1984 is Here

I was skiing with a group of friends in January of 1984 at Mammoth Mountain, and on that Sunday we quit early to go back to the rented condo to watch Super Bowl XVIII,...

Prepping-Is America Ready?

Editors Note: An article from Blade Johnson 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...

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...

Learn How to Manage Your Sleep for Optimum Health and Increased Longevity

As a prepper, you need to learn diametrically opposite things when it comes to sleep. Both are useful for different situations. On one hand, you need to learn how to get a good night's sleep--because this...

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...

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 prepared to deal with to survive. How...

Lessons from History – Variety & Luxury Foods

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...

Things That Drive Preppers Crazy

Editors Note: This post might be better titled "ramblings from a mind turned to mush by our "information highway". I had the luck to be on ARPANet before it was opened to the public in...

Accidents on the Information Superhighway

Even if you completely discount the circus that is taking place in Washington D.C., which you should, and just open up your computer to the Internet your are suddenly in a unique swamp all...

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...

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...

When Staying Awake Really Counts

There are some people that we all depend upon to stay awake as others lives depend on it. And anyone who has served in the military has pulled guard duty. Caution! I may be about...

A Dichotomy of Preparedness

On this date 77 years ago our ancestors stepped up to become what we now call the Greatest Generation. They left factory life in the growing cities and rural life on farms across America...

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...

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...

Survival Gear for Short Term and Long-Term Survival

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from James at the Prepper Broadcasting Network.   What are you Preparing For? In the survival and prepping world there is a lot of confusion about what to...

What You Need in an EDC Bag – Ultimate Guide for Preppers

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from Peter Betts on a subject we haven't posted about in awhile. An interesting take from a Prepper/survivalist in the Pacific Northwest, The Prepper Journal is a...

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

Editor's Note:A review of the basics is never a waste of time. A contribution from a far. Every prepper starts with the basics.  You never know what the wilderness has in store for you. It’s...

Don’t Let Your Gear Weigh You Down

When you're headed out on a trip into the wilderness, packing light is essential. The last thing you want is to be weighed down with extra, unnecessary gear, especially if you plan on doing...

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...

The Unexpected and Unawares

Editors Note: A contribution to the Prepper Journal Writing Contest from Charles McKelroy. The wind picked up in the afternoon on a cloudless day. Nothing unusual for the area, we have windy days all during...

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...

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...

A Second Language is a Prepper Must

Actually a third and fourth and fifth as basic sign language and Morse Code are just assumed to be in your basic preparedness skill set. There is an old joke about a new Iranian spy...

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,...

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...

How to Use Vodka as a Prepping Supply

Editors Note: Another guest post from Valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. Try as I might I just couldn't keep from offering comments as I claim to have extensive experience in this particular substance, er...

Survival Gardening: Cutting Costs

Starting, expanding and maintaining a garden can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. From developing and increasing soil tilth and fertility to what we grow in and the...

Best Non-lethal Weapons for Home Defense

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Always an interesting prospective and I know Scott would freely admit a couple of these can be exceedingly lethal. Home defense is something that should...

Considering a Career in the Army?

A contribution from Nicole Lewis. a proud member of the U.S. Army on Military Education – How To Get Promoted Faster in the Army. Many of us preppers have served in the military and...