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...

Are We Spinning Out of Control?

I posted last week on having a positive outlook at our current world so now, for the flip side.  I have often wondered if we as a people really appreciate what our founders went...

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 –...

Survive and Thrive, in Spite of the Media

It’s a jungle out there! Yep, that’s the title of a song by Randy Newman. In one of the lines, he sings “there’s confusion everywhere, no one seems to care.” Indeed, to survive, you...

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...

What Was it You Said Was Too Difficult?

I received this over the Memorial Day weekend and found it a short, inspirational story of determination. One worth sharing. I am sure such stories happen often everywhere, they renew our beliefs...

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...

A Preppers Guide on How to Catch Fish for Food

Fishing is a popular pastime for tens of millions of people. However, this recreational activity — often seen as a great way to enjoy a laid-back day off work —...

Survival Gardening: Cutting Costs

Starting, expanding and maintaining a garden can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. From developing and increasing soil tilth and fertility to what we grow in and the...

Survival Gardening: Back and Body Savers

Being able to produce food with minimal wear on the body has a number of advantages. One, it can keep more people gardening, allowing them to be producers within the...

It’s Coming Again This Year – How to Prep for a Hurricane

Or any storm for that matter. Living in certain parts of the world makes extreme weather a fact of life. If you're not prepared to accept how severe the weather might get,...

Fishing with the Right Equipment Puts Food on Your Table

Growing up by the ocean I was fortunate that fishing was an activity that was convenient to not only learn, but to enjoy. Something I lost touch with when military service, college and a...

1984 is Here

I was skiing with a group of friends in January of 1984 at Mammoth Mountain, and on that Sunday we quit early to go back to the rented condo to watch Super Bowl XVIII,...

Survival Gear for Short Term and Long-Term Survival

Editor's Note: A contribution to The Prepper Journal from James at the Prepper Broadcasting Network.   What are you Preparing For? In the survival and prepping world there is a lot of confusion about what to...

English Bird Hunting – a Proper Sport Indeed

Upland bird hunting has always been my favorite, maybe it is the romance of the Normal Rockwell like backdrops, the open fields, the crisp autumn air, the well trained and disciplined dog, the silence...

How to Use a Magnesium Fire Starter

A magnesium fire starter is one of the most standard and popular outdoor tools available in the market. They're often used by people on survival missions and military personnel, and are available in various...

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...

How to Break Through a Locked Door in an Emergency

A guest contribution from Ryan to The Prepper Journal. Seemed appropriate today as I am doing my taxes.  “Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.” In a disaster scenario involving...

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...

What Preppers Can Learn from the Irish Potato Famine

Editor's Note: A guest contribution from Aden Tate to The Prepper Journal. It wasn’t that long ago that a field known as moral philosophy was studied in schools. Within this field, students would look at...

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...

My Five Reasons Why Hunting is an Important Survival Skill

Editor's Comment: A guest post from James Nelson at Hunting Research to The Prepper Journal. While we know the short answer to the title James provides some interesting insight. Hunting has a large part to...

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...

Have You Made an Area Threat/Asset Map?

Have you ever taken a map, a paper one, marked your home's location and gone through it with great care and made an area threat/asset map? If there were a natural disaster, a SHTF...

Skip the Shovel – Easy-Access Outdoor Caches

Having a cache isn’t a bad idea for all sorts of reasons. Even if we don’t plan to bug out anywhere, we can easily be cut off from our homes and vehicles by everyday...

Backups and Alternatives – A Preppers Mantra

In the prepper world, we hear “two is one, one is none”. We don’t want to get carried away with it when we’re packing a rucksack, but it provides positive redundancy for our preparations....

Over Looked Areas of Prepper Communications?

Editors Note: A guest contribution from SoulzChaos to The Prepper Journal. The article provides a new preppers viewpoint and I have added a number of links to related articles from The Prepper Journal's archives on the subject...