Lessons from History: Death By Paper-cuts

We’ve probably heard the phrase “bleeding to death from paper cuts”. It applies in all areas of our lives, in all sorts of ways. Politics, financial footing, personal health and fitness, madmen loosed on...

Prepping 101 – Preppers List of Supplies

Knowing where to start can be pretty daunting. Prepping isn’t the same for everyone but most people eventually look for a simple guideline to follow so I have pulled together this preppers list of supplies.

A Hunker In Place Cooking Option

Looking for a great way to do two things at once, checkout a great prepper stove and heat up some Thanksgiving leftovers, all without making another mess in the kitchen. Thanks to the people...

The Most Surprising BOB Facts (a study of evacuation preparedness)

Editors Note: An entertaining article from Ray Bryant to The Prepper Journal. And just in time. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing...

Is Anything Bulletproof?

One of our candidates for the most misused term in the English language - bulletproof. Throwing the ridiculous extremes aside (i.e., a 20' thick titanium shielded building of 6,000 psi concrete reinforced with 50-cal...

DIY Bug Out Trailer Built Your Way

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Brian Carter and continues in the current theme of discussing vehicular options for bug out scenarios. For many of us who don't have the ability to...

Top 5 Firearms You Need To Get Your Hands On NOW!

I would rather have my trusty shotgun as opposed to a baseball bat and harsh language if there were a bunch of people trying to knock down my door any day. So, with that in mind, below are my list of the top 5 firearms you need to get your hands on now.

Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford

Is there any one of us who doesn’t drool a little whenever you see an exotic sports car tooling down the road? I don’t mean a Mustang GT either; I am talking about Ferrari,...

How to Prep for Cold Weather Survival

Winter is almost here in much of the country, and that means that it's time to start preparing for the cold months to come. One thing that no one wants to think about, but...

Now That The Dark Ages Are Returning

Yesterday, November 6, 2018 is the newest day that will "live in infamy" in the upcoming decline of America. We as a people have taken a giant step backwards, most likely one that may...

A Time to Step Back and Assess The Situation

Editors Note: An article from Nikita to The Prepper Journal. And just in time. A sincere comment from Joseph to The Prepper Journal had me thinking over the criminality and chaos of these post-election days,...

We Are Again Blessed on This Thanksgiving

As the year draws to a close and the parade of holidays lines up while winter in all its forms takes shape, we hope that on this holiday, where we as a people gave...

Pickups for Preppers – Swing Sets & Trampolines

Curbside pickups can net preppers some handy materials. Sites like Freecycle and Craigslist and the local classifieds can be sources, but just driving around on our daily and weekly routines can be useful in...

Why You Should Consider Taking a Prepper School as a Student

Editors Note: An article from Walter to The Prepper Journal. 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...

The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better?

Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in...

What Can I Use for That?

When I received a comment on denture cream it got me thinking about some practical realities. Denture cream? Yes, and it made sense, how does one get by when they run out of denture...

Practical Fuels for Off-Grid Survival

Prepping is not just about stocking up for an event such as an economic collapse or a natural disaster that rends away the systems that keeps modern society functioning. It’s also about independence, self-reliance,...

Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The premise of the show from the website is “the story...

Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term

It is easier to pre-purchase fuel and store it so that in the case of an emergency, you aren’t standing in line. There are a few things to consider when you are planning to store fuel long-term that we will cover below.

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!

How Much Cash Should You Have If the Grid Goes Down?

It is the final backup plan for a lot of us in the case of a disaster. A generous supply of cold hard cash to buy our way out of trouble, pick up as...

Survival Sanitation: How to Deal with Human Waste

This article was originally published on the Tactical Intelligence blog. It is the second post in a three-part series on survival sanitation and it is one of the most overlooked but deadly topics of living...

Route Selection, Ambushes & VCP’s

Selecting good routes is extremely important part of your security planning especially in hostile areas or in times of civil unrest.

Are You Guilty of Hoarding? How to Prepare for Coming Shortages

Hoarding is normal by humans during times of scarcity. It is how the smart survive while the foolish perish. You accumulate or store additional provisions that you likely will need later but due to forces beyond your control, are unable to get.

32 Must Have Prepper Books

For a long time now I have been meaning to post a list of prepper resources. I do have a lot listed our our Resources page, but I hadn't really spent any time listing...

How to Efficiently Apply Fertilizer or Grass Seed in Your Lawn

Growing and maintaining your lawn can take a lot of time and effort, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. With the right tools and knowledge, you’ll be able to improve your...

What You Should Have in Your Ultimate Survival First Aid Kit

As a prepper, one of the most important things you can have on hand is an ultimate survival first aid kit. Although prepackaged kits are available in almost any pharmacy, relying on them will...

How To Make A Ghillie Suit

A ghillie suit is something I have been meaning to buy forever. When it comes to camouflage for hunting or sneaking up on people, there isn't much better if you are using this the...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 1

Like some of you reading the Prepper Journal, I have long wanted the ‘Prepper dream’ of a large tract of mostly wooded land, complete with a large stream or river gently rolling through the...

Prepping 101 – Get Home Bag

There are numerous concepts used in the Prepping community and the concept of a Get Home Bag is one of the easiest to understand because the rationale is very obvious and could potentially affect...