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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 [...]

Shelter Life: How to Thrive and Survive in a Red Cross Shelter Posted:October 16, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Shelter Life: How to Thrive and Survive in a Red Cross Shelter

During disasters like wildfires and floods, we’ve all seen TV news reports that the Red Cross is opening a shelter at such-and-such High School or other public building. It’s hard not to feel sorry for people [...]

Bucket Backpack Review Posted:October 16, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

Bucket Backpack Review

I recently tried the Bucket Backpack to complete a few chores. I was very excited at the possibilities this product presented to make normal tasks more efficient and easier physically. I tried the bucket backpack on [...]

Is Buying a Pre-Made Survival Kit a Good Idea? Posted:October 15, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Is Buying a Pre-Made Survival Kit a Good Idea?

Given the popularity of prepping today, it stands to reason that many companies would jump on the bandwagon and try to cater to that market.  You can now find pre-made survival kits at places like outdoor [...]

The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook: Review & Giveaway Posted:October 14, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook: Review & Giveaway

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to our lucky winners, Beki and Karen! IMAGINE being able to preserve your own food at home safely, economically, conveniently, and with no harmful additives. EVEN BETTER, your food storage [...]

10 Things You Should Know About Ebola Posted:October 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

10 Things You Should Know About Ebola

Like many of you, I have been trying to keep up with stories about Ebola, ever since this terrible virus reared its deadly head, again, in Africa. At first, the stories were interesting and a lot [...]

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring Posted:October 13, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring

One of my favorite childhood memories was venturing into the woods with my late grandfather to fill up gallon jugs with water from a spring he found and tapped himself. I never thought much about it [...]