Just Throw Anything You Can Get Your Hands on

Regular followers will know that I still sail on a regular basis off the California Coast, and pretty much everywhere I go where this is an option. While the Crazy Empire of California, my...

Introduction to Silencers – Part 2 of 2

Editors Note: This is the second of a two-part article on silencers by John Hertig. Part 1 was posted yesterday and provides valuable information that you should know before making any decisions. And don't forget...

Introduction to Silencers – Part 1 of 2

Editors Note: This is the first of a two-part article on silencers by John Hertig. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. And don't forget to vote in our current Prepper Journal Writing Contest! Introduction to Silencers You're...

Building an Emergency Shelter from a Kit

The majority of Preppers are well equipped in survival skills, including finding food, keeping warm and making temporary shelters, but how many of you are prepared for a total life-long power cut? Would your...

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...

How an Inflatable Kayak Can be Your Best Friend in Emergencies

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Derek to The Prepper Journal. As you know I am a BIG fan of kayaks.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

Is a hybrid bike good for both trails and an escape?

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com 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...

Be Prepared for Disaster with These Tech Upgrades

Editors Note: Another guest post from Scott to The Prepper Journal. Timely as the world attends the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

Buy-it and Forget-it: Six Prepper Supplies that Require no Skills!

Editors Note: Another guest post 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...

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...

Why Geodesic Shelters Make the Best Emergency Shelters

Editors Note: A second guest submission from Cody Jarrett to The Prepper Journal. Serious Preppers will see the advantages in new products like these. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you...

Stay Energized!

The Invaluable Asset of Energy: As Preppers we have all not only imagined that we can be suddenly been thrust into the position of protecting and providing for our family in a catastrophic situation,...

How to Use a Spotting Scope for Birding

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com to The Prepper Journal. A lot of gems in this to pick up and apply not only to the subject matter but to hunting and...

How to Store Fuel

Editor's Note: Another guest submission from Zac Martin. This is a subject that hasn't been written about in awhile. I did add links to the previous The Prepper Journal posts on the subject at...

Surviving in the Cold

Editor's Note: A guest submission from Zac Martin. As another summer slowly dies, colder weather is going to start creeping its way into our lives again. In my area this is my favorite time to...

What We DON’T See in Peoples Range and Bug-Out Bags!

  I climb upon my "soap box" and scream "ENOUGH!" We don’t see enough, but can we have “enough?” What we do not see in Range Bags: tools, the right tools for the weapons and mechanical...

Paracord – NEVER leave home Without it!

NEVER! If there is one “miracle” survival product it is paracord. It can handle so many jobs, it can be packed efficiently, it can be used, reused, re-purposed, reconfigured, and depended upon in almost...

Liberty I – Stealth Survival Weapon

When it comes to being prepared for disasters great or small, readers of this blog know I like to have different options. That isn’t to say that I roll out of my house with...

The Honcho Poncho: Prepper Gear Review

This thing is what I have needed in my kit for years. It has helped reduce the space in my bug out bag and has a ton of applications.

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...

P3Solar Dynamo Plus Review – Backup Power

I am always refining my prepping plans and the associated tools and gear I think will help improve my situation if the worst should happen. Some people go through life believing that nothing bad...

Gunslinger Quick-Draw Hand Well Pump – Grid down Backup

As part of my preps, water is high on the list of items I strive to ensure I have options and redundancy for so when Tony from Gunslinger Well Pumps contacted me to review...

XMRE – Meals Ready to Eat: Review

If you have not seen or heard of MRE’s (Meal Ready to Eat) by now, I have to wonder where you have been. MRE’s are a military staple that has naturally bled over into...

Gear Review: USMC Tactical Survival Axe

This is not your uncle’s camping axe! I am not an expert with edged weapons, even though I have a trunk-load of them, including the old Buck hunting knife that my Dad gave me when...

Product Review: I/O Merino Base Layers

I love the cooler weather and I have been asking for the temperatures to drop for what seems like several months now. Almost without exception when I pine about wanting to see snow or...

A Compact 7-Day Food Reserve for 2 People

Freeze-dried foods have a place in a lot of preppers pantry’s for a lot of good reasons. For starters, the food is prepackaged in one to two serving pouches. They only need hot water...

TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review

Have you ever needed to strap something down and went to look for a length of rope or bungee cord? When I do this it is usually to tie down something on the roof...

Expatriates: Book Review

It should go without saying that James Wesley Rawles has had a significant impact on the prepper and survivalist community. His daily blog www.survivalblog.com draws over 84 thousand unique views each month from the...

Cold Steel Trail Hawk Tomahawk – Review

I was given the opportunity to review the Cold Steel Trail Hawk from the good people at Knife Hog back in May. I am only now getting to this review which is long overdue....

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Taste Test – Review

When it comes to long term food storage, there are several obvious candidates. In Prepper and Survival circles, we talk about storing grains in Mylar bags packed in 5 gallon buckets with oxygen absorbers,...