What Is Your SHTF Plan?

Do you have an awesome bug out vehicle already sitting in the garage of your remote bunker somewhere miles away from the nearest highway? Do you have a fully stocked Bug Out Bag crammed...

Bullets for Barter: Good Idea or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

So many articles have been written on the subject of bartering for preppers from many different viewpoints. Bartering is seen by many as the natural method people will use in order to conduct commerce...

Should an E-Tool Be In Your Bug Out Bag?

As a Prepper, I am constantly looking to see how my gear can support me in various situations and whether what I have should be rethought or improved upon in some way. Over the...

Preppers Are the Modern Survivalists

Preppers and Survivalists. We throw those terms around to describe two very different groups of people. At first blush, the people who seem to align themselves with the term survivalist are seeking ways of...

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...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 4

Editor’s Note: This article is the fourth in what can only be called a technical discussion on the subject of covering your tracks that has been extremely generously contributed by Bolo. This article continues...

Drawbacks to Carrying Concealed

Concealed carry is one way that people can keep protection, in the form of a firearm on their person at all times. I have frequently written about the merits of concealed carry and even...

Last Shopping Trip Ever: What to Get if You Only Have One Chance Left

The news on Wednesday mentioned closed door meetings with the President and the heads of the several agencies and organizations dealing with finances. It included members of the Federal Reserve (which is not a...

Well, It is Halloween After All!

Editors Note: In the "spirit" of the holiday, with tongue firmly in cheek, here is an article from the writers at Company Essaylab, with just a few tweaks from TPJ. Blame it on the sugar-spike...

Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear?

Does a survival fishing kit make much sense at all or is it wasting space in our bug out bags, backpacks and pants pockets?

Indispensable Wallet EDC Items

Editors Note: A guest submission 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...

Coping with Stress After Disaster

When planning for disaster, we run through scenarios in our mind and those scenarios give us a visual baseline for which we make plans. As preppers we talk a lot about the steps you...

7 Reasons Why Every Prepper Should Learn “Contact Combat” aka Krav Maga

If you are looking for key techniques to add to your survival stockpile, Krav Maga has a lot to offer.

Is Cotton Really the Worst Clothing for Preppers?

If you have ever bounced around backpacker sites, watched YouTube videos or researched hiking the Pacific Coast trail, you may have heard the phrase “cotton kills”. This stems from the fact that when wet,...

Prepper Relocation Tips: How to Strategically Look at Moving

Editors Note: The following article has been generously contributed to our community by Bobcat-Prepper. In this article, Bobcat shares his experiences with his own prepper relocation and offers advice to any other preppers who might...

Grid Down Intelligence Gathering: Prepper Force Multiplier

If we want security in an SHTF scenario, then we need to know more about the threats. What we need is real-time intelligence gathering.

JM Bullion-Precious Metals Sponsor

The newest addition to our list of sponsors is our exclusive precious metals sponsor, JM Bullion. This online dealer of gold and silver has been around for a relatively short period of time, though...

Emergency Bags Every Prepper Needs to Have

Your emergency bag is just as important as the supplies inside it, so pay close attention to what you are buying.

Plan Now: Getting Home from the Holidays

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bobcat-Prepper. In just a few days, millions of us will be loading down the family vehicles and hitting the highway or ...

Save on Prepping Supplies: Tax-Free and On-Sale

Sometimes though, even when it’s not a preparedness-related sale, there are things we can stock up on that applies directly to preparing for the worst. Today we talk about how you can save on prepping supplies.

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...

Taking Care of Your Army

Many of us have affiliations with larger groups that we expect to depend upon in times of crisis. I am not talking about a support group of Facebook followers consoling you on a bad...

Practical Prepping

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from John D 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...

Alternative Feeds for Livestock

Having some backup ideas and methods in place as alternate feeds is rarely a bad thing, especially if we’re counting on meat rabbits and chickens, eggs, and milk in a collapse or Great Depression situation.

Ten Plants for Edible Landscapes

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Phillip Meeks. Phillip submitted another article titled, "Six Lessons From the Ultralight Backpacking Movement". We routinely think of a garden as...

Charleston Chemical Spill Reinforces Importance of Storing Water

Most of you have heard by now of the chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. For those who are fasting television or news, last Thursday, a chemical used in coal processing leaked from a...

Home Water Test Simpler Than Expected

Up until a toxic chemical oozed into the Elk River in Charleston, W. Va., last month, we thought most pollutants could be smelled, seen or tasted. We were wrong. West Virginians are apparently fortunate that...

Are You Prepared Enough?

There are many great reasons to start down the road of being prepared to take care of yourself in an emergency or crisis. When you feel that is something you need to do personally,...

Noise and Light Discipline

It finally happened. Three weeks ago the grid went down and societies’ unraveling has begun. At first, banks closed and people stopped going to work. When this happened essential services were at first hampered...

What Is Your Emergency Response Plan?

What could an emergency response plan for your family look like and where would you start prepping?