Getting Started With Cooking Off the Grid — Solar Ovens

TweetHow long can you go without craving a hot, homemade meal, eating only cold rations and Read More

Shedding some light on flashlights

Posted On: March 18, 2015
Shedding some light on flashlights

TweetOne of the first things we usually lose in a disaster is electricity. Sometimes the power Read More


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A Classic Piece of Outdoor Gear: The Walking Stick

March 13, 2015 Posted by:Jim Cobb
A Classic Piece of Outdoor Gear: The Walking Stick

TweetWhen venturing into the wilderness, a constant companion for many is a walking stick, but most people don’t realize the potential for walking stick uses. Some folks just pick up a new stick each time they head down the trail, Read More

Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 1

TweetThose of us in the preparedness game spend lots of hours and lots of dollars preparing for any likely disaster. Food, water, power, communications, and many other topics fill our minds and fuel our plans. We all consider our well-prepared Read More

Coming this Saturday: Learn to spin yarn in this FREE webinar!

March 11, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
Coming this Saturday: Learn to spin yarn in this FREE webinar!

Tweet Join expert knitter/spinner Beth Buck and me this coming Saturday, March 14, for a free webinar all about spinning yarn! Learn to spin yarn from a pro! Beth recently wrote about getting started with spinning and in this webinar, Read More

6 Necessary Knitting and Crochet Notions That Won’t Break Your Budget

TweetOver the years I have found that just a few, small items help me with my knitting projects. You can find these at stores like Jo-Ann, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and similar stores. I’ve included Amazon links here so you can Read More

My Felted Bag Knitting Project: Care to join me?

March 10, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
My Felted Bag Knitting Project: Care to join me?

TweetSeveral years ago when I was on a crazy knitting binge, I purchased some truly beautiful, 100% wool, blue and cream yarn at a yarn store, along with instructions for a felted bag knitting project. Eagerly, I sat down and Read More

Self Defense for Women & Kids: Practical tips, smart strategies

Tweet No one wants to live in fear. Being prepared for any situation doesn’t mean we live in fear. It means we fear less because we are ready for whatever may come. This includes situations when self defense for women Read More

Spinning Your Own Yarn: How to get started

March 09, 2015 Posted by:Beth Buck
Spinning Your Own Yarn: How to get started

Tweet Spinning is one of those skills that, once ubiquitous, has become something of a novelty. In the past, spinning your own yarn with a drop spindle or spinning wheel was as common as cooking dinner. Everybody used to spin. Read More

15 Things I learned from One Second After & My Survival Tips

March 08, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
15 Things I learned from One Second After & My Survival Tips

Tweet I didn’t want to read One Second After by William R. Forstchen.  I knew it was a dismal and depressing book, so I procrastinated. The book describes life in a North Carolina town following an EMP attack, which permanently shuts Read More

Food Storage Grains: An inexpensive calorie with lots of versatility

Tweet Grains are a fantastic staple for any food storage pantry. Food storage grains provide a variety of nutrients and are typically one of the least expensive calories you can purchase (after sugar and drink mixes). Yet, many people I’ve Read More

19 Sweet and Savory Breakfasts With Pantry Products

March 05, 2015 Posted by:The Survival Mom
19 Sweet and Savory Breakfasts With Pantry Products

TweetAre you a breakfast person? Is preparing an amazing breakfast for your family or going out for breakfast a special event? If so, you’ll love these 19 sweet and savory breakfast recipes. The first two are from Augason Farms and Read More

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