How Important Is an Air Mattress in Your Survival Gear?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Elizabeth 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...

The Truth about Bartering Series – Part 3

Editors Note: Another contribution from Mike Harris in his series on bartering for The Prepper Journal.  The content is that of the authors.  Commodities and the Facts about Barter - Preppers you may have it WRONG! This...

How to Determine the Blade Performance of a Tactical Knife?

Well, the first thing in my opinion to consider when determining the performance of a tactical knife or tactical blade is will the steel that is used by the manufacturer or custom maker be...

Protect your Neighborhood with a Powerful Base Defense

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton 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...

How to “PREP” for a First Hunt

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com 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...

The Ultimate Stealth Bug Out Vehicle

When the time comes that I need to leave my suburban fortress, I think I’m leaving the SUV behind.  I have a mountain bike, and that’s all I think I’ll need for a short-term...

And the Round Eleven Winners Are….

The Polls have closed! The results have been tabulated and no Russian interference has been charged! The five (5) articles in contention for the three (3) prizes of Amazon gift cards were (in no particular order): Build...

Well, It is Halloween After All!

Editors Note: In the "spirit" of the holiday, with tongue firmly in cheek, here is an article from the writers at Company Essaylab, with just a few tweaks from TPJ. Blame it on the sugar-spike...

Preppers – Got Glut? Cut Feed Bills!

An overabundance of eggs or milk is a good problem to have. It’s one some families will never experience, but it’s a common enough problem that it pops up annually on Facebook groups, homesteading...

Something Borrowed…From the Ghost of Government Past

Editors Note: This is an article originally "published" by Jeffery Tucker of Liberty.me in 2012. The Prepper Journal is republishing it with some additional materials (and some pictures for flow and effect.)  I have sought the authors...

Stay Dry, Safe in Camp in the Rain

Editors Note: A post from Melanie Campbell, the enthusiast behind Ardent Footsteps, to the The Prepper Journal. Following the links she has provided is recommended to get the detail behind the thoughts and to get some sound...

How to Safely Chop Firewood With the Correct Ax

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Angela 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...

The Fourth “B”

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some extra-special handling. As you will read it may be easy...

Best Books for Your Preparedness Library

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal.  The opinions expressed herein are his and should generate a lot of comments as we all have our favorites on this subject.  When the world...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Eleven!

AGAIN Preppers you get to cast your votes for the "best articles" published between July 17th and October 1st of this year.  Money, money, money! But more importantly GREAT information! I have chosen five (5) worthy candidates...

The Lone Sock

It’s a mystery in many houses – where in tarnation do the odd socks go? In others, there’s people like me who have a special ability to wear and snag holes … in just...

Assembling An AR-15 Upper

Editors Note: Another contribution from John Hertig for The Prepper Journal.  Part of  series of articles on this subject from the author.  Round 11 of the Prepper Writing Contest is coming THIS WEEK!    Assembling an AR-15 Upper In...

What Makes a Good Hunting Knife?

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com 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...

How To Avoid A Flash Flood While Camping

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Luna Anderson 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...

But You are Down to Just 74 Shopping Days!

Editors Note:  If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award, as well as being entered into the Prepper Writing Contest AND have a chance...

Permaculture Zone Planning for When Winter is Coming

Editors Note: Another 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...

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

Five Alternatives Weapons

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal.  The opinions expressed herein are his. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a...

Currency of the Middle Class After the SHTF

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Donnovan Okoth to The Prepper Journal.  A different twist on a recurring theme. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

How To Create Your Own Home Defense Plan

You may have a plan to evacuate during a house fire or even a plan to evacuate during an earthquake. But does a home defense plan exist in your home? The answer to that...

How to Use a Spotting Scope for Birding

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com to The Prepper Journal. A lot of gems in this to pick up and apply not only to the subject matter but to hunting and...

Top 10 Android Apps That Might Save Your Life

Editors Note: Another great contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. And timely on this special day at TPJ as I was hoping to find a package today containing a new Samsung Galaxy Note...

8 Tips for a Great Camping Trip

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Michael Everett at RainyCamping.com to The Prepper Journal. The best way to learn to be prepared is to learn when life is still normal. As always, if you...

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...

A Bug Out Bag for Frequent Flyers

Editors Note: A guest submission from Cellcounter about a different disaster you may have to factor into your prepper planning!. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...