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Camp MAMA — Summer Camp Ideas for Moms

summer camp ideas for moms

Summer vacation is starting! Summer camps can cost hundreds of dollars a week. As great as those experiences can be and as much as kids can learn, the cost adds up fast. After several summers of my kids complaining about having to get up for camp, ... Read More

Living Off the Grid, (or Close to it) Urban Style

urban living off grid

Admit it, you have been thinking about it. Off the grid living. Late at night, at the end of a long day, you have pictured your life off grid. Images of Little House on the Prairie come to mind. Maybe you ponder becoming a long bearded man living ... Read More

9 Tips to Avoid the Summertime Prepping Slump

prepper activities

It's so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other until the day arrives when it's time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If your prepping goals have taken a break ... Read More

12 Tips for Living Out of Your Car

living out of your car

If you need knowledge, read a book.  If you want to really know something, experience is the best teacher.  My advice for anyone reading this is to try living in a car or van for a week or two.  There isn't anything better to wring out your survival ... Read More

10 Tips For Bugging Out to the Country

bugging out to the country

When many urban or suburban people think about Prepping or Survivalism, they think about bugging out to a more rural location.  This has to be one of the most frequently-expressed fantasies in the Prepping world, and reams have been written about ... Read More

Clean Your Clothes Without Electricity

clean clothes without electricity

Our washing machine was not appreciated. It faithfully sat in the corner of our laundry room and dutifully agitated and spun the dirt away… until it broke last summer. It had served us well by cleaning 60 loads a month, but it was not worth ... Read More

It’s June! Mid to Late Summer Vegetable Gardening

It's June

Even the most avid gardeners have a bad year! Any number of things can keep you out of the garden in April and May, weather problems, work commitments, family problems . . . we've all been there. But don't give up on your summer vegetable garden just ... Read More

Just in time shipping and your family’s survival

just in time shipping

Back in the day when I clothed my kids in Gymboree from head to toe, the sales clerks could almost always manage to find the size I needed by, "checking in the back."  Every store has a stockroom in the back where, presumably, massive quantities of ... Read More

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