Airguns for Preppers – a Primer & Practicalities

I put together a primer that explains some of the differences between BB and pellet guns, various types of airguns for preppers, and some resources for comparison charts and additional information. Some practical applications for airguns follow if you can slog through the data.

Data Storage for Preppers

The true solution is to have many copies of your important data stored locally, updated frequently, and maintained in a Faraday cage in case of an EMP attack.

Living Comfortably When the SHTF

Imagine a long-term situation where you have food and water, but survival is a constant struggle. Will lack of sleep and uncomfortable surroundings take a toll on you over time?

Long Term Food Storage Issues in Canada

Meat canning/storing is not my thing nor my focus. That said I have zero intent to be 100% vegan in SHTF but frankly the concept of not being mainly vegan in SHTF for everyone who is prepping is likely unachievable and unhealthy.

Creating an At-Work Emergency Bag

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. Be ready for your workday. Like many other preppers all over the world I find myself in daily situations where I...

Fire Craft: The Best of the Best of the Modern Age

It is not just sparking a lighter or striking a match. True fire craft requires a great deal of time collecting resources and skill when generating an ember or spark.

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.

Conventional Guides to Crop Rotation

Plants with really good, healthy soil can fight off a lot of diseases and overcome leaf damage from pests without problems. However, even when we start with really good soil, certain practices mean we strip it out, stop the nutrient cycling, or otherwise break those systems. Rotation is one way we can prevent some of the stripping and reduce the disease load for our plants.

The Prepper’s Guide To Female Hygiene

Even if you are not a woman, including female hygiene items in your prepping is still a great idea!

Preparing for Illness in SHTF

Good health is more valuable than gold but is ignored until it is no longer there.

Prepper Fitness 101

Are you in a condition where you feel confident to take care of loved ones and yourself physically if disaster strikes?

SHTF Survival Options – Indoor Gardening

If you have a south-facing window, or better yet, a sun-room, indoor gardening can be the solution. Where window space is limited, you’ll have to decide which crops to grow, and which you can do without.

The Preparedness Wheel: At-A-Glance Balance Check for Readiness

It’s not about the mental and emotional health. It’s about the balance. When wheels are balanced, we roll much more smoothly through life’s up and downs and this exercise will show if the rest of our preparedness needs and goals are in balance.

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.

SHTF Medical Alternatives You Can Use for Treatment

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith. David discusses three medical alternatives that you should investigate further to see if their use is something that...

6 Inexpensive Skills Every Prepper Needs

Knowledge weighs nothing and you always have it on you. People often try to buy their way out of a problem, but skills are built through habit and time.

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.

It’s Here! Round Fourteen of the Preppers Writing Contest

AGAIN Preppers you get to cast your votes for the "best articles" published in The Prepper Journal over the last three months!  Money, money, money! But more importantly GREAT information! I have chosen five (5)...

Crop Rotation Solutions for Small Spaces

In small-space gardens, especially those with limited full sun in the first place, we sometimes feel like we have no choices. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Canadian Prepping, eh?

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Huples who can frequently be found contributing to our discussion in the comments section of many articles. Today, Huples takes center...

Tracking and Separating Seeds for Success

Both tracking seeds and their results and separating seeds in storage can help limit some of the pains and aggravations of gardening.

Long Term Food Storage: Benefits of Storing Wheat

Even these individuals should consider storing wheat in some measure, and I'll be discussing the reasons why at the end of this article.

Is Stocking up on Gold and Silver Smart?

You have a gold coin that you paid $1100 for back when the world was still somewhat sane. Do you offer that coin for a loaf of bread? 100 loaves or a years supply?

Being Honest with Yourself: A Prepping Reality Check

I have compiled a selected few topics I think people should reevaluate in their lives and make and give yourself a prepping reality check.

The Most Scarce Commodity in the Apocalypse

It is the contention of this article that the one commodity that will be in the shortest supply, and one that people will most likely be short on from day one is...

Bugging out with Someone Who Has Dementia

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Saffron. We routinely discuss the prospects of leaving our home and trudging off into the wilderness in search of safety from...

Survival Sanitation: Cat Litter Overlooked Prep?

What do you do if you’re in the city, the grid is down, and the toilet won’t flush?

No Excuse for Starving

Faced with a SHTF event, I know that the acquisition of security, shelter, food, and water will be imperative to ensuring my family’s survival.

Foraging for Edible Wild Plants

I believe it is of great value and importance to know about the wild edible plants in your vicinity and how foraging for edible plants can benefit you. You may need this information if one were to be lost or stranded in the woodlands for some time.

Traveling on Foot in a SHTF Situation

Whether you find yourself locked down with martial law or even a war-zone, you need to be prepared to travel the old-fashioned way: by foot.