Archive for ' At Home'

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 [...]

Using Water Heater Water in an Emergency Posted:November 14, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Using Water Heater Water in an Emergency

We preppers talk a lot about water storage.  Water is critical to survival and really you can’t have too much of it stored.  However, in the event of a true crisis, on top of the cases [...]

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, [...]

Five Ways to Learn New Survival Skills on the Cheap Posted:October 31, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Five Ways to Learn New Survival Skills on the Cheap

As I say over and over to both new and experienced preppers, skills trump stuff. The more you know, the less you need to buy or carry with you. This knowledge also comes in handy should [...]