The Ultimate Stealth Bug Out Vehicle

When the time comes that I need to leave my suburban fortress, I think I’m leaving the SUV behind.  I have a mountain bike, and that’s all I think I’ll need for a short-term...

Stay Dry, Safe in Camp in the Rain

Editors Note: A post from Melanie Campbell, the enthusiast behind Ardent Footsteps, to the The Prepper Journal. Following the links she has provided is recommended to get the detail behind the thoughts and to get some sound...

The Saga of Seed Stockpiles (Continued)

Editors Note: Another contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award, as...

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

How To Create Your Own Home Defense Plan

You may have a plan to evacuate during a house fire or even a plan to evacuate during an earthquake. But does a home defense plan exist in your home? The answer to that...

Surviving in the Cold

Editor's Note: A guest submission from Zac Martin. As another summer slowly dies, colder weather is going to start creeping its way into our lives again. In my area this is my favorite time to...

A Shout Out to Our Neighbors Along the East Coast: This IS Serious

This subject of hurricane preparedness is a recurring thread of The Prepper Journal and here are three good articles articles on it from our archives: Crisis at Work: Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Small...

How to Prepare for a Power Grid Outage

Editors Note: A guest submission from Laura Johnson, and a timely subject considering current events in Texas and Louisiana, along with people along the Canadian Border starting to stoke their furnaces and boilers.  As always,...

A Soldiers Experience

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Tom D. to Pat awhile ago. I am publishing it, with some "military language" edits, since it provides some insights into the reality of military life and...

Things that ALWAYS Fail!

What is a flashlight? It is a storage container for dead batteries as are all other battery-operated devices. We all know this, after all who hasn’t gone to “the dark side” when chasing down...

How to NOT have to Rub Sticks Together to Start a Fire!

A google of “how to start a fire with sticks” produced 26,800,000 results a few days ago. Don’t know that I believe the stats, 26,800,001 might have convinced me, but I do believe if...

Liberty I – Stealth Survival Weapon

When it comes to being prepared for disasters great or small, readers of this blog know I like to have different options. That isn’t to say that I roll out of my house with...

4 Absolutely Necessary Things Every Prepper Must Realize

I – more so than a lot of people involved in this – have dealt with A LOT of other preppers face to face and I want to talk about the patterns that I have seen form over the years.

How to Survive a Venomous Snake Bite

The best way to increase your chances of surviving a venomous snake bite is to have a contingency plan in place.

Choosing the Best Rifle Sling – Part 1

Times have changed and today this article will be begin with some history, but will also share how to choose the best rifle sling for your use.

Introduction to Gunsmithing – Part 2

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

5 Insects You Can Eat To Survive In The Jungle

They are easy to access, could allow you to survive in the jungle, and the best part is they don't require a long procedure to prepare.

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.

8 Basic Survival Skills That You Ought To Know

The main reason for the lack of adequate skills is that many people lack the proper survival skills training to cope with any emergency situation. In the subsequent paragraphs, we are going to mention 8 important survival skills that anyone must have in his or her kit.

10 Self Defense Tips for Women

Fortunately, there are a number of self-defense tips and techniques that can level that playing field and allow women to protect themselves and those that they are responsible for protecting.

Top 7 Medicines for WTSHTF

Flu to systemic allergic reactions, I will discuss common, yet potentially deadly medical conditions and Top 7 Medicines that can protect you from getting sick WTSHTF.

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.

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.

Countering Snipers

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

Field Weapon: Constructing a Bow & Arrows Using a Knife

Using only what is available to from the natural surroundings and what small amount of belongings you have, it's time to construct one of the oldest tools used by hunters, the bow and arrow.

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.

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

The seven survival skills mentioned below are the most basic ones that you should be mastering first because these are the skills that will help keep you safe for a longer time until you are rescued.

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.

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.

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.