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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tips for Defending Your Bug Out Location

A guest post from Megan Ray Nichols. When things go down, you'll need to be ready to defend your bug out site, whether it is someplace off your normal beaten path or your home or...

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...

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...

Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog are already well along their own journey of preparedness so...

Getting Started in Prepping

There are many routes people take to this word of Prepping. Some have watched Doomsday Preppers on Nat Geo. Others have found the word scouring blogs out there as almost every mainstream media outlet...

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...

Shipping Containers for Preppers

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on...

Bags for Survival

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from John Hertig 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...

How to Build a Bunker

Another guest contribution from Scott to The Prepper Journal. Serious survivalists are becoming more prominent in modern society, especially as nuclear treaties change and the threat of war is omnipresent in everyone's minds. Having...

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...

Where There Is No Kitchen: Cooking When The Grid Goes Down

Many of you are familiar with the nearly famous books “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” that are the most widely used health education books in tropical and sub-tropical...

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

Prepping 101 – Communication Options

Having a plan in place for Communication in a disaster or survival situation is important to your preparations. This may be a plan for communicating with your family if you are away. It could...