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Creative Storage Solutions for Your Stash Posted:January 29, 2015 By:Amy Van Riper

Creative Storage Solutions for Your Stash

I took one of those online Facebook quizzes titled “How Organized Are You?” The results were less than flattering, but true. You are 45% organized. You separate your recycling, but it doesn’t matter, because you always [...]

Be a Lean, Mean Survival Mom Machine Posted:January 28, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Be a Lean, Mean Survival Mom Machine

Picture this.  You’re with your kids or grand-kids in a COSTCO or Wal-Mart, when you hear gunshots and screams coming from across the store.  From the terrifying sounds you know you only have a few seconds [...]

25 Top Pins to Help Get You Organized! Posted:January 26, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

25 Top Pins to Help Get You Organized!

As our January Skill of the Month comes to a close, I rounded up some of the best organizing pins from prepper/survival/homesteading bloggers that give tips you won’t want to miss. I’ve included a few of [...]

A New Family Hobby: The air rifle Posted:January 26, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

A New Family Hobby: The air rifle

If your kids get bored easily and you’d love to get them involved in a fun activity that will teach them practical, lifelong skills, consider the air rifle.  Also called air guns, this inexpensive hobby teaches [...]

Try it Today! Review Your Credit Report Posted:January 25, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Try it Today! Review Your Credit Report

Maintaining a good handle on your finances is an important element of your overall disaster mitigation plan. While it might not seem so on the surface, give it a bit of thought. The better off you [...]

Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets! Posted:January 24, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets!

What plans have you made and put into place for your animals should an emergency of some type strike your area? [...]

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset Posted:January 23, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset

As you go along in your disaster readiness journey, you’ll no doubt pick up many wonderful and useful skills. You’ll also likely purchase any number of tools, gadgets, and doodads that will (hopefully) be useful in [...]

Simple Secrets of Food Dehydration Posted:January 22, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Simple Secrets of Food Dehydration

Buying canned goods and extra bags of flour and sugar has been the easiest part of food storage for me.  Dehydrating my own food seemed to belong in the same category as spinning my own wool.  [...]

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering Posted:January 21, 2015 By:Liz Long

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering

Have you  heard the story about a jar, rocks, and sand? It’s a great life lesson about setting priorities and is a great demonstration of getting started with decluttering. If you put the sand in, then the [...]

How to Keep Emergency Water in Your Vehicle Unfrozen During Winter Posted:January 20, 2015 By:Robert Camp

How to Keep Emergency Water in Your Vehicle Unfrozen During Winter

One of the most important items in any winter survival kit for your vehicle is water. It will stave off thirst and help you stay hydrated if you become stranded during a winter storm or blizzard. Unfortunately, [...]