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...

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...

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...

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...

Product Review – Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) by Food Insurance.com

Today's review is courtesy of guest blogger Captain William E. Simpson II - USMM. Captain Bill was featured on National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers episode "Fortress At Sea". Bill has other articles that may be...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Doomsday Preppers: Does This Gas Mask Make Me Look Fat?

One of the less than 3 shows I watch quasi-regularly is Doomsday Preppers. There I said it! This show is in its second season, but I have only been watching since it premiered for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why You Can’t Rely on a Cheap Safe

Editors Note: An article from TheSimplePrepper.com 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MIL vs MOA: Understanding The Difference in Scope Measurements

When the military standardizes particular ammo calibers, the civilian world usually catches on. Although it was not made as a military round, the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering suddenly becomes very popular in the long-range shooting...