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,...

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...

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...

How to Prep for an Earthquake

Editor's Note: A contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. As a native and one who has been through multiple earthquakes I can say "amen" to holding our breath. There are so...

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...

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...

How to Make Sure Your Stuff Lasts Forever — or Close to It

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Whether you live primarily off the grid and rarely venture to town or you simply wish to extend the life of your belongings...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

How to Start Prepper Without Buying Anything New

Editor's Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Prepping is practical, but it can also be a costly endeavor. Not only do you need to stock up on food and supplies...

Urban Preppers: Five Things You Should Know About Community Gardens

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Sarah to The Prepper Journal. All things garden and growing your own food this week as planting time is upon us.  And, as always, if you have information for...

Social Distancing: A Prepping Basic

So exactly what is ‘social distance’? It you ask the professionals in the Public Health sector, it means keeping your distance when you are sick and from people who appear to be sick. Simple, however...

Mobility vs Armored: Which is Better?

Survival is more of an art than a science and there are as many opinions on the “right” way to do it as there are preppers. While everyone isn't certain they have the final...

My Gun Can Beat Up Your Gun

Oh boy, another "gun debate". The extension of the "my mommy can beat up your mommy" challenge from our days at recess in Kindergarten. And not to worry, the AR vs the AK has been...

How We Became So Confused

I have always been a fan of Native American Culture and Art. I currently live in the Southwest, made Santa Fe, New Mexico a home away from home for the enchantment of Northern New...

Only the Players Change

Pat Henry knew five (5) years ago. His anger directed at the Supreme Court and the power these nine (9) justices hold over every one of us in their execution of interpreting the constitution. It...

Best Car Security Gadgets to Look Out For in 2019

As preppers our vehicles are important parts of our survival gear, whether needed to get home to family and supplies in an emergency, to retrieve family members or to get out of dodge, we...

Let The Haunting Begin

Preppers are planners and today is the day when a few safety tips for your home and family would be wise to put into place. Remove any garden hoses not behind closed gates and check these...

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...

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 most especially our pantries – to be a tangible form...

Helpers for Preppers’ Hands

Editors Note: Another guest post from R.Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Whether this is you, a parent or grandparent, it is all something we should prepare for as either helpers, or eventually having...

Why Even Start Prepping?

Editors Note: Another guest post from SignalSergeant 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...

It’s Coming Again This Year – How to Prep for a Hurricane

Or any storm for that matter. Living in certain parts of the world makes extreme weather a fact of life. If you're not prepared to accept how severe the weather might get,...

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...