25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility...

Practice Combat Without Getting Killed

There are two sides to most of the more opinionated comments and occasionally articles I read out in the blogging world with respect to any hypothetical grid-down scenario. The first side (let’s call them...

When Society Disintegrates: A preview Of What May Be Coming To Your City

Yesterday I read about hundreds of armed vigilantes in a small Mexico town . This was preceded earlier by reports of townspeople capturing and murdering several men, displaying their bodies propped up in lawn...

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.

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...

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...

Top 20 Do’s and Don’ts in Your Condo During Earthquakes

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Patricia Evans. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your...

Yeah, But You May Have to Deal with the White Stuff!

So, on a bright clear winter day a couple who considered themselves young and athletic, decided to go nordic (cross-country) skiing, just the two of them, a spur of the moment thing. After all,...

Looter Defense Tactics

For many; the not too distant events in Ferguson are the first thoughts that come to mind when you mention the word looting. Looting in some circles is what you do apparently when there...

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.

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.

How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plough

The sh*# has hit the fan and the power is out. Despite all warnings, you didn’t stock up on matches, lighters, or a flint. It’s getting cold outside, and you could really use a...

Preparing for the Worst Day

The tips below will help you begin the process of preparing for the worst day so that you will be better equipped to come through with everyone intact.

What Value Do You Bring to a Survival Situation?

Editors Note: This post originated as a discussion in the comments on our blog from a relatively new reader, Matt in response to another reader. His comments were so interesting I asked him if...

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...

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

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.

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...

Survival Fitness 101: Boost Your Strength, Stamina, Speed & Flexibility

When finding food isn't achieved by walking to the fridge or pulling around to the drive-thru and cleaning up involves a lot more than jumping in the shower, your body will need to adjust.

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!

Easy Survival Cache Planning and Training

A key element of most survival plans is to bug out to a different location. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your personal choice to get out of dodge, the very act of bugging out...

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...

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...

Moving to Tornado Alley? What to Know Before You Go

They’re powerful, unpredictable and the most destructive weather system on Earth. Tornadoes can devastate a town in a matter of minutes, ripping away rooftops and sending pickup trucks through the air. According to the...

Prepping for a Winter Crisis! – Blizzard of ’77

The Blizzard of ’77 is a prime example of why you should be prepared.

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.

What We Want is What You Got: Defending Your Life From the People Who...

One of the concerns of anyone who is preparing for a SHTF scenario if you are being honest is the dark side of human nature. You can have all of the supplies you ever...

Mother Nature: Healing What Ails You

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Riss Ryker.   Living below poverty level, has, in a sense, forced me to prepare for anything coming my way. Learning the value...

Pros and Cons of a Vegan Diet Post Apocalypse

For most people likely the idea of having to eat an exclusively vegan diet is their idea of the apocalypse! No more bacon and beef burgers. Leaving aside the other valid reasons to embrace a vegan diet before SHTF this article is a

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...