How to Use Vodka as a Prepping Supply

Editors Note: Another guest post from Valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. Try as I might I just couldn't keep from offering comments as I claim to have extensive experience in this particular substance, er...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Seven

The winners for Round 7 have been chosen!

Standby Generators for Use During Power Outages

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Sideliner 1950.   Winter's coming, and the nights are getting colder and longer... Today's post on another excellent prepper blog (Backdoor Survival) linked back...

Tool List for the Apocalypse

I never realized how cool my father's workbench was when I was younger. My Dad had a corner of our basement devoted to building and fixing things for our family. His workbench wasn't that...

Planned Parenthood for Preppers

Managed Livestock Breeding Livestock keeping is one of the things that those interested in self-sufficiency regularly end up considering. There are factors involving breeding, especially, that can increase our success and let us custom-fit our...

Keeping Your Powder Dry!

Most of us have lived through the "Dark Days" - The Great Ammo Shortage of ’08 – ’13. Dark days, indeed. If you were like me, your days alternated between agonizing mental arithmetic and...

Prepping on a Budget

One excuse that some people use for not beginning to prepare for disasters is the cost. They look at shows like Doomsday Preppers or view the advertisements on prepping or survival blogs and start...

The 11 Must-Haves in an Adventure Traveler’s Backpack

When nature is involved, things do tend to go downhill sometimes, and for such situations having a few must-have items in your backpack can really help you out.

Defending Your Home in Extreme Conditions

Photo Courtesy of Alison Christine Under normal circumstances, home security systems such as ADT home security can be an excellent step towards achieving peace of mind. But these systems are far from a cure-all for...

Prepping 101 – Organize your Prepping Supplies

Since I started prepping officially back in late 2007 I have made quite a few purchases. Some of these have been incremental, single purchases and some have been raids of the local Walmart or...

Change Can Be a Good Thing!

Editors Note: We will be "updating" The Prepper Journal with some new features and a "new look". We have already received positive feedback on the "upgrading" of the ads associated with the site and now...

And the Round 13 Winners Are…

The Polls at The Prepper Journal have closed! The results have been tabulated and yet AGAIN no Russian interference has been charged! The three (3) prize winning articles of Amazon gift cards are (in order): Never Be...

3 Ways Prepping Pays Off Right Now

It’s far more likely to encounter a little emergency than a major movie-style event. So what to do with the big pile of food, gear, etc. that represents an investment of time, money, and storage space?

Neighborhood Watch on Steroids

In previous posts I have discussed home security concepts and how you could take steps to make your home more secure. Ideally, these steps would be ones we could all take to strengthen our...

Worst of Times, Best of People, Mostly.

Editors Note: The good and the bad in real time. "My faith in humanity restored"..."THIS is how Americans really treat each other"...."We see heroes and victims, we don't see colors"....the images are undeniable, they are...

Emergency Survival Gear for Students

This article provides some essential information on a few prepping basics of emergency survival gear which may be especially useful for older students.

We’ve Been Looking At Prepping All Wrong, Literally

Disaster trends have seen an increase in numbers in recent years. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8 occurs somewhere in the world, and approximately 10,000 people die because of it each year, as...

Road Trip From Hell: SHTF And Your Family Is 1000 Miles Away

Most of us have family that lives in another town or another state from us. I have immediate family that lives over 1000 miles away and as luck would have it we are visiting...

Get Prepping Now: You Can And You Should…

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Jeckyll. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card...

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...

What is Your Prepper Resume?

Editor’s Note: Another contribution from Xavier, much appreciated.    After the SHTF and it stops falling from the sky and you're alone, where will you go? Will you be a lone wolf or a member of a...

Prepping to Deal With Our Worst Nightmare – Loss

As Preppers we strive to be ready for the expected and possible while preparing for the unexpected. In the latter we do what we think is best, we go from our experience, our trusted...

Cold Weather Preparedness Tips

It’s that time of year again folks! Time to break out the winter gloves, warm coats, toboggans and scarfs because old man winter is coming. I have been waiting for the weather to get...

Operation “Trick or Treat”

Halloween is arguably one of the best days of the year to conduct surveillance, practice your bug out drills, and really test your prepper OPSEC

5 Ways to Turn Ordinary Land into a Thriving Garden During the Winter Season

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Megan Nichols to The Prepper Journal. While we are well into our winter some of our followers in the Southern Hemisphere and basking in their summer. As always,...

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...

Ten Things About Your Bug-Out Kit That Drive Hikers Crazy

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from K. Ferr to The Prepper Journal. So you've done your homework and put together your last-ditch kit – you're prepared to make a 72 hour foot hike to your...

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...

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 Hide Your Money Where the Bankers Won’t Find it

Unless you have been on vacation the past few days or out of touch with the never ending news media we live in you have seen or heard about the event in Cyprus. For...