A Robust, Redundant Escape Plan Starts Today

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Dave Henly to The Prepper Journal. Reality if you really want to get off the grid. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize being a […]

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Physical Security Requires Fiscal Security

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! As preppers we take that extra step to be physically secure in […]

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Prepping for a Night Hunt

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Hunting, in general, is very involved and requires many moving pieces. You need to be thinking about a lot of different variables and scenarios constantly in order to stay ahead of the prey and give yourself the best chance at that yearly trophy kill, or restocking your freezer for the coming winter. Taking this is […]

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Beginner’s Shooting Guide – Sight in a Red-dot Scope Without Shooting

 

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Editors Note: An article from Jennifer Branette to The Prepper Journal. With all the advancement of technologies, shooting has become one of the major hobbies and profession of many people. A large number of people are involved in the shooting sports whereas others have to operate the rifle as being the part of an army or […]

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Drone Countermeasures

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

With their ever growing popularity drones are indeed changing the landscape in surveillance, and with many very positive uses. Employed by many businesses and by government agencies at all levels they are now a widely used tool by the movie industry, the construction industry, agriculture industry, for forest management, and of course law enforcement. However, […]

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Last Minute Hurricane Preperations

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

September seldom fails in producing a named storm in the Atlantic and the Carolina’s appear to be the target this September for Hurricane Florence, coming later TODAY or early Friday morning along the coastal impact zone. Only two years in the past 50 years have NOT produced a named storm in the Atlantic, 1968 and 1994. We at The […]

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10 Ways to Catch a Fish Without Any Equipment

 

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Editors Note: An article from Matt at the SwimBaitZone.com to The Prepper Journal. As always, please check your local regulations on fishing as not all of these methods are allowed everywhere. Ready to catch some fish? Most people grab their fishing rod and reel, tackle box and some bait to catch a fish but what if […]

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Patriots Day – 17 Years Later

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

And it is upon us again, the anniversary of 911, the 17th. The images are still as stark as they were that faithful day. Not to be confused with Patriots Day celebrating the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the start of the American Revolutionary War, this new Patriots Day is a 21st Century day […]

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Basic Survival Skills Every Prepper Should Master ASAP

 

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Editors Note: An article from Will Scott at the Optics Empire to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! Have […]

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Simple Steps to Raising Healthy Backyard Chickens

 

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Editors Note: An article from Claire Woods of The Happy Chicken Coop to The Prepper Journal. A source used by our own R. Ann Parris. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of three Amazon Gift Cards with the top prize […]

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Feeding Your Dog Right On A Hunting Day

 

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Editors Note: An article from Shawn to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! If you’re a proud dog […]

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Body Shields for Home Defense

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

A few weeks ago I posted an article on items in our mail and among the items was the Hardcore Alpha Shield. Being a firm believer in body armor as an essential piece of home security equipment and in shields in particular as a quickly don’ed item that can be close to where you keep […]

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Preservation Quickfire Tips – Increasing variety, ease and yields

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! On a budget […]

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Monday is A Labor Day at The Prepper Journal

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

What is Labor Day and why is it not celebrated by The Prepper Journal? The first “Labor Day” in America was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. It was a day organized by the Central Labor Union of New York, Brooklyn and New Jersey and consisted of demonstrations and a picnic, […]

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Prepare for our Education System in Transition

 

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Editors Note: An article from Alex R to The Prepper Journal. The 21st century is bringing significant change to how we both educate and how we comprehend and absorb data. A brave new world where not everything is a positive, we as preppers must be prepared for the changes and what they mean to ourselves, […]

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Prepper Up-cycling – Container Gardens & Micro Planters

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

There are lots of positives to growing food in small containers, especially when we can source them for free or very little money and upcycle into production space. They’re versatile and mobile. We can cart them to new locations inside a season, maximizing light or giving them some shade. We can cart them to new […]

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Prepping-Is America Ready?

 

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Editors Note: An article from Blade Johnson to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! The act of prepping […]

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X Marks the Spot – Search Codes That Matter to Preppers

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Admit it, when you saw the title you thought this was about one of the Internets search engines. Alas, and thankfully, it is about something so much more important. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into […]

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Only the Players Change

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

Pat Henry knew five (5) years ago. His anger directed at the Supreme Court and the power these nine (9) justices hold over every one of us in their execution of interpreting the constitution. It could have been when Justice Roberts cast the unexpected swing vote that labeled Obamacare a tax and that Congress was within […]

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Hurricane Lane: Cat 4 to Sweep the Hawaiian Islands

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

This is why we prep. Hurricane Lane is packing 155 mph sustained winds, with gusts clocked at 185 mpg and is expected to sweep the southern shores of all the major Hawaiian Islands. It will be a Category 3 storm as it starts it move across the southern parts of the six (6) major islands […]

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Hunting Season is Just 10 Day Away

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

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 harvest not yet started it is hard to believe that the Fall hunting seasons start in just ten (10) days. Early dove season starts September 1 nationally. Waterfowl seasons vary by area […]

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Truth-Checking Chickens – Broody Hens v. Sandbaggers

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article on chickens from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter 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! The […]

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Prepper Gardens – Vertical Expansion

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

  There are lots of ways to produce food, herbs, and medicines, whether we have small properties with just a patio or deck, or large acreage. Our growing options increase all over again with some simple things like freebie pickup shipping pallets, bottles, old furniture, totes, and bricks. The ability to make use of vertical […]

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Gun Storage 101: How To Choose the Right Gun Safe (Cost, Capacity, & Features)

 

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Editors Note: An article from Sam 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 submit your […]

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When Staying Awake Really Counts

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

There are some people that we all depend upon to stay awake as others lives depend on it. And anyone who has served in the military has pulled guard duty. Caution! I may be about to give away some very guarded military secrets here. My first real guard duty was during Army basic training at […]

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Harbor Freight

 

NOTE: What is Last-Chance Apolcalypse Shopping all about? Imagine the S has hit the fan in a big way. You’re mostly prepped but you have one final chance to hit a store for some last minute shopping. What if that store is Walgreens, Sally Beauty, or Tractor Supply? You’ll need to think way outside the […]

Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Sally Beauty Supply

 

So, the apocalypse has happened, and it’s as bad as you feared. Crazy, wild-eyed people are running everywhere trying to grab anything and everything they can find to survive. They hit the grocery stores, drug stores, there’s no bottled water to be found in a 10 mile radius — but they don’t notice the little […]

All About Hurricane Florence Survival

 

The only good thing I have to say about hurricanes is that they give you plenty of warning they’re on their way. Otherwise, they’re jerks. They slam you with crazy winds, torrential rainfall, dozens of inches of rain, massive property damage and even deaths — and then wander off like nothing ever happened. You could […]

An Off-Grid Laundry Solution: The Lavario Portable Clothes Washer

 

NOTE: Don’t miss the special coupon code following my review. When the power goes out, so do all the convenient appliances we depend on to make our lives easy. No dishwasher? You’ll have to wash all those dishes by hand. No microwave? You’ll have to warm that food up in a solar oven or over […]

Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Tractor Supply Company

 

Is it possible that one store could have everything you might need in a last-ditch effort to get prepped? This article is the second in a series that tackles prepper/survival shopping at oddball stores you might overlook in a panic to get prepped, and Tractor Supply Company is certainly a top candidate for that last-chance […]

Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Walgreens

 

Picture this. The S has hit the fan in a big way. You’re fairly well prepped but have the chance to get to ONE store to buy anything at all that might help you survive in the coming weeks/months. What if that ONE store is: Sally Beauty? Walgreens? Tractor Supply? The Dollar Store? ACE Hardware? […]

The Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to Homeschooling

 

I homeschooled my kids from kindergarten through high school, and this fall my daughter, our first born, heads off to college. I guess you could say I have a bit of experience when it comes to homeschooling kids. However, I do remember what it was like when we first started. How to start homeschooling was […]

12 Free Online Resources For Teaching Your Kids STEM

 

A portion of this article was sponsored by Adobe Spark.  If you’ve paid any sort of attention to the landscape of education in the last five years, you know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects are very “in” right now. There’s been a huge push to teach children how to create videos, code, and […]

5 Reasons to Become a Trained Weather Spotter

 

I’m a weather addict. My husband makes fun of my fascination with hurricanes, news of tornado outbreaks, floods, heat waves — he just doesn’t understand my fascination! However, if you look at the top stories of any given year, at least a few will be weather-related, so I know I’m not the only one who […]

A Brief Guide To Edible Weeds

 

That quality which makes a plant a weed is in the eye of the beholder. Where one person might see only an overgrown flower bed, another might see the makings of a decent salad. Frank down the street is probably tearing his hair out trying to get all the nettles out of his garden, while […]