Archive for ' At Home'

10 Things You Can Do When the Power is Out (Besides Make Babies ;) Posted:August 30, 2014 By:Jamie S.

10 Things You Can Do When the Power is Out (Besides Make Babies ;)

There’s one thing people enjoy doing when the power is out, and if you don’t believe me just show up to the nearest hospital 9 months later. There is often about a 20% increase in babies [...]

Prepping for Back to School Posted:August 28, 2014 By:Jessica Hentze

Prepping for Back to School

  Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other [...]

Organizing the Bug Out Bag Posted:August 27, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Organizing the Bug Out Bag

An important consideration when assembling your bug out bag is how it should be organized. There are two elements at work here–containers and packing order. The only thing worse than just tossing everything into a sack [...]

Smart Survival Strategies for Kids: Forbidden Items at School Posted:August 24, 2014 By:Liz Long

Smart Survival Strategies for Kids: Forbidden Items at School

It may not be every parent’s very worst nightmare, but it certainly ranks up there if your kids are in public school. What if your kid has a forbidden item in school? It could be an [...]

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning. Posted:August 21, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning.

It was a record breaking 114 degrees in West Texas, and as luck would have it, our air conditioner broke! Pregnant, and living paycheck to paycheck, I had to find ways to cool down and QUICK! [...]

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness Posted:August 20, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness

As an herbalist and a prepper, I have noticed several common misconceptions people have about using herbs in general, but that especially apply to people interested in learning about herbs for preparedness. These misunderstandings usually come [...]

What if You’re Forced to Homeschool? Posted:August 17, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

What if You’re Forced to Homeschool?

A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time? The most likely [...]

6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets Posted:August 16, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets

Be sure to pin this one! Click here. Don’t pass up those older, maybe even oddly colored, blankets at thrift stores and yard sales. Those cheap blankets can serve many purposes and can easily be tucked [...]

7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds Posted:August 14, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds

Summer activities can be a fun and creative way to introduce your children to basic survivalist concepts. Ways to pass the lazy summer days has changed a great deal over the last decade or so. What [...]

Subway Safety with Kids Posted:August 13, 2014 By:Jessica Hentze

Subway Safety with Kids

Living in a big city, I have learned to rely on public transportation. Parking spots are limited and often too narrow to fit my big jeep in. Not to mention the crazy, fast paced, and often [...]