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; the American taxpayers The three (3) week respite from the...

Prepping While the Storm Clouds Are Rolling In

This is another subject I have wrestled with publishing. Like so many realities in the world it isn't pretty, it isn't politically correct  (something I have a low opinion of because it has had unintended...

Surviving Winter Storms with a Little Help from Technology

It appears winter has reared its mighty head across a wide swath of North America this past week and The Prepper Journal has some ideas as to some tech that can help weather the...

A Little History Learned Can Be a Preppers Best Friend

As preppers we are always planning, sowing, like the ants as opposed to the grasshoppers of urban lore. And having grown up in the formerly golden state of California my life experiences always draw me...

Does Corporal Punishment Better Prepare One for the Real World?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Soma Chakrabotry to The Prepper Journal. One I have been wrestling with for some time as regular followers will remember. A touchy subject perhaps in a world overrun with PC...

That Droning Noise is Getting Louder

The Prepper Journal has posted a number of articles on the coming of drones to our daily lives and if you put your ear to the west wind, and have really excellent hearing, the...

So How’s 2019 Shaping Up for Hawaii’s Big Island?

This is a disturbing video from this year, in fact this week, in fact yesterday! Well, not really, it is just labeled that way on the internet. It is six (6) months old. The...

Backups and Alternatives – A Preppers Mantra

In the prepper world, we hear “two is one, one is none”. We don’t want to get carried away with it when we’re packing a rucksack, but it provides positive redundancy for our preparations....

How to Turn Your Car into the Ultimate Prepper Vehicle

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Megan Ray Nichols 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...

Practical Preparedness: Sanity Savers

Sanity is important. Really. It’s easy to think that in a disaster we’ll just make do because we won’t have any choice. That’s adding a lot of stress to our bodies and minds in...

The Essentials and the Extra Weight – The Make-and-Break Gear of the Wilderness

Editor's Note: An interesting take on that first wilderness trek.  You never know what wilderness has in store for you. It’s big, mysterious and always has new things for you to discover. For that reason,...

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 we can take as preppers as to how to cushion...

Prepare for our Education System in Transition

Editors Note: An article from Alex R to The Prepper Journal. The 21st century is bringing significant change to how we both educate and how we comprehend and absorb data. A brave new world...

What is an “Assault Rifle”?

The news these days is full of the debate about assault rifles.  But what exactly are we talking about? Many people claim that an "AR-15" is an "assault rifle".  And they are about...

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...

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...

How to Become Self-Sustainable

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Great time of year to review the basics. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the...

How Do You Prep For a Government Shutdown

Editors Note: Did a shutdown happen? Or did the never-ending circus in Washington D.C. continue with business as usual, $10,000,000,000 earmarked as aid to Mexico and Central America, and no funding for a Border Wall,...

Orchestrate Your Orchard for Success

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Nigel to The Prepper Journal. With Spring even breaking across our norther border with Canada the time to be doing this is NOW, or as soon as possible...

A Foundation for the Big Preps

Editors Note: Another article from Konrad Vinson 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...

Drone Countermeasures

With their ever growing popularity drones are indeed changing the landscape in surveillance, and with many very positive uses. Employed by many businesses and by government agencies at all levels they are now a...

Weapon Safety: What Is a Weapon Security Check and Does a Professional Need to...

Editors Note: I posted a contributed article from Jay Chambers of Minute Man Review on gun safety on another site back in September, and I will include a link to that posting at the end of this...

Lessons from History: Death By Paper-cuts

We’ve probably heard the phrase “bleeding to death from paper cuts”. It applies in all areas of our lives, in all sorts of ways. Politics, financial footing, personal health and fitness, madmen loosed on...

Welcome to 2019

Happy New Year to all from The Prepper Journal! As we leave the Chinese Year of the Dog and move into the Year of the Pig, let us all remember the joys and the trials...

An Active Shooter – The First Ten Seconds

As in any emergency, YOU are your own "first responder" and your actions in recognizing an emergency and taking a positive step to save your self are the single most important action you may...

Why Prepper Should Never Overlook Sleep

Being well fed, hydrated, strong both mentally and physically are things every prepper must strive for in their normal routine. But what happens when it comes to sleeping? If you’re a prepper and if...

The Most Surprising BOB Facts (a study of evacuation preparedness)

Editors Note: An entertaining article from Ray Bryant to The Prepper Journal. And just in time. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing...

How to Cope With Temper for a Happy Life

Editors Note: A guest submission from Anthony Schultz to The Prepper Journal. Since I have been working on an article for later in the month titled "Things That Drive Preppers Crazy", and two of...

A Time to Step Back and Assess The Situation

Editors Note: An article from Nikita to The Prepper Journal. And just in time. A sincere comment from Joseph to The Prepper Journal had me thinking over the criminality and chaos of these post-election days,...

Making The List and Checking It Twice, and Once More for Safety

Editor's Note: Tis' the Season after all. The Prepper Journal's stocking stuffer' suggestions for that Prepper who has Everything. Here are this years suggested stocking fillers for every prepper, and from real preppers! Water Purification From tablets...