Simple Tarp Rigging System: Quickly Shed Pounds off your Bug Out Bag

One item that can take up a lot of space and potentially the most weight in your bug out bag is a tent. That is unless of course you are spending a lot of...

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 Make a Simple Root Cellar

Editors Note: Even though at this time most of us are worried about whether or not are gardens will thrive this year, I do think it is good to plan for the Winter too...

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...

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...

How to Maximize the Range of your Radios

If you collect any random group of radio owners together and asked them what they would most like to improve on their radios, the chances are most of them would emphatically say ‘more range’. Now,...

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...

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....

When You Are the ATM – How to Carry Gold and Not Get Ripped...

With the global economy hanging on by one rusty and wobbling wheel to the triple loop roller-coaster rails we are on; paper money is no longer a wise investment. For those who see the...

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...

Beekeeping for Beginners

Editors Note: I saw this brief primer on Beekeeping over at the Ready Store Blog. It is a good introduction into a fascinating and rewarding hobby. If you have ever considered raising bees for...

Hardening Prepper Communications Against EMP

As Preppers, we all continue to observe the world around us and update our threat assessment profile; at least that’s the plan, right? Recent events on the Korean peninsula have many Preppers considering the increased...

Navigating Without a Compass

In a discussion the other day concerning the GPS, I opened my big mouth and mentioned “the proper way to do that would be…”.  An additional comment got me to thinking about how reliant...

Survival Water From A Tree

This is a pretty nice video from Rob at Sigma 3 Survival school that illustrates how to fairly easily get water from a tree. This could come in handy in a survival situation but...

How To Back Up A Trailer

A lot of people plan to bug out if the SHTF with all of their survival gear stowed in their vehicle or pulled in a trailer. What if you have to turn around quickly?...

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...

Never Understimate The Value Of A Clean Shave

So I’ve hit a breaking point; I finally ran out of the razor blades that I bought in bulk  last year and took a quick trip to Sam’s Club. Only this time I lost it,...

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 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,...

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....

Easy Survival Cache Planning and Training

A key element of most survival plans is to bug out to a different location. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your personal choice to get out of dodge, the very act of bugging out...

Build A Rocket Stove, Step-By-Step

One common concern for prepping is how you will be able to heat up and cook any food if you don't have the nice stainless steel range to cook on? You might have a...

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...