Spring Cleaning – Survival Style

It’s that time of year again! Time to break out all of your summer clothes and put away all of your winter gear, unless you are in the Northeast where they just received a...

Oxygen! Do you have everything you need?

When it comes to being prepared people most often consider the basics first. Food, water and shelter are primarily the initial focus followed by preparedness for extended periods of time and extraordinary circumstances. While...

Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term

It is easier to pre-purchase fuel and store it so that in the case of an emergency, you aren’t standing in line. There are a few things to consider when you are planning to store fuel long-term that we will cover below.

JM Bullion-Precious Metals Sponsor

The newest addition to our list of sponsors is our exclusive precious metals sponsor, JM Bullion. This online dealer of gold and silver has been around for a relatively short period of time, though...

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...

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...

21 Emergency Blogs That Could Save Your Life

You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs. Start by preparing an...

Is It Too Late To Start Prepping

Do you feel like there is no reason to start planning now for surviving a disaster situation? Do you fear an economic collapse but worry that it is too late and there is nothing...

3 Common Mistakes Preppers Make and How To Avoid Them

So you have this prepping thing down, right? You have plenty of supplies to weather any contingency and there isn’t much left that you haven’t purchased or thought of. You and your family have...

40 Non-Processed Snacks That Meet Your Need for Speed

In a society that is geared towards instant gratification, the problem with non-processed food is that it isn’t “quick”.  One of the major reasons that people give for eating processed foods over whole foods...

How to convince someone about prepping

I received an email the other day asking for advice on how to get a loved one on board with prepping.  This is a subject I have wanted to write about for a while...

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...

Cheap by Choice: When Frugality Means Freedom

As a parent, sometimes I’ve asked my kids to do things they don’t want to do.  (Haven’t we all?)  The biggest key to their success in the endeavor is their attitude. Scenario #1: Me: Kiddo,...

Sponsor Highlight – Mother Earth Products

Recently we had a new sponsor join the Prepper Journal and I have only now been able to get around to announcing them properly.  Mother Earth Products contacted us a few weeks ago about...

Is The Takedown Of Gold A Sign That The Entire Global Financial System Is...

Somebody out there is sure getting prepared for something really big.  We have just witnessed a takedown of gold and silver unlike anything that we have witnessed in decades.  On Monday, the price of...

Situational Awareness for the Focus Challenged Prepper

Many of you reading this now have at least a vague concept of Situational Awareness. For those who don't, Situational Awareness means slightly different things based upon who you ask, but the general concepts...

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...

Living The Preps

I am going to date myself with some of what I have written herein, but I don’t mind doing that if it may help a few people or families to have a better shot...

Never Understimate The Value Of A Clean Shave

So I’ve hit a breaking point; I finally ran out of the razor blades that I bought in bulk  last year and took a quick trip to Sam’s Club. Only this time I lost it,...

25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility...
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If There Is No Place Left To Hide: Why Bother Hiding?

Each day it seems we are greeted by another plan for government surveillance, under the guise of national security of course, in order to access our private information. Government, we are told must be...

Survival Lessons from the Hatfields & McCoys

I recently watched the History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys and was fascinated, like so many others to watch this interpretation of an American Legend. Part of the reason why I wanted to watch this...

How to use Sandbags To Stop Water or Bullets

Sandbags have been used for a long time to keep us safe in dangerous situations. Safe from rising flood-waters and from incoming rounds in combat. I started thinking about sandbags in terms of home...

Bitcoin: The New World Order’s Plot For A World Currency?

Justin O'Connell Activist Post As a general rule, if anything is covered en masse by the mainstream media, then I tend to believe that which I am watching is actually one long promotional spot. The same could...

Prepper Power! – The Advantage of Hydroelectricity

It’s a fact that energy makes our lives far more comfortable and in some cases, even safer. Preppers who are able to have a reliable source of energy during and after an unexpected event,...

Government Scientists Creating More Deadly Bird Flu Virus: Are You Prepared If It Gets...

For some preppers, a common motivation to become prepared is the risk of a biological outbreak of some disease with a high mortality rate and aggressive transmission vector. They fear, and with good reason,...

Convert Your Mower Into A Survival Generator

Spring is in the air and with it comes yard work. For some we have already started planting our gardens, others are tending to their chickens and most have to start cutting the grass....

The Pros and Cons of Bartering

Bartering is the key. This will be the solution to all our problems when the grid goes down and society devolves back to somewhere around the early 1900’s,  or at least that is what...

12 Survival Items You May Have Overlooked

When we talk about survival, there are certain items that immediately come to mind. We start with the discussion of beans, bullets and band-aids. This logically flows to having at least a 30 day...

After the Freeze Dried Food is Gone

What happens when you have eaten through all your supplies of dehydrated, canned, and stored food?  Even the most optimistic among us should not begin eating on your stores of food without giving a...