Coronavirus, Prepping and the Future

About 8 weeks ago, we were hearing of a respiratory virus going around China. A short time later, the Chinese government essentially locked down the country in order to help halt the...

Bug Out Bag Checklist

What I wanted to do was create a simple bug out bag checklist you can use to get a jump-start at building your own bug out bag that has taken into consideration a few of the lessons I already learned when I did this myself.

Free Prepping files

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused a lot of chaos in recent weeks. Countries have closed their borders, governments have restricted the movement of their citizens, and in the United States, city mayors have...

Prepping 101 – The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle

Today we are going to talk about all of the different options, choices and considerations for your own personal Get out Of Dodge Vehicle.

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

A frequent topic in Preparedness and Survival circles is the subject of Bugging Out and more specifically the question of whether you plan to Bug Out or will you Hunker Down. This simple question...

Are You Prepared?

4 Realistic Threats You Should Be Prepping For Editor's note: This prepping primer was written by guest contributor Mark Hedman. Shows like National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers...

Power Tools for Preppers

Prepping can involve building things useful for survival or comfort during lean times. Here are the tools preppers should consider having to make the job easier. Editor’s note: This...

10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of...

8 Helpful Tips for Introducing the Prepper Lifestyle to Your Family

Editor's note: This prepping primer was written by guest contributor Mark Hedman. So, you bought into the idea of hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, which...

Prepping 101 – Home Security

From the dawn of time, man has tried to build a home that would keep him and his family safe. From caves to small huts to castles with moats and now underground bunkers we...

How to Store Fuel

Editor's Note: Another guest submission from Zac Martin. This is a subject that hasn't been written about in awhile. I did add links to the previous The Prepper Journal posts on the subject at...
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How to Deal with Mosquitoes Without Using Chemicals

While chemicals have long been used for mosquito repellant, there are natural solutions that work, too.
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Life Under Lockdown

The US is only recently getting a taste of the ‘lockdown’ that’s been in effect for several countries in Europe, notably Italy and Spain. I asked a couple of...

Prepping 101 – EDC

What is EDC? Well in case you mistakenly go out to Google "EDC ideas" for some inspiration; EDC does not in Prepper lingo stand for Electric Daisy Carnival. What is this world coming to? No,...

Prepping 101 – Get Home Bag

There are numerous concepts used in the Prepping community and the concept of a Get Home Bag is one of the easiest to understand because the rationale is very obvious and could potentially affect...

APPLYING THE ART OF TRACKING

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five installments in a series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to prepping. — Wild Bill
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MOVEMENT IN TRACKING AND THE PRINCIPLES OF STALKING

Editor’s note: This is the last in the series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to prepping. — Wild Bill In the previous...
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OBSERVATION IN TRACKING

The Power of the Glance Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to...
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TRACKING THE POACHERS

Ancient art comes into use in African Bush and Jungle Editor's Note: Another in a series of articles on man-tracking and its utility in prepping as well as...

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TRACKING

The third installment of our series on man tracking, by tracking instructor Kyt Lyn Walken.

How to Pass the HAM Radio Exam

Editor's Note: Another guest submission from Zac Martin. The subject of Ham communications has been touched upon in the past, once from Pat Henry -  Should You Get a HAM Radio License or Hide...

Prepper Pantry – Finger Foods

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

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the second in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. If you want to read part 1, you can view that article here. In the first article...

How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed!

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Kate and Zac 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...

Prepping 101 – Organize your Prepping Supplies

Since I started prepping officially back in late 2007 I have made quite a few purchases. Some of these have been incremental, single purchases and some have been raids of the local Walmart or...

Building your Water Storage

There are many things which you may need to have if there is an emergency or disaster or social upheaval which shuts down the normal supply chain or results in chaos in the streets. ...

How to Heat a Greenhouse Without Electricity

Heating a greenhouse helps protect plants from the ravages of the harsh winter weather. However, it can cost an arm and a leg trying to do so. Wondering how to heat a greenhouse in...

DIY MRE Alternatives

MRE’s enjoy unending popularity within prepper folds, although sometimes the issues – weight, waste, size, and expense – lead us to looking for alternatives. Palatability is another common kicker for many, and the lack...

Beyond Antibiotics: 20 Medical Supplies To Store for TEOTWAWKI

Editors Note: An article from Annie to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one...

How to Start Prepping

I believe that each of us has an inner voice. Call it what you will; instinct, hunch, feeling, foresight, or intuition they are all the same. It is a compelling force within us that...