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Bugging Out with Pets

We talk about situations on the Prepper Journal and other survival blogs that are so drastic or life threatening that you are forced 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...

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

A frequent topic in Preparedness and Survival circles is the subject of Bugging Out and more specifically the question of whether you plan to...
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How to Deal with Mosquitoes Without Using Chemicals

While chemicals have long been used for mosquito repellant, there are natural solutions that work, too.

Survival Gardening: Squash Bugs and Borers

If you have a squash bug (SB) or squash vine borer (SVB) problem, it can be a big problem. Some areas have even greater...

Best Car Security Gadgets to Look Out For in 2019

As preppers our vehicles are important parts of our survival gear, whether needed to get home to family and supplies in an emergency, to...

How to Start Prepper Without Buying Anything New

Editor's Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Prepping is practical, but it can also be a costly endeavor. Not only...

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...

Training a Dog to Alert Without A Bark

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Alex to The Prepper Journal. There is an upside of having a dog alert you and a downside. While...

GPS Hacks: 5 essential things you must know about your GPS

Editors Note: An article from John Lewis to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share...

Survival Tools You Can Make Out of Scrap

Editors Note: An article from Tara to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and...

What About BOB?

Editors Note: A guest post from SignalSergeant to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

Paracord – NEVER leave home Without it!

NEVER! If there is one “miracle” survival product it is paracord. It can handle so many jobs, it can be packed efficiently, it can...

Making a G.O.O.D PLAN: Get Out Of Dodge

What if events, beyond your control, fall upon you and change all you know and expect from life. Do you have a Plan B?

Start Prepping Without Feeling Overwhelmed

For us it was the combination of hearing about the increasing devastation of more natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad, and seeing how many people lost their jobs and homes during the economic recession.

Survival Without Prepping

There are stories in Oregon, of instant storms, rain and wind for eons, beautiful country and hypothermia. Meaning rapid condition changes.

How I Plan on Bugging In

There are multiple articles, videos, and books about bugging out and a few on bugging in. My aim here is to throw a bit of thought on the bugging in concept from my unarmed Canadian perspective.

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

By learning about what happened, and knowing that history repeats, we can prepare better and avoid making the same mistakes when SHTF again.

SHTF Plan: Preparing for a Power Outage

The number one thing I prepare for is a POWER OUTAGE when SHTF. Every SHTF series of events, includes the inevitable power outage. In fact, whenever the power goes out, even temporarily, I wonder if SHTF has arrived.

Lessons Learned from Being an Outdoorsy Kid

One lesson I have learned from my parents and now encourage my children to participate in is being an Outdoorsy Kid. It didn’t matter if it was after school or during the summer time my brothers and I would often hear my mother say “Go play outside.”

Survive by Getting Real and Thinking About the Possible

Be open to thinking about solving problems in non-routine ways by using the things or knowledge at hand. Your best resource is your brain and humans have big brains.

Talking to Your Parents About Prepping

Talking to your parents about prepping isn't easy but it can be done and you may get them on-board with prepping too.

Prepping for FREE – Tips to Get Started Without Spending a Fortune

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from JustUS. If you have information for Preppers that you would like...

An Outsiders View on Prepping – Things Nobody Talks About

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Roy who much to my amazement, said he composed this article...

Standby Generators for Use During Power Outages

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Sideliner 1950.   Winter's coming, and the nights are getting colder and longer... Today's...

Do You Suffer from Prepper Burnout?

Prepping is always undertaken with the thought that you are “preparing” for something to happen. You prepare so you are ready. The reasons we...

Vehicle EDC Gear List: Don’t Leave the Driveway Without It

Your EDC gear that you carry daily can be used in millions of ways. It could be something as trivial as having a light...

Know the Alternate Escape Routes from Your Neighborhood

Pop quiz. If you had to leave your neighborhood and the route you normally take was blocked would you have an alternate way out?...

How to Prepare without Your Spouse Knowing

How many of you woke up to prepping before anyone else around you did? As I have shared on the pages of the Prepper...

Are you Ready to Shelter in Place during Ebola Outbreak?

You have to have been riding on a train across Central America for the last few days to be unaware of the latest Ebola...