How to use Sandbags To Stop Water or Bullets

Sandbags have been used for a long time to keep us safe in dangerous situations. Safe from rising flood-waters and from incoming rounds in combat. I started thinking about sandbags in terms of home...

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.

What is Your Weapon of Last Resort?

We always hear about survival knives for preppers and survivalists but we rarely hear about combat knives for preppers.  A survival knife is meant to be able to get you through every task you...

Introduction to Nuclear Survival

Editors Note: Another guest post from John Hertig to The Prepper Journal. An in-depth piece on understanding this as the world deals with China's Junk-Yard Dog for the first time as opposed to the continued appeasement...

Your Survival Kit is Worthless Unless You Pack This One Thing

The internet is a fascinating place and you never know what you will find if you go looking around long enough. As a prepper myself, I have to try to broaden my horizons from...

Survival Skills: Scavenge A Vehicle For Survival

You should be riding around with survival gear in your vehicle. Period. But just in case you get caught empty-handed, it doesn’t hurt to know about the useful pieces you can scavenge from a vehicle...

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...

12 Survival Items You May Have Overlooked

When we talk about survival, there are certain items that immediately come to mind. We start with the discussion of beans, bullets and band-aids. This logically flows to having at least a 30 day...

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...

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...

Concealed Carry, A Beginners Guide

Editors Note: A guest post from JD to The Prepper Journal. Make note that Round 12 of the Prepper Writing Contest will be posted next week.  A topic we as Preppers all need to...

How Important Is an Air Mattress in Your Survival Gear?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Elizabeth 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 well 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...

Tree Fruits from Seed

When we turn to sustainability, a lot of preppers consider tree fruits for part of our long-term food supply. They can be expensive to buy, so it’s tempting to just plant a seed from...

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...

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 to Survive a Civil War in America

The last battle fought on US soil was, arguably, the Aleutian Islands Campaign, which took place during the World War II, in the year 1942. Japanese Expeditionary forces landed on the islands of Attu and Kiska. However, if you...

My Garden Will Not Fail Me

Editors Note: A guest post from Mark Taylor of greengardennutrients.com to The Prepper Journal. I often wonder, if an actual long-term disaster occurred, would it be all that difficult to survive at our little safe haven...

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...

Neighborhood RECON

If it all goes sideways someday, a lot of us are preparing to hunker down as opposed to bugging out. Your home, your city, your neighborhood is where you will choose to make your...

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.

HOW TO BUILD THE PERFECT CAMPFIRE

Editors Note: Another guest post from Angela Williams 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 well as be entered into the Prepper Writing...

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.

Survival Basics – Water

One, if not the most important aspect of Emergency Preparedness to get right is developing a plan for how you will obtain water. You simply can’t live without it. You can go a long...

What is the Best AR-15 Scope for SHTF?

If you have an AR-15 or any rifle really, and you plan on using this in a defensive role should the need arise, you need to consider what is the best scope for your...

Where There Is No Kitchen: Cooking When The Grid Goes Down

Many of you are familiar with the nearly famous books “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” that are the most widely used health education books in tropical and sub-tropical...

How Does Gardening Impact Your Personal Growth

Editors Note: Another guest post from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. Make note that Round 12 of the Prepper Writing Contest will be posted next week.  A great article to absorb during the...

Should You Buy an Air Rifle for Survival?

Many times through the years I have stumbled into prepper articles or discussions about the best firearms to have for SHTF. There are always different perspectives and I myself have shared my own opinions...

Learn How to Use a Spotting Scope

Though another piece of expensive, relatively speaking, gear to drag along, a spotting scope has no match when it comes to observing the world that surrounds you. Most often seen at rifle ranges, most...

How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

With the approaching winter season and headlines like “Monster Storm on the Way” it’s time to consider your auto preparedness with a winter survival kit. I am not talking about your bug out vehicle,...