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Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walter Posted:January 17, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walter

Like many preppers, I’ve long been a fan of disaster (dystopian) novels. Any book detailing the end of the world gets my attention. Lately, there have been quite a number of great disaster novels coming out [...]

36 Lessons Learned From Testing a 72-Hour Kit Posted:January 16, 2015 By:Guest Poster

36 Lessons Learned From Testing a 72-Hour Kit

Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit.  Yes, these tests were intentional… Testing a 72 Hour Kit…Why? My background is one of preparedness.  In the [...]

Sea Salt – An Indispensable Commodity for Uncertain Times Posted:January 16, 2015 By:Guest Poster

Sea Salt – An Indispensable Commodity for Uncertain Times

When we think about setting aside emergency supplies, most of us would agree that preserved food and purified water are the essentials and everything else is secondary to these. Some might even choose to incorporate things [...]

10 Unusual Foods You Should Have in Your Pantry Posted:January 15, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

10 Unusual Foods You Should Have in Your Pantry

Modern Americans probably have more food choices than any other group in the history of the planet Earth. I was told about a Japanese student who went to an American grocery store for cereal. Seeing the [...]

Survival of the Fittest: Herbs for Peak Fitness Posted:January 14, 2015 By:Agatha Noveille

Survival of the Fittest: Herbs for Peak Fitness

There is a whole category of plants that can increase the human body’s ability to adapt and respond positively to stress. These botanicals are called adaptogens, and deserve a place in herbal preparedness plans and gardens [...]

15 Reasons to Stock Up on Peanut Butter Posted:January 13, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

15 Reasons to Stock Up on Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is packed with nutrients. It has an incredibly long shelf life, even when opened. Peanut butter is a great addition to any bug out bag or emergency kit. Peanut butter is a necessary ingredient [...]

How Do You Carry? Posted:January 13, 2015 By:Amy Van Riper

How Do You Carry?

I ran an informal online survey about concealed carry of firearms to gather information for this article. I asked about favorite holstering positions, pros and cons for each position, how often the person carried concealed, and [...]

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You Posted:January 12, 2015 By:Liz Long

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You

You want to do the 52 Week Savings Plan. You’ve printed out the chart, posted it somewhere you can’t help seeing it every day, and have a jar ready to hold your money (including a picture [...]

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month) Posted:January 11, 2015 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month)

A very long time ago, I used to be able to go grocery shopping without a list. I could think of meals for my husband and I while I was at the store and gather the [...]

5 Prepper Errors That Make You Look Dumb Posted:January 10, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

5 Prepper Errors That Make You Look Dumb

As the Survival Mom, I’m all about looking ahead to the future, considering its uncertainties, and then doing my best to be prepared, but when I see some of the dumb things people are doing to [...]