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...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 3

Welcome back to our series on the 5 things you need to go off grid now, where we began with the premise that going “off grid” might not be something that as Preppers you...

Gun Buying Considerations Guide

First off, I want to acknowledge that there is no one right gun – not for everyone and not for every task. Firearms diversified for a reason. I’ll touch on some specific types, calibers,...

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...

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...

How Do You Prep For a Government Shutdown

Editors Note: Did a shutdown happen? Or did the never-ending circus in Washington D.C. continue with business as usual, $10,000,000,000 earmarked as aid to Mexico and Central America, and no funding for a Border Wall,...

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...

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...

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...

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

I have been asked before by friends how I got started with prepping. It seems the concept can be pretty daunting at first for some people. I can understand how it is when you...

Surviving Winter Storms with a Little Help from Technology

It appears winter has reared its mighty head across a wide swath of North America this past week and The Prepper Journal has some ideas as to some tech that can help weather the...

Safety Hacks Every Newbie Camper Should Know

Editors Note: A guest post from Anna Katrina from across the pond. Going camping soon? Avoid big and small discomforts and inconveniences and camp in safety. Here are the camping safety hacks you need to...

How to Choose the Best Instant Tent for Your Next Trip

Editors Note: An article from Tiffany Bolgert to The Prepper Journal. We are comfortable with instant coffee (yech!), instant oatmeal (where have all the nutrients gone?) and we can even buy instant underpants! So...

No-Buy & Pantry-Only Challenges

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. A timely subject with so many of those who serve us daily having to forgo a paycheck this week because of the children we elect...
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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.

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets Vol. 2

Many aspects of the Modern Minuteman toolbox apply to preparedness in general, however personal and small-scale or widespread and earth shaking our pet disasters may be. As with overall preparedness, our exact situation and...

7 Ways To Signal For Help In The Wilderness

Editors Note: An article from down-under thanks to Kelli Warner. I have been fortunate enough to have visited Australia on several occasions, business and pleasure and would return in a heartbeat. I was also foolish enough...

A Prepper Must-Have: Hands-Free Light

When it comes to a portable light, it’s hard to beat something that leaves your hands free and moves around with your eyes. Their cost, usefulness, and weight make them an absolute must-have for preppers.

How to Make Sure Your Stuff Lasts Forever — or Close to It

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Whether you live primarily off the grid and rarely venture to town or you simply wish to extend the life of your belongings...

What Is Your SHTF Plan?

Do you have an awesome bug out vehicle already sitting in the garage of your remote bunker somewhere miles away from the nearest highway? Do you have a fully stocked Bug Out Bag crammed...

Bug-Out Bags – Water on the Move

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

Preparedness on A Shoestring Budget

Editors Note: Don't forget to vote in our current Prepper Journal Writing Contest! Getting Gear I will stand by physical fitness and know-how as two of the seriously overlooked areas in disaster preparation. They apply to...

Survival Gardening: Squash Bugs and Borers

If you have a squash bug (SB) or squash vine borer (SVB) problem, it can be a big problem. Some areas have even greater trouble due to increased season length and mild winters. Despite SB’s...

The Right Broad-head to Hunt Any Game

Editors Note: Another article from Bob Scherer to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

What if There are No Cooler Heads?

I tried to see if someone is credited with originating the term "cooler heads will prevail." I found no one credited but it has been around for quite awhile. George Washington is even quoted...

Prepping 101 – Baby Steps

Editor's Note: I originally posted this article on the Prepper Journal back on January 28, 2013. There is always a very healthy dialog on all sides of any issue when it comes to Survival or...

Feeding Your Dog Right On A Hunting Day

Editors Note: An article from Shawn 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...

The Mental Health Benefits of High Concentration Sports

As you know The Prepper Journal usually doesn't republish already published articles, but every so often we come across some that truly add value to our followers and warrant further exposure. And with the...

How to Siphon Gas from a Car

Have you ever run out of gas? Imagine running out of gas when gas stations are no longer pumping fuel or you are on route to your bug out location after some really bad...

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...