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Wilderness Survival Series:  Practicing Survival Skills As A Family Posted:December 15, 2014 By:Tammy Trayer

Wilderness Survival Series: Practicing Survival Skills As A Family

We are surrounded by wilderness here on our Idaho homestead.  We spend as much of our free time as possible outside and adventuring. What do our adventures consist of? We live a very traditional life out here so [...]

Survival Lessons for Students from Sesame Street Posted:December 13, 2014 By:Kris

Survival Lessons for Students from Sesame Street

Prepare even the youngest kiddos for common emergencies with online tools and resources! Rather than mom-to-mom wisdom, I’m sharing a compiled list of online tools and resources you can use to help you prepare your little [...]

Sex after the apocalypse? When there is no birth control … Posted:December 12, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Sex after the apocalypse? When there is no birth control …

So, you think you have everything that you need in your preps? Think about this … After the apocalypse (or whatever scenario happens) and things settle, you might start getting comfortable with your food, water, and [...]

The Well-Trained Babysitter Posted:December 10, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The Well-Trained Babysitter

This may surprise you, but I was a lousy babysitter. I wasn’t interested in playing with my young charges, had to work hard to gin up any enthusiasm for their knock-knock jokes, and was always relieved when [...]

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now Posted:December 07, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now

Did you know that there is a dinosaur museum in Hays, Kansas? There’s also a huge duck pinwheel at an exit near the Missouri/Nebraska border. A bridge dedicated to the old wagon trail spans over I-80 [...]

Looking for a UNIQUE Gift? Try Fiverr! Posted:December 02, 2014 By:Liz Long

Looking for a UNIQUE Gift? Try Fiverr!

You can use these as ideas for unique gifts for Christmas, Thanksgiving centerpieces, Hanukkah gifts, or New Years Party favors. Heck, you can use most of them to celebrate the 4th of July if you want! [...]

Skill-Based Gift Ideas to Suit Every Survival Kid Posted:December 01, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Skill-Based Gift Ideas to Suit Every Survival Kid

Browsing through the lists of skills kids should know and have, it occurred to me that those lists are excellent resources for gift ideas! Here are just a few gift suggestions from each list. What’s extra tricky [...]

Boredom Busters for Your Go Bag Posted:December 01, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Boredom Busters for Your Go Bag

Whether you call it a Get Home Bag, a Bug Out Bag, a Go Bag, or something else, the basic idea is to have supplies and gear with you to help you get to a safe [...]

32 Basic Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 28, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Basic Survival Skills for Kids

Kids come in all ages. Not all skills are appropriate for younger kids, in particular. Basic Survival 1. Trust your instincts 2. Develop situational awareness 3. Think ahead and always have a plan. 4. Pack own [...]

We Are Truly Blessed Posted:November 27, 2014 By:Liz Long

We Are Truly Blessed

Even for those of us who are not religious or don’t spend much time thinking about our faith, there are days when we should all take a moment to do just that. Some days, like Christmas [...]