Archive for ' Instant Survival Tips'

10 Condiments That Make Life Better Posted:October 01, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

10 Condiments That Make Life Better

So something really, truly bad happens. The grid has been down for a month or a deadly pandemic has us sequestered in our homes. Or you’re simply out of work for months and the savings are [...]

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen) Posted:August 31, 2014 By:Rob Hanus

16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting (aka Visqueen)

Keeping up with the recent theme of exploring common objects and finding preparedness uses for them, this month’s article looks at some prepper uses for plastic sheeting, sometimes called Visqueen. While the uses for plastic sheeting [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice Posted:June 03, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Dollar Store Beans and Rice

Beans and rice combine to make a “complete protein,” as most people know. Dollar store beans and rice make a great addition to food storage pantries for two reasons: 1.  They can be purchased and stored in [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Teach Your Kids to Be Creative Posted:April 03, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Teach Your Kids to Be Creative

Whether they need to keep occupied during a long power outage or survive in the woods for days, creativity is one of the most helpful resources your children can have. They may not be experts on [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Everyday Carry for Kids Posted:March 15, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Everyday Carry for Kids

Many of us have long lists of EDC items that never leave our sides, but what about our kids? Would they be ready for an emergency at school or even a friend’s house? Here are some [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table Posted:February 21, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table

It’s important that your kids are familiar with the basic concepts of survival and emergency preparedness. For any emergency situation, whether it’s a middle of the night asthma attack or an unexpected evacuation, your child should [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: You CAN compost during winter’s chilly months! Posted:October 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: You CAN compost during winter’s chilly months!

If you live in a cold climate that will keep you mostly indoors through the winter, consider storing your compostable items in your freezer. Keep them in a Zip-Loc freezer bag or another container that will [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Chick-fil-A and your kid’s emergency kit Posted:August 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Chick-fil-A and your kid’s emergency kit

Today my kids and I sat down to sort through our emergency kits, looking for anything that had spilled, no longer fit, or had been ruined by the heat. At the bottom of one kit, we [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: When packing your emergency bag, include these 3 OTHER bags! Posted:July 25, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: When packing your emergency bag, include these 3 OTHER bags!

If you’re emergency kit, or Bug Out Bag, is all packed, you might consider adding one or more of these additional bags to cover emergencies you may not have thought of: 1.  A nylon drawstring backpack [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: A refrigerator for life and death scenarios Posted:July 01, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: A refrigerator for life and death scenarios

In this blog post I shared that what I would miss most in a grid-down scenario is ice. I seriously need my iced tea everyday. Truth be told, though, I could exist without iced tea but [...]