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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 [...]

Unexpected Ways Savvy Preppers can Use Living Social and Groupon Posted:September 12, 2014 By:Liz Long

Unexpected Ways Savvy Preppers can Use Living Social and Groupon

Most people know what Living Social and Groupon are. Basically, they offer deals for, usually, a few days. You buy an item or pay for an activity and they send you a voucher for it. You [...]

What you need to know about Disaster Preparedness from Pelican ProGear Posted:September 11, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

What you need to know about Disaster Preparedness from Pelican ProGear

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6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer Posted:September 11, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

6 Tips for Selecting a Vacuum Sealer

As harvest time rapidly approaches, many people are looking to get or replace the equipment they need to preserve the fruits of their hard work. Vacuum sealers have been around for home use since the 80’s and with so [...]

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts! (For September 2014) Posted:September 10, 2014 By:Liz Long

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts! (For September 2014)

Sometimes, companies offer discounts to readers of The Survival Mom. Right now, we have several from the very generous sponsors of our big giveaways this month. These include discounts on all the bags available from Flying [...]

Win a Prize Package from 12 Survivors on Facebook! Posted:September 10, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Win a Prize Package from 12 Survivors on Facebook!

If you have a Facebook account, even if you rarely use it, you have a chance to win a great prize package from 12Survivors, a new survival products company. We  have all kinds of giveaways and [...]

Where are my children?  3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan Posted:September 09, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Where are my children? 3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan

Disasters can happen anytime, including when your children are at school. Do you know exactly where they will be if it strikes? 1. Where is my child in the building? Ask your children or their teachers [...]