U.S. Constitution Preamble

Virginia in Crisis

The new Virginia legislature has wasted no time coming after your Constitutional rights.

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...

Mobility vs Armored: Which is Better?

Survival is more of an art than a science and there are as many opinions on the “right” way to do it as there are preppers. While everyone isn't certain they have the final...

Modern Minuteman – Wilderness Skills

Editor's Note: As we prepare to celebrate our Republics 243rd birthday what could be more appropriate than a third installment of R. Ann Parris's Minuteman series? From the most localized and lowest-level threats like rioting...

OMG, Now What?

While we all hope to never have to make the decision to use deadly force to defend ourselves and our loved ones, it happens everyday somewhere and with an opposition party in the USA...

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets Vol. 2

Many aspects of the Modern Minuteman toolbox apply to preparedness in general, however personal and small-scale or widespread and earth shaking our pet disasters may be. As with overall preparedness, our exact situation and...

Run-n-Gun: Lights, Camera, Action

Whatever our primary shooting type and needs, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re a little more ready when we pull the trigger on a real, live target.  This...

What’s Your Trigger Finger Doing?

If our accuracy has plateaued or backslid, we may have picked up one of several finger habits. Two we can check for are resigning pacing to our fingers – versus eyes and brains –...

Modern Minuteman – Yes-No-Maybe Skillsets

As if preparedness alone didn’t have enough to learn and do, along with the modern minuteman movement comes additional taskers. I’m going to cover a handful of the common ones we see on lists when...

Practical Prep: Range Tips

For many preppers, static square ranges are the only opportunity to put rounds through the barrel. They do have some limitations, and they can be pricey, but we can make a few tweaks here...

Shooting Tactics and Training: Practice Practicality

Static square ranges and competitions are commonly the only firearm practice available to preppers. Sometimes, those square ranges and competitions – and even classes – actively or accidentally build dangerous mindsets, habits, and complacency. Knowing...

My Gun Can Beat Up Your Gun

Oh boy, another "gun debate". The extension of the "my mommy can beat up your mommy" challenge from our days at recess in Kindergarten. And not to worry, the AR vs the AK has been...

Pieces of Gear That’ll Save Your Life

As a follow-on to yesterday's post on the coming Hurricane season in North America, and as a lesson from an article in the news today about two hikers assaulted along the Appalachian Trail by...

How to Find the Best Tree Stand Locations

Editor's Note: Yes, deer season and other large game seasons are way out in the future now, kind of hard to see them when you have to look beyond the rest of Spring and...

Backyard Self-Reliance: Luffa

The desire to be more self-reliant tends to strike all preppers here and there, regardless of location. While some aspects of self-reliance are hugely limited, others can be accomplished even in very small backyards....

How to Build a Bunker

Another guest contribution from Scott to The Prepper Journal. Serious survivalists are becoming more prominent in modern society, especially as nuclear treaties change and the threat of war is omnipresent in everyone's minds. Having...

Snap Caps: Training Anywhere, Anytime for Anyone

Beginner or advanced shooter, incorporating dry fire in training can help us improve. There is the potential that we can damage our guns with excessive dry firing on empty chambers, though. Snap caps are...

What If You Found The Best Scope for a 30-06?

Looking for the best scope for 30-06? Look no further as this is the last and only 30-06 scope guide you’ll ever have to read for an answer. A guest blog-post from Scopes Field to...

Better Training with Cheapo Targets

A lot of times, we get what we pay for. Sometimes, though, the best things in life are free … or very, very inexpensive. In the case of target practice, inexpensive and free targets...

Modern Minuteman – Big-time Basics

Beyond individual and small-group home, property, and self-defense, we increasingly hear a call for citizens to stand up as modern minutemen. The term is relatively new, but the idea isn’t. Many preppers have always expected...

How To Set Up An Observation Post

Editors Note: A guest contribution from David Chandler to The Prepper Journal. One of the many things the Army has taught me is the importance of having an Observation post. These can be used for...

How to Protect your Site against Intrusion from Squatters and Traveler’s

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Dakota Murphey on site security, something she has written about before in The Prepper Journal. Always interesting to see what others think about their security and options, Dakota...

How to Become a Better Shooter

Scott Huntington offers the following tips on improving your shooting skills. A firearm is only as effective as its owner. To wield it under pressure, you have to practice to perfect your form. Otherwise,...

Best Non-lethal Weapons for Home Defense

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Always an interesting prospective and I know Scott would freely admit a couple of these can be exceedingly lethal. Home defense is something that should...

Prepping 101: How to Shoot a Pistol

I have my own "Rule of Three" that I subscribe to, and that is anything that has three (3) or more moving parts requires that you actually follow the basic rule too many of...

What if There are No Cooler Heads?

I tried to see if someone is credited with originating the term "cooler heads will prevail." I found no one credited but it has been around for quite awhile. George Washington is even quoted...

Prepping While the Storm Clouds Are Rolling In

This is another subject I have wrestled with publishing. Like so many realities in the world it isn't pretty, it isn't politically correct  (something I have a low opinion of because it has had unintended...

That Droning Noise is Getting Louder

The Prepper Journal has posted a number of articles on the coming of drones to our daily lives and if you put your ear to the west wind, and have really excellent hearing, the...

Home Security Guidelines and Tips You May Have Overlooked

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Wendy to The Prepper Journal. You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety and security of your home and family. Remember, your home is sacred...

Gun Buying Considerations Guide

First off, I want to acknowledge that there is no one right gun – not for everyone and not for every task. Firearms diversified for a reason. I’ll touch on some specific types, calibers,...