Survival Basics – Controling your Core Temperature

A core concept of survival in just about any situation is the rule of threes. If you don’t know this rule it is that you can generally live: Three minutes without air Three hours without shelter Three...

Prepared For… Boredom?

Food and water, check.  Emergency and first aid supplies, check.  Water purification system, extra clothing, and shelter, check.  The ultimate prepper has gathered and stored everything needed to keep themselves, family, and anyone else...

The Many Benefits of Raising Chickens

Our family finally took the plunge and invested in baby chicks.  My husband and I have talked about raising chickens for years and, honestly, I don’t know what took us so long.  We did...

Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin’ A Chicken

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Think you know everything there is to know about preppers preferred livestock to raise, maybe, but you will know much more by the...

Your Survival Garden’s Worst Enemy: Weeds

With so many Americans growing vegetable gardens for the first time, I thought it apropos to write a post concerning the one culprit that has caused my husband and I to want to throw...

A Killer Lurking In Your Pantry

For Pi Day this year, I decided to make my family an apple pie to celebrate the obscure and nerdy mathematical holiday.  We had canned apples from last fall and I still had about...
10 Tips for taking a Woman to the Range

10 Tips For Taking A Woman To The Range

The first gun I ever shot was a double-barrel shotgun.  I was 15 years old and my best friend’s older brother had set up two liter soda bottles outside for target practice.  I didn’t...

Fit to Survive? Don’t Be the Weakest Link

The sole purpose of prepping is to prepare for survival in the event of a cataclysmic event.  As a prepper, you stock your pantry full of non-perishable food, arrange for alternate shelter, stock up...

Want To Forage In Your City? There’s A Map For That

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too. Avid...

Are You the Grasshopper or the Ant?

Who doesn’t like to say I told you so?  I mean really, honestly, deep down in your soul.  Maybe not even uttering the words, but having a look that says, “I am too big...

If You Like It Then You Better Put A Label On It

We have all heard the story about the poor kids whose lemonade stand was shut down by local government.  Late night comedians joked about it, news programs didn’t quite know what to do with...

Boston: A Wake-Up Call For Patriots Everywhere

I am not one to engage in conspiracy notions regarding the recent Boston Marathon bombing.   I have heard theories concerning the facts and have seen the photographs that seem to point to, as some...

Library Joins The Preparedness Movement With Seed Swap

At the public library in Basalt, Colorado you can check out more than books.  This library and several others popping up across the nation are promoting seed swapping.  It is a simple process.  You...

Are We The Last Generation of ‘WILD’ Humans?

by Anne Gordon, RN Could side effects from food additives, water fluoridation, GMOs, tainted air, and excessive vaccines cause people to become mediocre and lose their critical thinking abilities? Some new technologies could make living...