Modern Minuteman – Big-time Basics

Beyond individual and small-group home, property, and self-defense, we increasingly hear a call for citizens to stand up as modern minutemen. The term is relatively new, but the idea isn’t. Many preppers have always expected...

Are We Spinning Out of Control?

I posted last week on having a positive outlook at our current world so now, for the flip side.  I have often wondered if we as a people really appreciate what our founders went...

Bags for Survival

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from John Hertig 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...

Survival of the Richest: How the World’s Financial Elite are Preparing for Armageddon

As we normal folks prepare for emergencies, disasters and the like, I was curious as to how one might approach this should "money be no object." I myself have never had that problem, when...

Everyone Starts Somewhere – How to Prep for the Future After a Disaster

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laure Marie Johnson to The Prepper Journal. Everyone has to start somewhere and the most quoted on this matter is of course Confucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), also known as...

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...

Identify These 5 Physical Injuries Before Giving First Aid

Editor's Note: A contribution for Caitlyn Bell to The Prepper Journal. Injuries are a part of life! Adventure and injuries are two sides off the same coin and what we mean, you will understand right...

Prime Locations for Post-Disaster Salvage

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris 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...

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...

Mother Nature Has A Way of Bringing Us Back to Center

Have you ever been to Cherry Creek Mall in Denver? Great shopping, great restaurants all around, lovely even in a blizzard. I know because I almost got trapped there for 3 days, alone except...

How to Cope with a Psychological Shock While You Are Still in Danger

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Olivia to The Prepper Journal. For Preppers, the initial effect of a disaster/SHTF event will need to be processed as we try and cope with the everyday challenges of...

Patriots Day – 17 Years Later

And it is upon us again, the anniversary of 911, the 17th. The images are still as stark as they were that faithful day. Not to be confused with Patriots Day...

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...

Ten Things About Your Bug-Out Kit That Drive Hikers Crazy

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from K. Ferr to The Prepper Journal. So you've done your homework and put together your last-ditch kit – you're prepared to make a 72 hour foot hike to your...

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...

What Can I Use for That?

When I received a comment on denture cream it got me thinking about some practical realities. Denture cream? Yes, and it made sense, how does one get by when they run out of denture...

Don’t Overlook Coffee as a Staple in your Prepper Supply

While we may not all be daily or regular coffee drinkers, not addicted to a daily "Starbuck's" fix, coffee in its whole bean and ground forms has a place in prepping supplies. With the introduction...

Roughing It – Tips I Never See

I should say rarely, not never. And some I do see, I just don’t see them pointed out often in articles – or shared verbally. Since we’re in times when so many people are...

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...

Upcycling for Preppers – Maintaining Organization

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R.Ann Parris 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...

Effective Ways to Save Your Back During Deer Hunting

Gearing up with all the essentials as soon the hunting season come around the corner is good.  However, at the same time knowing how to protect yourself from any mishap during a hunting trip...

Ways to Stop Employees from Stealing Your Intellectual Property

Editors Note: An article from Preston Felix to The Prepper Journal. The subject of intellectual property rights has been in the news a lot lately with it being a cornerstone of trade negotiations with China,...

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...

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...

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...

Survival Gardens: Strawberries & Slugs

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Rebecca 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...

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...

Why You Should Write Down Your Emergency Plan

Why written emergency plans (EP) are better than just having one on your mind Terrorism attacks, accidents or natural disasters can occur any time and if you are unlucky enough, leave you dead or in...

Underrated Survival Skill: Getting and Staying in Shape

You've pulled out all the stops. Water filter? Check. Stockpiled food? Check. An impressive arsenal of weapons to use only in the case of self-defense? Check. But there's just one problem that you haven't...

Prepping the House With a Gun Safe

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from the people at BuyerBenchmark.  Firearms are very much a part of life in the mid west and have personally been a huge inspiration to me since...