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Strategic Relocation: ur doin it rong Posted:February 22, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Strategic Relocation: ur doin it rong

One of the most popular tenets in the survival/prepper world is the requirement to relocate to an extremely rural location, or, if you must, to a town no larger than population 800, per survival blogger James Rawles. [...]

What is junk silver? Posted:February 20, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

What is junk silver?

  Do you have a coin jug at home? Perhaps it isn’t a jug, per se, but a coffee can, glass jar, or maybe even an old fashioned piggy bank? It might be holding far more [...]

The 3 Food Storage Companies I Recommend and Why — Important Update Posted:February 19, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

The 3 Food Storage Companies I Recommend and Why — Important Update

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the 3 food storage companies that I purchase from the most and sent it to my newsletter subscribers. Since then, I’ve received numerous questions about my selections [...]

A Handy Pin Collection for Making the Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade Posted:February 18, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

A Handy Pin Collection for Making the Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade

You may have noticed my emphasis lately on the use of Pinterest. I was very slow in joining the Pinterest party but now find it to be incredibly useful as a search engine. I’ve put together [...]

Take Heart in the Face of Adversity: Hawthorn health benefits Posted:February 18, 2015 By:Agatha Noveille

Take Heart in the Face of Adversity: Hawthorn health benefits

Hawthorn, a small, thorny shrub or tree in the rose family, is a valuable herb to have around the homestead or in the herbal supplies pantry. Hawthorn health benefits have been known for many, many years. Several [...]

Skill of the Month Progress Check! Posted:February 17, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Skill of the Month Progress Check!

I love our February Skill of the Month: Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade. It has challenged me to track down new recipes for things I have never tried before. Yesterday I tried brushing my teeth with [...]

Review: Ka-Bar Last Ditch Knife Posted:February 17, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Review: Ka-Bar Last Ditch Knife

Ka-Bar’s LDK or “Last Ditch Knife” is a valuable tool for anyone wanting a small, handy blade as part of their everyday carry. The LDK isn’t much larger than a credit card. But, unlike most of those [...]

Prepping with Type 1 Diabetes Posted:February 16, 2015 By:Kris

Prepping with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes — also called Juvenile Diabetes — shook our prepping plans to their foundations. While I was stockpiling food, learning to make cheese, and writing the occasional post for the Survival Mom, my 9 [...]

7 Tips for Finding Natural Sources of Water Posted:February 15, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

7 Tips for Finding Natural Sources of Water

  In a wilderness survival situation, particularly one where you likely aren’t going to be found in the immediate future, locating a source of water can be critical. Sure, having the means to filter and disinfect [...]

Is Your Food Storage Safe? Posted:February 14, 2015 By:Misty Marsh

Is Your Food Storage Safe?

Finding the right food to buy and store isn’t easy as I’m sure many of you would agree. It requires quite a bit of effort, time, and expense. Why else would there be hundreds of websites [...]