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Is it Crazy to Worry About the Golden Horde?

For years, I have listened to people in prepping circles talk about “The Golden Horde”. What is that you ask? Well, the golden horde...

How to Deal with Diseases in Long Term Survival Situations

The following article comes to us from Selco of the SHTF School website. Selco is one of the rare voices in the preparedness community...

Before you Start Prepping – What Are You Prepping For?

In almost every post on the Prepper Journal, we talk of preparing for disasters or emergencies and the simple steps you can take ahead...

Advanced Disaster Planning

If I had to name only one quality that separates the advanced prepper/survivalist from the pack it would be the presence of a solid...

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

This article was taken from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA). It offers some guidelines for keeping yourself safe when it comes to...

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...

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...

Hand Water Pumps Making a Comeback

As recently as 100 years ago, the most important site consideration for homesteaders and villages was whether plenty of good water was within easy...

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself...

This article has been generously contributed by M.D. Creekmore and was originally published at The Survivalist Blog. This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to...

The Survival Medicine Handbook – Review

I was contacted by Amy Alton – better known as Nurse Amy of the prepper duo of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy who just...

Interview with Richard Duarte Author of Surviving Doomsday

I first reviewed Richard Duarte's book Surviving Doomsday - A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster back in May of 2013. If you are...

Will Your Family Survive SHTF Without You?

Editors Note: The following article has been generously contributed to our community by Bobcat-Prepper. He describes a situation that a lot of you may...

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...

Teamwork In Prepping

There is a great fallacy in some circles that the lone wolf is the person who will have the greatest chance of survival if...

What’s The Number One Prepper Mistake?

If you are considering some level of disaster preparedness for yourself or your family then this article may provide some insights so that you...

10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

If we have an event similar to the nationwide power outage portrayed in American Blackout, there is little doubt that we will eventually have...

9 Prepping Lessons from American Blackout

Like millions of others on Sunday night, I plopped down in front of the TV to watch National Geographic’s American Blackout. I was curious...

Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The...

The 9 Types Of Survivalists – Which Are You?

It’s crazy to think that Rottweilers and Poodles are in the same family of animals. Or for that matter, Great Danes and Toy Chihuahuas....

WROL – Protecting Your Family When the Bad Guys Come Down Your Street –...

Yesterday I started with an overview of some security questions I had about our own house from the perspective of a total breakdown (Without...

Is It Realistic to Expect Your Retreat Will Not Be Found?

Some preppers base the security of their retreat on hiding it so that it won’t be found. They glow with pride about how carefully they’ve...

Defending Your Home in Extreme Conditions

Photo Courtesy of Alison Christine Under normal circumstances, home security systems such as ADT home security can be an excellent step towards achieving peace of...

Build an Outhouse (Privy) with plans from 1909

Editors Note: We have discussed the importance of sanitation here on the Prepper Journal before and Linda has written this excellent article with advice...

Disaster Preparedness Strategies – Will Yours Work?

Over the past few years Disaster Preparedness (‘prepping’) has become a popular topic. A very large mix of people have begun preaching prepping, all...

Prepping 101 – A Step By Step Plan for How to Get Started Prepping...

This is the fifth in a series for the beginning prepper on how to get started Prepping. In part one of this series we...

Surviving Doomsday – A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster – Review

In my years prepping I have found a wealth of knowledge and experience in the books I have read and the resource materials I...

Government Scientists Creating More Deadly Bird Flu Virus: Are You Prepared If It Gets...

For some preppers, a common motivation to become prepared is the risk of a biological outbreak of some disease with a high mortality rate...

Where There Is No Kitchen: Cooking When The Grid Goes Down

Many of you are familiar with the nearly famous books “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” that are the...