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...

How to Choose the Best AR 15 Optics for Hunting

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Brandon to The Prepper Journal. With the unending assault on the 200 million privately owned firearms in the United States and the revisionists view of our 2A rights...

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 Is A Selk Bag and Should you get One?

Editors Note: A sponsored post to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three...

A Multi-Tool Worth the Weight

Okay, so I have been checking the snail mail almost every day waiting for my "Battle Axe" to arrive. Now, if you are old school, a Battle Axe was to be avoided for a...

Survival Knife Options

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Jim Watson to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

If She Could See My Mailbox Now

When I was in High School I ended up dating the cousin of a friend of mine over a long summer. Her name was Samantha, and she was what we called "geographically challenged" as...

Time to Revisit BOB

Editors Note: Another article from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

Air Rifles: Giving You An Edge In Survival

Editors Note: An article from Douglas Keister to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

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...

Body Shields for Home Defense

A few weeks ago I posted an article on items in our mail and among the items was the Hardcore Alpha Shield. Being a firm believer in body armor as an essential piece of...

Keep Your Home Safe: Smart Security Home Gadgets

Editors Note: An article from Berta Melder to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

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...

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...

How to Choose Best Holographic Sights

Editors Note: An article from Shien who writer for topreddotsights.com to The Prepper Journal. The physics of light are one of the most complex parts of Physics. Shien provides a buyers guide for those looking...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Mail Call

I have to say that getting the mail, the old fashion snail-mail at The Prepper Journal is always interesting. Needless to say I receive some interesting things and thought I would share some of...

How to Choose the Best Instant Tent for Your Next Trip

Editors Note: An article from Tiffany Bolgert to The Prepper Journal. We are comfortable with instant coffee (yech!), instant oatmeal (where have all the nutrients gone?) and we can even buy instant underpants! So...

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...

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...

Scotch or Bourbon?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

Gun Storage 101: How To Choose the Right Gun Safe (Cost, Capacity, & Features)

Editors Note: An article from Sam to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one...

Strategic Relocation – North American Guide to Safe Places – Book Review

Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition - available at Amazon Author: Joel M. Skousen 400 pages One of the many books I have related to the concepts of Preparedness and Survival is Strategic Relocation....

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...

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....

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...