Gun Buying Considerations Guide

First off, I want to acknowledge that there is no one right gun – not for everyone and not for every task. Firearms diversified for a reason. I’ll touch on some specific types, calibers,...

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...

Fish Antibiotics as a Prepper Alternative?

Editors Note: An article from Demi Rose 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...

Looter Defense Tactics

For many; the not too distant events in Ferguson are the first thoughts that come to mind when you mention the word looting. Looting in some circles is what you do apparently when there...

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...

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.

What Should Be in Your Car Emergency Kit

Editors Note: Another article from Paul Taylor 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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

Keep Your Family Safe with a Fire Response Plan

Editors Note: A guest submission from Scott Bay to The Prepper Journal on a serious subject as we enter this holiday season. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to...

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.

Surviving in the Cold

Editor's Note: A guest submission from Zac Martin. As another summer slowly dies, colder weather is going to start creeping its way into our lives again. In my area this is my favorite time to...

Outdoor Skills for All to Master

Editors Note: Another guest contribution from Gemma 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...

Makeshift Grill Ideas: Cooking When the Grid Goes Down

In my quest to think of creative (hopefully) ideas for articles on the Prepper Journal, I try to pull inspiration from a lot of places. Certainly my own efforts at prepping give me experiences...

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...

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....

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.

How to Choose Best Holographic Sights

Editors Note: An article from Shien who writer for topreddotsights.com to The Prepper Journal. The physics of light are one of the most complex parts of Physics. Shien provides a buyers guide for those looking...

Horsepower For Preppers – Quickfire Intro

Periodically preppers and prepper fiction bring up hoof stock as options for A Bad Thing that removes electric and combustion engines. It’s really only been 100-150 years since equines and bovines were the go-to,...

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...

Self Defense Options: More than Just Guns

For most, defense is simply just about the weapons you choose to keep. In reality, self defense is so much more.

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...

The Weapon of Next-to-Last Resort

As Preppers we plan for the worst while hoping for the best, like all rational human beings. And as such I am a big fan of having redundant safety systems, something driven home during...

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...

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...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 2

Our last article; the first in this series of 5 things you need to go off grid now, began with the concept of preppers looking for an ideal life of untethering ourselves from “the...

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.

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...