Prep to Excesses – Supplies to Over Stock

Balanced storage is important to ensure we really can weather life’s storms, great and small, personal or widespread. However, there are some things that make sense to stockpile in excess. They’re typically going to...

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...

Effective Ways to Save Your Back During Deer Hunting

Gearing up with all the essentials as soon the hunting season come around the corner is good.  However, at the same time knowing how to protect yourself from any mishap during a hunting trip...

What If You Found The Best Scope for a 30-06?

Looking for the best scope for 30-06? Look no further as this is the last and only 30-06 scope guide you’ll ever have to read for an answer. A guest blog-post from Scopes Field to...

Better Training with Cheapo Targets

A lot of times, we get what we pay for. Sometimes, though, the best things in life are free … or very, very inexpensive. In the case of target practice, inexpensive and free targets...

If Barter Items for SHTF Are Not in Your Prepping Budget

Editor's Note: A guest post from Rodney to The Prepper Journal on a subject of interest to us all. The focus being on skills that can be bartered in exchange for things one needs. We...

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...

Stress – Issues We Should Not Ignore

Today the term ‘preppers’ has a negative connotation because most people associate it with the so-called doomsday preppers instead of  what it really is – people who actively prepare for emergencies. No matter which...

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...

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...

Modern Minuteman – Big-time Basics

Beyond individual and small-group home, property, and self-defense, we increasingly hear a call for citizens to stand up as modern minutemen. The term is relatively new, but the idea isn’t. Many preppers have always expected...

How To Set Up An Observation Post

Editors Note: A guest contribution from David Chandler to The Prepper Journal. One of the many things the Army has taught me is the importance of having an Observation post. These can be used for...

Seeding Indoors Now For Your Spring Garden

Editors Note: Another timely contribution from Cat Murphy to The Prepper Journal. Spring may seem like its eons away, but it will be here before you know it. Starting your seeds indoors is a great...

I Know, Deer Season Passed

Looking ahead deer season is at best six (6) months away, but being prepared is never out of season and 6 months of practice never hurt anyone. So, whether you are an experienced deer...

Upcycling for Preppers: Coat Hangers

There must be 101 ways we can use coat hangers, all over the house, yard, and vehicle. For preppers who can source them for free, they can be a particular goldmine. They’re something to...

Fact-checking Gun Factoids

There’s a number of things that get passed around about firearms, even among shooters, that bear some consideration. Some of them truly deserve their own articles, but meantime, here’s a few that I hear...

There Are Some Treasures in Cyberspace if You Look

There is a popular meme that states "the best place to hide a body is on Page 2 of a Google Search results" and this has proven to be true, trust me, I use...

Finding the Best Rifle Scope: Answer These Questions

A sponsored post from Scopes Field to The Prepper Journal about how to choose the best rifle scope. Their take on taking some of the guess work out of the process. guessing....

Raised Beds – Pro-Con Fact -check

Before we get started, I want to say that I’m a huge fan of permanent and raised beds. They don’t need any exaggerations to be an incredible gardening method, but sometimes that’s exactly what we...

The Spring Thaw and How to Prepare for a Flood

As the snow falls and the drifts get higher, we are all familiar with the approaching seasonal end-game - even Punxsutawney Phil has stated the "melt" is less than five (5) weeks away. While...

Sprouts for Preppers

Sprouts can be a great solution for preppers at all levels, as well as our animals. They can be had and done in a million and one ways, eliminate some of the climate issues...

Practical Preps: Backyard Projects Big and Small

Dead of winter or height of summer, there are some relatively quick, easy, and commonly inexpensive projects we can tackle right in our own backyards to improve our self-reliance and test our preps. Train Prepper...

The Case for Hybrid Seeds

Once we join this prepper culture, we start getting pushed toward heirloom seed stockpiles. There’s definitely value in heirloom and open pollinated. There’s also a reason we developed hybrids. They have some big benefits, see,...

Gardening Without A Garden: 10 Ideas For Your Patio or Balcony

Editor's Note: A guest contribution to The Prepper Journal from Wendy Dessler. People who live in urban areas may never consider planting vegetables. The need for food that is grown without harmful chemicals is a...

My Five Reasons Why Hunting is an Important Survival Skill

Editor's Comment: A guest post from James Nelson at Hunting Research to The Prepper Journal. While we know the short answer to the title James provides some interesting insight. Hunting has a large part to...

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...

Canning Jars – Versatility Via Variety

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Size ultimately does matter. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

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...

Prepping 101: How to Shoot a Pistol

I have my own "Rule of Three" that I subscribe to, and that is anything that has three (3) or more moving parts requires that you actually follow the basic rule too many of...

Short On Prepping Space

I think most of us, regardless of our situation, periodically wish we had a little more elbow room. For some, though, available space is even tighter. That doesn’t mean prepping is impossible, even for super-tight...