Better Training with Cheapo Targets

A lot of times, we get what we pay for. Sometimes, though, the best things in life are free … or very, very inexpensive. In the case of target practice, inexpensive and free targets...

If Barter Items for SHTF Are Not in Your Prepping Budget

Editor's Note: A guest post from Rodney to The Prepper Journal on a subject of interest to us all. The focus being on skills that can be bartered in exchange for things one needs. We...

What Preppers Can Learn from the Irish Potato Famine

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Aden Tate to The Prepper Journal. It wasn’t that long ago that a field known as moral philosophy was studied in schools. Within this field, students would look at...

Modern Minuteman – Big-time Basics

Beyond individual and small-group home, property, and self-defense, we increasingly hear a call for citizens to stand up as modern minutemen. The term is relatively new, but the idea isn’t. Many preppers have always expected...

How To Set Up An Observation Post

Editors Note: A guest contribution from David Chandler to The Prepper Journal. One of the many things the Army has taught me is the importance of having an Observation post. These can be used for...

I Know, Deer Season Passed

Looking ahead deer season is at best six (6) months away, but being prepared is never out of season and 6 months of practice never hurt anyone. So, whether you are an experienced deer...

Finding the Best Rifle Scope: Answer These Questions

A sponsored post from Scopes Field to The Prepper Journal about how to choose the best rifle scope. Their take on taking some of the guess work out of the process. guessing....

The Spring Thaw and How to Prepare for a Flood

As the snow falls and the drifts get higher, we are all familiar with the approaching seasonal end-game - even Punxsutawney Phil has stated the "melt" is less than five (5) weeks away. While...

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...

Identify These 5 Physical Injuries Before Giving First Aid

Editor's Note: A contribution for Caitlyn Bell to The Prepper Journal. Injuries are a part of life! Adventure and injuries are two sides off the same coin and what we mean, you will understand right...

Best Non-lethal Weapons for Home Defense

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Always an interesting prospective and I know Scott would freely admit a couple of these can be exceedingly lethal. Home defense is something that should...

Prepping 101: How to Shoot a Pistol

I have my own "Rule of Three" that I subscribe to, and that is anything that has three (3) or more moving parts requires that you actually follow the basic rule too many of...

What if There are No Cooler Heads?

I tried to see if someone is credited with originating the term "cooler heads will prevail." I found no one credited but it has been around for quite awhile. George Washington is even quoted...

A Little History Learned Can Be a Preppers Best Friend

As preppers we are always planning, sowing, like the ants as opposed to the grasshoppers of urban lore. And having grown up in the formerly golden state of California my life experiences always draw me...

Have You Made an Area Threat/Asset Map?

Have you ever taken a map, a paper one, marked your home's location and gone through it with great care and made an area threat/asset map? If there were a natural disaster, a SHTF...

Prepping While the Storm Clouds Are Rolling In

This is another subject I have wrestled with publishing. Like so many realities in the world it isn't pretty, it isn't politically correct  (something I have a low opinion of because it has had unintended...

Does Corporal Punishment Better Prepare One for the Real World?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Soma Chakrabotry to The Prepper Journal. One I have been wrestling with for some time as regular followers will remember. A touchy subject perhaps in a world overrun with PC...

Skip the Shovel – Easy-Access Outdoor Caches

Having a cache isn’t a bad idea for all sorts of reasons. Even if we don’t plan to bug out anywhere, we can easily be cut off from our homes and vehicles by everyday...

So How’s 2019 Shaping Up for Hawaii’s Big Island?

This is a disturbing video from this year, in fact this week, in fact yesterday! Well, not really, it is just labeled that way on the internet. It is six (6) months old. The...

Backups and Alternatives – A Preppers Mantra

In the prepper world, we hear “two is one, one is none”. We don’t want to get carried away with it when we’re packing a rucksack, but it provides positive redundancy for our preparations....

Over Looked Areas of Prepper Communications?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from SoulzChaos to The Prepper Journal. The article provides a new preppers viewpoint and I have added a number of links to related articles from The Prepper Journal's archives on the subject...

Big Benefits to Small Game

Big game and waterfowl gets plenty of attention when it comes to hunting, but there are a lot of reasons to go big on small game, especially for preppers. Right now, we have to check...

How to Become Self-Sustainable

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Great time of year to review the basics. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the...

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,...

How to Turn Your Car into the Ultimate Prepper Vehicle

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Megan Ray Nichols to The Prepper Journal. 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...

BOB Weight Sucks – Worth It

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. 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...

Why Prepper Should Never Overlook Sleep

Being well fed, hydrated, strong both mentally and physically are things every prepper must strive for in their normal routine. But what happens when it comes to sleeping? If you’re a prepper and if...

Everything You Need to Survive a Winter Hiking Trip

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. 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...

Practical Prep – Match Stockpiles To Skills

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. 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...

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...