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Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

You’ll want to pin this list for future reference! Click here. To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit [...]

Augason Farms fall recipes Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Augason Farms fall recipes

This month’s recipes from Augason Farms are a perfect fit for chilly autumn whether. If it’s still a bit warm in your area, turn down the AC, put on a sweater, and make these yummy fall [...]

The Star Wars Guide to Surviving Flu Season Posted:September 18, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

The Star Wars Guide to Surviving Flu Season

Pin this so you’ll have easy access to these great tips! It happens each and every year.  No, it’s not your birthday. Well that happens too, but that’s not the topic. It’s that oh-so-rude life interruption [...]

Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents? Posted:September 17, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Which Comes First, the Pack or the Contents?

Unlike the chicken versus egg debate, this one is a rather important consideration, particularly when you’re working on a bug out bag or get home bag. Yet, at the same time, it is something about which [...]

Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival Posted:September 16, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Top 5 wilderness survival skills you need for urban survival

I recently set up a bugout bag for my daughter. She starts college next week near Los Angeles and I’ve always been paranoid about the potential for a major earthquake in that area. Then, in an [...]

How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong Posted:September 15, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

How Hollywood Got ‘Preppers’ All Wrong

Pretty much everyone has heard about or seen the television show, “Doomsday Preppers.” In each episode, the ‘prepper’ is shown getting themselves all prepared to deal with a specific man-made or natural disaster. Maybe it’s just me, but [...]

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage Posted:September 15, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The Nitty Gritty of Commerical Food Storage Packaging: Oxygen vs. Nitrogen in Food Storage

It’s easy to pin this for later! Click here. Over the years, I’ve tried out dehydrated and freeze dried foods from many different companies. Nearly all of the packages I opened, whether cans, buckets, or pouches, [...]

Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes Posted:September 14, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Candles Aren’t Just For Birthday Cakes

Candles come in all shapes and sizes and are very handy to have in your various survival kits. They serve two main purposes–providing light and assisting with fire making. There are different types of candles suitable [...]

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should Posted:September 13, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Join a Meal Swap & 5 Reasons Why You Should

Over the years, I’ve participated in several different meal swaps.  If you aren’t familiar with these, it’s where a bunch of people, mostly women, get together and swap meals.  For example I might be in a [...]

Back-to-School in style for kids AND mom! Posted:September 12, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Back-to-School in style for kids AND mom!

Back to school season is in full swing, with kids all across the country learning new routines, meeting new friends, and finding their evenings full of homework. We have some terrific prize packages put together with [...]