Archive for ' Family'

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 [...]

Garden from the Grocery Store Posted:June 20, 2014 By:Kris

Garden from the Grocery Store

No need for expensive seeds; you can garden straight from your grocery store! Before you drop vegetable cast-offs into the compost pile, consider whether it can do you some more good. Starting a grocery store garden is [...]

Summertime Survival Skills for Young Girls Posted:June 18, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Summertime Survival Skills for Young Girls

The Opportunities “Can we have some nails?” my oldest asked me last weekend. “Why?” “We want to make some benches with the scrap wood.” It was an opportunity to teach them a new skill – hammering [...]

Spiritual Resiliency for Preppers Posted:June 17, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Spiritual Resiliency for Preppers

When times are tough… a terrible storm has ripped through your town, your spouse has lost a job, a loved one is dying, the news is depressing or even scary… what do you do? Pray for [...]

Survival Survey: Are Your KIDS Prepared? Posted:June 07, 2014 By:Liz Long

Survival Survey: Are Your KIDS Prepared?

The issue of whether your spouse is on board has been discussed, but how about your kids? Are your kids prepared? Growing up in an earthquake zone, my kids grasp the basic need to be prepared, [...]

Turning Hysterics into Song: How to calm children in a crisis Posted:June 06, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Turning Hysterics into Song: How to calm children in a crisis

Emergency situations can be difficult for anyone to face, but it can be especially hard for a child. It’s so important to know how to calm children in a crisis. Picture this situation: Fifteen children under [...]

Action step: Create a Babysitter Folder Posted:June 05, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Action step: Create a Babysitter Folder

You have concert tickets, the babysitter is on her way and your county just got put under a tornado watch (conditions are favorable for tornadoes) – what do you do? No judgment – we went to [...]

Summer Jobs for Teenagers: Responsibility & Dedication Building Blocks Posted:June 02, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

Summer Jobs for Teenagers: Responsibility & Dedication Building Blocks

Whether you consider yourself a prepper, a survivalist or are simply striving to be self-sufficient, the basic building blocks for all these are responsibility and dedication. We teach young children these things through chores, extra-curricular activities, [...]

Culinary Medicine: Cilantro, Mint, & Strawberry Posted:May 29, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Culinary Medicine: Cilantro, Mint, & Strawberry

A few weeks ago, we talked about the medicinal properties of chives, lavender, and sage.  Those are all good starts and generally available most anywhere, however, there are so many more culinary plants that are also [...]

The Shoestring Budget Garden Posted:May 28, 2014 By:Ann Marie

The Shoestring Budget Garden

I’m a suburban gal. I’ve never lived on a farm, I’ve never raised chickens, and I’ve never lived anywhere where a rooster woke me up daily. One day, I dream of having a little homestead, but [...]