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.

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.

Keeping Your Blades Sharp Post Disaster

Whether you are using a pocket knife to cut rope, a shovel or hoe to cultivate plants, or a skinning knife to dress your game, they are all guaranteed to dull with repeated use.

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo and brings up another interesting subject. What if you were forced to flee and needed to avoid detection at all costs? Would you know...

Will You Know How To Build A Coffin?

This may be the start of one of the more morbid posts on the Prepper Journal to date but as the title implies, you already know we are talking about death. Death is unavoidable...

Guerrilla Networking – Keep Communicating Even When the Internet is Taken Down

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet...

The Right Broad-head to Hunt Any Game

Editors Note: Another article from Bob Scherer to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

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?...

How Many Canning Jars Do You Need?

When we work our way toward a goal of self-sufficiency, a lot of times producing and preserving food comes up. There are lots of methods, and there are thankfully things like dry meats, grains...

How to Turn Your Car into the Ultimate Prepper Vehicle

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Megan Ray Nichols 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 three...

How to Rebuild A Business Organization After a Natural Disaster

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Herman Davis to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to...

How to use Sandbags To Stop Water or Bullets

Sandbags have been used for a long time to keep us safe in dangerous situations. Safe from rising flood-waters and from incoming rounds in combat. I started thinking about sandbags in terms of home...

Prepper Must-Haves: Cardboard Boxes

The humble cardboard box can save us time, money, and labor in all sorts of ways. Especially starting out or if budgets are tight, it’s hard to beat good ol’ generic cardboard boxes on...

Planning Your Homestead Orchard: Benefits of Dwarf Trees

There are a lot of times when we’d be equally or better served with a smaller tree, and lots reasons to consider a dwarf tree or semi-dwarf instead of a standard

Fishing with the Right Equipment Puts Food on Your Table

Growing up by the ocean I was fortunate that fishing was an activity that was convenient to not only learn, but to enjoy. Something I lost touch with when military service, college and a...

Run-n-Gun: Lights, Camera, Action

Whatever our primary shooting type and needs, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re a little more ready when we pull the trigger on a real, live target.  This...

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!

Setting Up a Simple Solar Panel Kit

Editors Note: This post is from Gaye Levy at the incredibly informative site Backdoor Survival. Gaye was nice enough to share this with me and our readers here. Backup power is one of the...

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Analyzing homestead elements for multi-functionality and redundancy were covered in the first article. This time we’ll look at combining them into multi-function spaces.

Survival Gardens: Strawberries & Slugs

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Rebecca to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

Free Preps — Really!

Editors Note: A guest contribution from David Hoes to The Prepper Journal. I love this. Goes well as a supplement to the recent post on Prime Locations for Post Disaster Salvage. As always, if...
Holster

How to find the perfect gun holster?

Finding the right gun is a difficult task. We spend hours sifting through various types of guns, reviews, etc. Then starts the process of finding the pros and cons of the gun....

7 Techniques for Catching Fish in a Survival Situation

Editors Note: A guest post on illegal fishing methods today, and one on a "Hooligan" Bag yesterday on The Prepper Journal. No, we haven't gone over to the dark side, well deeper into the dark...

Lessons from History – Hand Powered Tools

A disaster is a bad time to lose all of our conveniences in life. There are also some hand powered tools we can pull from the pages of history – and that inspire modern tools – that will help us with our self-reliance.

Planned Parenthood for Preppers

Managed Livestock Breeding Livestock keeping is one of the things that those interested in self-sufficiency regularly end up considering. There are factors involving breeding, especially, that can increase our success and let us custom-fit our...

Time to Revisit BOB

Editors Note: Another article from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

Sowing Concepts & Planting Styles

Regardless of scale, maximizing our production is something we all strive for. There are some terms and sowing concepts we may see but not really understand that relate to sowing seeds, especially, that can help us maximize our yields

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...

Survival Kit for Not Quite the End of the World

You can still have some level of preparedness without going to the lengths that some of us choose to do. Granted, you are only going to be as prepared as the level of time and energy you put into it, but something is better than nothing.

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...