The Many Benefits of Raising Chickens

Our family finally took the plunge and invested in baby chicks.  My husband and I have talked about raising chickens for years and, honestly, I don’t know what took us so long.  We did...

Are You the Grasshopper or the Ant?

Who doesn’t like to say I told you so?  I mean really, honestly, deep down in your soul.  Maybe not even uttering the words, but having a look that says, “I am too big...
10 Tips for taking a Woman to the Range

10 Tips For Taking A Woman To The Range

The first gun I ever shot was a double-barrel shotgun.  I was 15 years old and my best friend’s older brother had set up two liter soda bottles outside for target practice.  I didn’t...

Survival Basics – Controling your Core Temperature

A core concept of survival in just about any situation is the rule of threes. If you don’t know this rule it is that you can generally live: Three minutes without air Three hours without shelter Three...

Your Survival Garden’s Worst Enemy: Weeds

With so many Americans growing vegetable gardens for the first time, I thought it apropos to write a post concerning the one culprit that has caused my husband and I to want to throw...

Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin’ A Chicken

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Think you know everything there is to know about preppers preferred livestock to raise, maybe, but you will know much more by the...

A Forgotten Skill: Weather Prediction

As of right now, only extreme weather affects our daily lives, but in a doomsday scenario we would need to know the weather to properly adapt shelter, make sure our rain barrels are ready,...

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...

After the Freeze Dried Food is Gone

What happens when you have eaten through all your supplies of dehydrated, canned, and stored food?  Even the most optimistic among us should not begin eating on your stores of food without giving a...

Are We The Last Generation of ‘WILD’ Humans?

by Anne Gordon, RN Could side effects from food additives, water fluoridation, GMOs, tainted air, and excessive vaccines cause people to become mediocre and lose their critical thinking abilities? Some new technologies could make living...

If You Like It Then You Better Put A Label On It

We have all heard the story about the poor kids whose lemonade stand was shut down by local government.  Late night comedians joked about it, news programs didn’t quite know what to do with...

How To Test Your Family’s Survival Skills

Are you looking for a challenging way to put your family’s survival skills and teamwork to the test?  Nothing will assess the grit and endurance of your loved ones better than leaving behind all...

Prepared For… Boredom?

Food and water, check.  Emergency and first aid supplies, check.  Water purification system, extra clothing, and shelter, check.  The ultimate prepper has gathered and stored everything needed to keep themselves, family, and anyone else...

Want To Forage In Your City? There’s A Map For That

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too. Avid...