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 Make A Survival Bracelet

Editor’s Note: This post was generously contributed by Gary with Survive Worldwide  – Survival Gear and Tips. Gary shares how to make a survival bracelet with the Prepper Journal. A survival bracelet is an...

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...

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 Prepare for a Flood

Most of you have heard the news now of the devastating floods in Wimberley Texas that occurred over the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who are suffering there now...

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,...

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...

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...

What to Pack for a Day Hike

Planning a day hike can teach you so many skills that you can incorporate into your bug out plans. I have advocated that longer backpacking trips are extremely valuable for the lessons you can...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 5

Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth and final article in an incredibly detailed discussion on the important considerations you may have to make if you are bugging out and on the run. The...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 4

Editor’s Note: This article is the fourth in what can only be called a technical discussion on the subject of covering your tracks that has been extremely generously contributed by Bolo. This article continues...

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...

Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 2

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a series that has been generously contributed by Bolo. This article continues where Part 1 left off in discussing how you can move through environments without...

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...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 5

Welcome back to the last installment of our series on the 5 things you need to go off grid where we are discussing preparations you can make right now that could possibly save your...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 4

Welcome back to this series on the 5 things you need to go off grid now, where I have been discussing the scenario of a collapse or long-term disruption of “the grid”. The term...

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...

Establishing Roadblocks to Control Post-Disaster Travel

Editor's Note: This article was generously donated by frequent contributor, Rich Bryant. Rich discusses security topics that could need to be employed by preppers in a TEOTWAWKI scenario if controlling access to your location...

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...

Pandemic Preparedness: Simple Steps to Protect Your Family

I was recently hired by Overstock.com to write an article for their new site O.info. The goal of O.info is to be a source of user-generated how-to guides on all manner of subjects. The...

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...

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...

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.

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...

How to Prepare without Your Spouse Knowing

How many of you woke up to prepping before anyone else around you did? As I have shared on the pages of the Prepper Journal before, I started getting into Prepping back in 2008....

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...

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...

How To Clip The Wings of Your Chicken

Raising chickens is a relatively low-cost and trouble free way to provide fresh eggs or meat for your family. Right now when everything is fine they not only provide more nutritious and flavorful eggs...

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...

How To Make Waterproof Matches

Today's featured video is from YouTuber's JoeandZachSurvival and they share a simple but effective way to waterproof your matches. As preppers we spend a fair amount of time talking about cooking when the grid...