5 Steps in Packing an Emergency Kit with Flying Circle Bags

Pin this how-to for later. Click here. Coming up with a list of items for packing Read More

If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Here in the upper Midwest, winters can be absolutely brutal. We’re talking frigid temperatures, freezing rain, Read More


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Living Healthy GIVEAWAY — 2 Prize Packages!

September 26, 2014 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Living Healthy GIVEAWAY — 2 Prize Packages!

There are 2 times during the year that I feel a sense of renewal and a desire to start afresh: January 1, and the back-to-school season. If your kids are back in school, chances are the family has settled into Read More

10 Ways to Use Dried Beans

September 26, 2014 Posted by:Kathie Lapcevic
10 Ways to Use Dried Beans

Dried beans keep for a long time and are often included in our preps.  They are lightweight, nutrient dense, and easy to prepare.  We all know beans and rice is the perfect protein. High in fiber and full of good Read More

Common-Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: A Gun is No Big Deal

I don’t know if the anti-gun trend is still fashionable or not, but when I was raising my young children, it certainly was. I decided that my two year-old son would not be playing with a Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster Read More

If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather

September 25, 2014 Posted by:Jim Cobb
If You Just Moved Here: Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Here in the upper Midwest, winters can be absolutely brutal. We’re talking frigid temperatures, freezing rain, feet of snow, and just a whole lot of no fun when you’re trying to go about your daily life. Sure, if you enjoy Read More

“Outage” by Ellisa Barr: Book Review

September 24, 2014 Posted by:Robert Camp
“Outage” by Ellisa Barr: Book Review

As you turn the opening pages of Outage, the parents of 15 year old Dee, our self-absorbed and somewhat reluctant teenage heroine from the city, are leaving her with her grandfather. He runs a veterinary service on a small farm Read More

House Hunting for Preppers

September 23, 2014 Posted by:Amy Van Riper
House Hunting for Preppers

Moving from one home to another can be both stressful and exciting. My family just moved from Northern Alabama to Central Florida in August. We made a list of “must haves” to give to our realtor… open floor plan with Read More

My Story: Lessons we learned from hurricane evacuations

September 22, 2014 Posted by:The Survival Mom
My Story: Lessons we learned from hurricane evacuations

  These evacuations tips are excellent, even if you don’t live in hurricane country. Pin this for later! On August 28. 2005, My family did something we had never even considered doing before. We evacuated for a hurricane. After seeing Read More

A Breast Lump Led Me to Homemade Deodorant

September 21, 2014 Posted by:Liz Long
A Breast Lump Led Me to Homemade Deodorant

Timing is everything, and I found this particular lump in my armpit the same month a friend died of breast cancer. So, I visited my doctor. One of the questions my doctor had asked was if I changed to a Read More

Check Out Our Lists!

September 20, 2014 Posted by:Liz Long
Check Out Our Lists!

You’ll want to pin this for future reference! You may have noticed the “List of Lists” in the top nav for this site. 120+ is A LOT of lists to scroll through! But there is some great stuff in there. Read More

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

September 19, 2014 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

You’ll want to pin this list for future reference! Click here. To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit for your family, for Read More

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