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,...

Coast HP550 Review – Serious Light for Tough Times

I was given the opportunity to review the Coast HP550 focusing LED flashlight. I love reviewing new gear on the Prepper Journal but some flashlight reviews are highly technical to the point of using...

Goal Zero Bolt Solar Flashlight – Review

I have been meaning to write this review for weeks after the good people Powerful Products sent me this really nice Goal Zero Bolt Solar flashlight but one thing or another keeps getting in...

Waka Waka Power: Review

Planning for power outages is one of the most common things you can do in the realm of prepping. To that end we talk about storing fuel, purchasing generators or inverters for back-up power...

First Aid: Fundamentals For Survival – Review

Starting a blog requires a lot of things. Hard work, perseverance and luck play their own parts in unequal amounts. When I started the Prepper Journal, one of the first bloggers who was kind...

K-TOR Human-Power Generators – Review

The first question that some people might ask is: Why would I want to consider a human powered generator when I could use solar? This is a logical question given the latest developments in...

Going Home: A Novel – Review

I love reading books about post-apocalyptic situations, seeing how the author envisions everything going down and how people in the story cope during times of trials. When I was new to Prepping, I read...

EnGarde Bullet proof Level IV Plate Review

As preppers we can easily see the value of stocking up on extra food, water and medicines. Having a backup power source like a small solar array or a generator with a supply of...

Military Sleep System Review – Inexpensive Gear You Need to Grab

Everybody loves a good deal and when I see one I try not to pass it up. If I do, I am usually reminded of that great opportunity that I wasted at some point...

EcoZoom Cook Stove Review: Simple Solution for Grid-Down Cooking

As you work through your list of preparedness items to consider for a disaster or emergency, you inevitably arrive at cooking. Having a good quantity of stored foods is the primary concern so that...

Secret Garden of Survival: How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest – Review

I have seen the advertisements for Rick Austin’s book, Secret Garden of Survival on a lot of blogs in the prepping community, but had not really considered it much. There wasn’t any reason that...

Surviving Doomsday – A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster – Review

In my years prepping I have found a wealth of knowledge and experience in the books I have read and the resource materials I have come across to add to our library. There is...

The SilverFire ‘Survivor’ Rocket Stove – Review

There are hosts of camp stoves in the marketplace today, as I learned when I started to doing my research. Many use liquid or compressed gas fuels, which have the benefit of accurate metering...

Stealth Body Armor Review – Safeguard ARMOR

A couple of weeks back I was contacted by SafeGuard ARMOR asking me if I would like to review one of their bulletproof vests. Not being one to turn down an opportunity to test some...