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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Survival Knife Options

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Jim Watson to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

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...

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...

Surviving in the Cold

Editor's Note: A guest submission from Zac Martin. As another summer slowly dies, colder weather is going to start creeping its way into our lives again. In my area this is my favorite time to...

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...

Keep Your Home Safe: Smart Security Home Gadgets

Editors Note: An article from Berta Melder 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...

The Honcho Poncho: Prepper Gear Review

This thing is what I have needed in my kit for years. It has helped reduce the space in my bug out bag and has a ton of applications.

How to Use a Spotting Scope for Birding

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Kevin Fleeman at LifeUnderSky.com to The Prepper Journal. A lot of gems in this to pick up and apply not only to the subject matter but to hunting and...

XMRE – Meals Ready to Eat: Review

If you have not seen or heard of MRE’s (Meal Ready to Eat) by now, I have to wonder where you have been. MRE’s are a military staple that has naturally bled over into...

Waka Waka Power: Review

Planning for power outages is one of the most common things you can do in the realm of prepping. To that end we talk about storing fuel, purchasing generators or inverters for back-up power...

TitanStraps – Re-Useable Zip Tie: Review

Have you ever needed to strap something down and went to look for a length of rope or bungee cord? When I do this it is usually to tie down something on the roof...

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....

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...

Never Leave Home Without at Least One

As you know we are all fans of a good knife, one of the most versatile tools anyone can carry and for true knife aficionados, Damascus Steel is a Force to Reckon With! Who would...

Air Rifles: Giving You An Edge In Survival

Editors Note: An article from Douglas Keister 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...

P3Solar Dynamo Plus Review – Backup Power

I am always refining my prepping plans and the associated tools and gear I think will help improve my situation if the worst should happen. Some people go through life believing that nothing bad...

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...

A Hunker In Place Cooking Option

Looking for a great way to do two things at once, checkout a great prepper stove and heat up some Thanksgiving leftovers, all without making another mess in the kitchen. Thanks to the people...

Be Prepared for Disaster with These Tech Upgrades

Editors Note: Another guest post from Scott to The Prepper Journal. Timely as the world attends the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

Stay Energized!

The Invaluable Asset of Energy: As Preppers we have all not only imagined that we can be suddenly been thrust into the position of protecting and providing for our family in a catastrophic situation,...

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...

How an Inflatable Kayak Can be Your Best Friend in Emergencies

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Derek to The Prepper Journal. As you know I am a BIG fan of kayaks.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

Product Review – Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) by Food Insurance.com

Today's review is courtesy of guest blogger Captain William E. Simpson II - USMM. Captain Bill was featured on National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers episode "Fortress At Sea". Bill has other articles that may be...

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...

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...