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...

If You Only Had One Tool

What if you were suddenly overwhelmed by an event? An earthquake, a micro-burst along a lonely road that did in your vehicle, you barely got out before it was washed down a swollen creek...

Mobility vs Armored: Which is Better?

Survival is more of an art than a science and there are as many opinions on the “right” way to do it as there are preppers. While everyone isn't certain they have the final...

Survival of the Richest: How the World’s Financial Elite are Preparing for Armageddon

As we normal folks prepare for emergencies, disasters and the like, I was curious as to how one might approach this should "money be no object." I myself have never had that problem, when...

How to Prep for an Earthquake

Editor's Note: A contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. As a native and one who has been through multiple earthquakes I can say "amen" to holding our breath. There are so...

Happy Independence Day America!

The Prepper Journal wishes all a safe and sane and happy Independence Day. Good times, with family and friends, a moment of reflection on those who set us upon this journey and those that made...

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...

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...

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...

Prepping Your Truck In Case You Have to Live Out of It

Whether you’re out of work and lose your house, in a natural disaster, or SHTF scenario or are one of the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse (an election in California), there may come...

OMG, Now What?

While we all hope to never have to make the decision to use deadly force to defend ourselves and our loved ones, it happens everyday somewhere and with an opposition party in the USA...

Really, the FIRST Day, Really?

June 21st - The beginning of Summer north of the equator, the longest day of the year (daylight vs. night) and the Summer Solstice, the opposite for those south of the equator. Really? REALLY? Well...

Prepper Pantry – A Pound of Pasta

Editor's Note: To answer your question, Yes! After moving this post into WordPress for publication I did have to go find some good pasta for lunch. Pasta and noodles go way beyond spaghetti in red...

The Value of Sleep

The Prepper Journal has posted in the past on the importance of sleep, like when it is your turn on guard duty. But in general sleep is a real need and knowing how to...

Run-n-Gun: Lights, Camera, Action

Whatever our primary shooting type and needs, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re a little more ready when we pull the trigger on a real, live target.  This...

First Aid Training Will Benefit Your Family

At The Prepper Journal we often post about learning first aid, that you and those around you when a injury occurs are the real "first responders" to any incident and that you and they...

Why Do Preppers Need to Know Basic Plumbing?

As a homeowner I will be the first to admit that I would rather change out a 220v circuit breaker during a hurricane while knee deep in vermin filled flood waters than work on...

Are We Spinning Out of Control?

I posted last week on having a positive outlook at our current world so now, for the flip side.  I have often wondered if we as a people really appreciate what our founders went...

Best Car Security Gadgets to Look Out For in 2019

As preppers our vehicles are important parts of our survival gear, whether needed to get home to family and supplies in an emergency, to retrieve family members or to get out of dodge, we...

Upcycling for Preppers – Pool Noodles

Fear not, you’re not going to see cutesy flowers, beer floats, or kiddie obstacle courses. Pool noodles have way more practical things to offer, whether we’re re-purposing a Star Wars...

If Only….

If only we had to deal with such a problem....we all hope to have this problem BUT it does bring things one must be prepared to deal with to survive. How...

What Was it You Said Was Too Difficult?

I received this over the Memorial Day weekend and found it a short, inspirational story of determination. One worth sharing. I am sure such stories happen often everywhere, they renew our beliefs...

Important Tips for Backpacking with Your Dog

Editor's Note: A timely guest contribution from Dennis as the weather and the mid year holidays see more and more of us getting off the grid for some decompression time.  Many backpackers want to take...

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...

Memorial Day 2019

"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." - Ed Howdershelt (Reference Stephan Decatur Miller, circa September 1830). This is the day we...

A Preppers Guide on How to Catch Fish for Food

Fishing is a popular pastime for tens of millions of people. However, this recreational activity — often seen as a great way to enjoy a laid-back day off work —...

My Gun Can Beat Up Your Gun

Oh boy, another "gun debate". The extension of the "my mommy can beat up your mommy" challenge from our days at recess in Kindergarten. And not to worry, the AR vs the AK has been...

Pieces of Gear That’ll Save Your Life

As a follow-on to yesterday's post on the coming Hurricane season in North America, and as a lesson from an article in the news today about two hikers assaulted along the Appalachian Trail by...

It’s Coming Again This Year – How to Prep for a Hurricane

Or any storm for that matter. Living in certain parts of the world makes extreme weather a fact of life. If you're not prepared to accept how severe the weather might get,...

How to Find the Best Tree Stand Locations

Editor's Note: Yes, deer season and other large game seasons are way out in the future now, kind of hard to see them when you have to look beyond the rest of Spring and...