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,...

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

A frequent topic in Preparedness and Survival circles is the subject of Bugging Out and more specifically the question of whether you plan to Bug Out or will you Hunker Down. This simple question...

How To Hunt Game Using Long Range Rifle Scopes

Editor's Note: I know, Summer is hardly begun, some kids still have a long Summer breaks in front of them while some return to school this week; but the time to start preparing for...

Prepping 101 – Food Preps: 30 Days Worth Of Food

When you start to consider prepping, one of the first things you need to start prepping for is food. Simply put, food is one essential you need to live and your family must have...

Camouflage and Concealment: The Art of Staying Hidden

You do not have to have expensive patterns to give you good camouflage and concealment, a gray dress shirt and a pair of light khaki pants is way more effective than tactical Tim dressed in SWAT black!

32 Must Have Prepper Books

For a long time now I have been meaning to post a list of prepper resources. I do have a lot listed our our Resources page, but I hadn't really spent any time listing...

Things You Can Cook Over a Fire

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Before we had ovens, cooktops and microwaves, there was only one way to cook up some grub — over the fire. You have...

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

How to Hide Your Money Where the Bankers Won’t Find it

Unless you have been on vacation the past few days or out of touch with the never ending news media we live in you have seen or heard about the event in Cyprus. For...

How To Make A Ghillie Suit

A ghillie suit is something I have been meaning to buy forever. When it comes to camouflage for hunting or sneaking up on people, there isn't much better if you are using this the...

Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The premise of the show from the website is “the story...

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...

What You Need to Know About the Medical Use of Steroids

Editor's Note: Since their introduction steroids have received a lot of knee-jerk press, rumors and half-truths. While a complicated science, Kimberly Clark offers the following insight into their proper use.  When I received my PSIA...

Are You Prepared to Deal with a Fire at Home?

Editors Note: The following guest article was generously contributed by James Smith in October of 2015. It is worth rereading if you caught it then as well as for the first time now. Additionally I...

Becoming the Grey Neighbor

Have you heard of the Grey Man concept? The earliest record I could find of this in prepper/survival circles was in a post on the Western Rifle Shooters Association website by someone calling themselves...

How to Prep for an Earthquake

Editor's Note: A contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. As a native and one who has been through multiple earthquakes I can say "amen" to holding our breath. There are so...

How to Survive a Civil War in America

The last battle fought on US soil was, arguably, the Aleutian Islands Campaign, which took place during the World War II, in the year 1942. Japanese Expeditionary forces landed on the islands of Attu and Kiska. However, if you...

Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term

It is easier to pre-purchase fuel and store it so that in the case of an emergency, you aren’t standing in line. There are a few things to consider when you are planning to store fuel long-term that we will cover below.

Top 7 Medicines for WTSHTF

Flu to systemic allergic reactions, I will discuss common, yet potentially deadly medical conditions and Top 7 Medicines that can protect you from getting sick WTSHTF.

How to Make Sure Your Stuff Lasts Forever — or Close to It

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Scott Huntington to The Prepper Journal. Whether you live primarily off the grid and rarely venture to town or you simply wish to extend the life of your belongings...

Nutritious Food Plants You Can Harvest Quickly

Editor's Note: A guest submission to The Prepper Journal from Raymond Poole. Raymond Poole is an organic cooking and gardening fanatic. He spends his free time trialing and testing different growing techniques to make...

What Would a WROL World Look Like?

What are you prepping for? Is it a natural disaster like a wildfire, tornado or hurricane? Those are perfect examples of common events that occur every day. Nature has a way of dealing us...

What Is the Best Bunker Design?

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Clarence Mason and in it he compares and contrasts two different survival bunker designs. Each have their advantages, but if you are considering building your own...

The Best Prepper Guns List – Must Have Weapons for SHTF

I believe that all things being equal, the best defensive weapons you can own are firearms and with that I mind I want to discuss what I recommend everyone have if you are considering a firearm as part of your preparedness strategy.

Bartering After SHTF

If the world all went to hell in a hand basket today, you would probably be stuck with what you have now in your possession and what you know or the skills you have...

Bug Out Bag Checklist

What I wanted to do was create a simple bug out bag checklist you can use to get a jump-start at building your own bug out bag that has taken into consideration a few of the lessons I already learned when I did this myself.

Survival Sanitation: How to Deal with Human Waste

This article was originally published on the Tactical Intelligence blog. It is the second post in a three-part series on survival sanitation and it is one of the most overlooked but deadly topics of living...

How Much Ammo do I Need for SHTF?

A common question when preppers begin the process of accumulating supplies and knowledge is How much ammo do I need for SHTF? Of course, if you don’t have any firearms, the question is more...

7 Ways to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag

In just a couple of weeks a lot of you are going to be making New Year’s resolutions and according to our good old government (not sure why they have to have a web...

Prepping 101 – EDC

What is EDC? Well in case you mistakenly go out to Google "EDC ideas" for some inspiration; EDC does not in Prepper lingo stand for Electric Daisy Carnival. What is this world coming to? No,...