Archive for ' At Home'

Getting Buy-In When You Don’t See Eye to Eye Posted:October 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Getting Buy-In When You Don’t See Eye to Eye

One of the most common issues I’m asked regularly about is something along the lines of, “My husband/wife/significant other ridicules the whole idea of prepping.” It is disheartening, to say the least, when someone we love [...]

Shelter in place without going crazy, Part 1 Posted:October 18, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Shelter in place without going crazy, Part 1

There’s nothing like the word “Ebola” to get people to finally pay attention to preparedness. When you have a well stocked pantry with enough food to last a couple of months, stored water and a couple [...]

Bucket Backpack Review Posted:October 16, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

Bucket Backpack Review

I recently tried the Bucket Backpack to complete a few chores. I was very excited at the possibilities this product presented to make normal tasks more efficient and easier physically. I tried the bucket backpack on [...]

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring Posted:October 13, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

6 Simple Tips for Developing a Natural Spring

One of my favorite childhood memories was venturing into the woods with my late grandfather to fill up gallon jugs with water from a spring he found and tapped himself. I never thought much about it [...]

3 Herbs for SHTF Hygiene Posted:October 11, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

3 Herbs for SHTF Hygiene

I have a confession: I don’t use coupons. I know, I know. They can be a great way to help stock up on extra personal hygiene products to round out your preparedness kits. But my main [...]

12 White-Hot Ways to Use Cast Iron Every Day Posted:September 30, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

12 White-Hot Ways to Use Cast Iron Every Day

Chances are, you have a cast iron dutch oven and a couple of cast iron skillets among your preparedness gear. You’ve chosen it, most likely, due to its ability to use it over an open fire [...]

4 Children’s Organizations that Introduce Survival Basics Posted:September 29, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

4 Children’s Organizations that Introduce Survival Basics

Along with the back to school season comes the gamut of fall sports, organized youth activities and club sign-ups. Summer vacations, lazy days at the pool and barbecues are replaced with Crockpot meals, homework, and the [...]

Fast, Free Survival Mom Maintenance Posted:September 28, 2014 By:Kris

Fast, Free Survival Mom Maintenance

 Pin this —> Taking care of the mom who takes care of everyone else! The most important thing you can do for your children? Take care of their mother! You’ve heard that if the momma isn’t [...]

Frugal Fall Planting Posted:September 28, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Frugal Fall Planting

Great tips here! Pin for later! Fall is not necessarily considered a time for planting, especially for folks in the colder growing zones. However, fall plant sales at your local nursery or greenhouse should not be [...]

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass? Posted:September 27, 2014 By:Jamie S.

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass?

With kids back in school their focus is often on passing their math final, or English test – but what about a test for everyday life skills? In the past, Home Economic classes where the norm, but [...]