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...

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...

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...

Don’t Fall for the Prepper Fantasy

There are so many thoughts and beliefs around what our own personal TEOTWAWKI reality will look like. Every prepper I talk to about any subject has their own take on what will happen, when...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Accidents are Increasing on the Information Superhighway

Preppers are planners and the basis for our planning is information. We collect it through the methods we have learned through the normal processes of education, life experience, observation, analysis, and my favorite, trial...

There are Small Sparks All Over the World

"From a little spark may burst a flame" - Dante Alighieri "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."  - Dante Alighieri Are you aware that...

Teach Us How to Fish – Educating on The Prepper Lifestyle

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. The views expressed herein are those of the writer, unedited except for the added pictures to drive home points. As always, if you have information for...

The Truth about Bartering Series – Part 3

Editors Note: Another contribution from Mike Harris in his series on bartering for The Prepper Journal.  The content is that of the authors.  Commodities and the Facts about Barter - Preppers you may have it WRONG! This...

Prepping to Deal With Our Worst Nightmare – Loss

As Preppers we strive to be ready for the expected and possible while preparing for the unexpected. In the latter we do what we think is best, we go from our experience, our trusted...

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...

We Are Thankful

On this holiday, where we as a people gave our first real thanks, shared our hard obtained bounty with others who shared with us, and saw a future that allowed us to freely prosper...

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...

ELE – Earth and Dark Matter

Editors Note: An article from Jaidev Parmer to The Prepper Journal. Did an "extinction level event" really kill the dinosaurs (and, as a result, inflict us with a never-ending series of Jurassic Park movies?)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Making Medical Preparations

Editors Note: A guest submission from Red J 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...

What if There are No Cooler Heads?

I tried to see if someone is credited with originating the term "cooler heads will prevail." I found no one credited but it has been around for quite awhile. George Washington is even quoted...

You Voted Right?

TODAY is the Day! "You have until Sundown (sort of.)" These people made the effort and voted: If you voted already then "Thank you!" from The Prepper Journal for exercising your right to have a...

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...

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...

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...

Judging People By Their States Politics

Editor's Note: I have to admit that I sometimes (often) cringe when I find out people are from places that poison everything they touch with their politics and I am often lumped in with...