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Need some peace & quiet? Win a Privacy Pop! Posted:October 24, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Need some peace & quiet? Win a Privacy Pop!

Ever have one of those days when you just want to crawl into a quiet little cubbyhole somewhere and have some “me” time? The Privacy Pop may be what you’re looking for. You can win one [...]

Picking Group Members for the Long-Haul Posted:October 23, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

Picking Group Members for the Long-Haul

By now, or at least, hopefully by now, you have figured out the lone wolf approach doesn’t work well in survival situations. Despite numerous fiction novels featuring the protagonist as a lone wolf survivor, having a [...]

CONTEST: What would you put in YOUR Bucket Backpack? Posted:October 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

CONTEST: What would you put in YOUR Bucket Backpack?

5-gallon buckets are a mainstay in most American homes. We use them to store wheat and other foods, use them to organize supplies and tools — they have a million different uses. The Bucket Backpack was [...]

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns Are a Big Deal Posted:October 22, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns Are a Big Deal

As a new mom, I was wary of having guns in the household. My husband was a lifetime member of the NRA and quite the gun enthusiast but I had never even fired a single shot. [...]

Win An All American Sun Oven in this Giveaway! Posted:October 21, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Win An All American Sun Oven in this Giveaway!

The folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers and we are giving away a deluxe Sun Oven! The retail price of this set is $399! But [...]

Basic Steps to Maintain Your Core Temperature Posted:October 21, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Basic Steps to Maintain Your Core Temperature

In a true survival situation, such as if you’re lost in the woods, the first priority is to do everything you can to maintain your core body temperature. Hypothermia (core temperature too low) can kill a [...]

Getting Buy-In When You Don’t See Eye to Eye Posted:October 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Getting Buy-In When You Don’t See Eye to Eye

One of the most common issues I’m asked regularly about is something along the lines of, “My husband/wife/significant other ridicules the whole idea of prepping.” It is disheartening, to say the least, when someone we love [...]

Preparedness on the High Seas Posted:October 19, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Preparedness on the High Seas

In 1997, I went on my first cruise and loved it. In September 2014, I went on my 13th cruise. Cruising is a fantastic way to vacation but there are some safety and preparedness issues that [...]

Shelter in place without going crazy, Part 1 Posted:October 18, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Shelter in place without going crazy, Part 1

There’s nothing like the word “Ebola” to get people to finally pay attention to preparedness. When you have a well stocked pantry with enough food to last a couple of months, stored water and a couple [...]

15 Ways to Store & Use Winter Squash Posted:October 17, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

15 Ways to Store & Use Winter Squash

Winter Squash is a great vegetable for our short-term food storage needs. It doesn’t need much from a preservation stand point, can be grown easily, purchased inexpensively, and tastes good in a variety of recipes.  Here are 15 [...]