BOB Weight Sucks – Worth It

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. 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...

Have You Made an Area Threat/Asset Map?

Have you ever taken a map, a paper one, marked your home's location and gone through it with great care and made an area threat/asset map? If there were a natural disaster, a SHTF...

Raised Beds – Pro-Con Fact -check

Before we get started, I want to say that I’m a huge fan of permanent and raised beds. They don’t need any exaggerations to be an incredible gardening method, but sometimes that’s exactly what we...

What Preppers Can Learn from the Irish Potato Famine

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Aden Tate to The Prepper Journal. It wasn’t that long ago that a field known as moral philosophy was studied in schools. Within this field, students would look at...

We Are Again Blessed on This Thanksgiving

As the year draws to a close and the parade of holidays lines up while winter in all its forms takes shape, we hope that on this holiday, where we as a people gave...

Pickups for Preppers – Kiddie Pools

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris 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...

Upcycling for Preppers: Coat Hangers

There must be 101 ways we can use coat hangers, all over the house, yard, and vehicle. For preppers who can source them for free, they can be a particular goldmine. They’re something to...

Holiday Safety When You’re Inside, Outside and Away from Home

Editors Note: A guest post from John Cuyoca to The Prepper Journal. Make note that Round 12 of the Prepper Writing Contest will be posted next week. Remember, if you have information for Preppers that...

Lessons from History – Victory Garden Advice That Applies To Everything

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris 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...

Memorial Day 2018

A gentleman named Owen A. King from our subscriber list sent me the following two quotes recently, the first, from one of my favorite authors, one I have heard repeatedly "dismissed" by intellectual progressives...

X Marks the Spot – Search Codes That Matter to Preppers

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Admit it, when you saw the title you thought this was about one of the Internets search engines. Alas, and thankfully, it...

Skip the Shovel – Easy-Access Outdoor Caches

Having a cache isn’t a bad idea for all sorts of reasons. Even if we don’t plan to bug out anywhere, we can easily be cut off from our homes and vehicles by everyday...

A Very Merry Christmas to One and All

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince...

Lessons from History – Starving Spring

Preppers sometimes get the impression that spring answers the winter prayers of the hungry. Not always. One of the worst times of year for pre-supermarket temperate-zone humanity wasn’t winter at all. It was spring,...

DIY MRE Alternatives

MRE’s enjoy unending popularity within prepper folds, although sometimes the issues – weight, waste, size, and expense – lead us to looking for alternatives. Palatability is another common kicker for many, and the lack...

Putting 2017 in the Rear-view

There’s no shortage of people who are delighted to put 2017 in the rear-view. I’m one of them. Mine doesn’t even revolve around politics or the major disasters that struck over the course of...

How Important Is an Air Mattress in Your Survival Gear?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Elizabeth 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...

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

The Rumors of My Demise are Overrated

Though I can certainly understand how they started. Due to events in my life The Prepper Journal site needed to take a seat in the back of the bus...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Eleven!

AGAIN Preppers you get to cast your votes for the "best articles" published between July 17th and October 1st of this year.  Money, money, money! But more importantly GREAT information! I have chosen five (5) worthy candidates...

The Forgotten Cheesecloth

Editors Note: A guest post from VGH 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...

Happy Independence Day

The Prepper Journal wishes all a safe and sane and happy Independence Day. Good times, with family and friends, a moment of reflection on those who set us upon this journey and those that made...

Upcycling for Preppers – Pool Noodles

Fear not, you’re not going to see cutesy flowers, beer floats, or kiddie obstacle courses. Pool noodles have way more practical things to offer, whether we’re re-purposing a Star Wars...

Let Them Eat Cake

As Preppers we must keep up with the events that will affect our lives and one in England is the icing on the cake. The spreading of the gooey, sickeningly sweet sugar coating over a real...

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...

Critical Thinking – A Valuable Skill to Prepare for the Brave New World

Editors Note: A contribution from an educator on the development of critical thinking as the primary goal of the educational process. As preppers we must always be learning and teaching those who will one day...

Gun Buying Considerations Guide

First off, I want to acknowledge that there is no one right gun – not for everyone and not for every task. Firearms diversified for a reason. I’ll touch on some specific types, calibers,...

It’s Here! Round Fourteen of the Preppers Writing Contest

AGAIN Preppers you get to cast your votes for the "best articles" published in The Prepper Journal over the last three months!  Money, money, money! But more importantly GREAT information! I have chosen five (5)...

Are You Prepared to Deal with a Fire at Home?

Editors Note: The following guest article was generously contributed by James Smith in October of 2015. It is worth rereading if you caught it then as well as for the first time now. Additionally I...

Mom Will Be Busy Tomorrow

While the Holiday is Monday, January 1, 2018, tomorrow, December 31, 2017, the day we don't post because it is a Sunday, is the day mom wants us to remind you about. She wants you...