Archive for ' Instant Survival Tips'

Understanding Chemical Symbols Posted:November 11, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Understanding Chemical Symbols

When you are handling any sort of chemical, it is important to know the risks associated with it. Fortunately, over the years a sort of shorthand has been developed to communicate this information to you in [...]

Toilet Paper is Not Food Posted:November 04, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

Toilet Paper is Not Food

When we talk about Food Storage, we usually talk about storing FOOD.  It’s just the nature of the beast…we like to eat things.  We’d rather not go hungry if we can help it.  BUT there are [...]

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 [...]

Posted:February 18, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Add silk long underwear to your preps

It must have been more than 25 years ago when I bought a peach colored set of silk long underwear. Many winters they just sat in the bottom dresser drawer, seeing as how Phoenix rarely experiences [...]

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 [...]