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5 Steps in Packing an Emergency Kit with Flying Circle Bags Posted:September 29, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

5 Steps in Packing an Emergency Kit with Flying Circle Bags

Pin this how-to for later. Click here. Coming up with a list of items for packing an emergency kit is the easy part. Books, websites, blogs, and YouTube videos abound with that information. My own lists [...]

4 Children’s Organizations that Introduce Survival Basics Posted:September 29, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

4 Children’s Organizations that Introduce Survival Basics

Along with the back to school season comes the gamut of fall sports, organized youth activities and club sign-ups. Summer vacations, lazy days at the pool and barbecues are replaced with Crockpot meals, homework, and the [...]

Fast, Free Survival Mom Maintenance Posted:September 28, 2014 By:Kris

Fast, Free Survival Mom Maintenance

 Pin this —> Taking care of the mom who takes care of everyone else! The most important thing you can do for your children? Take care of their mother! You’ve heard that if the momma isn’t [...]

Frugal Fall Planting Posted:September 28, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Frugal Fall Planting

Great tips here! Pin for later! Fall is not necessarily considered a time for planting, especially for folks in the colder growing zones. However, fall plant sales at your local nursery or greenhouse should not be [...]

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass? Posted:September 27, 2014 By:Jamie S.

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass?

With kids back in school their focus is often on passing their math final, or English test – but what about a test for everyday life skills? In the past, Home Economic classes where the norm, but [...]

Living Healthy GIVEAWAY — 2 Prize Packages! Posted:September 26, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Living Healthy GIVEAWAY — 2 Prize Packages!

There are 2 times during the year that I feel a sense of renewal and a desire to start afresh: January 1, and the back-to-school season. If your kids are back in school, chances are the [...]

10 Ways to Use Dried Beans Posted:September 26, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

10 Ways to Use Dried Beans

Dried beans keep for a long time and are often included in our preps.  They are lightweight, nutrient dense, and easy to prepare.  We all know beans and rice is the perfect protein. High in fiber [...]

Common-Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: A Gun is No Big Deal Posted:September 25, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common-Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: A Gun is No Big Deal

I don’t know if the anti-gun trend is still fashionable or not, but when I was raising my young children, it certainly was. I decided that my two year-old son would not be playing with a [...]

If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather Posted:September 25, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Here in the upper Midwest, winters can be absolutely brutal. We’re talking frigid temperatures, freezing rain, feet of snow, and just a whole lot of no fun when you’re trying to go about your daily life. [...]

“Outage” by Ellisa Barr: Book Review Posted:September 24, 2014 By:Robert Camp

“Outage” by Ellisa Barr: Book Review

As you turn the opening pages of Outage, the parents of 15 year old Dee, our self-absorbed and somewhat reluctant teenage heroine from the city, are leaving her with her grandfather. He runs a veterinary service [...]