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Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets! Posted:January 24, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets!

What plans have you made and put into place for your animals should an emergency of some type strike your area? [...]

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset Posted:January 23, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset

As you go along in your disaster readiness journey, you’ll no doubt pick up many wonderful and useful skills. You’ll also likely purchase any number of tools, gadgets, and doodads that will (hopefully) be useful in [...]

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You Posted:January 12, 2015 By:Liz Long

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You

You want to do the 52 Week Savings Plan. You’ve printed out the chart, posted it somewhere you can’t help seeing it every day, and have a jar ready to hold your money (including a picture [...]

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose! Posted:January 09, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose!

When I talk about “taking the plunge,” I do not mean in an abstract, sitting-around-the-table-after-dinner, philosophical way. I’m talking about, “let us identify the absolute scariest thing you can think of and then do it.” In [...]

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips! Posted:January 08, 2015 By:Jessica Hentze

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips!

Every year more stuff seems to accumulate. The closets, drawers, and cubbies become cluttered. Things are not as organized as they once were, and spaces just feel overwhelmed with stuff. Deciding what to keep and what [...]

18 Ways to Complicate Your Life Posted:January 02, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

18 Ways to Complicate Your Life

In honor of Patrice Lewis’s book, The Simplicity Primer,  I offer an alternative: my “primer” to over-complicating your life.  I have tried all these strategies and can vouch for their success. 1.    Insist on a, “nice [...]

5 things I learned from lice Posted:December 30, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

5 things I learned from lice

Lice – they’re something every parent hopes they never have to deal with. To have bugs crawling around and laying eggs in your hair or your child’s hair can send shivers up anyone’s spine and fill [...]

Homeschooling: Where Academics & Survival Skills Meet Posted:December 30, 2014 By:Teraesa Farrell

Homeschooling: Where Academics & Survival Skills Meet

Homeschooling is quite an undertaking, but one of the great benefits of homeschooling is that you can teach your kids the real-world skills you think they will need to survive, not what some bureaucrat decreed. (For [...]

My Opinion: Why I Feel Survival Moms Should Carry Posted:December 28, 2014 By:Tammy Trayer

My Opinion: Why I Feel Survival Moms Should Carry

I feel very strongly that women should not only carry a firearm, but be very knowledgeable on the gun they carry, know gun safety and know how to very accurately use their gun. Women and children [...]

Charity Prepping Posted:December 22, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Charity Prepping

Many people donate to their church or to charities year round to support a cause or help those less fortunate. Have you ever considered combining your prepping activities with charitable giving? Rotating Your Food Stock When you’ve [...]