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Considering Precious Metals? – the Case for Suisse Bars

There are options when we talk about stockpiling wealth or currency in preparedness folds. Precious metals (PM) as a preparedness item are a topic of some debate in and of themselves

Revisiting Precious Metals

Because the topic has been discussed extensively, I had sworn off writing about investing in precious metals as part of a preparedness strategy.  However,...

JM Bullion-Precious Metals Sponsor

The newest addition to our list of sponsors is our exclusive precious metals sponsor, JM Bullion. This online dealer of gold and silver has...

Survive and Thrive, in Spite of the Media

It’s a jungle out there! Yep, that’s the title of a song by Randy Newman. In one of the lines, he sings “there’s confusion...

If Only….

If only we had to deal with such a problem....we all hope to have this problem BUT it does bring things one must be...

Insurance Checkups

Many of us consider our preps – from spare boots and cold-weather gear to our backup tools and alternatives for lighting and cooking, and...

If Barter Items for SHTF Are Not in Your Prepping Budget

Editor's Note: A guest post from Rodney to The Prepper Journal on a subject of interest to us all. The focus being on skills...

So What Are You Doing to Prepare for February 16th?

Scheduled: U.S. Government Shutdown, Take 2 Date: 16 February 2019 The Players: Our elected representatives, The President and the 116th Congress; +/- 800,000 non-essential government employees;...

How Do We Prep for Possible Gridlock

Seriously, as preppers how do we prepare for government gridlock? While I need to set the stage this post is ultimately about some steps...

A Quick Guide to Creating a Preppers Financial Plan

Editors Note: A guest submission from Megan Nichols to The Prepper Journal. The next Prepper Writing Contest Award is coming! As always, if you...

Is Bitcoin, or any Cryptocurreny for Preppers?

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Jim Watson to The Prepper Journal. The article contains the opinions of the author unedited. As always, if...

The Truth about Bartering Series – Part 3

Editors Note: Another contribution from Mike Harris in his series on bartering for The Prepper Journal.  The content is that of the authors.  Commodities and the...

The Truth about Bartering Part 1

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Mike Harris, it is the first of several articles on the subject of understanding economics in order to...

Are You Really Prepared for the Real World?

It’s the kind of thing in between our normal, everyday life and an actual major disaster that just doesn’t get prepared for all that often.

Are You Planning to Fail If SHTF?

We plan on how we will act, what prepping supplies we will need to acquire and we plan how to talk to family members and avoid neighbors. But are you planning to fail? Is what you are doing really a plan at all?

Is Stocking up on Gold and Silver Smart?

You have a gold coin that you paid $1100 for back when the world was still somewhat sane. Do you offer that coin for a loaf of bread? 100 loaves or a years supply?

Learning from History: Take-Away Lessons from When SHTF in the Past

By learning about what happened in previous generations, and knowing that history repeats, we can prepare better and avoid making the same mistakes when SHTF again.

The Most Scarce Commodity in the Apocalypse

It is the contention of this article that the one commodity that will be in the shortest supply, and one that people will most likely be short on from day one is...

How to Survive With Just the Clothes on Your Back

There are some cases where we don't have our Bug Out bags with us at the moment. There are times when we don't have our EDC gear because as much as we hate to admit it, sometimes we walk out the door unprepared.

Are You Guilty of Hoarding? How to Prepare for Coming Shortages

Hoarding is normal by humans during times of scarcity. It is how the smart survive while the foolish perish. You accumulate or store additional provisions that you likely will need later but due to forces beyond your control, are unable to get.

Prepping Reality Check

What I see as a discrepancy is that some are forgetting about the 'looting masses". The idea of "trade" or barter resembling near what everyone thinks will happen, wont exist for a long time.

The Coming Economic Collapse

People have been saying the US is on course for an economic collapse for years; however, several economists anticipate the US will default on its debt if the country does not change its fiscal policies.

10 Great Bartering Items for When the SHTF

The only difference will be how they will be doing it once today’s money looses its value. So, below we’ve put together a list of 10 items that will be worthy of trading for those days ahead, on the other side of that moment we call when the SHTF

Do You Suffer from Prepper Burnout?

Prepping is always undertaken with the thought that you are “preparing” for something to happen. You prepare so you are ready. The reasons we...

Are You Practicing Financial Redundancy?

After the stock market opened up this week on “Black Monday” and quickly dropped 1000 points, many people were surprised. The internet was abuzz...

How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag?

The bottom just dropped out all of your warning triggers are telling you that it’s time to pack everyone into the family bug out...

Are You Prepared for US Bank Bail Ins?

It’s highly likely that anyone reading the Prepper Journal is very aware of the events that are ongoing in Greece at this time. As...

Bullets for Barter: Good Idea or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

So many articles have been written on the subject of bartering for preppers from many different viewpoints. Bartering is seen by many as the...

SHTF Weapons Checklist

For many preppers, a firearm is a must-have item for dealing with the aftermath of a potential SHTF or grid-down event. Firearms in the...

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...