Survival Gardens – Minimum Seed Requirements Revisited

 Editors Note: Another article from R Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal, a supplement for her last post on the subject. with new information and a guide on how much and seed would be...

What you Should be Adding to Your Compost Pile

Editors Note: A follow-up article from valknut79 on his composting article last week. 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...

Happy Independence Day

The Prepper Journal wishes all a safe and sane and happy Independence Day. Good times, with family and friends, a moment of reflection on those who set us upon this journey and those that made...

My Grandchildren are Not Allowed to Play with Me

Racy title! But it isn't what you think, it is because, as a prepper now I have always been adventurous, always had a curiosity as to how things work and was always building things...

The Weapon of Next-to-Last Resort

As Preppers we plan for the worst while hoping for the best, like all rational human beings. And as such I am a big fan of having redundant safety systems, something driven home during...

Everyone Starts Somewhere – How to Prep for the Future After a Disaster

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laure Marie Johnson to The Prepper Journal. Everyone has to start somewhere and the most quoted on this matter is of course Confucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), also known as...

Let Them Eat Cake

As Preppers we must keep up with the events that will affect our lives and one in England is the icing on the cake. The spreading of the gooey, sickeningly sweet sugar coating over a real...

The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better?

Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in...

Simulated Combat – Getting Ready for Your First Paintball

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Carrie Porter to The Prepper Journal.  While there is grueling combat training available, and only real combat brings home the reality of real combat, one of the best...

Simple Summer Project – Composting

Editors Note: Another guest contribution 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...

Grid-Down Missing-Person Searches

Loved ones go missing every day, all over the modern world. They always have. Disasters – especially fast-moving disasters – have more than their share. In a major crisis, we can expect to continue...

Top 5 Firearms You Need To Get Your Hands On NOW!

I would rather have my trusty shotgun as opposed to a baseball bat and harsh language if there were a bunch of people trying to knock down my door any day. So, with that in mind, below are my list of the top 5 firearms you need to get your hands on now.

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,...

After an EMP Attack – How To Get Home When it’s 700 Miles Away

I sometimes have to go out of town on business just like millions of other people each year. The distance and locations all vary with the need, but in a lot of cases, I...

Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term

It is easier to pre-purchase fuel and store it so that in the case of an emergency, you aren’t standing in line. There are a few things to consider when you are planning to store fuel long-term that we will cover below.

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....

Laundry – Keeping Clothes Clean When the Grid Goes Down

Using history and modern innovation, we now have a lot of options for keeping our clothes clean, even if we end up off the grid, conserving power, or lacking electricity entirely.

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.

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...

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.

Practical Preparedness: Sanity Savers

Sanity is important. Really. It’s easy to think that in a disaster we’ll just make do because we won’t have any choice. That’s adding a lot of stress to our bodies and minds in...

Coming Gun Control – Prep Yourself Before It’s Too Late

Whatever you believe, one thing is certain - the upcoming election will be the most important one in the last century as it relates to gun control.

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...

Looking for a Travel Bargains? They Do Exist.

As Preppers we spend a good deal of our time preparing for the "what if's" that life can throws at us. Let's face it, we are planners above all else and we factor that...

4 Absolutely Necessary Things Every Prepper Must Realize

I – more so than a lot of people involved in this – have dealt with A LOT of other preppers face to face and I want to talk about the patterns that I have seen form over the years.

What to Bring When Camping in the Rain

Editors Note: Another guest submission from Cody Jarrett to The Prepper Journal. Some good points for prepping for all kinds of weather. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like...

Survival Skill: Unarmed Combat

So how do you defend yourself using unarmed combat skills if you get stuck in such an unpleasant situation?

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...

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...

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...