Why Bother Stocking Up if You Aren’t Prepared to Defend It

The world of Survival and Prepping Bloggers is pretty diverse. There are those who will say that they are only talking intelligently about preparing without any of the fear as if fear somehow makes...

Shotgun for Prepper: Be Ready for Home Defense, Riots, and Looters

Editors Note: An article from Vitaly 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 one...

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...

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...

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...

Will a Fence Protect You When the Grid Goes Down?

A Prepper Journal reader, Andrew asked the following question on our Contact form the other day: I'm wondering if you guys could do a write up of the pros and cons of a fenced property...

WROL – Protecting Your Family When the Bad Guys Come Down Your Street –...

Yesterday I started with an overview of some security questions I had about our own house from the perspective of a total breakdown (Without Rule Of Law) societal event. In that post we discussed...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The Best Gadgets for Your Guns

So today, I’m going to point out offset sights, optics with integrated sights, and a specific type of single-point sling adaptor that could change some minds about the best gadgets for your guns.

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,...

Selecting the Right Holster for the Job

This post might get some push-back from my military service friends but I welcome the comments. I have been meaning to write about various holster options for a while and what I believe based...

Handgun Holster Modes of Carry: Part II

Part II: Modes of Carry Yesterday we talked about holster selection based on need, intended environment and material. Today we’ll talk about the different methods of OWB (Outside the Waistband) and IWB (Inside the Waistband)...

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...

What I Learned from Baghdad to Chicago (and All Points in Between)

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Kilo 11. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

Who Do You Absolutely Trust… with Your Life?

What if every stranger you encounter represents a potential or real threat to the safety of your family and/or to your community, whether large or small? If that happens, who can you trust?

American School Children: The Next Big Terrorist Targets

“Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Quran.” Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist extremist group Boko...

Simulated Combat – Getting Ready for Your First Paintball

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Carrie Porter to The Prepper Journal.  While there is grueling combat training available, and only real combat brings home the reality of real combat, one of the best...

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...

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...

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...

When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

Editors Note: I came across this fascinating essay from Matt Bracken that made the rounds about a year ago. In it, he paints a dire potential future that some others have imagined. In his...

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.

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...

11 Tips for Buying Your First Handgun

Sometimes, having such a wide array of gun choices can be more of a curse than a blessing. Of course, it’s great that gun technology and manufacturing have evolved to such a point, but if you’re a beginner you simply don’t know which way to go with your first handgun purchase.

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...

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.

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...