Archive for ' Outdoor Survival'

Getting found when you’re lost: 4 low-tech strategies Posted:April 11, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Getting found when you’re lost: 4 low-tech strategies

By contributing writer, Jim Cobb. Getting lost in the wilderness can be dangerous, not to mention frightening.  Search and rescue teams are trained how to track people, of course, but you can do them a big [...]

If you find yourself lost, S.T.O.P. Posted:March 26, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

If you find yourself lost, S.T.O.P.

By contributing writer, Jim Cobb We’re approaching spring (finally!) and with that time of year comes camping, hiking, and all sorts of other wilderness activities.  All too often, though, these relatively simple treks into the outdoors [...]

If you add nothing else to your emergency supplies, add this! The LuminAID solar lamp! Posted:January 11, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

If you add nothing else to your emergency supplies, add this! The LuminAID solar lamp!

Out of all the products that I had a chance to try out and review last year, the LuminAID is at the top of my list. My 11 year-old son was the first to use it, [...]

Surviving an Unexpected Night in the Desert Posted:July 13, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Surviving an Unexpected Night in the Desert

by Tony Nester of Ancient Pathways Survival School Watch for my interview with Tony in an upcoming episode of Survival Mom Radio Hour! Each year, there are numerous stories about lost hikers or hunters in the [...]

Instant Survival Tip: When to camo and when NOT to camo Posted:May 28, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Instant Survival Tip: When to camo and when NOT to camo

A few years back I was teaching classes for kids at the local Cabela’s, “Wilderness Survival for Kids”. I really enjoyed developing the class and knew that the information and activities could be life-saving. One strategy [...]

Walking Onions Invaded My Bug-Out! Posted:May 05, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Walking Onions Invaded My Bug-Out!

 By John A. Heatherly, Staff Writer at Grey Tactical Outfitters, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Photo by Colby Codner Walking Onions, also known as “Tree Onions” or “Topsetters,” may be the toughest plants in [...]

A Sea of Sorrel Posted:April 14, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

A Sea of Sorrel

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Spring is here in Florida and I am amazed at the amount of sorrel growing along the highways.  There is far more sorrel than [...]

Double Pie Iron Grilled-Cheese! Posted:February 25, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Double Pie Iron Grilled-Cheese!

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea For about $20, the Rome Cookware Double Pie Iron proved to be a priceless addition to our outdoor cook-set.  My three-year-old son went absolutely [...]

Ask The Survival Mom: Re-using glass jars, food storage brands, budget camping gear, and dehydrating dairy and eggs Posted:January 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Ask The Survival Mom: Re-using glass jars, food storage brands, budget camping gear, and dehydrating dairy and eggs

From Stacey:  Hi! I have been following you for several months now and planning, planning, planning. I have done as you suggested and saved 2liter bottles and glass jars for cheaper storage of dry goods, but [...]

Holiday giveaway: A handmade axe! Posted:December 03, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Holiday giveaway: A handmade axe!

One year I gave my husband an enormous cleaver for Christmas, wondering all the while, “Why am I giving him a weapon to use against me?” Well, he only ever used that cleaver with vegetables and [...]