Archive for ' Instant Survival Tips'

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 [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Under-the-bed stored food now easily accessible! Posted:June 22, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Under-the-bed stored food now easily accessible!

In a recent conversation with my 70-something year old Dad, he commented that he had purchased oil drip pans for their food storage. He explained these were the type of drip pans, or trays, used to [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Take a look at solar backpacks. Really! Posted:June 15, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Take a look at solar backpacks. Really!

I’ve been kind of slow coming around to viewing solar backpacks as a survival necessity because I trend toward thinking in terms of worst case scenarios. In such a scenario, electronics will likely be completely worthless, [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Help rescuers find you after a tornado Posted:June 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Help rescuers find you after a tornado

What a tornado season it’s been so far, and not in a good way. The United States gets more tornadoes every year than any other country and for sure, we have the wreckage to show for [...]

VIDEO Instant Survival Tip: Add pilot bread to your emergency kits! Posted:February 26, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

VIDEO Instant Survival Tip: Add pilot bread to your emergency kits!

Pemmican. Jonnycakes. Hardtack. These are all archaic foods you don’t hear much about anymore, except hardtack has made a comeback in survival circles. It’s now called pilot bread, and it’s a food you should consider including [...]

VIDEO Instant Survival Tip: Always have a crispy salad! Posted:February 18, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

VIDEO Instant Survival Tip: Always have a crispy salad!

More than 20 years ago, I learned this tip from a roommate, and now I’m using it so my family always has a crisp, healthy salad. Now when my kids say they’re hungry, I say, “Go [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Prepare your kids for disasters away from home Posted:January 23, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Prepare your kids for disasters away from home

My daughter loves living in Phoenix because there are virtually no natural disasters that threaten us and other than extreme heat and occasional thunderstorms, the weather is pretty cooperative, too. However, in our travels around the [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Unemployed? Try this! Posted:December 31, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Unemployed? Try this!

More Americans are either unemployed or under-employed than ever before in our history. If you or someone you love falls into this category, I have a really crazy tip for you. As long as you’re staying [...]