Ration Bar Roundup (And Alternatives)

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Emergency food bars are commonly talked about in the prepper and survivalist world as an alternative to meals and a bug-out bag item, but they also have a lot of value in boosting calories, which can be low on a beans-and-rice diet and in a lot of the food packages available for long-term storage. There […]

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Things Every Heart Patient Should Consider Before Going on a Trip

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As the traveling season in the northern hemisphere starts to peak I though it of value that we preppers prepare should we be traveling with family and friends who might have had heart issues. Travelling around the world is not forbidden for heart patients. Most people with heart-illnesses travel to different places, provided that their heart […]

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Testing Your Plan

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from COSurvivalist to The Prepper Journal. You have built all of these wonderful plans for survival, you have bought or built all of the things you think you need, you have talked it over with your family/friends; but have you ever tested it in full show? I mean have you […]

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Never Leave Home Without at Least One

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As you know we are all fans of a good knife, one of the most versatile tools anyone can carry and for true knife aficionados, Damascus Steel is a Force to Reckon With! Who would not love a piece of history, in the form of a humble knife? Humble as it may seem, Damascus steel […]

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Upcycling for Preppers – Maintaining Organization

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R.Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, […]

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Top Summer Jobs to Teach Teens Prepping Skills

 

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Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. Is this another time-honored tradition being impacted by year-round school? I hope not as I learned much from summer jobs that ranged from loading 100-lbs. bags of borate onto rail-road cars during a United Mine Workers strike in Boron California, and being shot at by those […]

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Travel Apps You Must Have For Your Next Trip

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Rachel Summers to The Prepper Journal. If only there were an app to beam us past TSA. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize […]

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6 Essential Knots You Need To Know

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

I know you can tie your own shoe laces. But I am sure many people do not know how to tie other types of knots. If you once did then you definitely need some reminder because such skills are easily forgotten and we all know that tying a knot is one of the most important […]

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Learn How to Manage Your Sleep for Optimum Health and Increased Longevity

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

As a prepper, you need to learn diametrically opposite things when it comes to sleep. Both are useful for different situations. On one hand, you need to learn how to get a good night’s sleep–because this is useful for everyday performance. Without adequate levels of rest, humans deteriorate both physically and mentally to the point where […]

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Grid-Down Intel: Finding Resources

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R.Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, […]

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Often Overlooked Things

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from The Redneck Prepper to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping […]

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The Best Furniture Options for Your Bunker

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laura Marie Johnson to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping […]

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Garden Cheats – Quickie Starts & Expansions

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Come spring and summer, a lot of us would be delighted to have a few more hours in the day. Gardening and producing crops is one of the many reasons. Sometimes we just don’t have the time or money to get started or to expand as fast or as much as we’d like. Here are […]

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Shooting Accuracy: Its Importance Can’t be Overstated

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Andrew of theshootersoptics.com  to The Prepper Journal.  Nowadays, it is completely reasonable and rational to enhance our marksmanship skills by installing any type of optics. Regardless of whether we punch the paper or expect a quick and ethical kill in a wilderness, shooting accuracy is the ultimate requirement, and […]

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Chronic Pain – In Every Preppers Future?

 

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Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Meighan to The Prepper Journal. Relish your youth and strength as some of these will catch up with us all.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with […]

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Outdoor Skills for All to Master

 

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Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Gemma to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, then enter […]

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Vehicles As Weapons

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As most of you who follow the news already know there was a vehicle attack in Toronto this past Monday. Reported a ten people killed and 15 injured in the initial report, updated on Thursday to nine killed. This is just the latest in what has become a convenient weapon of choice for the lone […]

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Teach Us How to Fish – Educating on The Prepper Lifestyle

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. The views expressed herein are those of the writer, unedited except for the added pictures to drive home points. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon […]

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Urban Preppers: Five Things You Should Know About Community Gardens

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Sarah to The Prepper Journal. All things garden and growing your own food this week as planting time is upon us.  And, as always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon […]

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Flat-lander or Climber?

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: As Preppers one of the things we should all be prepared for is the reality, though still a subject of debate among journalists, junk-scientists and outright morons (by the clinical definition) that the world is indeed, not flat. In a situation where getting out of Dodge is a must we have to be […]

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Orchestrate Your Orchard for Success

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Nigel to The Prepper Journal. With Spring even breaking across our norther border with Canada the time to be doing this is NOW, or as soon as possible anyway. And, as always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing […]

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How to Choose the Best AR 15 Optics for Hunting

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Brandon to The Prepper Journal. With the unending assault on the 200 million privately owned firearms in the United States and the revisionists view of our 2A rights being crucified in the media, I thought this timely as well as informative. The information below assumes a properly sighted in […]

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How Satellite Internet Can Save You in a Disaster

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Allie to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, then enter […]

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Scotch or Bourbon?

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards  with the top prize being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies, […]

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Running Pain: When to Stop and When to Make Your Way Through

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution to The Prepper Journal. Good advice herein as keeping ones self in good condition and knowing how to listen to your own body are a recurring theme here for people who may suddenly be tasked with difficult circumstances. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

 

LIMITED TIME ONLY: 99 cent/pound boneless chicken breasts! I have been buying Zaycon Fresh chicken for years and highly recommend it. Click this link to order your chicken, ground beef, salmon, and a lot more. There’s no time to waste, though. Place your order today for fall delivery. Use coupon code CHICKEN2018.   You’ll be hooked, […]

7 Skin Cancer Prevention Tips for Children

 

Summer is almost here, and it is a wonderful time to get out of the house and be outdoors. When spending time outside with our families, it is important to remember to take steps to prevent sunburn, and reduce the risk of skin cancer in our children. Here are some easy steps that you can […]

The WaterBrick: One of the Most Useful, Versatile Survival Tools, Probably Ever

 

Never has emergency water storage been so important to me as when Hurricane Harvey left my town flooded with 8 feet of dirty river water. In the hours and days that followed, families were scrambling for drinking water of any kind. Thankfully, our home had been spared, so we spent the following days delivering cases […]

52 Weeks Savings Plan: April showers bring May bargains

 

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring wild and crazy busy days for families like mine. Also, I might add, a lot of extra expenses with end-of-school teacher gifts, upcoming vacation plans, graduation gifts, etc. Just this morning I was telling myself, “No eating out for the rest of the month!” We’ve […]

Wild Violets: 10 ways to put them to use

 

Though pretty, many people look at wild violets as a scourge that kills the lawn. They are further frustrated by the fact that they are really hard to control and have been referred to as the wild violet weed. But I have good news. Instead of looking at them as a difficult weed, wild violets […]

Top 10 Uses for Paracord (550 Cord)

 

Paracord comes in handy at the oddest times. A couple of years ago my family was vacationing in Iceland, staying at a different campsite almost every night. Pretty soon, laundry became an issue and we found ourselves in need of a clothesline. A length of paracord strung from one side of our camper van to the […]

The Thrive Life Chef Pack — a Survival Mom review

 

Looking for an easy way to dip your toes into cooking with shelf-stable, freeze-dried ingredients from your food storage pantry? Your search is over! Introducing the ThriveLife Chef Pack: a family-sized meal-in-a-box using both ThriveLife’s awesome selection of products and simple ingredients you already have at home. I remember the first time we ever had […]

Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem

 

For an entire week leading up to the April 2011 storms and tornados that devastated parts of my town and Northern Alabama in general, the local weather forecasters gave us warnings. We were told to be ready for tornado survival because they saw the emerging weather pattern as it travelled across the country and how dangerous it […]

Five Food Storage Lessons Learned From WWII

 

My great-grandparents were preppers way before prepping was a thing. Is there a specific term for preppers who are also hipsters? Hipster-preppers? Prepsters? If there is, then that’s what you could call my great-grandparents, Dell and Hildegarde Stringham. They were the original  preppers, long before the media started making documentaries about them. They had food […]

The Top 10 Foods to NOT Store!

 

Based on my own personal experiences and mistakes, I do not recommend storing these foods in large quantities, long-term. Let me know what you think of my list and what other foods you would add. Foods to not store, long-term 1.  Any canned vegetable or fruit that you do not like This may seem obvious, […]