What Should Be in Your Car Emergency Kit

Editors Note: Another article from Paul Taylor to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

10 Great Bartering Items for When the SHTF

The only difference will be how they will be doing it once today’s money looses its value. So, below we’ve put together a list of 10 items that will be worthy of trading for those days ahead, on the other side of that moment we call when the SHTF

Things That Drive Preppers Crazy

Editors Note: This post might be better titled "ramblings from a mind turned to mush by our "information highway". I had the luck to be on ARPANet before it was opened to the public in...

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...

Being Prepared to Live in Your Car Successfully

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by J. Cirerol and he shares his experiences learned from living in his car for over a year. While most of us might not find the idea...

Looter Defense Tactics

For many; the not too distant events in Ferguson are the first thoughts that come to mind when you mention the word looting. Looting in some circles is what you do apparently when there...

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Prepper Movement but were Afraid to Ask

I had this thought as I was walking around the other day and wanted to jot down some answers to common questions I see asked and answered out there regarding the Prepper Movement. I...

My Five Reasons Why Hunting is an Important Survival Skill

Editor's Comment: A guest post from James Nelson at Hunting Research to The Prepper Journal. While we know the short answer to the title James provides some interesting insight. Hunting has a large part to...

Children after SHTF: Liability or Responsibility

How many times have you heard the question, “Who would want to bring a child into this world”? I can remember hearing this saying many times throughout my life both in my personal interactions...

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...

Introduction to Building a Storage Shed – Part 1

You REALLY don't want all of your prepping supplies in your house. Such as a generator and fuel, oil and vehicle parts, battery banks and so on so building a storage shed makes a lot of sense.

Getting the Most from Food and Water During a Disaster

In a disaster we all know water is going to be very precious. Water is also one of the hardest things to store. Now is the time to think about ways to get the most out of every drop.

Building an Emergency Shelter from a Kit

The majority of Preppers are well equipped in survival skills, including finding food, keeping warm and making temporary shelters, but how many of you are prepared for a total life-long power cut? Would your...

No Excuses – You Have to Do Something Now

At some point, the information you have been processing must turn to action. The knowledge that you have been gaining and the perspective of someone who now sees the world differently has to be...

Can Survivalists and Preppers Benefit From Reality TV Shows?

The quick answer is yes; absolutely, if the show is true to its viewership. That said, it can also go horribly wrong; let’s examine why. The Big Picture: Much of modern society today is operating with...

Preppers Always Have a Plan in Place

In other words, are you prepared? Let’s take a quick peek at some of the things that you can do to ensure that when something happens, you will be ready for it.

Top Five Reasons for a Woman to Carry Concealed

I recently completed several hours of instruction to get my concealed carry permit. In the state where I reside, eight hours or instruction, a written exam, and qualification at a range are required to...

Improvised Weapon You May Not Have Considered

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith. In this article, David discusses a defense method that has been going the internet around for years. I...

Preparing for the Worst Day

The tips below will help you begin the process of preparing for the worst day so that you will be better equipped to come through with everyone intact.

Canadian Prepping, eh?

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Huples who can frequently be found contributing to our discussion in the comments section of many articles. Today, Huples takes center...

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

This article was taken from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA). It offers some guidelines for keeping yourself safe when it comes to food in an emergency. Food can become contaminated and disasters...

Prepping for a Night Hunt

Hunting, in general, is very involved and requires many moving pieces. You need to be thinking about a lot of different variables and scenarios constantly in order to stay ahead of the prey and...

Bartering With Your Soul

Bartering is the simple act of exchanging goods or services for other goods or services and it is how people have conducted trade since the beginning of time. Before there was money or even...

The Risks and Hazards of Bugging Out

Editor’s Note: This article is another excellent read that has been generously contributed by Bolo.  Bolo's latest is a companion piece to his earlier series on knowing when to bug out. One of his...

Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

How many of you have ever tried to convince your spouse to do something that was outside of their comfort zone? Did you have a lot of success? When we have these partners in...

Coping with Stress After Disaster

When planning for disaster, we run through scenarios in our mind and those scenarios give us a visual baseline for which we make plans. As preppers we talk a lot about the steps you...

Introduction to Nuclear Survival

Editors Note: Another guest post from John Hertig to The Prepper Journal. An in-depth piece on understanding this as the world deals with China's Junk-Yard Dog for the first time as opposed to the continued appeasement...

How to Raise Rabbits

When it comes to self-sufficiency, replacing the grocery store seems to be the biggest hurdle for most preppers. Gardens are most commonly thought of because we as humans collectively seem to think, ‘how hard...

Do More Than One Stinking Pull-Up

This article originally appeared on the Art of Manliness I’m still haunted by my 6th grade gym class. At the beginning of the semester, all the students took part in a physical fitness test. Part...

Do You Have A Get Home Plan?

In a disaster our first instinct is to move as quickly as possible to safety or to the closest approximation we have to our ideal of safe. For me, if anything happens my goal...