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.

Top 5 Firearms You Need To Get Your Hands On NOW!

I would rather have my trusty shotgun as opposed to a baseball bat and harsh language if there were a bunch of people trying to knock down my door any day. So, with that in mind, below are my list of the top 5 firearms you need to get your hands on now.

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.

Beginner’s Shooting Guide – Sight in a Red-dot Scope Without Shooting

Editors Note: An article from Jennifer Branette to The Prepper Journal. With all the advancement of technologies, shooting has become one of the major hobbies and profession of many people. A large number of people are...

Prepping 101 – Best Gun For Home Defense

There are few things more likely to start a fight than the discussion of firearms and more specifically, what the best options for a defensive weapon are if you are just starting your emergency...
U.S. Constitution Preamble

Virginia in Crisis

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

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!

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...

Stockpiling Ammo for SHTF

There are some good guidelines and tips on stockpiling ammo that will simplify this process for you and make it easier than it sounds on some forums you may have come across.

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...

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...

Top 9 Reasons Why You Need a Revolver for Self-Defense

Revolvers make an excellent choice as a Concealed Carry Weapon, backup or self-defense piece. Here are seven reasons why the wheel gun excels.

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...

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...

SHTF Weapons Checklist

For many preppers, a firearm is a must-have item for dealing with the aftermath of a potential SHTF or grid-down event. Firearms in the hands of properly trained individuals can prevent as well as...

Prepping 101 – Home Security

From the dawn of time, man has tried to build a home that would keep him and his family safe. From caves to small huts to castles with moats and now underground bunkers we...

Coming Gun Control – Prep Yourself Before It’s Too Late

Whatever you believe, one thing is certain - the upcoming election will be the most important one in the last century as it relates to gun control.

How to Safely Clear Your Home When You Think There’s an Intruder

    My lazy beagle Toby was loudly barking as I’d never heard him before. Usually I would have waited a minute or two to see if I heard any footsteps, strange noises, or a window breaking,...

10 Reasons a Civilian Should Consider Buying Body Armor

Have you ever considered purchasing a bulletproof vest or body armor? Do you think that something like this is only reserved for our military forces or police? If you think that, you may be...

Homemade and Improvised Weapons

The recent events in the Ukraine were surprising on one level and some of the uprising has even been forgotten I think with the even more recent news of the Russian's annexing Crimea. One...

Shoot To Kill: Instinctive Shooting

You use a method known as instinctive - or point- shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple- you point the gun and pull the trigger.

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...

Bug out Bags and Survival Vests

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. For those of you who don't remember, Mike won second place in the last round of our writing contest...

Survival Skill: Unarmed Combat

So how do you defend yourself using unarmed combat skills if you get stuck in such an unpleasant situation?

Securing Your Home by Reinforcing Doors

Editors Note: This post originally appeared on the TEOTWAWKI blog. In my dream scenario, I would have a stone castle with a drawbridge surrounded by a moat filled with sharks with lasers mounted to...

How to Select the Best Handgun for Home Defense

As preppers we routinely discuss the need to have firearms for home security. Logically, one of the next questions revolves around how to select the best handgun for home defense. You may know that...

Why You Should Carry and Know How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

If you have ever heard the term EDC or Every Day Carry and know what that means, there is almost without fail mention of a flashlight. Flashlights are one of those items that can...

Should you Purchase a Silencer for your Handgun or Rifle?

My wife came to me a few days back and asked me what I thought about Silencers. She had heard either ads or an interview on a radio talk show and was curious so...

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...

Riot Control Tactics

The headlines are predicting doom on November 1st  when the USDA projects that the average monthly food stamp payment of approximately $272 per household will be cut by $36 dollars. Experts are saying to...