whether you plan to Bug Out or will you Hunker Down. This simple question...

Prepping 101 – Home Security

From the dawn of time, man has tried to build a home that would keep him and his family safe. From caves to small huts to castles with moats and now underground bunkers we...

Prepping 101 – EDC

What is EDC? Well in case you mistakenly go out to Google "EDC ideas" for some inspiration; EDC does not in Prepper lingo stand for Electric Daisy Carnival. What is this world coming to? No,...

Prepping 101 – The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle

Today we are going to talk about all of the different options, choices and considerations for your own personal Get out Of Dodge Vehicle.

Prepping 101 – Organize your Prepping Supplies

Since I started prepping officially back in late 2007 I have made quite a few purchases. Some of these have been incremental, single purchases and some have been raids of the local Walmart or...

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the second in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. If you want to read part 1, you can view that article here. In the first article...

How to Start Prepping

I believe that each of us has an inner voice. Call it what you will; instinct, hunch, feeling, foresight, or intuition they are all the same. It is a compelling force within us that...

How to Siphon Gas from a Car

Have you ever run out of gas? Imagine running out of gas when gas stations are no longer pumping fuel or you are on route to your bug out location after some really bad...

Prepping 101 – Get Home Bag

There are numerous concepts used in the Prepping community and the concept of a Get Home Bag is one of the easiest to understand because the rationale is very obvious and could potentially affect...

Where There Is No Kitchen: Cooking When The Grid Goes Down

Many of you are familiar with the nearly famous books “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” that are the most widely used health education books in tropical and sub-tropical...

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the third in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. In part one of this series we covered defining your Priorities and making sure you have a...

The Golden Hour: What to Do in the First 60 Minutes of SHTF

In this Golden Hour things you do and do not do will have a profound effect on your chances of a decent survival outcome.

Prepping 101 – OPSEC

What is OPSEC? OPSEC is short for Operations Security or Operational Security and encompasses identifying critical information to determine if your actions can be observed by adversaries. To boil that down further, it is...

Prepping Priorities – What Should You Be Prepping For?

We can look at what is most likely to occur in the near future and our lifetimes, and use that information to help us decide where to focus our time, efforts and resources.

Getting Started in Prepping

There are many routes people take to this word of Prepping. Some have watched Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo. Others have found the word scouring blogs out there as almost every mainstream media outlet...

Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog are already well along their own journey of preparedness so...

Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies

Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: “Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies”, this may be familiar ground for a lot...

Bug Out Bag Water Filtration Options

A critical prep that you have to plan for including in your bug out bag is water. When I first got into prepping, I had people saying that they would carry all of the...

Prepping 101 – Baby Steps

Editor's Note: I originally posted this article on the Prepper Journal back on January 28, 2013. There is always a very healthy dialog on all sides of any issue when it comes to Survival or...

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the fourth in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. In part one of this series we covered defining your priorities and making sure you have a...

5 Security Measures That Will Keep You Alive During Doomsday

You want to make sure that you are secure enough to live to see tomorrow. Let’s take a look at five security measures that you can implement to help you stay alive during doomsday.

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

Emergency Preparedness: The Quintessential Must-Haves to Survive Disaster

Catastrophe can strike at any moment. Are you prepared? Are your kids? You need to evaluate your current survival plan and update your emergency preparedness kit. You don't want to be caught without some of these must have items to survive disaster.

Safe Drinking Water Strategies for Preppers

How to sterilize water? Simple: You don't need to ‘sterilize’ water. Sterilization is the destruction of all microorganisms in, on and around an object. What is needed for safe drinking water, is disinfection

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the fifth in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. In part one of this series we covered defining your priorities and making sure you have a...

How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed!

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Kate and Zac 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...

Back to Basics: Are You Prepared to Defend Your Family?

Many years ago when I started prepping the world wasn’t radically different. We didn’t live in any Nirvana of goodwill and peace, but the idea of preparing to defend your life from bad guys was met with much more resistance than it does now.