An Active Shooter – The First Ten Seconds

As in any emergency, YOU are your own "first responder" and your actions in recognizing an emergency and taking a positive step to save your self are the single most important action you may...

Survival Gardens: Bedding Down for Winter

First let’s give a nod at the growing zones that are just entering or hitting the main strides of their production seasons. Best of luck to you! For many of us in the northern hemisphere,...

A Multi-Tool Worth the Weight

Okay, so I have been checking the snail mail almost every day waiting for my "Battle Axe" to arrive. Now, if you are old school, a Battle Axe was to be avoided for a...

Accidents on the Information Superhighway

Even if you completely discount the circus that is taking place in Washington D.C., which you should, and just open up your computer to the Internet your are suddenly in a unique swamp all...

The Essentials and the Extra Weight – The Make-and-Break Gear of the Wilderness

Editor's Note: An interesting take on that first wilderness trek.  You never know what wilderness has in store for you. It’s big, mysterious and always has new things for you to discover. For that reason,...

How to Hunt With Just About Anything

A guest post from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Life is unpredictable — you never know what kind of curve ball it will throw at you. But if you can't roll with the punches,...

Things College Students Should Know in Emergency Situations

Editors Note: An article from Jeff Blaylock to The Prepper Journal. Good advice for everyone, not just college students. The overall theme is one familiar to most preppers, don't panic and know what you are...

A Robust, Redundant Escape Plan Starts Today

Editors Note: An article from Dave Henly to The Prepper Journal. Reality if you really want to get off the grid. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share...

Physical Security Requires Fiscal Security

Editors Note: If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being...

Prepping for a Night Hunt

Hunting, in general, is very involved and requires many moving pieces. You need to be thinking about a lot of different variables and scenarios constantly in order to stay ahead of the prey and...

Drone Countermeasures

With their ever growing popularity drones are indeed changing the landscape in surveillance, and with many very positive uses. Employed by many businesses and by government agencies at all levels they are now a...

Last Minute Hurricane Preperations

September seldom fails in producing a named storm in the Atlantic and the Carolina's appear to be the target this September for Hurricane Florence, coming later TODAY or early Friday morning along the coastal impact zone. Only...

Patriots Day – 17 Years Later

And it is upon us again, the anniversary of 911, the 17th. The images are still as stark as they were that faithful day. Not to be confused with Patriots Day...

Body Shields for Home Defense

A few weeks ago I posted an article on items in our mail and among the items was the Hardcore Alpha Shield. Being a firm believer in body armor as an essential piece of...

Preservation Quickfire Tips – Increasing variety, ease and yields

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one...

Monday is A Labor Day at The Prepper Journal

What is Labor Day and why is it not celebrated by The Prepper Journal? The first “Labor Day” in America was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. It was a day...

Prepper Up-cycling – Container Gardens & Micro Planters

There are lots of positives to growing food in small containers, especially when we can source them for free or very little money and upcycle into production space. They’re versatile and mobile. We can cart...

Prepping-Is America Ready?

Editors Note: An article from Blade Johnson to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of...

Hurricane Lane: Cat 4 to Sweep the Hawaiian Islands

This is why we prep. Hurricane Lane is packing 155 mph sustained winds, with gusts clocked at 185 mpg and is expected to sweep the southern shores of all the major Hawaiian Islands. It will...

Hunting Season is Just 10 Day Away

With some school systems still on the 9/3 year, mixed with the year-round school systems, with summer temps still in full swing and fall harvest not yet started it is hard to believe that...

Truth-Checking Chickens – Broody Hens v. Sandbaggers

Editors Note: Another article on chickens from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

When Staying Awake Really Counts

There are some people that we all depend upon to stay awake as others lives depend on it. And anyone who has served in the military has pulled guard duty. Caution! I may be about...

Tips for Defending Your Bug Out Location

A guest post from Megan Ray Nichols. When things go down, you'll need to be ready to defend your bug out site, whether it is someplace off your normal beaten path or your home or...

Raising Chickens: Breeding Resilience with Broody Hens

Editors Note: Another article on chickens from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

Organize your garden the right way, a quick primer

Editors Note: An article on gardening from Julia Dacy to The Prepper Journal. Some basics for the new gardeners out there. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

Shipping Containers for Preppers

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on...

Don’t Overlook Coffee as a Staple in your Prepper Supply

While we may not all be daily or regular coffee drinkers, not addicted to a daily "Starbuck's" fix, coffee in its whole bean and ground forms has a place in prepping supplies. With the introduction...

Is it Smart To Carry a Smart Phone?

Editors Note: Another article from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one...

Mail Call

I have to say that getting the mail, the old fashion snail-mail at The Prepper Journal is always interesting. Needless to say I receive some interesting things and thought I would share some of...

And YOU Thought It Was Safe to Go Into the Water Again

Editors Note: An article from Jennifer Moran to The Prepper Journal. If you live near the ocean or visit the ocean you should be prepared for what dangers lurk beneath the surface. An abundant source of...