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)

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

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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Tips for Defending Your Bug Out Location

 

Written by Cody on The Prepper Journal.

A guest post from Megan Ray Nichols. When things go down, you’ll need to be ready to defend your bug out site, whether it is someplace off your normal beaten path or your home or the home of a relative that has been selected and stocked by your extended family. After all, you will have […]

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Raising Chickens: Breeding Resilience with Broody Hens

 

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! Chickens […]

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Organize your garden the right way, a quick primer

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article on gardening from Julia Dacy to The Prepper Journal. Some basics for the new gardeners out there. 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 […]

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Shipping Containers for Preppers

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on that front. Shipping containers also feature in the tiny house movement, as well as portable and resilient homes and recycling-minded markets. […]

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Don’t Overlook Coffee as a Staple in your Prepper Supply

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

While we may not all be daily or regular coffee drinkers, not addicted to a daily “Starbuck’s” fix, coffee in its whole bean and ground forms has a place in prepping supplies. With the introduction of “energy drinks” coffee has real competition for that morning “wake up” call, especially among the coming-of-age generations. However there […]

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Is it Smart To Carry a Smart Phone?

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article 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! I carry an […]

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Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin’ A Chicken

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

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 raise, maybe, but you will know much more by the end of the week. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the […]

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3 Survival Tips From Season 4 of Bear Grylls’s “Running Wild”

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: As preppers know there have been several TV shows that deal with the prepper lifestyle, from the extreme, Dooms Day Preppers, to the benign shows that show up on the DIY and HGTV networks to the wilderness builders of the “off the grid” lifestyle. Among these is Bear Grylls and his “Running Wild” […]

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Mail Call

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

I have to say that getting the mail, the old fashion snail-mail at The Prepper Journal is always interesting. Needless to say I receive some interesting things and thought I would share some of the more recent ones. A ZipLine That Rides YOU  The ZipStick device from ZipLine Medical showed up recently in the mail. […]

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And YOU Thought It Was Safe to Go Into the Water Again

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Jennifer Moran to The Prepper Journal. If you live near the ocean or visit the ocean you should be prepared for what dangers lurk beneath the surface. An abundant source of food for the world, not everything you encounter there will be something you will want to eat, or even be in […]

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Preserving the Harvest – Canning and Dehydrating

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. With the dog days of Summer upon us it is time to think of how to bring home the best possible harvest and store it for the coming long winters nap, or TEOTWAWKI. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like […]

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Air Rifles: Giving You An Edge In Survival

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Douglas Keister 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! When looking […]

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Prepper Must-Have: Minimal-Smoke Cooking Backups

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

Some holiday weekend, head out to the ‘burbs” or stroll through some campgrounds or a public park. Your nose will pick up a couple very distinctive smells: Wood smoke and charcoal grills. Charcoal and wood fire scents carry far and linger long, presenting a pretty significant cue that people are nearby. They also regularly offer […]

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Time to Revisit BOB

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: Another article from Angela Williams 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! It has […]

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GPS Hacks: 5 essential things you must know about your GPS

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from John Lewis 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! A GPS […]

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Survival Tools You Can Make Out of Scrap

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Tara 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! You have planned […]

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And the Round Fourteen Winners Are…

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

The Polls at The Prepper Journal have closed! The results have been tabulated and yet AGAIN no Russian interference has been charged! The three (3) prize winning articles of are (in order): Prime Locations for Post-Disaster Salvage Often Overlooked Things Shooting Accuracy: It’s Importance Can’t be Overstated All the candidates are worthy of a review-read […]

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Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Top Crops for Any Growers

 

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.

 Editors Note: Another article 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! As […]

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Looking for a Travel Bargains? They Do Exist.

 

Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

As Preppers we spend a good deal of our time preparing for the “what if’s” that life can throws at us. Let’s face it, we are planners above all else and we factor that into our parenting, our civic responsibilities, our sense of family, we plan and we hope for the best. But I propose […]

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Fish Antibiotics as a Prepper Alternative?

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Demi Rose 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! Editor: This post […]

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How to Choose the Best Instant Tent for Your Next Trip

 

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: An article from Tiffany Bolgert to The Prepper Journal. We are comfortable with instant coffee (yech!), instant oatmeal (where have all the nutrients gone?) and we can even buy instant underpants! So when the idea of an “instant tent” popped into someones head, well, The Prepper Journal had to find out! As enjoying […]

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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 […]

The Best Of 2018 Amazon Prime Day

 

Every year about this time, Amazon Prime Day pops up with promises of huge savings. From my experience, yes, you can find some amazing deals, but for the most part, the products aren’t things that I want! “Save 80% on this package of a dozen hot-pink Sharpies!” Fabulous — except I can’t really use hot-pink […]

Survival Mom DIY: How to Can Your Own Cherry Jam

 

The secret to learning any skill, whether it is knitting, sewing, making furniture, or canning, is to start small. I was canning plain fruit and making simple freezer jam long before I felt brave enough to attempt jam in canning jars. This is only my second year canning jam, but I’ve found it isn’t nearly […]

9 Tips to Avoid the Summertime Prepping Slump

 

It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. When my kids are out of school and there is no routine I tend to get lazy myself. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the […]

Prepper to Prepper: Survival Tips for the Ladies

 

Time for another haul of great prepper to prepper survival tips. This time, though, the ladies are in the spotlight: the moms, wives, and daughters that make the survival world go round. Here are some fantastic pieces of advice just for you, from hair to aprons to car repairs.   Lisa S: “I’d say the […]

16 Primitive ways to stay cool

 

Growing up in Phoenix, you would think I would have become accustomed to that city’s God awful heat, but the truth is, I never did. Every single summer I found myself hunkering down indoors and scurrying from one air-conditioned building to the next. After I married and had kids, I noticed how quickly my kids […]

15 Preparedness Uses for Kiddie Pools

 

Every once in a while, it’s helpful to take a second or third look at something around the house we take for granted and then consider how it might be used as a preparedness tool or piece of gear. In my case, it was the bright blue plastic kiddie pool sitting on the bck patio. […]