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What Is Your Emergency Response Plan?

What could an emergency response plan for your family look like and where would you start prepping?

Back to Basics: Avoiding Conflict When SHTF

What if we could modify our thought process for a while and avoid conflict when SHTF instead of considering violence as the inevitable outcome of the prepper haves versus the unprepared have nots?

10 Great Bartering Items for When the SHTF

The only difference will be how they will be doing it once today’s money looses its value. So, below we’ve put together a list of 10 items that will be worthy of trading for those days ahead, on the other side of that moment we call when the SHTF

Decentralizing Cash – The Ultimate Survivalist Preparation

Through currency inflation, centralized money is not only then a means of extracting wealth from all who use it, but also a tool to further the interests of the centralized entities controlling it.

Developing Self Sustaining Communities Post SHTF

Many times depict other communities as backward, alarmist and ‘well, you were looking for trouble’), here in my section of Terra firma some of us have been prepping as long as 180 years ago. I’m living proof that it was successful.

Lessons Learned: One Year After Moving to Our Bug out Location

post-TSHTF, it’ll be an even bigger change. We (my family) still have Internet, vehicles, gasoline, washing machine… for now.

9 Questions to Ask Before Accepting People into Your Survival Group

We talk about it all the time and it has been the subject of countless debates both on the Prepper Journal and other sites...

10 Excuses for Not Prepping That Could Get You Killed

Prepping is something that takes time, some level of commitment and usually finds its roots in some motivating reason or lifestyle characteristics. Preppers intentionally...

Satellite Imagery – A Bug Out Planning Tool

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo. As in his other articles, Bolo shares incredibly useful tips that preppers can use...

Taking Care of Your Army

Many of us have affiliations with larger groups that we expect to depend upon in times of crisis. I am not talking about a...

What Would a WROL World Look Like?

What are you prepping for? Is it a natural disaster like a wildfire, tornado or hurricane? Those are perfect examples of common events that...

Urban Survival Skills That Will Keep You Alive

When the subject of Survival comes up in conversation, what do you think of? I am sure context plays a big part in the...

Is the U.S. Government Building the Terrorists they Need?

For a long time; I along with countless others who are better informed than me have wondered at the strange nature of our governments...

You Have to be Your Own Safety Net

Just a Plain Old Afternoon I got home and she was on the couch, neck deep in a Netflix binge. Clearly she'd been there most...

Is Urban Survival Possible?

There is a mantra within the hallowed halls of prepper knowledge, lore and opinion that goes something like this. The only way to survive...

Good Crazy – Review and Interview with Richard Earl Broome

Anyone who has read the Prepper Journal for any length of time knows that I frequently use scenarios from prepper movies or books as...

10 Tips from a Veteran Single Parent

Editor's Note: This post was generously donated by Elizabeth and at first glance you may think her words have little to do with the...

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...

Establishing Roadblocks to Control Post-Disaster Travel

Editor's Note: This article was generously donated by frequent contributor, Rich Bryant. Rich discusses security topics that could need to be employed by preppers...

10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag,...

Preppers: Be Careful What you Wish for

“Let it all burn to the ground! I’ll be up in the hills with my survival group, two years’ worth of food and a...

Lights out

The following article has been generously contributed by James V. DeLong and appeared originally on the American Enterprise Institute. S. M. Stirling is a science...

Expatriates: Book Review

It should go without saying that James Wesley Rawles has had a significant impact on the prepper and survivalist community. His daily blog www.survivalblog.com...

Neighborhood Defense: People, Weapons and Supplies

This is the fifth and final article in a five part series on Neighborhood defense and security in a grid down scenario. In the...

Neighborhood Defense: May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

This is the fourth article in a five part series on Neighborhood defense and security in a grid down scenario. In the first article,...

Thinking About your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

Yesterday I wrote about forming the Neighborhood Watch on Steroids and described a situation where you might need to join together with others in your neighborhood to provide defense from people or groups looking to do you harm or simply steal what is yours

The Revolution will Not be Fought with Rubber Bullets

As we watch the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri I am struck by how forces seem to be compelling this confrontation of police and...

Why Terrorists will Strike US Hospitals

Hospitals in the U.S. are under direct threat from Islamist extremist attacks for a myriad of reasons. An examination of terrorist attacks on hospitals...

Our Greatest Terrorism Threat is not The Middle East:

Expose’ of Hezbollah, Iran, Latin America and Mexico ABSTRACT The greatest terrorism threat to America does not come specifically from the Middle East. The twisted, distorted,...

Prepping 101 – OPSEC

What is OPSEC? OPSEC is short for Operations Security or Operational Security and encompasses identifying critical information to determine if your actions can be...