Archive for ' At Home'

Charity Prepping Posted:December 22, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Charity Prepping

Many people donate to their church or to charities year round to support a cause or help those less fortunate. Have you ever considered combining your prepping activities with charitable giving? Rotating Your Food Stock When you’ve [...]

9 Great Ideas to Improve Family Gatherings Posted:December 20, 2014 By:Liz Long

9 Great Ideas to Improve Family Gatherings

Family gatherings. They happen throughout the year. Whether it’s a big holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or smaller ones like Memorial Day or Labor Day, or even a special event like a family reunion or a [...]

How to Survive a Blizzard in Your Vehicle Posted:December 19, 2014 By:Robert Camp

How to Survive a Blizzard in Your Vehicle

How do you survive if you become trapped in your vehicle during a blizzard? With winter fast approaching, this is a good question. The last few years have seen unseasonably cold and snowy winters in the [...]

Top 18 Holiday Bargains for Stocking Up Posted:December 18, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 18 Holiday Bargains for Stocking Up

Beginning in October every year, grocery stores begin prominently displaying all types of food typically used in holiday cooking and baking. Every grocery store I’ve been to in the past couple of months has their holiday [...]

Wilderness Survival Series:  Practicing Survival Skills As A Family Posted:December 15, 2014 By:Tammy Trayer

Wilderness Survival Series: Practicing Survival Skills As A Family

We are surrounded by wilderness here on our Idaho homestead.  We spend as much of our free time as possible outside and adventuring. What do our adventures consist of? We live a very traditional life out here so [...]

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit Posted:December 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit

When it comes to selecting a bag for an emergency kit, many of us veer in the direction of tactical looking backpacks, or any type of backpack at all. And, it’s no wonder. A good backpack [...]

Survival Lessons for Students from Sesame Street Posted:December 13, 2014 By:Kris

Survival Lessons for Students from Sesame Street

Prepare even the youngest kiddos for common emergencies with online tools and resources! Rather than mom-to-mom wisdom, I’m sharing a compiled list of online tools and resources you can use to help you prepare your little [...]

Sex after the apocalypse? When there is no birth control … Posted:December 12, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Sex after the apocalypse? When there is no birth control …

So, you think you have everything that you need in your preps? Think about this … After the apocalypse (or whatever scenario happens) and things settle, you might start getting comfortable with your food, water, and [...]

The Well-Trained Babysitter Posted:December 10, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The Well-Trained Babysitter

This may surprise you, but I was a lousy babysitter. I wasn’t interested in playing with my young charges, had to work hard to gin up any enthusiasm for their knock-knock jokes, and was always relieved when [...]

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now Posted:December 07, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now

Did you know that there is a dinosaur museum in Hays, Kansas? There’s also a huge duck pinwheel at an exit near the Missouri/Nebraska border. A bridge dedicated to the old wagon trail spans over I-80 [...]