Archive for ' Family'

When Mom Can’t Help: 3 Things Your Family Should Know Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Jamie S.

When Mom Can’t Help: 3 Things Your Family Should Know

Moms do a lot. In fact, I tell my mom all the time that she deceived me growing up! I had NO clue how much Moms really did until I became one. The list never ends, the house [...]

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have! Posted:July 16, 2014 By:Kris

Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have!

You might carry a complete EMT kit in your purse, but it’s only useful if your kids are with you when they’re hurt.  If they go to school, spend the night with friends, or attend sports [...]

Jerusalem Artichokes:  The Prepping Plant Posted:July 14, 2014 By:Karen Lynn

Jerusalem Artichokes: The Prepping Plant

If you would have asked me 10 years ago what a Jerusalem Artichoke plant was, I probably could not have told you. Truthfully, if I had seen a picture of the tubers, I would have thought [...]

Try it Today! Preparedness Drills to Do with Your Kids Posted:July 13, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Try it Today! Preparedness Drills to Do with Your Kids

If your kids go to school, they have undoubtedly participated in a school fire drill. Most bus riders have gone through a bus evacuation drill out the back emergency door. Some schools are even conducting active [...]

5 Tips for Maximizing Garden Produce Posted:July 11, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

5 Tips for Maximizing Garden Produce

If you keep a garden of any size, it can be hard to keep up with a harvest that’s coming in at various points during the growing season. It can be a bit of a juggling [...]

OpSec lessons from a military wife (and brat) Posted:July 07, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

OpSec lessons from a military wife (and brat)

It only takes putting a few pieces of a puzzle together to start seeing a clear picture. Lessons learned from Wartime I was 10 and living overseas on a military base when the Gulf War happened. [...]

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors Posted:July 04, 2014 By:Kris

Book Review: Little Jars, Big Flavors

Not a lot of produce but reluctant to waste? No problem! Southern Living presents a 2013 cookbook with something for everyone! Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned canner, or a microwave-only cook, you’ll find inspiration in [...]

Summer Camp Prep Posted:July 02, 2014 By:Liz Long

Summer Camp Prep

It’s summertime, and summertime means – summer camp for the kids! But how can we really be prepared, or make sure our kids are prepared without us, at summer camp? Sometimes, camp is hours from home [...]

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes Posted:June 29, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

17 Things to Do with Tomatoes

 It’s summertime! And with summer come summer vegetables, like tomatoes! Whether you are harvesting tomatoes from your own garden, or purchasing them from a grocery store or farmers’ market, you can use them to make some [...]

Sticky Survival Situation: Family refuse to prepare but plan on coming to my house, Part 2 Posted:June 20, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Sticky Survival Situation: Family refuse to prepare but plan on coming to my house, Part 2

  Over the years, I have received this question many times. It’s a sticky survival situation in which family and friends inform us they will just come to our house when disaster strikes. Here’s the most [...]