Why Geodesic Shelters Make the Best Emergency Shelters

Editors Note: A second guest submission from Cody Jarrett to The Prepper Journal. Serious Preppers will see the advantages in new products like these. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you...

Cold Steel Trail Hawk Tomahawk – Review

I was given the opportunity to review the Cold Steel Trail Hawk from the good people at Knife Hog back in May. I am only now getting to this review which is long overdue....

Liberty I – Stealth Survival Weapon

When it comes to being prepared for disasters great or small, readers of this blog know I like to have different options. That isn’t to say that I roll out of my house with...

Coast HP550 Review – Serious Light for Tough Times

I was given the opportunity to review the Coast HP550 focusing LED flashlight. I love reviewing new gear on the Prepper Journal but some flashlight reviews are highly technical to the point of using...

Stealth Body Armor Review – Safeguard ARMOR

A couple of weeks back I was contacted by SafeGuard ARMOR asking me if I would like to review one of their bulletproof vests. Not being one to turn down an opportunity to test some...

EcoZoom Cook Stove Review: Simple Solution for Grid-Down Cooking

As you work through your list of preparedness items to consider for a disaster or emergency, you inevitably arrive at cooking. Having a good quantity of stored foods is the primary concern so that...

Why You Can’t Rely on a Cheap Safe

Editors Note: An article from TheSimplePrepper.com 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 one of three...

Is a hybrid bike good for both trails and an escape?

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...

MIL vs MOA: Understanding The Difference in Scope Measurements

When the military standardizes particular ammo calibers, the civilian world usually catches on. Although it was not made as a military round, the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering suddenly becomes very popular in the long-range shooting...

Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review

In Prepper circles there are a myriad of opinions on gear selection. From the best survival knife to the best caliber of handgun to purchase all the way down to paracord differences. The good...

Going Home: A Novel – Review

I love reading books about post-apocalyptic situations, seeing how the author envisions everything going down and how people in the story cope during times of trials. When I was new to Prepping, I read...

Time to Revisit BOB

Editors Note: Another article from Angela Williams 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 to win...

Secret Garden of Survival: How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest – Review

I have seen the advertisements for Rick Austin’s book, Secret Garden of Survival on a lot of blogs in the prepping community, but had not really considered it much. There wasn’t any reason that...

Gun Buying Considerations Guide

First off, I want to acknowledge that there is no one right gun – not for everyone and not for every task. Firearms diversified for a reason. I’ll touch on some specific types, calibers,...

Strategic Relocation – North American Guide to Safe Places – Book Review

Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition - available at Amazon Author: Joel M. Skousen 400 pages One of the many books I have related to the concepts of Preparedness and Survival is Strategic Relocation....

Gear Review: USMC Tactical Survival Axe

This is not your uncle’s camping axe! I am not an expert with edged weapons, even though I have a trunk-load of them, including the old Buck hunting knife that my Dad gave me when...

Introduction to Silencers – Part 1 of 2

Editors Note: This is the first of a two-part article on silencers by John Hertig. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow. And don't forget to vote in our current Prepper Journal Writing Contest! Introduction to Silencers You're...

Gunslinger Quick-Draw Hand Well Pump – Grid down Backup

As part of my preps, water is high on the list of items I strive to ensure I have options and redundancy for so when Tony from Gunslinger Well Pumps contacted me to review...

The SilverFire ‘Survivor’ Rocket Stove – Review

There are hosts of camp stoves in the marketplace today, as I learned when I started to doing my research. Many use liquid or compressed gas fuels, which have the benefit of accurate metering...

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Taste Test – Review

When it comes to long term food storage, there are several obvious candidates. In Prepper and Survival circles, we talk about storing grains in Mylar bags packed in 5 gallon buckets with oxygen absorbers,...

HOW TO USE A TORCH FOR PERSONAL DEFENSE

Editor's Note: Continuing in the spirit of how others view prepping from a different prospective, an interesting contribution to The Prepper Journal from Stephany Jonson. "Torch" is the British word for flashlight.  A torch is...

How To Hunt Game Using Long Range Rifle Scopes

Editor's Note: I know, Summer is hardly begun, some kids still have a long Summer breaks in front of them while some return to school this week; but the time to start preparing for...

How to Choose Best Holographic Sights

Editors Note: An article from Shien who writer for topreddotsights.com to The Prepper Journal. The physics of light are one of the most complex parts of Physics. Shien provides a buyers guide for those looking...

What We DON’T See in Peoples Range and Bug-Out Bags!

  I climb upon my "soap box" and scream "ENOUGH!" We don’t see enough, but can we have “enough?” What we do not see in Range Bags: tools, the right tools for the weapons and mechanical...

K-TOR Human-Power Generators – Review

The first question that some people might ask is: Why would I want to consider a human powered generator when I could use solar? This is a logical question given the latest developments in...

First Aid: Fundamentals For Survival – Review

Starting a blog requires a lot of things. Hard work, perseverance and luck play their own parts in unequal amounts. When I started the Prepper Journal, one of the first bloggers who was kind...

A Compact 7-Day Food Reserve for 2 People

Freeze-dried foods have a place in a lot of preppers pantry’s for a lot of good reasons. For starters, the food is prepackaged in one to two serving pouches. They only need hot water...

Gun Storage 101: How To Choose the Right Gun Safe (Cost, Capacity, & Features)

Editors Note: An article from Sam 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 to win one...

EnGarde Bullet proof Level IV Plate Review

As preppers we can easily see the value of stocking up on extra food, water and medicines. Having a backup power source like a small solar array or a generator with a supply of...

Mail Call

I have to say that getting the mail, the old fashion snail-mail at The Prepper Journal is always interesting. Needless to say I receive some interesting things and thought I would share some of...