How to Avoid Falling Victim to Mob Violence

In any severe crisis or disaster, there is a risk of a breakdown of society. Even if there isn't a complete breakdown, there's the possibility of demonstrations, rioting and mob violence. It doesn't take...

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...

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...

It May Cost You Not to Pay Attention

This article originally appeared on Recoil. Situational awareness is crucial to surviving and prevailing in a critical incident. Several years ago, I was still On The Job as a Detective with the Street Crimes unit....

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.

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.

9 Less Than Lethal Self-Defense Items

I wanted to write today about some less than lethal self-defense items that can be employed by just about anyone who can’t or does not want to own a firearm

10 Self Defense Tips for Women

Fortunately, there are a number of self-defense tips and techniques that can level that playing field and allow women to protect themselves and those that they are responsible for protecting.

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...

Something Every Prepper Should Consider

I went back through the TPJ archives and found a number of articles on bullet-proof body armor. Bullet PROOF armor is in the same category as bullet proof glass. It DOES NOT EXIST. I am...

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...

At What Point Do Our Nation’s Heroes Become Their Fellow Citizen’s Enemies

Nations rise and fall as they have done since the beginning of time. Some fear that our nation, the United States of America, is preparing for the final spasm that could literally kick this...

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...

Establishing Roadblocks to Control Post-Disaster Travel

Editor's Note: This article was generously donated by frequent contributor, Rich Bryant. Rich discusses security topics that could need to be employed by preppers in a TEOTWAWKI scenario if controlling access to your location...

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...

The Weapon of Next-to-Last Resort

As Preppers we plan for the worst while hoping for the best, like all rational human beings. And as such I am a big fan of having redundant safety systems, something driven home during...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Countering Snipers

Understanding a little about snipers and methods used in countering snipers is an essential part of your operational planning and preparations.

DRY FIRE: The Secret to Better Shooting

Wanna know the secret to becoming a better shooter? Actually, there is no secret, but dry fire, can significantly increase a persons shooting ability.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Let The Haunting Begin

Preppers are planners and today is the day when a few safety tips for your home and family would be wise to put into place. Remove any garden hoses not behind closed gates and check these...

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.

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.

Residential Security Checklist

Residential security must be taken very seriously. In times of civil unrest looters will be looking to target any location that has valuables, weapons or assets that they can use and that has minimal security, this means most residential properties