7 Ways To Signal For Help In The Wilderness

 

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Editors Note: An article from down-under thanks to Kelli Warner. I have been fortunate enough to have visited Australia on several occasions, business and pleasure and would return in a heartbeat. I was also foolish enough to sit down with a group Australian Armed forces personnel in a bar, they have no concept of moderation. As always, if […]

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What you Should be Adding to Your Compost Pile

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A follow-up article from valknut79 on his composting article last week. 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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Survival Gardens: Strawberries & Slugs

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Rebecca 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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Everyone Starts Somewhere – How to Prep for the Future After a Disaster

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laure Marie Johnson to The Prepper Journal. Everyone has to start somewhere and the most quoted on this matter is of course Confucius (551 B.C. to 479 B.C.), also known as Kong Qui or K’ung Fu-tzu. As a Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure his teachings are preserved in the Analects. He obviously […]

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Prepper Must-Haves: Shipping Pallets

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

There are probably 1,001 uses for wooden shipping pallets besides sticking them in a burn barrel. We can regularly source them for free or for very low cost by talking to distribution centers and contractor supply stores about their breakage piles, eyeballing the dumpster areas of shopping centers and warehouses, or checking sites like Craigslist […]

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How to Cope with a Psychological Shock While You Are Still in Danger

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Olivia to The Prepper Journal. For Preppers, the initial effect of a disaster/SHTF event will need to be processed as we try and cope with the everyday challenges of life and how it has changed. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered […]

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Accidents are Increasing on the Information Superhighway

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

Preppers are planners and the basis for our planning is information. We collect it through the methods we have learned through the normal processes of education, life experience, observation, analysis, and my favorite, trial and error. And as soon as man discovered how to record information, in crude cave drawings, etched into stone, or clay […]

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The Weapon of Next-to-Last Resort

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As Preppers we plan for the worst while hoping for the best, like all rational human beings. And as such I am a big fan of having redundant safety systems, something driven home during the many years I spent working on space systems like the Titan II and IV heavy lift systems, as well as […]

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Simple Summer Project – Composting

 

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Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 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 today! […]

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Grid-Down Missing-Person Searches

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Loved ones go missing every day, all over the modern world. They always have. Disasters – especially fast-moving disasters – have more than their share. In a major crisis, we can expect to continue to have lost souls we want to find. As always, a little prep work will greatly improve our odds of success. […]

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Why You Should Write Down Your Emergency Plan

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Why written emergency plans (EP) are better than just having one on your mind Terrorism attacks, accidents or natural disasters can occur any time and if you are unlucky enough, leave you dead or in a hospital and in a dire financial situation. Fortunately, most emergencies are somewhat foreseeable such as flooding, wind and solar […]

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Horsepower For Preppers – Quickfire Intro

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Periodically preppers and prepper fiction bring up hoof stock as options for A Bad Thing that removes electric and combustion engines. It’s really only been 100-150 years since equines and bovines were the go-to, and in some less-developed nations, they still are. There are also still plenty of areas worldwide where we can find bovines […]

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First Aid in Case of Electric Shock

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Preston Felix to The Prepper Journal on a topic we could all face in everyday life or in a disaster. 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 Gift Cards  with […]

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Prepper Parenting – Involving the Kids

 

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Editors Note: Another guest contribution from valknut79 to The Prepper Journal. As Summer vacation approaches. 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 […]

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Must-Have Multipurpose Items for Your BOB

 

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Editors Note: A guest contribution from Md Mobarak 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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Prime Locations for Post-Disaster Salvage

 

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 […]

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Memorial Day 2018

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

A gentleman named Owen A. King from our subscriber list sent me the following two quotes recently, the first, from one of my favorite authors, one I have heard repeatedly “dismissed” by intellectual progressives (currently working college professors teaching at UCLA), as “some obscure writer from the 1950’s”….grrr:  “(W)hen you see that in order to […]

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

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 its subscriber list and here is their Press Release on the subject: MailChimp has updated its Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, effective May 23, 2018. These changes were made […]

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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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Camping is more than just equipment – Here is a list of skills you need to have

 

Have you decided to take the Survival Mom Family Camping Challenge?  If so, you might find this list interesting and helpful. How many of these skills do you already have? Which do other family members have and which will you need to learn? Keep in mind that these skills aren’t just limited to camping. They […]

Planning and Building a Bee-Friendly Backyard

 

Like most of you, I have a love/hate relationship with bees. I hate their stings, and thank goodness, no one in my family is allergic to them, but I love their role in nature, acting as the major pollinator. Without them, many different species of plants and animals wouldn’t survive and one way to support them […]

15 Ways to Make Camping With Kids Easier Than You Think

 

We don’t believe in waiting until our kids are “old enough” to camp. My first child was 6 months old when we set up the tent in the back yard and spent the night. My second child was 10 months old when we managed to pick the hottest weekend of the entire year to go […]

Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet

 

OW. Just, seriously…OW. Last week was at Scout Camp with my son, which was fun, except for my feet. I know the importance of good quality, properly fitting shoes. I also know wet shoes and feet are a very bad combination. I even know that summer camp can be both rainy and hot. Before camping, […]

8 Classic Summer Jobs For the Industrious Teen

 

Whether you consider yourself a prepper, a survivalist or are simply striving to be self-sufficient, the basic building blocks for all these are responsibility and dedication. We teach young children these things through chores, extra-curricular activities, positive reinforcement and most importantly, by example. As children grow older, it is important to encourage them to be […]

The Prepper Family’s Summer Bucket List

 

Summer is upon us, and that usually means more time spent together as a family as kids are out of school. Even homeschool moms take a few breaks in the summer. This time of year is a great time to hone your family’s survival skills. I’ve put together a summer bucket list for the prepper […]

The Top Four Clubs that will Teach Your Kids to Become Self-Reliant

 

Family vacations, lazy days at the pool and barbecues are what summertime is all about. Like many moms, you want to keep your kids busy. Consider involving them in an organization or club. Many youth organizations are excellent introductions to basic survival and homesteading techniques. Some opportunities presented to your child could also teach them […]

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 […]