Preppers Don’t Have Abs

I don't think there is anything wrong with looking like a Viking with an AR or a jacked and tan super woman--in fact, that's actually super impressive. But is that Prepping?

Living a Prepared Life Carries Risks: Keep From Becoming the Prey!

If you have made the choice to live a survivalist or prepper lifestyle, you did it knowing you were making a choice that included some degree of risk. The only question would be what...

Bugging Out with Pets

We talk about situations on the Prepper Journal and other survival blogs that are so drastic or life threatening that you are forced to gather vital supplies, throw them into your car or on...

Bugging out Lessons Learned While Hunting

I went hunting for the first time this year earlier in the week. I have been waiting for deer season to open up in my neck of the woods and finally got my chance...

It’s Not the Norm to Make Hay While the Sun Shines?

Editor’s Note: This post was generously donated by Elizabeth. I guess in ways I've always been a prepper but never really thought about it like that; it's always just been the way I live. Now,...

Weapon of Choice: The Benefits of Purchasing an Air Rifle

Although some are quick to write off an air rifle as a weapon of choice, there are many advantages to carrying an air rifle versus a crossbow or center-fire rifle.

Simple Winter Car Survival Kit

Most of you who follow the news have by now heard of the plight of so many people in Atlanta that were stranded in their cars, forced to sleep in the floors of local...

Planning for the Prepper Wannabes

The person or people in front of you are not a danger they are just PWBs’ - Prepper wannabes. They are scared and it's obvious they aren't prepared for the SHTF event you are going through.

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 for Disaster with Kids

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Benjamin Burns. Benjamin talks about a subject so many of us have to consider. As my children get older and more...

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...

Are You a Tactical Traveler?

Often we think of prepping from our own immediate sphere that we travel inside, the perspective of the relative safety of our homes and local area. We have all of our prepper gear around...

The Real Essential Oils You May Have Overlooked

You may have heard of the increasingly prominent use and promotion of what is being called essential oils if you have read any prepping blogs or self-sufficient literature in the last few years. Essential...

How to Respond to Active Shooter & Terrorist Attacks

You should first of all work out a plan of action that you will take in the case of an active shooter or terrorist attack. Do this for your home, business and for when you are out and about in public.

Defensive Shooting to Stay Alive!

The subjects that should be included in your tactical training are defensive shooting both left and right-handed, drawing from concealed carry, using different fire positions and use of cover.

Surveillance And Counter-Surveillance – A Key Prepper Skill

Surveillance and counter-surveillance skills are important for all Preppers, and in fact are the logical extensions of situational awareness… The military and other agencies utilize many advanced technologies, the costs of which are beyond the...

Christmas Buying Guide – Give the Gift of Prepping

It is finally December and for me and all of the other procrastinators out there, it’s time to consider Christmas gifts for those around you. Fortunately for me, my wife handles the lion’s share...

Real Food Storage Ideas for Real Preppers

As you consider the following and plan your food storage, bear in mind that your survival in any scenario will have a great deal to do with the decisions you make now about your food.

Instead of Beating On Your Door after SHTF, What if Someone Wants to Leave?

There is a collective thought in the minds of Preppers everywhere that goes something like this. We are preparing for disaster by storing up food, water and supplies because we realize that we need...

If You Could Only Have One Survival Item …

Occasionally I am honored with a request from someone writing an article on preparedness or survival,  asking for my opinion on a question they have. In the past, these requests have come from other...

Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review

In Prepper circles there are a myriad of opinions on gear selection. From the best survival knife to the best caliber of handgun to purchase all the way down to paracord differences. The good...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Two

This is the day! The entries for our second Prepper Writing Contest are in and after analyzing the data, and some debate, I have culled down the many excellent entries to a list of...

The Mess of Success

National Geographic has a show called Life Below Zero that I have seen probably a dozen or so times and it follows a lot of different individuals living in various remote locations in Alaska....

3 Levels of Disaster Preparedness

There are at least three levels of disaster preparedness that you need to focus on before you can be confident about your chances of survival against disasters and natural calamities. Here is a guide to help you go through them one by one

Raising Goats: Perfect Survival Livestock?

Goats can supply milk, meat, hides for clothing and be a work or pack animal if needed. It's time to look at what the goat has to offer and why I think it is better than a cow.

Mountain Leveling – What Stands Between You and Your Prepping Goals

Most of us have mountains in our life both literally and figuratively. For the luckiest among us, those mountains are beautiful shapes in the distance with snow-covered peaks touching the clouds. Those awe-inspiring formations...

Ensure Your Family Has Safe Water If the Grid Goes Down

The only problem is, this continuous availability of water depends on a lot of infrastructure, and if some or all of that collapses, water is going to "dry up" quickly.

Is an RV the Best Bug Out Vehicle?

When it comes to planning for the end of the world as we know it, thoughts generally turn to Bug Out Vehicles sooner or later. For most of us, our BOV of necessity will...

5 Perennials Preppers Should Consider

Right now, here’s a look at my top five perennials preppers should consider, selected as such due to their versatility for all stages of preparedness.

Know the Alternate Escape Routes from Your Neighborhood

Pop quiz. If you had to leave your neighborhood and the route you normally take was blocked would you have an alternate way out? What if the alternate was blocked? What if all roads...