Archive for ' Outdoor Survival'

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 [...]

5 Reasons to Have an Axe in the Home Posted:November 30, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

5 Reasons to Have an Axe in the Home

Guest post by Alex Leavens, who teaches homesteading and wilderness skills. Visit his site, Old Federal Axe Co. For the Survival Kit in your Car An axe is a handy all-purpose tool that can be tossed [...]

Who knew camping could make your kids smarter? Posted:August 02, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Who knew camping could make your kids smarter?

Last month I challenged you to schedule a family camping trip. My family went on a 3100 mile road trip and camped about half the time. One night we arrived late at our reserved campsite, only [...]

A camping skill basic: Safe fire building Posted:July 08, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

A camping skill basic: Safe fire building

Guest post by Craig who blogs at The Nature Nurd. One of the best ways to build survival/preparedness/self-reliance skills is to do so under a controlled environment.  What better place to build a variety of skills [...]