Archive for ' Family'

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 [...]

24 Ways to Prepare for Your Spring Garden in the Dead of Winter Posted:November 25, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

24 Ways to Prepare for Your Spring Garden in the Dead of Winter

It can be hard to think about gardening when it’s below freezing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Cold weather is the perfect time for planning! If you are thinking (like I might have perhaps [...]

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent Posted:November 24, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent

PEST FREE During a family vacation and faced with an unexpected storm, we decided to rent a small unfurnished cabin at a state park. As soon as we had our sleeping bags spread on the floor, [...]

“I’m a Survival Girl” contest! Posted:November 18, 2014 By:Liz Long

“I’m a Survival Girl” contest!

Attention girls, ages 8-12! Show off your Survival Girl skills and knowledge in this fun contest! We’d love to hear all about what you have done to become better prepared for everyday emergencies. Have you learned [...]

32 Mental and Urban Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 17, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Mental and Urban Survival Skills for Kids

Kids come in all ages, abilities, and levels of emotional and mental maturity. As you read this list, keep in mind that not all skills are appropriate for younger kids, in particular. Although these are listed [...]

32 Wilderness Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 10, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Wilderness Survival Skills for Kids

Our very popular list, 32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able To Do ASAP, has been well received but we noticed there were important skills and pieces of knowledge that were missing. So, [...]

Sensible Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns and fire are a lot alike Posted:November 05, 2014 By:Liz Long

Sensible Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns and fire are a lot alike

Continuing with my series on the topic of gun safety for kids, here is my next tip. Tip #4:  Guns and fire are a lot alike. One of the earliest safety rules I ever taught my [...]

How are Looting and Scavenging Different? Posted:November 03, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How are Looting and Scavenging Different?

If you read much of any post-apocalyptic fiction, you’ve no doubt witnessed this particular scene played out countless times. The hero of the piece, down to his last three bullets and a scrap of food, comes [...]

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!) Posted:November 01, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

5 Halloween items to buy for your safety (it’s not what you think!)

Did you know there are several Halloween props that can be useful for your safety? I’m not talking about glow sticks and paper products (although those are great to have) – I’m talking about the makeup, [...]

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Never Underestimate the Stupid Factor Posted:October 29, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Never Underestimate the Stupid Factor

Our 2 kids began learning how to shoot a .22 rifle when they were 7 and 9 years old. Our approach to the shooting skills and gun safety was very casual and low key. You might [...]