Prepping for Wildfires

Today we focus on how you can begin prepping for wildfires. This is helpful in many SHTF issues including nuclear war and civil unrest so even if you feel wildfires are unlikely in your neighborhood.

Building a Prepper Tool Kit the Thrifty (Aka Cheap) Way

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from PAD Commander. You can add the items below in his prepper tool kit to your list of prepping supplies for acquisition...

What If You Don’t Make It Home?

Those words pop into my head almost daily. It’s usually on mornings as I head out of my door after kissing my wife and kids goodbye for the day. As I lock the door...

WROL Risks for Women: Are you Prepared?

Editor’s Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Elizabeth. In this insightful post, Elizabeth discusses situations a woman who is living through a WROL (Without Rule of Law) scenario could be faced...

Things that ALWAYS Fail!

What is a flashlight? It is a storage container for dead batteries as are all other battery-operated devices. We all know this, after all who hasn’t gone to “the dark side” when chasing down...

What Happens When the Sheep Turn on the Sheepdogs

The Sheepdog concept has been around in its modern form since 2002 from Dave Grossman’s book, On Killing. He later expanded on this concept in his follow-up book, On Combat. I own and still...

The Risk of Government Dependency When Disaster Strikes

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. As Preppers, when we speak about the role of government in American society we normally refer to violations of the Tenth Amendment...

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

This article was taken from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA). It offers some guidelines for keeping yourself safe when it comes to food in an emergency. Food can become contaminated and disasters...

6 Inexpensive Skills Every Prepper Needs

Knowledge weighs nothing and you always have it on you. People often try to buy their way out of a problem, but skills are built through habit and time.

Panic in the Year Zero

Everyone visualizes their “end of the world” scenario. For some it is the Wi-Fi being down for more than an hour, for others it is more serious, the stuff of biblical writings, history, stories,...

Hurricane Harvey

Editor's Note: Hoping you are yours are safe, the storm now fades but the aftermath lingers and lingers and will last for years. The many pictures of neighbors helping neighbors trumps the media's assault...

What Is Your Emergency Response Plan?

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

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo and brings up another interesting subject. What if you were forced to flee and needed to avoid detection at all costs? Would you know...

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...

What to Consider Before You Bug out by Boat

You could conceivably bug out by boat if you live within a short drive from the coast, lake, large river or even stream. Before you throw in with Gilligan and the Skipper though, here are some things to consider.

Grid Down Prepping

It’s no longer a matter of settling for canned food for dinner. If we are forced to live through a grid down scenario, it’s whether or not you’ll have any food at all. It’s about dealing with starving people, who, in their desperation, will try to forcefully take what you have.

Finding the Best Property for Preppers

The sole intent is to have a place that is made to stand on its own if humanity were to falter. In this article we will highlight 7 factors to consider if you are looking for the best property for preppers.

How to Deal with Diseases in Long Term Survival Situations

The following article comes to us from Selco of the SHTF School website. Selco is one of the rare voices in the preparedness community who has real-life experience surviving in a SHTF type of...

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...

Can Survivalists and Preppers Benefit From Reality TV Shows?

The quick answer is yes; absolutely, if the show is true to its viewership. That said, it can also go horribly wrong; let’s examine why. The Big Picture: Much of modern society today is operating with...

How to Be a Prepper in College

Well I say. If there's a will, there's a way and in this article I am going to share how I practice being a prepper in college.

21 Emergency Blogs That Could Save Your Life

You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs. Start by preparing an...

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...

Best Books for Your Preparedness Library

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal.  The opinions expressed herein are his and should generate a lot of comments as we all have our favorites on this subject.  When the world...

Just How Far off the Grid Can You Get?

With the furthest you can get from a paved road in the lower 48 states being 22 miles, (Northeastern Wyoming) getting “off the grid” is a lot harder for most of us than we...

Preparing Your Children for Family Separation in Emergencies

Editor's Note: This post has been generously contributed by J. Thomas Roberts Unwanted as they may be, emergencies do occur and they are never planned. Amid the chaos that reigns during a natural, technological and...

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...

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...

Prepping for Our Furry Friends – Stuff for Spot

That means adding to the long lists of things we need to do, buy and plan for should our worlds fall apart on either a small scale or a large scale.

Convert Your Mower Into A Survival Generator

Spring is in the air and with it comes yard work. For some we have already started planting our gardens, others are tending to their chickens and most have to start cutting the grass....