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

Up a Creek Without a Bottle: How to Store and Carry Water in a...

Editors Note: The following article has been generously contributed to our community by Leighton Taylor who runs the Survival Knife Experts website. Leighton shares some great ideas on grid-down options for how to store...

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

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.

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...

Convert Your Mower Into A Survival Generator

Spring is in the air and with it comes yard work. For some we have already started planting our gardens, others are tending to their chickens and most have to start cutting the grass....

Introduction to Building a Storage Shed – Part 1

You REALLY don't want all of your prepping supplies in your house. Such as a generator and fuel, oil and vehicle parts, battery banks and so on so building a storage shed makes a lot of sense.

Plan Your Survival Shelter: 5 Stages to Building a Survival Cabin.

Editors Note: A guest submission from David Woods 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...

Understanding EMP: What Preppers Should Know

An EMP is a just one of the threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences. A EMP (electromagnetic pulse) can be caused by an high-altitude nuclear weapon that will interact...

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...

6 One-Day Preparedness Projects & Skills

A ton of preparedness projects and skills can be completed in as little as an afternoon, regularly with minimal outlay of cost.

Top 5 – Five Gallon Bucket Ideas

Preppers and Survivalists are always looking for some good ideas on how to use or re-purpose our preps that we have acquired. One of the more ubiquitous prepping supplies is the lowly five gallon...

How To Build Your Own Survival Fishing Kit

If you are planning to build a survival fishing kit by own and so are looking for some guides, then your search stops right here.

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.

Countering Snipers

Understanding a little about snipers and methods used in countering snipers is an essential part of your operational planning and preparations.

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 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...

Prepper Power! – The Advantage of Hydroelectricity

It’s a fact that energy makes our lives far more comfortable and in some cases, even safer. Preppers who are able to have a reliable source of energy during and after an unexpected event,...

Radio Silence – Communication Without Electronics

We do it nearly instinctively, some of us more than others. While hand gestures especially change meaning culture to culture, the ability to communicate without speaking is inherent to our species.

10 Prepping Tips Everyone Should Know

If and when a crisis occurs, the last thing you want is to be unprepared. But prepping isn’t always easy. With that said, I want to show you 10 awesome prepping tips that actually work.

How Satellite Internet Can Save You in a Disaster

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Allie 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...

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...

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.

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”...

Could you Find a Bug Out Retreat After the Grid Goes Down?

If you are like me you don’t have the resources to afford a bug out retreat. My prepper ideal of a remote fortress located on hundreds of wooded acres, miles away from civilization and...

Sponge Bath: Keep Clean Without Running Water

Editors Note:  If you are faced with a situation where there is either no running water or no official tub/shower facilities its nice to know how to keep yourself clean. I ran across this...

Choosing the Best Rifle Sling – Part 2

As is usually the case with anything, the first step in choosing a rifle sling is to decide what you are going to use it for.

How to Siphon Gas from a Car

Have you ever run out of gas? Imagine running out of gas when gas stations are no longer pumping fuel or you are on route to your bug out location after some really bad...

10 Must Have Natural Remedies for Preppers

Today we will discuss 10 must have natural remedies that will could offer comfort and healing when the possibility of modern medicine is gone.

How to Wipe Yourself Off the Grid

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