Is your Bug Out Bag Going to Get You Killed?

A bug out bag is designed in theory to give you everything you may need to live for at least 72 hours outside of your home and should be considered as part of any...

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...

Prepping 101 – Food Preps: 30 Days Worth Of Food

When you start to consider prepping, one of the first things you need to start prepping for is food. Simply put, food is one essential you need to live and your family must have...

Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford

Is there any one of us who doesn’t drool a little whenever you see an exotic sports car tooling down the road? I don’t mean a Mustang GT either; I am talking about Ferrari,...

An Easy Way to Preserve and Tan the Hide of a Deer

Editors Note: Another guest submission from Mitchell, founder of Musket Hunting, and another timely article as hunting season is upon us. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

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...

Are You Guilty of Hoarding? How to Prepare for Coming Shortages

Hoarding is normal by humans during times of scarcity. It is how the smart survive while the foolish perish. You accumulate or store additional provisions that you likely will need later but due to forces beyond your control, are unable to get.

How to Prepare for a Power Grid Outage

Editors Note: A guest submission from Laura Johnson, and a timely subject considering current events in Texas and Louisiana, along with people along the Canadian Border starting to stoke their furnaces and boilers.  As always,...

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...

Bug Out Bag Checklist

What I wanted to do was create a simple bug out bag checklist you can use to get a jump-start at building your own bug out bag that has taken into consideration a few of the lessons I already learned when I did this myself.

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...

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...

Every Day Carry (EDC) and its Application for Survival

Survival is largely a state of mind.  That being said, having some equipment and supplies with you can sure help.  Often, this "stuff" is referred to as a "survival kit" or sometimes a BOB...

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.

Should you get a Ham Radio License or Hide from the Government?

I remember cruising around some of the blogs I frequent last year I believe and ran into one YouTube channel from a guy who said he refused to get his HAM license for anything....

The Seven (7) Most Important Survival Techniques You Should Teach Your Kids!

Editors Note: A guest submission from Jessica at Huntingmark.com, an article on another core theme of The Prepper Journal, teaching our children. There are links to instructional videos on YouTube and you can usually...

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...

Never Be Situation Unaware

Editors Note: Another guest post from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. A subject close to my constant mantra, and one where political correctness has NOT been factored in to be "fair" or spare any...

Buy-it and Forget-it: Six Prepper Supplies that Require no Skills!

Editors Note: Another guest post from Valknut79 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...

Top 4 Security Measures for Those Living in the Big City

It is estimated that there are over 1.2 million violent crimes and 8.6 million property crimes reported yearly, which makes it even scarier when you think about living in the big city. In today’s...

Building your Water Storage

There are many things which you may need to have if there is an emergency or disaster or social upheaval which shuts down the normal supply chain or results in chaos in the streets. ...

5 Tips for Keeping your Empty Premises Secure

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Dakota Murphey to The Prepper Journal.  While the subject is security for empty buildings it applies to any remote structure, especially a hunting or fishing cabin, a SHTF...

The Best Prepper Guns List – Must Have Weapons for SHTF

I believe that all things being equal, the best defensive weapons you can own are firearms and with that I mind I want to discuss what I recommend everyone have if you are considering a firearm as part of your preparedness strategy.

A Second Language is a Prepper Must

Actually a third and fourth and fifth as basic sign language and Morse Code are just assumed to be in your basic preparedness skill set. There is an old joke about a new Iranian spy...

32 Must Have Prepper Books

For a long time now I have been meaning to post a list of prepper resources. I do have a lot listed our our Resources page, but I hadn't really spent any time listing...

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...

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...

Predicting Your Security Needs After the SHTF

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Ukrainian to The Prepper Journal.  A very interesting article on security from the real world, happening every day, as we here are bombarded with stories of "political correctness",...

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...

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,...