Planning For the Unexpected – Choosing and Wearing the Right Footwear Everyday

In a high percentage of survival situations; you might argue all of them, clothing is a major component. For your Bug Out Bag we generally see recommendations of a change of clothing, or clothing...

Top 3 SHTF Job Opportunities for Preppers

There are a lot of articles geared toward preppers that have been written suggesting that in order to survive TEOTWAWKI (The End of The World as We Know It) you should have skills that...

Shipping Containers for Preppers

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on...

Prepping 101 – OPSEC

What is OPSEC? OPSEC is short for Operations Security or Operational Security and encompasses identifying critical information to determine if your actions can be observed by adversaries. To boil that down further, it is...

10 Prepping Mistakes That Could Kill You (and how to avoid them)

Everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to Prepping, all of our efforts are directed toward actions that are designed to either keep us safer, prolong our lives or stave off some disaster that...

Selecting Crops for Survival Gardens

 Editor’s Note: Another outstanding entry from one of our regular and trusted contributors to The Prepper Journal. And, as always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win...

SHTF Socialism: The Prepper’s Dilemma

Have you ever shared something with another person and eventually regret opening your mouth in the first place? This has happened to me a ton of times in the past usually because I just...

Prepping for Our Furry Friends – Stuff for Spot

That means adding to the long lists of things we need to do, buy and plan for should our worlds fall apart on either a small scale or a large scale.

Training For a Gunfight

Editors Note: This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on the USCCA Blog by Bruce Eimer. A key but often neglected part of having firearms in your prepping plans is practice....

Makeshift Grill Ideas: Cooking When the Grid Goes Down

In my quest to think of creative (hopefully) ideas for articles on the Prepper Journal, I try to pull inspiration from a lot of places. Certainly my own efforts at prepping give me experiences...

Do You Suffer from Prepper Burnout?

Prepping is always undertaken with the thought that you are “preparing” for something to happen. You prepare so you are ready. The reasons we prepare are all different, but if you are watching the...

10 Prepping Tips To Deter Burglars

When it comes to chances of your home being broken into, the odds are not exactly on your favor. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that one in every 36 homes in America is...

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...

The Well-Dressed Prepper

Making the right choices in clothing could be crucial to our survival, so let’s start from the top and see if you are a well-dressed prepper.

Airguns for Preppers – a Primer & Practicalities

I put together a primer that explains some of the differences between BB and pellet guns, various types of airguns for preppers, and some resources for comparison charts and additional information. Some practical applications for airguns follow if you can slog through the data.

Best Tactical Knife – Characteristics and Options

This article has been contributed by William Locks of What's That Knife. Have you ever looked at two different products that fell into two completely different categories and have been unable to tell them apart?...

How To Clip The Wings of Your Chicken

Raising chickens is a relatively low-cost and trouble free way to provide fresh eggs or meat for your family. Right now when everything is fine they not only provide more nutritious and flavorful eggs...

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Seven

The winners for Round 7 have been chosen!

The Best Furniture Options for Your Bunker

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laura Marie Johnson to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance...

Making a G.O.O.D PLAN: Get Out Of Dodge

What if events, beyond your control, fall upon you and change all you know and expect from life. Do you have a Plan B?

Crisis at Work: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Small Businesses

Disaster can strike at any moment – even at work. Make your small business disaster recovery plan today to avoid catastrophic losses in an emergency.

Ideals are Peaceful, History is Violent

At some point in your prepping journey you will need to think about Security and for many of us, these are the first thoughts that trigger an initial investigation into the world of prepping....

Are you Prepping to Bug Out Financially?

As Preppers we take steps to plan for disasters that could force us out of the comfort and safety of our homes. These threats could range from regional weather incidents like Tornadoes, Earthquakes or...

Understanding Preppers: Research Aims to Shed Light on Phenomenon

Update: 11/3/14 - The survey in this post is now closed. Previously, this had been an appeal for respondents to a piece of sociological research into the phenomenon of American prepping. The research is now...

Now That The Ammo Is Gone, What Can You Do?

In truth, the Ammo isn’t gone, but it sure is harder to find and it’s a lot more expensive. I regularly see prices that are double what I paid just a few short months...

8 Easy Ways Your Smartphone Can Help You Guard Your House

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Jason. Round 2 of the contest is open now so if you have always wanted to share your prepping perspective and...

Considering Precious Metals? – the Case for Suisse Bars

There are options when we talk about stockpiling wealth or currency in preparedness folds. Precious metals (PM) as a preparedness item are a topic of some debate in and of themselves

16 Best Hobbies for Preppers

These hobbies for preppers will give you skills that you can use in a survival situation but can also enrich your life right now.

Radio Silence – Communication Without Electronics

We do it nearly instinctively, some of us more than others. While hand gestures especially change meaning culture to culture, the ability to communicate without speaking is inherent to our species.

The Most Important Book to Possess After the Apocalypse

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Robert Boivin. Resources for learning skills that you might not currently posses come in many forms, but books seem to make...