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The Coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused a lot of chaos in recent weeks. Countries have closed their borders, governments have restricted the movement of their citizens, and in the United States, city mayors have...

How to Survive a Civil War in America

The last battle fought on US soil was, arguably, the Aleutian Islands Campaign, which took place during the World War II, in the year 1942. Japanese Expeditionary forces landed on the islands of Attu and Kiska. However, if you...
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What is Your Self-Quarantine Plan?

With much of the U.S. finding itself in increasing lockdowns due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19, and many countries in a complete lockdown, we thought this article from 2014 would be worth...

Arizona 2nd Amendment News

Virginia Democrats: "We’re passing the most draconian anti-gun measures in the nation!" Arizona Democrats: "Hold my beer!" Well, the madness (and Bloomberg’s money) has come from...

8 Helpful Tips for Introducing the Prepper Lifestyle to Your Family

Editor's note: This prepping primer was written by guest contributor Mark Hedman. So, you bought into the idea of hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, which...
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Who Needs an AR-15, Anyway?

Recoilweb recently published a good article about the probabilities of unlikely events, The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hate Gun Prepper, and how it applies to the "zombie apocalypse"....

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...

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...
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How to Deal with Mosquitoes Without Using Chemicals

While chemicals have long been used for mosquito repellant, there are natural solutions that work, too.
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Life Under Lockdown

The US is only recently getting a taste of the ‘lockdown’ that’s been in effect for several countries in Europe, notably Italy and Spain. I asked a couple of...
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MOVEMENT IN TRACKING AND THE PRINCIPLES OF STALKING

Editor’s note: This is the last in the series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to prepping. — Wild Bill In the previous...
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OBSERVATION IN TRACKING

The Power of the Glance Editor's note: This is the second installment in a series of articles by guest author Kyt Lyn Walken on tracking and its applicability to...
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TRACKING THE POACHERS

Ancient art comes into use in African Bush and Jungle Editor's Note: Another in a series of articles on man-tracking and its utility in prepping as well as...

X Marks the Spot – Search Codes That Matter to Preppers

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. Admit it, when you saw the title you thought this was about one of the Internets search engines. Alas, and thankfully, it...

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.

Building your Water Storage

There are many things which you may need to have if there is an emergency or disaster or social upheaval which shuts down the normal supply chain or results in chaos in the streets. ...
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Virginia in Crisis

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

12 Survival Items You May Have Overlooked

When we talk about survival, there are certain items that immediately come to mind. We start with the discussion of beans, bullets and band-aids. This logically flows to having at least a 30 day...

Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear?

Does a survival fishing kit make much sense at all or is it wasting space in our bug out bags, backpacks and pants pockets?

Survival Basics – Water

One, if not the most important aspect of Emergency Preparedness to get right is developing a plan for how you will obtain water. You simply can’t live without it. You can go a long...

Beyond Antibiotics: 20 Medical Supplies To Store for TEOTWAWKI

Editors Note: An article from Annie to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contest with a chance to win one...
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Tracking, a Valuable Skill for Preppers

While tracking is often associated with hunting or fugitive apprehension, tracking offers an invaluable skill for the prepper. Knowing whether someone has been in your AO and learning more about them could be a key element of long-term survival.

How to Prepare for a Power Grid Outage

Editors Note: A guest submission from Laura Johnson, and a timely subject considering current events in Texas and Louisiana, along with people along the Canadian Border starting to stoke their furnaces and boilers.  As always,...

After an EMP Attack – How To Get Home When it’s 700 Miles Away

I sometimes have to go out of town on business just like millions of other people each year. The distance and locations all vary with the need, but in a lot of cases, I...

Your Survival Kit is Worthless Unless You Pack This One Thing

The internet is a fascinating place and you never know what you will find if you go looking around long enough. As a prepper myself, I have to try to broaden my horizons from...

Tips for Defending Your Bug Out Location

A guest post from Megan Ray Nichols. When things go down, you'll need to be ready to defend your bug out site, whether it is someplace off your normal beaten path or your home or...

What is Your Weapon of Last Resort?

We always hear about survival knives for preppers and survivalists but we rarely hear about combat knives for preppers.  A survival knife is meant to be able to get you through every task you...

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...

Protect your Neighborhood with a Powerful Base Defense

Editors Note: A guest contribution from James Walton to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as...

Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog are already well along their own journey of preparedness so...