The Biggest, Most Likely Disaster You’re Not Prepared For

It keeps government officials up at night. But the vast majority of Americans are completely unprepared for it...

Fitness for Preppers

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from TekNik.   Whenever I meet preppers, I'm usually fascinated by their level of preparedness. The majority have ample supplies of food and water,...

Organizing Your Survival Kit into Levels

When I plan out my survival kit or gear, I think of it in levels. Each level has a purpose and compliments the others. One level of kit has duplicate items as the others so you can resupply your lower level kits or it has more robust items that may weigh heavier and require more logistics.

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

By learning about what happened, and knowing that history repeats, we can prepare better and avoid making the same mistakes when SHTF again.

Poverty Prepping: Getting Ready With Less Than $10,000 a Year

I have a tight budget. I’m talking, poverty level budget, and with survival products being over the top expensive, prepping can be really hard.

What I Learned from Baghdad to Chicago (and All Points in Between)

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Kilo 11. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

Prepping Is a Moral Obligation

You have a moral obligation to be prepared in case of a crisis. In general, there are countless reasons to be prepared for emergency scenarios.

The Importance of Your Knife and a Backup Bug out Bag

It would be terrible if after all the thought, time and effort put into making a bug out bag, that when you need it the most, it’s not within easy reach.

Did 100 Year Old Prophesy Point to Future Collapse?

We know what is coming. We've let it happen as a nation and now we will suffer. As a nation, we've cared too much about our wealth and our ease and not enough about whether our Constitution was staying intact.

Bug Out- Building a Load out Plan for Your Vehicle

Today I’m going to teach you one way to plan for a vehicle load out. Also I will help you develop a plan to secure the load so you can travel more safety.

The Penny-Pinched Prepper

Not having emergency funds doesn’t leave much room for prepping. So what can a poor penny-pinched Prepper possibly do?

Lessons Learned from Being an Outdoorsy Kid

One lesson I have learned from my parents and now encourage my children to participate in is being an Outdoorsy Kid. It didn’t matter if it was after school or during the summer time my brothers and I would often hear my mother say “Go play outside.”

Prepping Your Family: Whether They Are All Aboard…or NOT

“All Aboard!” Easily understood when shouted by the conductor of a train—either get yourself “on board” or be left behind.

When Darkness Falls

Survival assured by matching one’s skills and ability to adapt to the problems at hand. The problem will be whatever threatens our well-being and existence.

Affordable Off-Grid Solar Electric

Would you like to add off-grid solar to your preps, but think it’s too expensive? I’ll show you how to build an inexpensive system that can grow, as funds become available.

11 Ways Your Prepping Skills Pay Off In Everyday Life

We have situations every day that we need to be ready for so let’s see how your prepping skills work out in these situations.

Bug out Bag on a Budget

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from T-Man. I want to first thank The Prepper Journal for putting on this writing contest to write your own article, for anyone...

Don’t Get Stranded Without a Get Home Bag

You need to make sure if your family is with you can survive for a short time period while getting to your home or to a survivable situation

Ten Plants for Edible Landscapes

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Phillip Meeks. Phillip submitted another article titled, "Six Lessons From the Ultralight Backpacking Movement". We routinely think of a garden as...

Practical Bug Out Reloading

With about $300 to $400 invested in reloading equipment, all those hundreds or even thousands of once fired brass casings can be reloaded for a tremendous savings over buying factory new ammunition.

3 Ways to Extreme Coupon Your Way to a Huge Stockpile!

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Sandy Swizz. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

Hooch Making 101

I’m willing to bet that it will be considered as valuable a currency as any other! Heck, it practically is now.

Making Your Own Solar Powered Motorhome

What if you could design a completely independent motor home that uses solar power or grid power to charge batteries to provide engine power, a dehydration system for water and hydroponics for food?

Standby Generators for Use During Power Outages

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Sideliner 1950.   Winter's coming, and the nights are getting colder and longer... Today's post on another excellent prepper blog (Backdoor Survival) linked back...

Dealing with Gunshot Wounds in SHTF

Rather than focusing on building a fortress to defend your supplies it is safer to build a home you can walk away from without compromising your supplies or getting on the wrong end of a gunshot wound.

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

One of the hardest cords to cut for homesteaders is dependence on commercial feeds. However, I’ve put together some ideas for root vegetables that can cut some of our feed bills and feed dependency and alternative or “forgotten” ways of storing and using grains.

When Is It Okay to Join the Looters?

Editor's Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Benjamin Burns. Benjamin discusses a subject that I have written about in the past and it always creates controversy. Most of...

Keeping Your Blades Sharp Post Disaster

Whether you are using a pocket knife to cut rope, a shovel or hoe to cultivate plants, or a skinning knife to dress your game, they are all guaranteed to dull with repeated use.

Conventional Guides to Crop Rotation

Plants with really good, healthy soil can fight off a lot of diseases and overcome leaf damage from pests without problems. However, even when we start with really good soil, certain practices mean we strip it out, stop the nutrient cycling, or otherwise break those systems. Rotation is one way we can prevent some of the stripping and reduce the disease load for our plants.

Are Your Children Ready for SHTF?

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Benjamin Burns. Do you have children? Grandchildren? Young siblings? Have you ever thought about them when you are prepping? What role will...