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Considering Precious Metals? – the Case for Suisse Bars

There are options when we talk about stockpiling wealth or currency in preparedness folds. Precious metals (PM) as a preparedness item are a topic of some debate in and of themselves

How to Be a Minimalist Prepper

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by Dan Sullivan who comes to us from his own blog, survivalsullivan.com. Although I would get every human...

Are You Practicing Financial Redundancy?

After the stock market opened up this week on “Black Monday” and quickly dropped 1000 points, many people were surprised. The internet was abuzz...

How to Overcome the Paralysis of Fear

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Egbert who joins the ranks of very experienced professionals who have written guest posts that...

Changing How You Think of Resistance to Tyranny

I think it is fair to say that one aspect of some prepper’s motivational drive to do what we do stems from a desire...

Should You Buy an Air Rifle for Survival?

Many times through the years I have stumbled into prepper articles or discussions about the best firearms to have for SHTF. There are always...

Is It Too Late to Start Preparing for Economic Collapse?

If you have not by now been convinced of the precarious state of our economy, there may be no reaching you, at least not...

Benefits of a State Guard, State Defense Force

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Keith Pounds. You can read more articles from Keith on the Prepper Journal. The concept Keith...

Is the U.S. Government Building the Terrorists they Need?

For a long time; I along with countless others who are better informed than me have wondered at the strange nature of our governments...

The Necessity of Liquidity in an Increasingly Cashless Society

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. I was taught all the values of saving money but it wasn’t...

Do You Suffer from Practical Paranoia?

One of the many questions we seem to encounter on the Prepper Journal from people new to prepping centers on tips for how to...

Preppers Are the Modern Survivalists

Preppers and Survivalists. We throw those terms around to describe two very different groups of people. At first blush, the people who seem to...

Too Late to Fix Things and Too Early to Fight

As we head into another weekend I am burdened by the same thoughts I have had for years when confronted with the latest political...

The Message of Prepping Is Hope, not Fear

I am always very happy to receive comments and questions on the Prepper Journal. Our readers come from such a diverse background of experiences,...

Revisiting Precious Metals

Because the topic has been discussed extensively, I had sworn off writing about investing in precious metals as part of a preparedness strategy.  However,...

“The Risks are Greater than Ever Before” – Interview with James Wesley Rawles

We are fortunate to have an interview today with one of the leading voices in the Survival and Preparedness community, James Wesley Rawles. Mr....

The Revolution will Not be Fought with Rubber Bullets

As we watch the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri I am struck by how forces seem to be compelling this confrontation of police and...

Disaster Aftermath: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Members of the preparedness community often remind people to be prepared, and to focus on the survival basics; and nothing is more basic than...

The Airlift of Illegals: Importing Poverty Into the U.S.

The crisis on the border has stretched on for weeks now and shows no sign of stopping. Our representatives intend to use this issue...

Is Your Critical Infrastructure Safe from Attack?

Even though the news was slow to reach the surface on the details surrounding the attack of a central California electrical substation, by now...

Prepping 101 – Preppers List of Supplies

Knowing where to start can be pretty daunting. Prepping isn’t the same for everyone but most people eventually look for a simple guideline to follow so I have pulled together this preppers list of supplies.

When There Is No FEMA – Interview with Richard Bryant

Today we are fortunate to have an interview with Richard Bryant, author of a new book titled "When There Is No FEMA". ‘When There...

Ten Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient and Ten Ways to Get There

We are now three to five generations removed from the rural backbone that strengthened America.  The world at large has undergone a similar transformation...

Beyond Off-Grid Filmmaker Seeks Support

A Missouri filmmaker has assembled an eclectic mix of gardeners, natural builders, homesteaders, preppers and farmers who have at least one thing in common...

When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

Editors Note: I came across this fascinating essay from Matt Bracken that made the rounds about a year ago. In it, he paints a...

Should You Pay Off that Credit Card or Stock up On Supplies?

When I first got into prepping I listened to a lot of sources. I read a lot of literature, perused websites galore and read...

Author Marjory Wildcraft Goes from Hong Kong Highrise to Texas Prepper

Last summer, when a friend presented me with a set of author Marjory Wildcraft’s gardening DVDs, I thought I already knew everything about growing...

5 Ways Prepping Can Save You Money

By Scott  - A Morefield Life We’re by no means rich or even moderately well off, but we do believe strongly in living within our...

Cheap by Choice: When Frugality Means Freedom

As a parent, sometimes I’ve asked my kids to do things they don’t want to do.  (Haven’t we all?)  The biggest key to their...

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? ...