How to Prepare Your Soil for Planting Tomatoes

Editors Note: A guest post from Angela Williams to The Prepper Journal. After all, it is spring south of the equator! As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share...

Rhyme Sublime for Christmas Time

A Prepper’s version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) and to the Survival Blog..... ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the fort Not a creature was stirring, the...

What Can I Use for That?

When I received a comment on denture cream it got me thinking about some practical realities. Denture cream? Yes, and it made sense, how does one get by when they run out of denture...

The Best Way to Carry Concealed

As a concealed carry license holder, I am always looking for the best way to carry concealed in whatever situation I find myself in. What I have found over many years is that this...

10 Staples That Should Always Be In Your Bug Out Bag

Natural and man-made disasters happen often without warning. Hurricanes, blackouts, terrorist attacks — you name it, anything could happen in a blink of an eye. In such situations, a well-prepared bug out bag with...

Site Planning for Your Survival Homestead

A great deal can go into site planning for your survival homestead, even when the infrastructure is already in place and funds don’t exist to renovate lines or move buildings. Where we place things can increase or decrease our defensive abilities, success in growing, and how likely we are to see something – which can be good or bad

A Soldiers Experience

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Tom D. to Pat awhile ago. I am publishing it, with some "military language" edits, since it provides some insights into the reality of military life and...

When There Is No FEMA – Interview with Richard Bryant

Today we are fortunate to have an interview with Richard Bryant, author of a new book titled "When There Is No FEMA". ‘When There is No FEMA’ is written as a non-fiction survivalist preparation...

Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

How many of you have ever tried to convince your spouse to do something that was outside of their comfort zone? Did you have a lot of success? When we have these partners in...

11 Ways Your Prepping Skills Pay Off In Everyday Life

We have situations every day that we need to be ready for so let’s see how your prepping skills work out in these situations.

How to Overcome the Paralysis of Fear

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Egbert who joins the ranks of very experienced professionals who have written guest posts that serve to share their knowledge with the rest of the...

So Many Images

On yet another anniversary of 911, the 16th, the images from that day are still haunting and still heart breaking.      Those lost, lives forever changed, bravery on a scale that can't be measured...    and yet uplifting...

Should You Have Only One Caliber?

The great thing about hindsight is all the wisdom it produces. How many of you have ever wished you could go back in time to a point in your life with all of the...

The Importance of a Medical Kit in Your Preps

You can create a top notch medical kit addition to any bugout bag or kit easily and cheaply.

Police Abuse, Riots, and AR-15 Rifles

Editors Note: This article is from Pastor Chuck Baldwin and originally appeared on his website www.chuckbaldwinlive.com. In the article, Chuck lays out the case for a biblical mandate to defend and protect your family....

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.

Improvised Weapon You May Not Have Considered

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith. In this article, David discusses a defense method that has been going the internet around for years. I...

Is Operational Secrecy (‘OPSEC’) Dead?

Whenever I read through posts and articles on the Internet, I am surprised to see that many people don’t seem to realize or understand that the paradigm of civilian OPSEC is dead… So what do...

Did Government Source Provide Clue as to How They would Usher in Tyranny?

As many of you are already aware by now, the Government has policies and procedures in place for using our nation’s military against civilians. These polices aren’t new, but the general public largely ignores...

Shipping Containers for Preppers

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on...

Introduction to Shotguns for Survival – Part 2

What could a shotgun do for us in survival situations?

Teaching Your Kids To Be Prepared

Preparation in today’s day and age is a must. To assume that a natural disaster, a home invader, or a financial collapse won’t affect your family is a tad naïve. Preparation is about attempting...

Weapon of Choice: The Benefits of Purchasing an Air Rifle

Although some are quick to write off an air rifle as a weapon of choice, there are many advantages to carrying an air rifle versus a crossbow or center-fire rifle.

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Five

Voting is closed. After a slight holiday delay (sorry about that) I have chosen the 5 finalists for the last round of the Prepper Writing Contest. Submissions ran the gamut from new contributors to old...

Herbs and Spices – It is the Little Things

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Robert Johnson to The Prepper Journal. As many still process and store their own foods, this is valuable information for preppers considering that one day we may be...

Let Them Eat Cake

As Preppers we must keep up with the events that will affect our lives and one in England is the icing on the cake. The spreading of the gooey, sickeningly sweet sugar coating over a real...

The Best Accessories for Your Guns

Whether you’re interested in home protection or looking to stay safe while hunting, you’re going to want the best gun accessories to defend yourself.

How Many Canning Jars Do You Need?

When we work our way toward a goal of self-sufficiency, a lot of times producing and preserving food comes up. There are lots of methods, and there are thankfully things like dry meats, grains...

Getting the Most from Food and Water During a Disaster

In a disaster we all know water is going to be very precious. Water is also one of the hardest things to store. Now is the time to think about ways to get the most out of every drop.

What Plants are Safe to Eat in the Wilderness

When your supply of freeze-dried food runs out and the survival garden isn't producing as well as you hoped, there are plenty of food options to be found - provided it is the right...