The Case for Hybrid Seeds

Once we join this prepper culture, we start getting pushed toward heirloom seed stockpiles. There’s definitely value in heirloom and open pollinated. There’s also a reason we developed hybrids. They have some big benefits, see,...

We Are Thankful

On this holiday, where we as a people gave our first real thanks, shared our hard obtained bounty with others who shared with us, and saw a future that allowed us to freely prosper...

A Cop Plans For TEOTWAWKI

This article was generously donated by Elijah Williams and covers plans for TEOTWAWKI from a perspective that we don't often hear from in the prepping community. We do talk about the absence of law...

How to Make Your Garage The Ultimate Pepper Storage Unit

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

Does Corporal Punishment Better Prepare One for the Real World?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Soma Chakrabotry to The Prepper Journal. One I have been wrestling with for some time as regular followers will remember. A touchy subject perhaps in a world overrun with PC...

Fire Craft: The Best of the Best of the Modern Age

It is not just sparking a lighter or striking a match. True fire craft requires a great deal of time collecting resources and skill when generating an ember or spark.

Trash Cans – Overlooked Survival Tool for Preppers?

You may already have a mental running list of items like duct tape, canned food, and cooking oil, but there is one item you may not have included among your prepper tools: the trash can.

Is Anything Bulletproof?

One of our candidates for the most misused term in the English language - bulletproof. Throwing the ridiculous extremes aside (i.e., a 20' thick titanium shielded building of 6,000 psi concrete reinforced with 50-cal...

13 Skills to Learn Now for Survival Later

Evaluating survival readiness takes more than just 13 questions. However these thirteen skills to learn in the areas of food, water, shelter, protection and communication will form a solid foundation of preparation and readiness. 1....

Must Have Everyday Items for Home Remedies

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from TC. In the scenario where you and your family members would have to be able to rely on yourselves for a while...

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.

SHTF Medical Alternatives You Can Use for Treatment

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith. David discusses three medical alternatives that you should investigate further to see if their use is something that...

Raising Chickens: Breeding Resilience with Broody Hens

Editors Note: Another article on chickens 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...

Would You be Able to Leave Someone Behind?

I routinely think about the potential of bugging out with my family. When I do consider how this would work logistically, I probably paint a rosier picture than is prudent from the standpoint of...

How to Travel Like a Prepper

There are some lessons I have learned and rules that I try to follow as closely as I can when I travel that could keep me alive and help me make it back home if disaster struck and I was away from my family.

Could We Have it All Wrong?

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. Reading the article “Bartering With Your Soul” by Pat Henry really struck a nerve and got the gears turning for me the...

For Survivalist Being Prepared with N95 Masks is a Must!

In uncertain times, many people are gathering the things they need in the event of an emergency. Food, water, and shelter are usually at the forefront of everyone's minds; however, other safety and precautionary...

Just How Safe Is Your Email From Prying Eyes?

As much as you maybe want to believe your email is safe, it’s not… Prying eyes are watching you…

A Forgotten Skill: Weather Prediction

As of right now, only extreme weather affects our daily lives, but in a doomsday scenario we would need to know the weather to properly adapt shelter, make sure our rain barrels are ready,...

Home Security – One Preppers Experience

Editors Note: A guest submission from Valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. The next Prepper Writing Contest Award is coming! As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

After an EMP Attack – How To Get Home When it’s 700 Miles Away

I sometimes have to go out of town on business just like millions of other people each year. The distance and locations all vary with the need, but in a lot of cases, I...

Off Road Checklist: Don’t Get Stuck Bugging Out

Those alternate routes could lead you through areas that aren’t paved over obstacles that could put a halt to your forward progress, but with this off-road checklist, you could be able to unstuck yourself and keep going.

What Is A Prepper?

You could ask this question of a half-dozen people and get as many ideas or views. One of the more common views is; someone who is ‘paranoid’ and who collects/stockpiles and stores equipment (including guns...

The Bible, Preparedness, and the 2nd Amendment

There is no one Christian view on any topic and the purpose of this article is not to push one view or another but to provide a perspective that you may not have considered

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...

6 Essential Knots You Need To Know

I know you can tie your own shoe laces. But I am sure many people do not know how to tie other types of knots. If you once did then you definitely need some...

Why The Rangefinder Binocular Is The New Must-Have Tool For Hunters

Have you ever tried to measure a target’s range and field miserably? If you have, then it might be time to invest in a rangefinder binocular.

Worst of Times, Best of People, Mostly.

Editors Note: The good and the bad in real time. "My faith in humanity restored"..."THIS is how Americans really treat each other"...."We see heroes and victims, we don't see colors"....the images are undeniable, they are...

When There Is No FEMA – Interview with Richard Bryant

Today we are fortunate to have an interview with Richard Bryant, author of a new book titled "When There Is No FEMA". ‘When There is No FEMA’ is written as a non-fiction survivalist preparation...

8 Tips for a Great Camping Trip

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Michael Everett at RainyCamping.com to The Prepper Journal. The best way to learn to be prepared is to learn when life is still normal. As always, if you...