What Do You Fear?

Editor’s Note: This article is another excellent read that has been generously contributed by Bolo. Bolo discusses the importance of training not from the aspect of crucial skills you need, but experience and comfort...

Protect your Neighborhood with a Powerful Base Defense

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton 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 well as...

Will Gold and Silver be valuable?

You can't eat gold. I have heard that phrase so many times in the past whenever the subject of prepping turned to an economic collapse and the importance of buying precious metals was proposed as...

Should You Have Only One Caliber?

The great thing about hindsight is all the wisdom it produces. How many of you have ever wished you could go back in time to a point in your life with all of the...

Testing Your Plan

Editors Note: A guest contribution from COSurvivalist to The Prepper Journal. You have built all of these wonderful plans for survival, you have bought or built all of the things you think you need, you...

9 Prepping Lessons from American Blackout

Like millions of others on Sunday night, I plopped down in front of the TV to watch National Geographic’s American Blackout. I was curious to see how the hypothetical scenario of a 10 day...

How to Prepare Your Household for a Power Outage

Everyone can remember the media outrage following Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans became a hotbed for violent criminal behavior long after the event. Catastrophes, natural and otherwise, that destroy our power sources and leave us...

Are You Practicing Financial Redundancy?

After the stock market opened up this week on “Black Monday” and quickly dropped 1000 points, many people were surprised. The internet was abuzz with stories discussing the various reasons for the market turmoil...

The Lone Sock

It’s a mystery in many houses – where in tarnation do the odd socks go? In others, there’s people like me who have a special ability to wear and snag holes … in just...

8 Easy Garden Hacks

It’s something that’s going to come as a shock for those who don’t practice ahead of time, no matter how many tricks get applied. However, we can save some time and stress on our bodies with a few low-cost and low-skill tricks and tools, and see increased yields.

7 easy techniques to make your home more secure

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com 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...

Practical Preparedness: Sanity Savers

Sanity is important. Really. It’s easy to think that in a disaster we’ll just make do because we won’t have any choice. That’s adding a lot of stress to our bodies and minds in...

The Fourth “B”

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some extra-special handling. As you will read it may be easy...

A Very Merry Christmas to One and All

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince...

How Important Is an Air Mattress in Your Survival Gear?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Elizabeth 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 well as...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Ten!

Promise made, promise kept. Finally preppers you get to cast your votes for the "best articles" published between May 15th and July 16th of this year. And not a moment too soon as Round...

Building a Get Home Bag on a Budget, the Thrifty (Aka Cheap) Way

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from PAD Commander and in it he discusses how he built his Get Home Bag, rather creatively from a lot of underutilized...

Winter Prepper Project Ideas – Indoors

Some of them relate to food production, some to increasing our efficiency, and some are little off-the-wall tasks that don’t get as much attention as they otherwise could.

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...

Safe Drinking Water Strategies for Preppers

How to sterilize water? Simple: You don't need to ‘sterilize’ water. Sterilization is the destruction of all microorganisms in, on and around an object. What is needed for safe drinking water, is disinfection

Four Lessons Learned from This Summer’s Guerrilla Gardening

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bobcat-Prepper. Great gardens that grow heaps of high-calorie food don’t just happen – you have to build them. I learned that this...

The Dual Sport Motorcycle – Rugged, Gas-Sipping Bug Out Transportation

Editor's Note: This post has been generously contributed by A.B. Vanover and he lays out the argument for a two-wheeled bug out option that preppers should consider. In some situations this makes more sense...

Free Beginner Prepping Course

I was taught to think about preparedness for disasters. I came away from the class with the knowledge that I was in the dark when it came to being prepared for a disaster.

The Coming Economic Collapse

People have been saying the US is on course for an economic collapse for years; however, several economists anticipate the US will default on its debt if the country does not change its fiscal policies.

Get Home Scenario

You have to have a flexible plan. Be prepared to change and adjust it according to the situation. Your kit levels aid you in maintaining the flexibility and ability to adjust and resupply on the go.

Stacking Functions: Increasing Yields & Decreasing Labor with Multi-Function Elements

Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and areas (space) to perform the most services for us.

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...

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...

Buy-it and Forget-it: Six Prepper Supplies that Require no Skills!

Editors Note: Another guest post from Valknut79 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 well as...

Earthquake Safety Checklist

Earthquakes happen virtually anywhere and the recent news of the 8.2 magnitude quake in Chile reminds us that this natural disaster is a fact of life we could reasonably expect to see at some...