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...

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets

As if preparedness alone didn’t have enough to learn and do, along with the modern minuteman movement comes additional taskers. I’m going to cover a handful of the common ones we see on lists when...

Practical Prep: Range Tips

For many preppers, static square ranges are the only opportunity to put rounds through the barrel. They do have some limitations, and they can be pricey, but we can make a few tweaks here...

Using Fish to Create Organic Fertilizer

In this article we’re going to discuss how you can grow plants using fish in an aquaponics system. Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics (a method of growing food without soil) and aquaculture (fish farming). The...

Prepare for Disaster with a Portable Generator

Living or working in a disaster-prone area always requires that you be prepared for the worst. When a natural disaster strikes, you might not have the time to take the right recuperative measures if...

BOB Weight Sucks – Worth It

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...

Basic Survival Skills Every Prepper Should Master ASAP

Editors Note: An article from Will Scott at the Optics Empire 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...

Survival Gear for Short Term and Long-Term Survival

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from James at the Prepper Broadcasting Network.   What are you Preparing For? In the survival and prepping world there is a lot of confusion about what to...

How to Turn Your Car into the Ultimate Prepper Vehicle

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Megan Ray Nichols 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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 2

Our last article; the first in this series of 5 things you need to go off grid now, began with the concept of preppers looking for an ideal life of untethering ourselves from “the...

Productive & Easy Container Gardening

Some of us are restricted entirely to small spaces, and some of us have either clay, rock, or sandy soils that are easier to avoid than to mitigate. Some of us keep container gardens...

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...

Modern Minuteman – Wilderness Skills

Editor's Note: As we prepare to celebrate our Republics 243rd birthday what could be more appropriate than a third installment of R. Ann Parris's Minuteman series? From the most localized and lowest-level threats like rioting...

Reflectors and Mylar: Home, Garden and On The Go

There are all kinds of ways windshield reflectors and space blankets can make life easier and increase our capabilities as preppers, both everyday and during emergencies. Some of the camping and car uses are...

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...

Skip the Shovel – Easy-Access Outdoor Caches

Having a cache isn’t a bad idea for all sorts of reasons. Even if we don’t plan to bug out anywhere, we can easily be cut off from our homes and vehicles by everyday...

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,...

The Essentials and the Extra Weight – The Make-and-Break Gear of the Wilderness

Editor's Note:A review of the basics is never a waste of time. A contribution from a far. Every prepper starts with the basics.  You never know what the wilderness has in store for you. It’s...

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...

What’s Your Trigger Finger Doing?

If our accuracy has plateaued or backslid, we may have picked up one of several finger habits. Two we can check for are resigning pacing to our fingers – versus eyes and brains –...

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...

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 USE A TORCH FOR PERSONAL DEFENSE

Editor's Note: Continuing in the spirit of how others view prepping from a different prospective, an interesting contribution to The Prepper Journal from Stephany Jonson. "Torch" is the British word for flashlight.  A torch is...

Why You Should Write Down Your Emergency Plan

Why written emergency plans (EP) are better than just having one on your mind Terrorism attacks, accidents or natural disasters can occur any time and if you are unlucky enough, leave you dead or in...

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...

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Mushrooms

Editor's Note: Always a subject I wanted to know more about.   Ready to join the mushroom movement? There are lots of good reasons to grow mushrooms at home. They’re tasty, nutritious and they may even...

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...