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...

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.

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

Medical Planning for Disaster Scenarios

What if you or a loved one have specific, unavoidable medical needs? Medical planning should be part of your overall preparedness plans for disasters.

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

Field Weapon: Constructing a Bow & Arrows Using a Knife

Using only what is available to from the natural surroundings and what small amount of belongings you have, it's time to construct one of the oldest tools used by hunters, the bow and arrow.

Make Your Own Medicine: Herbal Salve

This article originally published on Mother Earth Living As the warm weather lures us away from the hearth and onto bicycles and hiking trails, our skin is bound to endure some cuts, burns and rashes...

Cleaning and Preparing Fish: Tips You Should Know for Survival

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Adam of CastForFish.com 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...

How to Build an Automatic Watering Tube for Your Chickens

When we got our chickens back in March I was looking forward to so many things about having them in our yard. From the eggs we would be eating to the benefits of having...

APPLYING THE ART OF TRACKING

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five installments in a series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to prepping. — Wild Bill

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.

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...

Companion Planting – Planting & Modifying the Three Sisters

Three Sisters, Elders, or Iroquois mounds are one of the most common and oldest examples of companion planting to be found. Corn, beans and squash are grown in close association, with each plant filling...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

What you Should be Adding to Your Compost Pile

Editors Note: A follow-up article from valknut79 on his composting article last week. 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...

Understanding Seed Types and Their Importance

Maybe we’re stuck in a rut because of the things we read about seeds, and maybe aren't really and truly understanding seed types and some of the terms we see.

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table...

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...
Boot track in the dirt

OBSERVATION IN TRACKING

The Power of the Glance Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to...

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...

Must-Have Multipurpose Items for Your BOB

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Md Mobarak 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...

Prepare for the Hunt: Tree Stand Safety Checklist

Each year as the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall, I along with millions of other hunters prepare for hunting season. Each of us I am sure, has dreams of landing...

Stacking Functions: Increasing Yields & Decreasing Labor with Multi-Function Elements

Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and areas (space) to perform the most services for us.

Taking Advantage of Autumn

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris 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...

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...

Prepper Pantry – Finger Foods

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris 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...

Simulated Combat – Getting Ready for Your First Paintball

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Carrie Porter to The Prepper Journal.  While there is grueling combat training available, and only real combat brings home the reality of real combat, one of the best...