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.

Considering Precious Metals? – the Case for Suisse Bars

There are options when we talk about stockpiling wealth or currency in preparedness folds. Precious metals (PM) as a preparedness item are a topic of some debate in and of themselves

Nutritious Food Plants You Can Harvest Quickly

Editor's Note: A guest submission to The Prepper Journal from Raymond Poole. Raymond Poole is an organic cooking and gardening fanatic. He spends his free time trialing and testing different growing techniques to make...

Getting the Most from Food and Water During a Disaster

In a disaster we all know water is going to be very precious. Water is also one of the hardest things to store. Now is the time to think about ways to get the most out of every drop.

Choosing a Scope for Your Ruger 10/22

Editors Note: An article from Eric Patton to The Prepper Journal. One of the most versatile of all varmint guns, one that will keep your freezer full of small game, every prepper should look into the Ruger...

Tools You’ll Need When Manufacturing No Longer Exists

Figuring out the basic tools and machines that can get you productive in a time of crisis or in everyday life is more important than you think.

Photographs Are Our Memories

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Capt. Denis 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...

Training a Dog to Alert Without A Bark

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Alex to The Prepper Journal. There is an upside of having a dog alert you and a downside. While we all know the upside of the alert there may...

Satellite Imagery – A Bug Out Planning Tool

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo. As in his other articles, Bolo shares incredibly useful tips that preppers can use to give themselves an advantage in a bad situation. If...

How to Find Other Preppers In Your Area

If you believe that you are Rambo and plan to survive whatever the world throws at you with nothing more than a big survival knife and some weapons you pull off unsuspecting sheriff deputies...

Single Side Band for the Non-Technical Prepper

Editor's Note: The following article was generously contributed by Eleanor White and you can download her entire article in PDF format by clicking on this link. The subject of prepper communications is serious and...

Feeding the Beast During SHTF – Disaster Cooking

Thinking through what we prepare food in can save us labor in various ways. Both can help us prioritize for purchases moving forward.

Simple Flashlight Mod Increases Run Time 3.6X

Who doesn't want to get the most from all of their preps? One of the most frequently exhaustible resources is batteries and almost everything you could use in a grid-down situation uses batteries (obviously...

Teaching Your Kids How to React to an Active Shooter

There has been some time that has passed since the latest “mass” shooting, although the news yesterday of a recently fired UPS worker killing two of his co-workers and eventually himself, reminds us that...

Why Do Preppers Need to Know Basic Plumbing?

As a homeowner I will be the first to admit that I would rather change out a 220v circuit breaker during a hurricane while knee deep in vermin filled flood waters than work on...

10 Ways to Catch a Fish Without Any Equipment

Editors Note: An article from Matt at the SwimBaitZone.com to The Prepper Journal. As always, please check your local regulations on fishing as not all of these methods are allowed everywhere. Ready to catch some fish?...

If Only….

If only we had to deal with such a problem....we all hope to have this problem BUT it does bring things one must be prepared to deal with to survive. How...

Preparedness on A Shoestring Budget

Editors Note: Don't forget to vote in our current Prepper Journal Writing Contest! Getting Gear I will stand by physical fitness and know-how as two of the seriously overlooked areas in disaster preparation. They apply to...

Introduction to Gunsmithing – Part 1

You can do it on your own firearms without any problem, and you might be able to do it for friends and family, especially if you don't get paid for it.

How to Choose a Bug-Out Bag

Editors Note: A contribution from Zac and timely as we move towards more rugged gear for the Fall and Winter. Zac will be receiving a $25 PayPal payment for being published and is automatically...

How To Plant Bare-Rooted Fruit Trees

As a child I grew up in a house named The Orchard and although the land had long since been sold off several large apple trees remained which gave us a reasonable harvest each...

Standing Up a Post-Disaster Survival Community

Many preppers have formed a mental picture of the ideal bug out destination being a cabin located in some remote wilderness, well away from any population center. Others imagine an underground bunker where a...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 3

Editor’s Note: This article is the third in a very detailed series that has been generously contributed by Bolo. This article continues where Part 2 left off in discussing how you can move through...

Everything You Need to Survive a Winter Hiking Trip

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one of...

Orchestrate Your Orchard for Success

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Nigel to The Prepper Journal. With Spring even breaking across our norther border with Canada the time to be doing this is NOW, or as soon as possible...

Lessons from History – The Importance of Water

When we’re ready to delve into long-term disaster planning, water needs to be a focus. Without water, and a backup plan for water, all the rest of our preparations become null and void.

Preparing Your Cooler for a Long Trip

Editors Note: Another article from Roger and the adventures at buyer benchmark to The Prepper Journal. That is them smiling in the picture, and who can blame them? For preppers their review contains good information...

Winter Prepper Project Ideas – Outdoors

There’s a lot that winter (or early spring) can tell us about our properties, both for planting decisions, siting various things around our property, and for mitigating some of the weather that comes with winter and spring.

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

Shooting Tactics and Training: Practice Practicality

Static square ranges and competitions are commonly the only firearm practice available to preppers. Sometimes, those square ranges and competitions – and even classes – actively or accidentally build dangerous mindsets, habits, and complacency. Knowing...