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...

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

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

Editors Note: I came across this post from ITS Tactical and it does an extremely excellent job of showcasing 5 knots that every prepper needs to know. This is something I have personally wanted...

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...

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...

Prepper Must-Haves: Shipping Pallets

There are probably 1,001 uses for wooden shipping pallets besides sticking them in a burn barrel. We can regularly source them for free or for very low cost by talking to distribution centers and...

How to Make Rope from Plants – Natural Cordage Making

You can make rope or natural cordage (rope and string) from many different fibers including (Bast) Dogbane, Milkweed, Nettles, Hemp, Flax; (Leaves) Cattail, Yucca, Agave, Douglas Iris; (Bark) Willow, Maple, Basswood, Cedar; (Root) Leather...

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...

Photographs Are Our Memories

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Capt. Denis 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 as be...

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...

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...

Beating The Heat Old-School Southern Summer Style

There are a ton of ways we can help cool our bodies and little changes to activity and habits that can lower the heat in our homes, too, but for this article, I’m going to concentrate on the dwelling space itself.

Does the Family Know?

In my planning I am confident that I not only know where everything is but also how everything works in my home, the place I am most likely to encounter a disaster. Useful knowledge...

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...

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...

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.
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Tracking, a Valuable Skill for Preppers

While tracking is often associated with hunting or fugitive apprehension, tracking offers an invaluable skill for the prepper. Knowing whether someone has been in your AO and learning more about them could be a key element of long-term survival.

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...

Ammo Inventory Spreadsheet – Free Download

As we Preppers do our thing of planning, prioritizing and eventually acquiring supplies, skills and knowledge at some point you might need a hand organizing everything you have. There might be one or two...

Top 20 Do’s and Don’ts in Your Condo During Earthquakes

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Patricia Evans. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your...

Survival Skills & DIY Preps – Fire Starters

One of the things that has made us a successful species is our ability to wield fire. Getting a fire started and variations to make them efficiently and specific to purpose have huge benefits...

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.

How to Start Prepper Without Buying Anything New

Editor's Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Prepping is practical, but it can also be a costly endeavor. Not only do you need to stock up on food and supplies...

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 4 – AR-15 Upper Parts)

If you have the tooling, settle for the basics and shop wisely, you should be able to bring this in under $50

Prepping for a Night Hunt

Hunting, in general, is very involved and requires many moving pieces. You need to be thinking about a lot of different variables and scenarios constantly in order to stay ahead of the prey and...

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...

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...

What to Bring When Camping in the Rain

Editors Note: Another guest submission from Cody Jarrett to The Prepper Journal. Some good points for prepping for all kinds of weather. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like...

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Mushrooms

Editor's Note: Always a subject I wanted to know more about.   Ready to join the mushroom movement? There are lots of good reasons to grow mushrooms at home. They’re tasty, nutritious and they may even...

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...