Archive for ' Outdoor Survival'

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 [...]

Camping is more than just equipment – Here is a list of skills you need to have Posted:July 05, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Camping is more than just equipment – Here is a list of skills you need to have

Have you decided to take the Survival Mom Family Camping Challenge?  If so, you might find this list interesting and helpful. How many of these skills do you already have? Which do other family members have [...]

Hot enough for ya? Tips for staying cool when it’s hotter than hell outside Posted:June 29, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Hot enough for ya? Tips for staying cool when it’s hotter than hell outside

This is an excerpt from my book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios. One of the most critical uses of electricity is staying cool in very hot weather. [...]

Care to, “Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag”?  (Book Review) Posted:May 23, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Care to, “Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag”? (Book Review)

There are three tiresome topics that come up repeatedly in survival forums, blogs, and websites: the top items to store for barter bugging in vs. bugging out what should be included in a bug out bag [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Improvised Water Filter Posted:March 30, 2012 By:John A. Heatherly

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Improvised Water Filter

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template photo from AFR 64-4, Figure 19-15, page 189 A variety of events can contaminate ordinary, working sources of water.  For example, rainstorms, or even worse, hurricanes, can pollute [...]

Winter Brings The Chance Of Frostnip And Frostbite Posted:December 12, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Winter Brings The Chance Of Frostnip And Frostbite

Article provided by Canada’s new First Aid and USA’s New First Aid Kits and Preparedness websites. Although there are people who flee when colder weather arrives, most of us who live in northerly areas do enjoy [...]

Cooking Dinner on the EcoZoom Stove Posted:October 15, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Cooking Dinner on the EcoZoom Stove

Guest post by RightWingMom. Disclaimer: Our EcoZoom demonstrations were conducted while on a camping trip in Colorado.  The elevation at our camp site was 7703 feet.  The morning temperature was in the mid 40’s.  As with [...]