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.

Site Planning for Your Survival Homestead

A great deal can go into site planning for your survival homestead, even when the infrastructure is already in place and funds don’t exist to renovate lines or move buildings. Where we place things can increase or decrease our defensive abilities, success in growing, and how likely we are to see something – which can be good or bad

Is your Bug Out Bag Going to Get You Killed?

A bug out bag is designed in theory to give you everything you may need to live for at least 72 hours outside of your home and should be considered as part of any...

Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford

Is there any one of us who doesn’t drool a little whenever you see an exotic sports car tooling down the road? I don’t mean a Mustang GT either; I am talking about Ferrari,...

Top 5 Firearms You Need To Get Your Hands On NOW!

I would rather have my trusty shotgun as opposed to a baseball bat and harsh language if there were a bunch of people trying to knock down my door any day. So, with that in mind, below are my list of the top 5 firearms you need to get your hands on now.

My New Year’s Prepping Resolutions

It’s that time of year again; time to over eat and over drink, and wonder where on Earth 2016 went?

Prepping 101 – Food Preps: 30 Days Worth Of Food

When you start to consider prepping, one of the first things you need to start prepping for is food. Simply put, food is one essential you need to live and your family must have...

What You Need to Know About the Medical Use of Steroids

Editor's Note: Since their introduction steroids have received a lot of knee-jerk press, rumors and half-truths. While a complicated science, Kimberly Clark offers the following insight into their proper use.  When I received my PSIA...

Things You Can Cook Over a Fire

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Before we had ovens, cooktops and microwaves, there was only one way to cook up some grub — over the fire. You have...

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...

How To Make A Ghillie Suit

A ghillie suit is something I have been meaning to buy forever. When it comes to camouflage for hunting or sneaking up on people, there isn't much better if you are using this the...

The Best Prepper Guns List – Must Have Weapons for SHTF

I believe that all things being equal, the best defensive weapons you can own are firearms and with that I mind I want to discuss what I recommend everyone have if you are considering a firearm as part of your preparedness strategy.

Should you get a Ham Radio License or Hide from the Government?

I remember cruising around some of the blogs I frequent last year I believe and ran into one YouTube channel from a guy who said he refused to get his HAM license for anything....

How To Hunt Game Using Long Range Rifle Scopes

Editor's Note: I know, Summer is hardly begun, some kids still have a long Summer breaks in front of them while some return to school this week; but the time to start preparing for...

The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better?

Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in...

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...

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...

Nutritious Food Plants You Can Harvest Quickly

Editor's Note: A guest submission to The Prepper Journal from Raymond Poole. Raymond Poole is an organic cooking and gardening fanatic. He spends his free time trialing and testing different growing techniques to make...

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

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...

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...

Are You Prepared to Deal with a Fire at Home?

Editors Note: The following guest article was generously contributed by James Smith in October of 2015. It is worth rereading if you caught it then as well as for the first time now. Additionally I...

32 Must Have Prepper Books

For a long time now I have been meaning to post a list of prepper resources. I do have a lot listed our our Resources page, but I hadn't really spent any time listing...

Depression Recipes – Simple Meal Ideas for Hard Times

The Great Depression is almost universally thought of as the darkest time in recent U.S. history from at least a financial standpoint. Like many of you, I know close family members who lived through...

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...

Are You Guilty of Hoarding? How to Prepare for Coming Shortages

Hoarding is normal by humans during times of scarcity. It is how the smart survive while the foolish perish. You accumulate or store additional provisions that you likely will need later but due to forces beyond your control, are unable to get.

How Much Ammo do I Need for SHTF?

A common question when preppers begin the process of accumulating supplies and knowledge is How much ammo do I need for SHTF? Of course, if you don’t have any firearms, the question is more...

Vehicle EDC Gear List: Don’t Leave the Driveway Without It

Your EDC gear that you carry daily can be used in millions of ways. It could be something as trivial as having a light to shine into a dark room for greater visibility or...

Camouflage and Concealment: The Art of Staying Hidden

You do not have to have expensive patterns to give you good camouflage and concealment, a gray dress shirt and a pair of light khaki pants is way more effective than tactical Tim dressed in SWAT black!

Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The premise of the show from the website is “the story...