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Situational Awareness: The First Line of Defense

Anyone that drives a vehicle on public roadways uses situational awareness. Unfortunately, for some, it stops when they exit their vehicles.

Preppers Need to Continuously Practice Situational Awareness

Normally, having our attention diverted to “something else”—even if it’s only to a voice in cyber-space—is “no big deal”

Current Events and Prepper Awareness

Recently, there were two incidents which I feel preppers should stop and take stock of. Situational awareness is broader than just your immediate surroundings, it is the world we live in and the trends swirling around us every day.

Situational Awareness for the Focus Challenged Prepper

Many of you reading this now have at least a vague concept of Situational Awareness. For those who don't, Situational Awareness means slightly different...

Are You Prepared?

4 Realistic Threats You Should Be Prepping For Editor's note: This prepping primer was written by guest contributor Mark...
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What is Your Self-Quarantine Plan?

With much of the U.S. finding itself in increasing lockdowns due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19, and many countries in a complete...
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OBSERVATION IN TRACKING

The Power of the Glance Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles by guest...
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Tracking, a Valuable Skill for Preppers

While tracking is often associated with hunting or fugitive apprehension, tracking offers an invaluable skill for the prepper. Knowing whether someone has been in your AO and learning more about them could be a key element of long-term survival.

The Mental Health Benefits of High Concentration Sports

As you know The Prepper Journal usually doesn't republish already published articles, but every so often we come across some that truly add value...

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets Vol. 2

Many aspects of the Modern Minuteman toolbox apply to preparedness in general, however personal and small-scale or widespread and earth shaking our pet disasters...

Run-n-Gun: Lights, Camera, Action

Whatever our primary shooting type and needs, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re a little more ready when...

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets

As if preparedness alone didn’t have enough to learn and do, along with the modern minuteman movement comes additional taskers. I’m going to cover a...

Shooting Tactics and Training: Practice Practicality

Static square ranges and competitions are commonly the only firearm practice available to preppers. Sometimes, those square ranges and competitions – and even classes...

Snap Caps: Training Anywhere, Anytime for Anyone

Beginner or advanced shooter, incorporating dry fire in training can help us improve. There is the potential that we can damage our guns with...

How to Become a Better Shooter

Scott Huntington offers the following tips on improving your shooting skills. A firearm is only as effective as its owner. To wield it under...

There Are Some Treasures in Cyberspace if You Look

There is a popular meme that states "the best place to hide a body is on Page 2 of a Google Search results" and...

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...

X Marks the Spot – Search Codes That Matter to Preppers

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Admit it, when you saw the title you thought this was about...

Hunting Season is Just 10 Day Away

With some school systems still on the 9/3 year, mixed with the year-round school systems, with summer temps still in full swing and fall...

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...

Grid-Down Missing-Person Searches

Loved ones go missing every day, all over the modern world. They always have. Disasters – especially fast-moving disasters – have more than their...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As mentioned last week in our Newsletter, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect today. The Prepper Journal uses MailChimp to manage...

Vehicles As Weapons

As most of you who follow the news already know there was a vehicle attack in Toronto this past Monday. Reported a ten people...

Urban Preppers: Five Things You Should Know About Community Gardens

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Sarah to The Prepper Journal. All things garden and growing your own food this week as planting time...

Prepping to Deal With Our Worst Nightmare – Loss

As Preppers we strive to be ready for the expected and possible while preparing for the unexpected. In the latter we do what we...

Never Be Situation Unaware

Editors Note: Another guest post from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. A subject close to my constant mantra, and one where political correctness has...

Buried Treasure – Caching Caches

Editors Note: Another contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like...

The Fourth “B”

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some...

How to Survive in the Wilderness by Hunting

Editor's Note: Another guest post from Bernas (Ben) Leonavicius who recently contributed an article titled "How to Use an Analog Watch as a Compass". As...

What We DON’T See in Peoples Range and Bug-Out Bags!

  I climb upon my "soap box" and scream "ENOUGH!" We don’t see enough, but can we have “enough?” What we do not see in Range...