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Things You Can Cook Over a Fire

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Before we had ovens, cooktops and microwaves, there was only one way to...

Are You Prepared to Deal with a Fire at Home?

Editors Note: The following guest article was generously contributed by James Smith in October of 2015. It is worth rereading if you caught it...

How to Use a Magnesium Fire Starter

A magnesium fire starter is one of the most standard and popular outdoor tools available in the market. They're often used by people on...

Preservation Quickfire Tips – Increasing variety, ease and yields

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then...

Horsepower For Preppers – Quickfire Intro

Periodically preppers and prepper fiction bring up hoof stock as options for A Bad Thing that removes electric and combustion engines. It’s really only...

Survival Skills & DIY Preps – Fire Starters

One of the things that has made us a successful species is our ability to wield fire. Getting a fire started and variations to...

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...

Keep Your Family Safe with a Fire Response Plan

Editors Note: A guest submission from Scott Bay to The Prepper Journal on a serious subject as we enter this holiday season. As always, if...

How to Safely Chop Firewood With the Correct Ax

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Angela to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

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...

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 6 – Assembling and Testing the AR-15)

Last time (Building Your Own Firearm - Part 5 - Manufacturing the AR-15 Receiver), we completed a receiver.  The "firearm" is complete but not...

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 5 – Manufacturing the AR-15 Receiver)

Editor’s Note: The last two entries in John's series on Building Your Own Firearm are longer than what has been normally posted on The...

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,...

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

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 3 – AR-15 Lower Parts)

We look at what is needed to get the firearm functional. In particular, we will concentrate on the AR-15 style rifles and pistols.

Building Your Own Firearms (Part 2 – The Methods)

As mentioned, no serial number is required by Federal law or regulation on your self-manufactured firearm. But, rightly or wrongly, firearms without serial numbers are looked at with suspicion.

Building Your Own Firearms (Part 1 – The Laws)

Building your own firearms may be a pain, unless you like doing mechanical things like that, and might well cost you more than just buying the thing ready-made.

DRY FIRE: The Secret to Better Shooting

Wanna know the secret to becoming a better shooter? Actually, there is no secret, but dry fire, can significantly increase a persons shooting ability.

Shotguns – the Firearm Do-Alls

We hear about how shotguns are the do-all when it comes to hunting and self-defense. What we don’t always hear is how to best choose one or that to make them a do-all, we need to know what to feed them.

Prepping for Wildfires

Today we focus on how you can begin prepping for wildfires. This is helpful in many SHTF issues including nuclear war and civil unrest so even if you feel wildfires are unlikely in your neighborhood.

Chemical Fires Without Matches or Lighter

In the absence of matches and lighters (and ignoring the ‘elbow grease’ methods for making fire) several chemical reactions result in combustion, without requiring additional help from a match to get them going.

Fire Craft: The Best of the Best of the Modern Age

It is not just sparking a lighter or striking a match. True fire craft requires a great deal of time collecting resources and skill when generating an ember or spark.

How to Fight Different Types of Fire and Win

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest that was spurred by a recent post on dealing with fire at...

Sources of Tinder and Fire Craft in the Urban Environment

Editor’s Note: This is another post that has been generously contributed by Mike Turner. Fire making is simple as long as you have the...

Defensive Tactics When Under Fire

Introduction DISCLAIMER: This article in intended to provide basic information regarding defensive tactics to preppers who are new to the subject. Those with a military...

How To Start a Fire With a Water Bottle

This featured video is from Grant Thompson - "The King of Random". There are a lot of articles, videos, tips and even special chemicals...

What Type of Firewood is Best?

From buying it to burning it, knowing a few things about firewood can greatly help the productivity of your wood stove or fireplace this...

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...

Fire Safety, Before and After the Fan

Article by Chris Ray and appeared originally on his site Prepared Christian Fire safety is something I think everyone should be practicing now when times...

Should You Open Carry Your Firearm?

I was talking to someone who is still learning about the Prepper Movement and she asked me what I thought about Open Carry. She...