Shipping Containers for Preppers

It doesn’t take long to start hearing about shipping containers once you’re in the preparedness world. They commonly get brought up as buried bunkers and cellars, although there are some factors to consider on...

A Hole in the Dark: Techniques for Maintaining a Dark Camp

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo. Introduction “When the system breaks down, we all break down.” - Sgt. Barnes - Platoon Tactical camping is a great way to develop and sharpen many essential...

8 Basic Survival Skills That You Ought To Know

The main reason for the lack of adequate skills is that many people lack the proper survival skills training to cope with any emergency situation. In the subsequent paragraphs, we are going to mention 8 important survival skills that anyone must have in his or her kit.

How to Become Self-Sustainable

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Scott Hamilton to The Prepper Journal. Great time of year to review the basics. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share then enter into the...

10 Ways to Catch a Fish Without Any Equipment

Editors Note: An article from Matt at the SwimBaitZone.com to The Prepper Journal. As always, please check your local regulations on fishing as not all of these methods are allowed everywhere. Ready to catch some fish?...

Is Anything Bulletproof?

One of our candidates for the most misused term in the English language - bulletproof. Throwing the ridiculous extremes aside (i.e., a 20' thick titanium shielded building of 6,000 psi concrete reinforced with 50-cal...

The 9 Types Of Survivalists – Which Are You?

It’s crazy to think that Rottweilers and Poodles are in the same family of animals. Or for that matter, Great Danes and Toy Chihuahuas. They are as different as they come. One is 200...

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

Mother Nature: Healing What Ails You

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Riss Ryker.   Living below poverty level, has, in a sense, forced me to prepare for anything coming my way. Learning the value...

Four Ways to Increase your Survival Endurance

News of the recent Ebola case in Texas has a lot of people on edge. You may have felt the urgency yourself as you read the news and monitor the progress being made, or...

Sources of Tinder and Fire Craft in the Urban Environment

Editor’s Note: This is another post that has been generously contributed by Mike Turner. Fire making is simple as long as you have the right ingredients and apply them correctly. In an urban environment...

Survival Tools You Can Make Out of Scrap

Editors Note: An article from Tara 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...

Prime Locations for Post-Disaster Salvage

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris 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...

Prepper Mindset – The Will to Abide

Having the right mind is paramount and with this mindset comes the stoicism and steadfastness that leads to quiet strength in emergencies, natural disasters and the ability to deal with whatever, whichever wicked and /or good things that will come your way in this crazy little thing called life.

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. Now, I will be the first to say that using primitive...

Rally Point – Getting Your Family or Group Safely Together Again After a Crisis

The moments after a crisis or disaster can be incredibly chaotic. In today’s world, we receive near instantaneous feedback from news outlets, images on TV and the internet of destruction and rumors. The fog...

Survival Water From A Tree

This is a pretty nice video from Rob at Sigma 3 Survival school that illustrates how to fairly easily get water from a tree. This could come in handy in a survival situation but...

Practical Prep – Match Stockpiles To Skills

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from R. Ann Parris to The Prepper Journal. 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 of...

When You Can’t Carry Food

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

Survival Skills & DIY Preps – Fire Starters

One of the things that has made us a successful species is our ability to wield fire. Getting a fire started and variations to make them efficiently and specific to purpose have huge benefits...

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...

Must Have Everyday Items for Home Remedies

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from TC. In the scenario where you and your family members would have to be able to rely on yourselves for a while...

Does the Family Know?

In my planning I am confident that I not only know where everything is but also how everything works in my home, the place I am most likely to encounter a disaster. Useful knowledge...

Route Selection, Ambushes & VCP’s

Selecting good routes is extremely important part of your security planning especially in hostile areas or in times of civil unrest.

5 Ways To Survive With Only a Lighter

Editor's Note: This post was generously contributed by Gary with Survive Worldwide  - Survival Gear and Tips. Gary shares the importance of a source of flame in your prepping plans with 5 ways to...

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

The seven survival skills mentioned below are the most basic ones that you should be mastering first because these are the skills that will help keep you safe for a longer time until you are rescued.

A Little History Learned Can Be a Preppers Best Friend

As preppers we are always planning, sowing, like the ants as opposed to the grasshoppers of urban lore. And having grown up in the formerly golden state of California my life experiences always draw me...

The Right Broad-head to Hunt Any Game

Editors Note: Another article from Bob Scherer 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...

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...

When Staying Awake Really Counts

There are some people that we all depend upon to stay awake as others lives depend on it. And anyone who has served in the military has pulled guard duty. Caution! I may be about...