Pop Quiz: Are You Ready for the End of Prepping?

Since its inception back in January of 2013, The Prepper Journal has been a blog that I started with the hope of being able to share information with people from all walks if life...

What Plants are Safe to Eat in the Wilderness

When your supply of freeze-dried food runs out and the survival garden isn't producing as well as you hoped, there are plenty of food options to be found - provided it is the right...

Bug out Nightmare: Stop Trench Foot Before It Stops You

It’s like a bad scene out of a disaster movie mixed with your worst nightmare. Some event forces you and your family to leave your home with only your bug out bags on the...

Calling ALL Contributors!

Editor’s Note: We are looking for new and varied entries for the Prepper Writing Contest. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase...

SHTF Weapons Checklist

For many preppers, a firearm is a must-have item for dealing with the aftermath of a potential SHTF or grid-down event. Firearms in the hands of properly trained individuals can prevent as well as...

EDC During SHTF and Why “Tacticool” Might Just Get You Killed: Part I

The EDC during SHTF will likely be different. What do you plan on carrying every day when it all goes to hell?

Zombies: Separating Fact from Myth

Editors Note: The following article was generously donated by Michael Martin and covers a polarizing subject for some of our readers. There are two sides to zombies when it comes to how the threat...

Top 10 Android Apps That Might Save Your Life

Editors Note: Another great contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. And timely on this special day at TPJ as I was hoping to find a package today containing a new Samsung Galaxy Note...

Winter RV Camping: Tips for Preparing for Your Winter Camping

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Brian John at Enjoy The Wild to The Prepper Journal. Tips on what to do to keep Jack Frost at bay BEFORE you venture out. As always, if you have...

How to Remain Anonymous Online

Despite this unprecedented level of data collection and surveillance, there are ways to avoid being tracked and remain anonymous online.

Preppers: Be Careful What you Wish for

“Let it all burn to the ground! I’ll be up in the hills with my survival group, two years’ worth of food and a ton of supplies. You can stay here and die. In...

Could You Be a Hired Gun After SHTF?

Have you ever wondered what you would do for work after the end of the world as we know it? There are many ideas out there and we have even mentioned a few of...

How to Fly with A Gun – Without Getting Arrested

I recently returned from a trip out of town where I traveled with my concealed carry firearm. Sometimes I leave the gun at home when I fly but if my destination state honors my...

5 Reality TV Shows That Can Help You Prep for a Disaster

Despite all of the unnatural intervention, there are some reality shows that preppers can get more from than strictly entertainment. These reality shows can help you prep for a disaster.

Developing Self Sustaining Communities Post SHTF

Many times depict other communities as backward, alarmist and ‘well, you were looking for trouble’), here in my section of Terra firma some of us have been prepping as long as 180 years ago. I’m living proof that it was successful.

25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility...

10 Food Ideas for Your Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bags come with their own set of problems just as complex in some cases as the myriad of reasons why you could be forced to rely on a Bug Out Bag in...

Trash Cans – Overlooked Survival Tool for Preppers?

You may already have a mental running list of items like duct tape, canned food, and cooking oil, but there is one item you may not have included among your prepper tools: the trash can.

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,...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Five

Voting is closed. After a slight holiday delay (sorry about that) I have chosen the 5 finalists for the last round of the Prepper Writing Contest. Submissions ran the gamut from new contributors to old...

Being a Prepper Could Make You a Target

Editor's Note: Today's guest post is from Cory Hinton. Cory has a new site that is coming out on August 25th called Survivethewild.net. Feel free to check his launch site where you’ll be able to...

And the Winners Are…

Now, its my favorite time of the contest and that is to announce who our winners are. It just so happens that we had two contests going on at the same time. The first...

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...

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 3 – AR-15 Lower Parts)

We look at what is needed to get the firearm functional. In particular, we will concentrate on the AR-15 style rifles and pistols.

Organizing Your Survival Kit into Levels

When I plan out my survival kit or gear, I think of it in levels. Each level has a purpose and compliments the others. One level of kit has duplicate items as the others so you can resupply your lower level kits or it has more robust items that may weigh heavier and require more logistics.

After the Apocalypse: What Will You Do Then?

But an apocalypse is something that you could still live through, right? At least that is what many of us seem to be prepping for. What could life be like after the apocalypse and why do so many preppers need to adjust your thinking about the probable facts of life we all plan on living through.

Preparing Your Neighborhood Against Attack

It is a basic tenet of any conflict that you need to be prepared to defend your location. For military forces, they have bases which are guarded by fences and guard posts at a...

Keeping Order and Saving Lives Following a Disaster

Effectively organizing a disaster scene can be as difficult and as important as directly treating victims.

After the Freeze Dried Food is Gone

What happens when you have eaten through all your supplies of dehydrated, canned, and stored food?  Even the most optimistic among us should not begin eating on your stores of food without giving a...

Prepared? Could your family have survived the Colorado floods?

As preppers or people who are trying to be more prepared for events in life I imagine that everyone has some of the same thoughts that go through my head whenever I see events...