Mother Nature: Healing What Ails You

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Riss Ryker.   Living below poverty level, has, in a sense, forced me to prepare for anything coming my way. Learning the value...

Get Prepping Now: You Can And You Should…

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

When Walking Alone: Observe

It is important to be aware of your surroundings for many reasons but the most important is your life could depend on it

Top BOB Essentials That Might Get You Killed

Editor’s Note: This is another post that has been generously contributed by Mike Turner and is the first entry in the Prepper Journal's new Prepper Writing Contest. Mike discusses some common BOB Essentials that...

Preppers Don’t Have Abs

I don't think there is anything wrong with looking like a Viking with an AR or a jacked and tan super woman--in fact, that's actually super impressive. But is that Prepping?

The 5 Wise Men of Prepping

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

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?

Why I Decide to Pack More Than 72 Hours Ahead

What would you do if it was longer than that or you faced a serious crisis that took the world to its knees?

Thoughts About Prepping from an Ole Fart

You see, it is a mindset.. It is putting yourself mentally in a situation and seeing if you measure up.

Testing Your Preps – One Family’s Journey Into Darkness

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Marshall Prepper. Prepping is a combination of many disciplines but no matter which aspect you are looking at, simply acquiring stuff...

How to Fight Different Types of Fire and Win

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest that was spurred by a recent post on dealing with fire at home. Fire is s serious subject that we often overlook...

Preppers Need to Continuously Practice Situational Awareness

Normally, having our attention diverted to “something else”—even if it’s only to a voice in cyber-space—is “no big deal”

Plan Now: Getting Home from the Holidays

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bobcat-Prepper. In just a few days, millions of us will be loading down the family vehicles and hitting the highway or ...

Forming Your Community with Can-Do Prepping

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Gg Lanich. Remember the crazy panic at the end of 1999 when folks had the idea that the dates on computer would...

My SHTF Lifestyle: Preparing to Create Happiness

I hope that others benefit from my slightly different ideas on what a SHTF lifestyle could look like. When I first began preparing I looked for lists of preparedness items and tried my best to purchase as many as possible.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Once reality has set in and people have started to adjust to the new normal, an essential component of rebuilding your immediate community will be the ability to give selfless service to others.

Preparedness: Are You Living in Reality or Fantasy-Land?

As individuals that are concerned about our lives, we need to be sure we are looking at reality, not a fabricated fantasy-land as our world.

Who Are the Real Terrorists?

Who are the real terrorists and what is terrorism?

Stressed out by Prepping?

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Howard Overton. Some people who are preparing for the future get stressed out by prepping. It can be for many reasons. Maybe...

The Coming Correction

In the millennia mankind has existed we have witnessed some small corrections. Nature, the things by which we are all bound, sets in motion events, unforeseen and undeniable.

Lessons Learned: From Coupons to Prepping

I use coupons all the time and I am stockpiling so that my family has food later. I am stocking up to barter but most of the items I got free or for hardly anything.

World War, Ebola and Tailgate Parties

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Stephen Fopeano.   Personal accountability and taking responsibility for your own decisions, is (or should be) central to any prepper. It is not...

Using REAL EVENTS to Educate, Train and Practice

It is important that everyone in your family or in your group understands not only the world we live in but also that threatening events can happen in a flash. Will you be prepared?