5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

Editors Note: I came across this post from ITS Tactical and it does an extremely excellent job of showcasing 5 knots that every prepper needs to know. This is something I have personally wanted...

How to Wipe Yourself Off the Grid

Editors Note: This is an interesting article I found on PCMag.com by Eric Griffith that has a lot of information you can use to protect your identity online and potentially go off the grid....

Convert Your Mower Into A Survival Generator

Spring is in the air and with it comes yard work. For some we have already started planting our gardens, others are tending to their chickens and most have to start cutting the grass....

Supersizing Food Storage with BUCKETS

Editors Note: This article and photographs are all courtesy of Jamie S. (bio below) who was kind enough to allow us to repost it here on the Prepper Journal. Please take a minute and...

How to Build an Automatic Watering Tube for Your Chickens

When we got our chickens back in March I was looking forward to so many things about having them in our yard. From the eggs we would be eating to the benefits of having...

Build A Rocket Stove, Step-By-Step

One common concern for prepping is how you will be able to heat up and cook any food if you don't have the nice stainless steel range to cook on? You might have a...

How to Maximize the Range of your Radios

If you collect any random group of radio owners together and asked them what they would most like to improve on their radios, the chances are most of them would emphatically say ‘more range’. Now,...

How to Choose a Bug-Out Bag

Editors Note: A contribution from Zac and timely as we move towards more rugged gear for the Fall and Winter. Zac will be receiving a $25 PayPal payment for being published and is automatically...

How To Convert Crock-Pot Cooking to Dutch Oven Perfection

By: Rick Mansfield Slow cookers are wonderful things. Of course where I grew up, we simply called them “Crock Pots.” But since that’s a trademarked brand name, they are usually referred to as “slow cookers”...

Easy Survival Cache Planning and Training

A key element of most survival plans is to bug out to a different location. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your personal choice to get out of dodge, the very act of bugging out...

How to Build a Get Home Bag

You don’t have to work 86 miles away from home to need a Get Home Bag because the important supplies you have in there could save your life even much closer to home.

Sponge Bath: Keep Clean Without Running Water

Editors Note:  If you are faced with a situation where there is either no running water or no official tub/shower facilities its nice to know how to keep yourself clean. I ran across this...

How to Build an Evaporative Cooler – Grid Down Air Conditioning

How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler.  My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we use to air condition our tent when we camp in hot, dry weather at Burning...

Training Your Dog For Survival

Editors Note: Dogs offer so much in the way of security and companionship that I would advocate seriously considering adopting one for your own family if you have the temperament and lifestyle that would...

Setting Up a Simple Solar Panel Kit

Editors Note: This post is from Gaye Levy at the incredibly informative site Backdoor Survival. Gaye was nice enough to share this with me and our readers here. Backup power is one of the...

How to Make a Simple Root Cellar

Editors Note: Even though at this time most of us are worried about whether or not are gardens will thrive this year, I do think it is good to plan for the Winter too...

Ammo Inventory Spreadsheet – Free Download

As we Preppers do our thing of planning, prioritizing and eventually acquiring supplies, skills and knowledge at some point you might need a hand organizing everything you have. There might be one or two...

Camouflage and Concealment: The Art of Staying Hidden

You do not have to have expensive patterns to give you good camouflage and concealment, a gray dress shirt and a pair of light khaki pants is way more effective than tactical Tim dressed in SWAT black!

12 Crossbow Dos and Don’ts

By Bob Robb When I first started shooting modern crossbows several years ago, I had no idea what to expect. Like many who had never played with them, these tools confused me. I had seen...

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

Prepper Power! – The Advantage of Hydroelectricity

It’s a fact that energy makes our lives far more comfortable and in some cases, even safer. Preppers who are able to have a reliable source of energy during and after an unexpected event,...

Being Prepared to Live in Your Car Successfully

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by J. Cirerol and he shares his experiences learned from living in his car for over a year. While most of us might not find the idea...

How to Siphon Gas from a Car

Have you ever run out of gas? Imagine running out of gas when gas stations are no longer pumping fuel or you are on route to your bug out location after some really bad...

Simple Tarp Rigging System: Quickly Shed Pounds off your Bug Out Bag

One item that can take up a lot of space and potentially the most weight in your bug out bag is a tent. That is unless of course you are spending a lot of...

How To Back Up A Trailer

A lot of people plan to bug out if the SHTF with all of their survival gear stowed in their vehicle or pulled in a trailer. What if you have to turn around quickly?...

Hardening Prepper Communications Against EMP

As Preppers, we all continue to observe the world around us and update our threat assessment profile; at least that’s the plan, right? Recent events on the Korean peninsula have many Preppers considering the increased...

Stacking Functions: Increasing Yields & Decreasing Labor with Multi-Function Elements

Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and areas (space) to perform the most services for us.

Guerrilla Networking – Keep Communicating Even When the Internet is Taken Down

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet...

How to Preserve Tomatoes and Apples With a Homemade Solar Food Dryer

By: Mary Lou Shaw I saw dried tomatoes selling for $10/pound at a food coop and thought that price was outrageous. Now that I make and eat my own dried tomatoes, I think they’re priceless. My...

Survival Water From A Tree

This is a pretty nice video from Rob at Sigma 3 Survival school that illustrates how to fairly easily get water from a tree. This could come in handy in a survival situation but...