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...

Permaculture Guilds and Growing a Camouflaged Food Forest

If you watch Doomsday Preppers like me you probably saw this Thursdays episode that showcased two Preppers. The difference for me this week was that I have actually heard of two of the preppers...

Are you Ready to Shelter in Place during Ebola Outbreak?

You have to have been riding on a train across Central America for the last few days to be unaware of the latest Ebola threat in the news. Between people with illnesses crossing the...

What Value Do You Bring to a Survival Situation?

Editors Note: This post originated as a discussion in the comments on our blog from a relatively new reader, Matt in response to another reader. His comments were so interesting I asked him if...

American School Children: The Next Big Terrorist Targets

“Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Quran.” Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist extremist group Boko...

Would You? Could You? Eat a Person?

I was prompted to write those words after a couple of things happened. First, I watched the season finale of The Walking Dead. I won’t give away anything more than that right now to...

Survival: How To Find Water

Water is obviously a critical supply you need to have in order to live. Water more than food is required if you are going to survive and we talk a lot on survival blogs...

Training For a Gunfight

Editors Note: This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on the USCCA Blog by Bruce Eimer. A key but often neglected part of having firearms in your prepping plans is practice....

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....

Doomsday Preparation Offers Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

Many people have become invested in the survivalist lifestyle as of late, and who could blame them? Every day you hear about another terrifying development in the world at large, whether it’s a threat...

What We Want is What You Got: Defending Your Life From the People Who...

One of the concerns of anyone who is preparing for a SHTF scenario if you are being honest is the dark side of human nature. You can have all of the supplies you ever...

The Complete Guide to Batoning

This article acts as a comprehensive guide to batoning. Be sure to pay close attention to the last two sections (the one on proper batoning technique, and the one on troubleshooting the difficulties of...

Are Marauders A Credible Threat To Preppers?

Since the premiere of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers season three episode ‘We are the Marauders’ there has been a lot of discussion on various blogs and even a couple articles addressing the show and...

How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plough

The sh*# has hit the fan and the power is out. Despite all warnings, you didn’t stock up on matches, lighters, or a flint. It’s getting cold outside, and you could really use a...

Urban Survival: Surviving in the City

The Prepper Journal Editor’s Note: The following article has been contributed by Bushcraft and Survival Skills, but the original source may be from Christopher Parrett's book, "The LDS Preparedness Manual". I don't see that attribution...

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...

Survival Training Ideas: 4 Life Saving Skills That Don’t Require A Formal Class

There is so much knowledge and information in the preparedness community. I love listening to experts speak from their experiences because I never want to stop learning myself. I enjoy reading novels that cater...

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...

Want To Forage In Your City? There’s A Map For That

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too. Avid...

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...

Survival Skills: Scavenge A Vehicle For Survival

You should be riding around with survival gear in your vehicle. Period. But just in case you get caught empty-handed, it doesn’t hurt to know about the useful pieces you can scavenge from a vehicle...

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...

Top 10 Items You Need To Survive On The Road

Surviving on the road is something every prepper dreads. But, it's necessary in case of a major disaster or catastrophe that causes you to evacuate your home. In 2004, a record-breaking tsunami struck South...

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...

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...

25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility...

Practice Combat Without Getting Killed

There are two sides to most of the more opinionated comments and occasionally articles I read out in the blogging world with respect to any hypothetical grid-down scenario. The first side (let’s call them...

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...

Prepper Power! – The Advantage of Hydroelectricity

It’s a fact that energy makes our lives far more comfortable and in some cases, even safer. Preppers who are able to have a reliable source of energy during and after an unexpected event,...

When Society Disintegrates: A preview Of What May Be Coming To Your City

Yesterday I read about hundreds of armed vigilantes in a small Mexico town . This was preceded earlier by reports of townspeople capturing and murdering several men, displaying their bodies propped up in lawn...