Something Every Prepper Should Consider

I went back through the TPJ archives and found a number of articles on bullet-proof body armor. Bullet PROOF armor is in the same category as bullet proof glass. It DOES NOT EXIST. I am...

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...

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...

Is Operational Secrecy (‘OPSEC’) Dead?

Whenever I read through posts and articles on the Internet, I am surprised to see that many people don’t seem to realize or understand that the paradigm of civilian OPSEC is dead… So what do...

Importance of Sanitation after SHTF

In thinking about preparing your family for survival after a disaster or emergency situation you can’t forget to consider their health. Your family’s health is affected by so much more than having adequate stores...

Survive and Conquer: A Newbie’s Guide to Surviving the Wild

Though we all want to live, most of us do not have the skills to conquer a world where the adage “Survival of the Fittest” is a daily task. We have been too complacent...

How to Survive a Civil War in America

The last battle fought on US soil was, arguably, the Aleutian Islands Campaign, which took place during the World War II, in the year 1942. Japanese Expeditionary forces landed on the islands of Attu and Kiska. However, if you...

An Active Shooter – The First Ten Seconds

As in any emergency, YOU are your own "first responder" and your actions in recognizing an emergency and taking a positive step to save your self are the single most important action you may...

Makeshift Grill Ideas: Cooking When the Grid Goes Down

In my quest to think of creative (hopefully) ideas for articles on the Prepper Journal, I try to pull inspiration from a lot of places. Certainly my own efforts at prepping give me experiences...

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...

Lessons from History: Death By Paper-cuts

We’ve probably heard the phrase “bleeding to death from paper cuts”. It applies in all areas of our lives, in all sorts of ways. Politics, financial footing, personal health and fitness, madmen loosed on...

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...

It’s Coming Again This Year – How to Prep for a Hurricane

Or any storm for that matter. Living in certain parts of the world makes extreme weather a fact of life. If you're not prepared to accept how severe the weather might get,...

You Voted Right?

TODAY is the Day! "You have until Sundown (sort of.)" These people made the effort and voted: If you voted already then "Thank you!" from The Prepper Journal for exercising your right to have a...

When Staying Awake Really Counts

There are some people that we all depend upon to stay awake as others lives depend on it. And anyone who has served in the military has pulled guard duty. Caution! I may be about...

Horsepower For Preppers – Quickfire Intro

Periodically preppers and prepper fiction bring up hoof stock as options for A Bad Thing that removes electric and combustion engines. It’s really only been 100-150 years since equines and bovines were the go-to,...

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...

How to Hide Your Money Where the Bankers Won’t Find it

Unless you have been on vacation the past few days or out of touch with the never ending news media we live in you have seen or heard about the event in Cyprus. For...

Survival Gear: Setting Your Group Standard

I am talking about the decisions you will make regarding the survival gear and equipment that your larger mutual assistance group is going to use. It is important to standardize on several major pieces of gear if you want to function cohesively as a unit.

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

What You Should Look For in Body Armor

Whatever you choose to focus on, it is worth considering exactly how you can keep yourself safe. While the situation will change, body armor is an easily accessible product that has a number of surprising benefits.

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,...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 5

Welcome back to the last installment of our series on the 5 things you need to go off grid where we are discussing preparations you can make right now that could possibly save your...

Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies

Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: “Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies”, this may be familiar ground for a lot...

Danger! Danger! A Solar Storm is About to Strike!

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from John D. 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...

Grid Down Intelligence Gathering: Prepper Force Multiplier

If we want security in an SHTF scenario, then we need to know more about the threats. What we need is real-time intelligence gathering.

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...

A Time to Step Back and Assess The Situation

Editors Note: An article from Nikita to The Prepper Journal. And just in time. A sincere comment from Joseph to The Prepper Journal had me thinking over the criminality and chaos of these post-election days,...

Thinking of Starting a Prepper Network? Think Again!

Could the lack of a connection with a local prepper network be the missing piece to your family’s survival strategy in a regional or global disaster? Do you feel the need to connect with folks in your building, on your block, in your subdivision or in the same township for mutual support?

Get Home Scenario

You have to have a flexible plan. Be prepared to change and adjust it according to the situation. Your kit levels aid you in maintaining the flexibility and ability to adjust and resupply on the go.