SHTF Plan: Preparing for a Power Outage

The number one thing I prepare for is a POWER OUTAGE when SHTF. Every SHTF series of events, includes the inevitable power outage. In fact, whenever the power goes out, even temporarily, I wonder if SHTF has arrived.

Laundry – Keeping Clothes Clean When the Grid Goes Down

Using history and modern innovation, we now have a lot of options for keeping our clothes clean, even if we end up off the grid, conserving power, or lacking electricity entirely.

Beyond the Bug Out Bag

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Ben Wallace. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

Prepping Supplies: The Medical Bag

You may be wondering what to put in your own medical bag or if you are forgetting anything so I've provided my own list to help get you started.

The Prepper’s Guide To Female Hygiene

Even if you are not a woman, including female hygiene items in your prepping is still a great idea!

Martial Law = Gun Confiscation? One Big Reason Why it is Unlikely

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bolo. Many Prepper and survivalist web sites contain an abundance of material about the likelihood of gun confiscation in the aftermath of...

Dealing with Gunshot Wounds in SHTF

Rather than focusing on building a fortress to defend your supplies it is safer to build a home you can walk away from without compromising your supplies or getting on the wrong end of a gunshot wound.

Coming Gun Control – Prep Yourself Before It’s Too Late

Whatever you believe, one thing is certain - the upcoming election will be the most important one in the last century as it relates to gun control.

Cupcakes and Conservatives

An unusual phenomenon is occurring on College Campuses these days. It seems that students are offended by just about everything.

Keeping Your Blades Sharp Post Disaster

Whether you are using a pocket knife to cut rope, a shovel or hoe to cultivate plants, or a skinning knife to dress your game, they are all guaranteed to dull with repeated use.

Bug out Bags and Survival Vests

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. For those of you who don't remember, Mike won second place in the last round of our writing contest...

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

Survival Scenario: Any Car Is Better Than No Car

What is vital is that you have a RELIABLE vehicle regardless of how modest or basic it is.

Data Storage for Preppers

The true solution is to have many copies of your important data stored locally, updated frequently, and maintained in a Faraday cage in case of an EMP attack.

The Best Gadgets for Your Guns

So today, I’m going to point out offset sights, optics with integrated sights, and a specific type of single-point sling adaptor that could change some minds about the best gadgets for your guns.

Airguns for Preppers – a Primer & Practicalities

I put together a primer that explains some of the differences between BB and pellet guns, various types of airguns for preppers, and some resources for comparison charts and additional information. Some practical applications for airguns follow if you can slog through the data.

Safe Drinking Water Strategies for Preppers

How to sterilize water? Simple: You don't need to ‘sterilize’ water. Sterilization is the destruction of all microorganisms in, on and around an object. What is needed for safe drinking water, is disinfection

Real Food Storage Ideas for Real Preppers

As you consider the following and plan your food storage, bear in mind that your survival in any scenario will have a great deal to do with the decisions you make now about your food.

Prepping for Disaster with Kids

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Benjamin Burns. Benjamin talks about a subject so many of us have to consider. As my children get older and more...

Bug out Bag on a Budget

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from T-Man. I want to first thank The Prepper Journal for putting on this writing contest to write your own article, for anyone...

Hiding in Plain Sight – Innovative Ways to Discreetly Wear Survival Gear

In this article I list some of the most unique ways that some basic survival gear, weapons, and defensive tools can be disguised in items you already wear every day.

Fitness for Preppers

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from TekNik.   Whenever I meet preppers, I'm usually fascinated by their level of preparedness. The majority have ample supplies of food and water,...

Prepper Fitness 101

Are you in a condition where you feel confident to take care of loved ones and yourself physically if disaster strikes?

Emergency Medical Preparedness: Prepare Yourself for a Medical Emergency

Whether it is ourselves, our loved ones, or the friends who will be with us, we will need to know how to take care of each others injuries and illnesses.

Prepping After 60

Ever try to answer all the questions that you ask yourself about how you will survive as a single, senior woman living alone with no family, no spouse, no other support other than yourself?

6 Inexpensive Skills Every Prepper Needs

Knowledge weighs nothing and you always have it on you. People often try to buy their way out of a problem, but skills are built through habit and time.

Altoids Survival Kits… Are a Joke

If things are bad enough that you need a survival kit, I'd want something substantially better.

Being Honest with Yourself: A Prepping Reality Check

I have compiled a selected few topics I think people should reevaluate in their lives and make and give yourself a prepping reality check.

Diseases That Will Be Making a Comeback – and What You Can Do To...

When our society collapses, so to will unlimited access to clean water, quality food, and medical care. Most diseases that have long been eradicated in the developed world will once again rear their ugly heads, and many will die. Preparing now will ensure that we and our loved ones have a better chance of surviving.

Self Defense Options: More than Just Guns

For most, defense is simply just about the weapons you choose to keep. In reality, self defense is so much more.