Covering Your Tracks – Pt. 1

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo and brings up another interesting subject. What if you were forced to flee and needed to avoid detection at all costs? Would you know...

The 3 Essential Self-Defense Moves, You Must be Aware of

Self-defense is your right and it will be beneficial in a SHTF scenario, if you know how to tackle the consequences on your own with a sharp presence of mind instead of relying on others.

Survival Skill: Unarmed Combat

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

Back to Basics: Are You Prepared to Defend Your Family?

Many years ago when I started prepping the world wasn’t radically different. We didn’t live in any Nirvana of goodwill and peace, but the idea of preparing to defend your life from bad guys was met with much more resistance than it does now.

Concealed Carry for the Petite Woman

Numerous factors must be just right in order for concealed carry to work well, and concealment can change daily depending on our clothes and activities. Gun size, on-body carry position, holster angle, and ride...

2 More Reasons to Carry Concealed Firearms

The news offers two more examples of how trained civilians with firearms could have prevented bad things from happening. In Woolwich, London yesterday two insane individuals ran over a man and crushed him between...

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.

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...

What is the Best AR-15 Scope for SHTF?

If you have an AR-15 or any rifle really, and you plan on using this in a defensive role should the need arise, you need to consider what is the best scope for your...

How to Save Money Every Time You Shoot

Going to the range and shooting does different things for different people.  A vast majority of the time (it should be always) we go to the range with the intention of keeping those perishable...

Thinking About your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

Yesterday I wrote about forming the Neighborhood Watch on Steroids and described a situation where you might need to join together with others in your neighborhood to provide defense from people or groups looking to do you harm or simply steal what is yours

Neighborhood Watch on Steroids

In previous posts I have discussed home security concepts and how you could take steps to make your home more secure. Ideally, these steps would be ones we could all take to strengthen our...

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...

You Voted Right?

TODAY is the Day! "You have until Sundown (sort of.)" These people made the effort and voted: If you voted already then "Thank you!" from The Prepper Journal for exercising your right to have a...

Martial Arts Training Saved My Life

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be an article about how ‘bad’ or tough I am. This is an article about surviving ‘unexpected events’. Unexpected events are things in life that range from inconveniences such...

Drone Countermeasures

With their ever growing popularity drones are indeed changing the landscape in surveillance, and with many very positive uses. Employed by many businesses and by government agencies at all levels they are now a...

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...

Defensive Tactics When Under Fire

Introduction DISCLAIMER: This article in intended to provide basic information regarding defensive tactics to preppers who are new to the subject. Those with a military background or other advanced knowledge in tactical maneuvers are referred...

An Active Shooter – The First Ten Seconds

As in any emergency, YOU are your own "first responder" and your actions in recognizing an emergency and taking a positive step to save your self are the single most important action you may...

Neighborhood Defense: May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

This is the fourth article in a five part series on Neighborhood defense and security in a grid down scenario. In the first article, Neighborhood Watch on Steroids I listed some possible reasons and...

Firearms Training for Survival

It is considered axiomatic that "a gun (or three) is a key factor in a survival situation".  And there is some basis to this concept.  When under attack by people who are better armed...

Shotguns for Survival – Part 1

A shotgun is effective for hunting and there is not much which would be better at defending yourself from man or beast at close range.

The Revolution will Not be Fought with Rubber Bullets

As we watch the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri I am struck by how forces seem to be compelling this confrontation of police and protestors towards a violent catastrophe that has far reaching ramifications...

Choosing the Best Rifle Sling – Part 1

Times have changed and today this article will be begin with some history, but will also share how to choose the best rifle sling for your use.

Self Defense Options: More than Just Guns

For most, defense is simply just about the weapons you choose to keep. In reality, self defense is so much more.

Practice Combat Without Getting Killed

There are two sides to most of the more opinionated comments and occasionally articles I read out in the blogging world with respect to any hypothetical grid-down scenario. The first side (let’s call them...

Prepping for What’s Most Likely

Editors Note: An article from Paul Taylor to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win...

Incoming Fire Always Has the Right of Way

One of the most underused skills that so many of us who call ourselves Preppers or Survivalists miss out on is real life weapons training. I am not talking about going to the shooting...

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...

The Slingshot Channel – Creative Weapon, I mean Toy ideas…

If the creative genius Joerg Sprave lived next door to me I would be making friends with him really quickly. Even more so in a grid down scenario when the world has gone completely...