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?...

Where There Is No Kitchen: Cooking When The Grid Goes Down

Many of you are familiar with the nearly famous books “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” that are the most widely used health education books in tropical and sub-tropical...

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,...

Prepper Lessons from History – Castle Gardens

And yet in these periods when death by violence and disease was prevalent, when survival was a constant chore, we find castle gardens within the very walls that were so utilitarian.

Five Emergency Survival Tools

As preppers we strive to acquire skills, knowledge and yes tools that can assist us should we ever be faced with dire circumstances. The actual disaster that you might be facing and you own...

Weapons and Threats Preppers Will Face

Body armor can protect you against a multitude of threats preppers will face, and is well-known for its versatility. Vests are increasingly accessible, and their size and weight are being reduced all the time....

If Barter Items for SHTF Are Not in Your Prepping Budget

Editor's Note: A guest post from Rodney to The Prepper Journal on a subject of interest to us all. The focus being on skills that can be bartered in exchange for things one needs. We...

How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

With the approaching winter season and headlines like “Monster Storm on the Way” it’s time to consider your auto preparedness with a winter survival kit. I am not talking about your bug out vehicle,...

How to Find Water in the Desert

I frequently highlight the need for water when you are preparing for emergencies. This simple, yet vital element of life can’t be ignored for long, so I recommend a multi-faceted approach when it comes...

Body Shields for Home Defense

A few weeks ago I posted an article on items in our mail and among the items was the Hardcore Alpha Shield. Being a firm believer in body armor as an essential piece of...

Survival Options: Air Rifles for Preppers

I am buying many different types of ammo for my Air rifle just because like any other rifle, they all like a specific weights and shapes. Gamo makes a lot of ammo for their rifles but I also buy Daisy and try to get different shapes and different points.

Why Prepper Should Never Overlook Sleep

Being well fed, hydrated, strong both mentally and physically are things every prepper must strive for in their normal routine. But what happens when it comes to sleeping? If you’re a prepper and if...

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....

Choosing Your Shelter: BOLs vs. Bunkers

When it comes to surviving TEOTWAWKI, nothing is more important than choosing your shelter whether that is your bunker or your bug out location. But there’s much debate circling around which is actually the best.

Surveillance And Counter-Surveillance – A Key Prepper Skill

Surveillance and counter-surveillance skills are important for all Preppers, and in fact are the logical extensions of situational awareness… The military and other agencies utilize many advanced technologies, the costs of which are beyond the...

6 Inexpensive Skills Every Prepper Needs

Knowledge weighs nothing and you always have it on you. People often try to buy their way out of a problem, but skills are built through habit and time.

Bug out Bags and Survival Vests

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. For those of you who don't remember, Mike won second place in the last round of our writing contest...

Prepper Must-Have: Minimal-Smoke Cooking Backups

Some holiday weekend, head out to the ‘burbs" or stroll through some campgrounds or a public park. Your nose will pick up a couple very distinctive smells: Wood smoke and charcoal grills. Charcoal and...

Lessons from History – Variety & Luxury Foods

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris 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...

The Best Furniture Options for Your Bunker

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Laura Marie Johnson 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...

Field Weapon: Constructing a Bow & Arrows Using a Knife

Using only what is available to from the natural surroundings and what small amount of belongings you have, it's time to construct one of the oldest tools used by hunters, the bow and arrow.

Escape and Evasion: Running for Your Life

Here are some basic instructions on how to avoid getting captured if you manage to escape from kidnappers, terrorists or from a location where things have gone very wrong.

Danger! Danger! A Solar Storm is About to Strike!

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from John D. 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...

How Satellite Internet Can Save You in a Disaster

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Allie 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...

What You Should Look For in Body Armor

Whatever you choose to focus on, it is worth considering exactly how you can keep yourself safe. While the situation will change, body armor is an easily accessible product that has a number of surprising benefits.

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

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...

Lessons from History – Victory Garden Advice That Applies To Everything

Editors Note: Another article from R. Ann Parris 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...

How to Deal with Diseases in Long Term Survival Situations

The following article comes to us from Selco of the SHTF School website. Selco is one of the rare voices in the preparedness community who has real-life experience surviving in a SHTF type of...

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...