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 survival missions and military personnel, and are available in various...

How to Break Through a Locked Door in an Emergency

A guest contribution from Ryan to The Prepper Journal. Seemed appropriate today as I am doing my taxes.  “Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.” In a disaster scenario involving...

Best Bug out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford

Is there any one of us who doesn’t drool a little whenever you see an exotic sports car tooling down the road? I don’t mean a Mustang GT either; I am talking about Ferrari,...

How To Teach Your Kids About Survival

Editor's Comment: Another guest submission from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. A subject we have talked about in the past and with the Summer break coming some food for thought. We all love the...

Prepare for our Education System in Transition

Editors Note: An article from Alex R to The Prepper Journal. The 21st century is bringing significant change to how we both educate and how we comprehend and absorb data. A brave new world...

Snap Caps: Training Anywhere, Anytime for Anyone

Beginner or advanced shooter, incorporating dry fire in training can help us improve. There is the potential that we can damage our guns with excessive dry firing on empty chambers, though. Snap caps are...

What If You Found The Best Scope for a 30-06?

Looking for the best scope for 30-06? Look no further as this is the last and only 30-06 scope guide you’ll ever have to read for an answer. A guest blog-post from Scopes Field to...

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!

Prepping the House With a Gun Safe

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from the people at BuyerBenchmark.  Firearms are very much a part of life in the mid west and have personally been a huge inspiration to me since...

How to Start Prepper Without Buying Anything New

Editor's Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Prepping is practical, but it can also be a costly endeavor. Not only do you need to stock up on food and supplies...

Stacking Functions: Increasing Yields & Decreasing Labor with Multi-Function Elements

Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and areas (space) to perform the most services for us.

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.

How To Open A Can Without a Can Opener

One of the scenes or opportunities to learn something from American Blackout was the scene where the Yuppie guy was trying to open a can of peaches that he apparently had stolen. I guess...

How To Convert Crock-Pot Cooking to Dutch Oven Perfection

By: Rick Mansfield Slow cookers are wonderful things. Of course where I grew up, we simply called them “Crock Pots.” But since that’s a trademarked brand name, they are usually referred to as “slow cookers”...

Depression Recipes – Simple Meal Ideas for Hard Times

The Great Depression is almost universally thought of as the darkest time in recent U.S. history from at least a financial standpoint. Like many of you, I know close family members who lived through...

Supersizing Food Storage with BUCKETS

Editors Note: This article and photographs are all courtesy of Jamie S. (bio below) who was kind enough to allow us to repost it here on the Prepper Journal. Please take a minute and...

Being Prepared to Live in Your Car Successfully

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by J. Cirerol and he shares his experiences learned from living in his car for over a year. While most of us might not find the idea...

Ammo Inventory Spreadsheet – Free Download

As we Preppers do our thing of planning, prioritizing and eventually acquiring supplies, skills and knowledge at some point you might need a hand organizing everything you have. There might be one or two...

How to Camo Paint Your AR15

When I purchased my AR15, I never really considered painting it and I loved the nice black finish. Over the years though I have come to realize that this beautiful black rifle really sticks...

My Five Reasons Why Hunting is an Important Survival Skill

Editor's Comment: A guest post from James Nelson at Hunting Research to The Prepper Journal. While we know the short answer to the title James provides some interesting insight. Hunting has a large part to...

How to Build a Get Home Bag

You don’t have to work 86 miles away from home to need a Get Home Bag because the important supplies you have in there could save your life even much closer to home.

How to Become a Better Shooter

Scott Huntington offers the following tips on improving your shooting skills. A firearm is only as effective as its owner. To wield it under pressure, you have to practice to perfect your form. Otherwise,...

I Know, Deer Season Passed

Looking ahead deer season is at best six (6) months away, but being prepared is never out of season and 6 months of practice never hurt anyone. So, whether you are an experienced deer...

Seeding Indoors Now For Your Spring Garden

Editors Note: Another timely contribution from Cat Murphy to The Prepper Journal. Spring may seem like its eons away, but it will be here before you know it. Starting your seeds indoors is a great...

AR Advanced 80% Receiver Jig Comparison

Editors Note: Another guest post from John Hertig, number 24 I believe, 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...

DIY Bug Out Trailer Built Your Way

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Brian Carter and continues in the current theme of discussing vehicular options for bug out scenarios. For many of us who don't have the ability to...

Finding the Best Rifle Scope: Answer These Questions

A sponsored post from Scopes Field to The Prepper Journal about how to choose the best rifle scope. Their take on taking some of the guess work out of the process. guessing....

How to Build an Evaporative Cooler – Grid Down Air Conditioning

How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler.  My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we use to air condition our tent when we camp in hot, dry weather at Burning...

How to Wipe Yourself Off the Grid

Editors Note: This is an interesting article I found on PCMag.com by Eric Griffith that has a lot of information you can use to protect your identity online and potentially go off the grid....

Laundry – Keeping Clothes Clean When the Grid Goes Down

Using history and modern innovation, we now have a lot of options for keeping our clothes clean, even if we end up off the grid, conserving power, or lacking electricity entirely.