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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 $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies! “The Next Three Days” is a nail-biting movie. It is one of the only movies that I have had to pause and take a break before the end of the film. It was so intense. In it,…

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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 one step further is hunting at night, where even the simplest of tasks, if not planned for and prepared, can ruin your hunt. Recently my brother, two friends, and I entered a weekend long Coyote hunting tournament with the ultimate goal being who could bag…

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In times like this, some of you are trying all sorts of creative ways to save your ammo. One simple way is when sighting in our new red dots purchased with that stimmy! Read on to find out how to sight in a Red Dot Scope without shooting. With all the advancements of technologies, shooting has become one of the major hobbies and professions of many people. A large number of people are involved in shooting sports whereas others have to operate the rifle as being the part of an army or police force. Operating a rifle and working with…

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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 you did not have access to these things? Could you still catch a fish without the right equipment? Many people will be surprised to learn that there is not only one way to catch a fish without equipment but that there are 10 ways to…

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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 you ever found yourself helpless before? In a helpless situation you may have the necessary tools with you, but without the right skills, those tools are almost worthless! For instance, having a bow but not knowing how to use it is pretty useless, wouldn’t you…

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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 being a $300 card to purchase your own prepping supplies! The explosion in popularity of backyard chickens doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, and it’s no wonder why. They are cheap to keep, very self-reliant and an incredibly hardy animal. Not to mention…

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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 owner, you really need to know how and what to feed your dog on hunting day. Planning a hunting day with your dog is not a cup of tea. Your dog needs to be physically prepared to attack the target at the right time. A…

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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, our families and even our survival.  What will education be like in the future? This question is quite common and while it is not known how education will be in the future, there are a few logical projections one can make based on the changing…

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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 has been around for centuries, the only change has been the technology preppers have come across throughout the years. From the ancients to the present day indigenous peoples have been storing food and supplies to survive. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the act of prepping…

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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 article today! If we could boil down the various reasons to own a gun safe down to just two, it would be to protect your firearms and other valuables from a house fire and against unauthorized access (burglars, kids, anyone else, etc.). Regardless of how…

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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 family and vital supplies stored there, standing your ground then becomes critical to keeping your attackers at bay. And the key to this is to know your force multipliers to turn yourself into a fighter with the force of a group. This alone will help…

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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 card to purchase your own prepping supplies! Natural Factors There are many natural aspects that can cause damage to your crops and plants, in case you grow the greens and vegetables on your farm or backyard. Besides the harsh conditions of the weather, the wild…

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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, made from a good coffee maker, has real competition for that morning “wake up” call, especially among the coming-of-age generations However there is an additional downside to energy drinks, when you also consider the salt, sugar, and other ingredients they introduce into your system. And while coffee may indeed be the same dose of caffeine ounce for ounce, depending on the brew, coffee…

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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 Android Smart Phone, and I love it. It is my daily access to entertainment, with my podcasts, my music, and even an occasionally movie while I’m riding the exercise bike at the gym. It’s my social outlet, where I can text my friends, make sure…

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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 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 should say right now that chickens are at or near the bottom of the list of my favorite self-reliance…

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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 the vicinity of. Most fish bites are more the result of man’s clumsiness combined by the fact that, like all wild animals, fish do not recognize where the food ends and you begin. As all preppers know feeding any wild animal is a fools folly. As always,…

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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 at survival in the great outdoors, you may want to consider investing in an air rifle. Why? They offer a lot of advantages over traditional weapons, here are a few of those: Permits: In most areas air rifles do not require permits, making them easier…

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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 been awhile since we talked about the most important of survivalists gear, known the world over by preppers as BOB, the Bug Out Bag. Most everyone has one, even people who don’t think they do and call them their “day pack”, their “emergency bags” and…

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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 is one of the important tools you must have in your bug-out bag. This is one of the most effective tool to help inform you ‘where you are’, which consist of three essential components namely your position, your orientation and the intended direction you want…

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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 well. There’s the emergency kit in the corner, along with your survival backpack, where necessary supplies that can last you for at least a week take up most of the space. You’ve learned basic skills to help you when disaster strikes—how to forage for food,…

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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 may leave you with more questions than answers but that isn’t always a bad thing. When we are forced by circumstances to live off the grid sometimes we need to make some pretty edgy decisions in our preparedness. One recurring theme on The Prepper Journal has…

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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 as a camping trip with the family might be, the main drawback of this activity is the sheer frustration that arises from setting your shelter up. Regardless of your camping experience and how well the instructions were followed, things will never go according to plan.…

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Editors Note: An article from Berta Melder 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! Our homes are usually our first, best option in a SHTF, TEOTWAWKI or natural disaster scenario. Not only does it most likely have the majority of our prepping supplies, but its has “the family” and is often the primary “meet here” place in disaster planning when family…

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Editors Note: Another article from RA 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! “Round Fourteen of The Prepper Journal’s Writing Contest is coming Tomorrow!” I grow a stealthy food source and I have never come across anyone who realized that it is edible. The beauty of the flowers makes people think that this easily available variety is only…

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Editors Note: An article from Nicole to The Prepper Journal. In the past we have had posts on Easy Ways to Entertain the family without Electricity and The 16 Best Hobbies for Preppers, and now we have a different way of looking at things to do at TEOTWAWKI. 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! “Round Fourteen of The Prepper Journal’s Writing Contest is coming Friday!”…

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Editors Note: An article from Shien who writer for topreddotsights.com to The Prepper Journal. The physics of light are one of the most complex parts of Physics. Shien provides a buyers guide for those looking to adapt to the latest in sights. 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! Holographic sights have become immensely popular among tactical shooters, sportsmen, and hunters nowadays. The…

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Editors Note: An article from Jaidev Parmer to The Prepper Journal. Did an “extinction level event” really kill the dinosaurs (and, as a result, inflict us with a never-ending series of Jurassic Park movies?) Mr. Parmer presents some very interesting scientific facts, a logical progression and supporting theory. It is a preppers vision that may be new to some of us. And, to be clear, it is the author’s conclusion presented at the end. 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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Editors Note: An article from Annie 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! When it comes to medical supplies, some preppers store antibiotics, Band-Aids, Tylenol, maybe a bit of gauze and call it good. Perhaps a few more things, but not much because they’ve got a doctor in the group, or barring that, silver or barter goods and…

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Editors Note: An article from Glen Artis of Outdoorever.com 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! The wilderness can be an unpredictable and dangerous place. To make matters worse, we modern humans are not naturally equipped to survive in the wilderness. As such, we need all the technological help we can get if we are to survive the…

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