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Learning the Art of Foraging

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I enjoy incorporating locally foraged plants into our daily diets. It supplements, and occasionally replaces, a meal at my house. It also gives me another “tool” in my tool belt of survival skills. What piqued my interest in this subject and how did ... Read More

Beekeeping For Beginners

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For some time, I've been wanting to start a beehive. I really enjoy the local honey and use it in many recipes. I also use it medicinally for soothing a sore throat and applying over cuts and scrapes. So, in preparation for this new venture, I joined ... Read More

If You Just Moved Here: Hurricane Preparation

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A few years ago I read about a woman who moved from the Southwest to New York City, and a hurricane hit two days later. She had no idea what to do. Why would she? She was used to droughts and brush fires, not preparing for a hurricane with its ... Read More

Freeze-Dried Fruit: A Tutorial

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Freeze-dried (FD) fruit makes an excellent addition to your everyday pantry, particularly when you need to pack school lunches, work lunches, or need a quick, delicious snack.  It can be used to make quick, simple breakfasts, fun and interesting ... Read More

What I Wish I Had Done Differently

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After 7 years of being The Survival Mom, I've been reflecting on what I would do differently if I were starting to prep right now. Maybe my prepper mistakes will help you avoid a few pitfalls. I wish I would have: 1) Read less Survival Blog and ... Read More

A Brief Guide To Edible Weeds

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That quality which makes a plant a weed is in the eye of the beholder. Where one person might see only an overgrown flowerbed, another might see the makings of a decent salad. Frank down the street is probably tearing his hair out trying to get all ... Read More

I’m Concerned About Water Safety. Are You?

Earlier today I sent this information to my newsletter subscribers but then decided it was too important to not share with my blog readers. Have you seen the shocking photos and stories of the catastrophic EPA-caused river contamination? Earlier ... Read More

Top 10 Food Storage Myths

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The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you "the right way" to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy ... Read More

13 Clever Ways to Get Non-Preppers On Board

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Prepping works best when an entire community is doing it together, but this is extremely rare and not easy to achieve This is especially true when our neighbors, family, or friends aren't at all interested. Yet. Still, we care about them and want to ... Read More

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