Introduction to Gunsmithing – Part 2

In part two, after some final thoughts on tools, we'll look at knowledge and skills needed in gunsmithing.

The Slingshot Channel – Creative Weapon, I mean Toy ideas…

If the creative genius Joerg Sprave lived next door to me I would be making friends with him really quickly. Even more so in a grid down scenario when the world has gone completely...

Shooting Accuracy: Its Importance Can’t be Overstated

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Andrew of theshootersoptics.com  to The Prepper Journal.  Nowadays, it is completely reasonable and rational to enhance our marksmanship skills by installing any type of optics. Regardless of whether we...

The Best Way to Carry Concealed

As a concealed carry license holder, I am always looking for the best way to carry concealed in whatever situation I find myself in. What I have found over many years is that this...

Prepare Your Weapon: Easy Steps to Zeroing Your Rifle Scope

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from AH.   When you own a long-range shotgun, it’s all about taking those perfect, accurate shots. But it’s not always easy, not even...

There’s Nothing More Dangerous than an Unstoppable, Well-Armored Shooter

This week Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose announced legislation that would block civilians from purchasing “military-grade” body armor. Blocking this access will keep people safer he says and will prevent criminals from using this...

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 4 – AR-15 Upper Parts)

If you have the tooling, settle for the basics and shop wisely, you should be able to bring this in under $50

Vehicles As Weapons

As most of you who follow the news already know there was a vehicle attack in Toronto this past Monday. Reported a ten people killed and 15 injured in the initial report, updated on...

What Does the Threatened M855 Ammo Ban Mean to Preppers?

If you own a firearm and spend any amount of time on the internet each day, you have likely seen the headlines declaring “Obama to ban bullets by executive action” or some derivative of...

Top 9 Reasons Why You Need a Revolver for Self-Defense

Revolvers make an excellent choice as a Concealed Carry Weapon, backup or self-defense piece. Here are seven reasons why the wheel gun excels.

What Is The Best Kydex Holster Option for Your Handgun?

I own several firearms of varying shapes, sizes and each are designed for specific purposes. I am not a collector but like to classify my ownership and interest in having firearms as a hobby....

Scotch or Bourbon?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton 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...

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

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...

Should you Purchase a Silencer for your Handgun or Rifle?

My wife came to me a few days back and asked me what I thought about Silencers. She had heard either ads or an interview on a radio talk show and was curious so...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo and brings up another interesting subject. What if you were forced to flee and needed to avoid detection at all costs? Would you know...

5 Security Measures That Will Keep You Alive During Doomsday

You want to make sure that you are secure enough to live to see tomorrow. Let’s take a look at five security measures that you can implement to help you stay alive during doomsday.

Vehicle Security Basics for Survival in Bad Times

In times of civil unrest or if you’re traveling to a potentially hostile area your vehicle security and travel must be planned for and taken seriously.

What Is the Best Bunker Design?

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Clarence Mason and in it he compares and contrasts two different survival bunker designs. Each have their advantages, but if you are considering building your own...

Prepping 101 – Home Security

From the dawn of time, man has tried to build a home that would keep him and his family safe. From caves to small huts to castles with moats and now underground bunkers we...

Incoming Fire Always Has the Right of Way

One of the most underused skills that so many of us who call ourselves Preppers or Survivalists miss out on is real life weapons training. I am not talking about going to the shooting...

Countering Snipers

Understanding a little about snipers and methods used in countering snipers is an essential part of your operational planning and preparations.

Preparing Your Neighborhood Against Attack

It is a basic tenet of any conflict that you need to be prepared to defend your location. For military forces, they have bases which are guarded by fences and guard posts at a...

The Best Prepper Guns List – Must Have Weapons for SHTF

I believe that all things being equal, the best defensive weapons you can own are firearms and with that I mind I want to discuss what I recommend everyone have if you are considering a firearm as part of your preparedness strategy.

Bird shot – Better Home Defense Load?

Yesterday, we had a post describing the best home defensive weapon to purchase especially if you don't have any options or have limited funds. For those who didn't read that you should. If you...

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...

Will a Fence Protect You When the Grid Goes Down?

A Prepper Journal reader, Andrew asked the following question on our Contact form the other day: I'm wondering if you guys could do a write up of the pros and cons of a fenced property...

Shotguns for Survival – Part 1

A shotgun is effective for hunting and there is not much which would be better at defending yourself from man or beast at close range.

How To Lose a Tail

Editors Note: A guest post from TekNik to The Prepper Journal. I like articles that dispel the images and false realities ingrained in many of us by movies, TV and, of course, the media. Is a...

Stockpiling Ammo for SHTF

There are some good guidelines and tips on stockpiling ammo that will simplify this process for you and make it easier than it sounds on some forums you may have come across.

Back to Basics: Are You Prepared to Defend Your Family?

Many years ago when I started prepping the world wasn’t radically different. We didn’t live in any Nirvana of goodwill and peace, but the idea of preparing to defend your life from bad guys was met with much more resistance than it does now.