Archive for ' Preparedness'

Book Review: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb Posted:April 23, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Book Review: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb

Prepping is kind of fun. Watching survival shows on TV is fun. What’s not so much fun is thinking about scenarios in which hand-to-mouth survival is something that goes on for years, not just a few [...]

9 Must-Haves for your Glove Box Posted:April 23, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

9 Must-Haves for your Glove Box

by John Heatherly Attitude is the most important survival skill.  Objective setting and critical thinking are next.  Quality gear, especially gear that is within arm’s reach, can be a force multiplier (a force multiplier is defined [...]

The #1 reason all your preparedness could be in vain Posted:April 22, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

The #1 reason all your preparedness could be in vain

Not to be confused with failing to prepare, this statement may cause some head scratching. Stick with me here to see what I mean. Your completed bug out bags are ready by the door. Food is stored [...]

Product Review: The no-batteries-necessary UVPaqlite Posted:April 16, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Product Review: The no-batteries-necessary UVPaqlite

Just yesterday afternoon I sent my son on a search for 3 AAA batteries for my headlamp. It was time for my CERT class and I wanted to make sure I had a bright work light [...]

Product Review: The Abeego Wrap, something a little different for your emergency kits Posted:April 14, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Product Review: The Abeego Wrap, something a little different for your emergency kits

Thanks to Earth Easy, I’ve been playing around with a new product called the Abeego Wrap. The Abeego Wrap is a natural alternative to plastic wraps, such as Saran, and plastic storage bags. The Abeego is [...]

Last week’s Greatest Hits on The Survival Mom Radio Network Posted:April 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Last week’s Greatest Hits on The Survival Mom Radio Network

Last week I had the opportunity to interview 2 fascinating guests, taking a look at 2 potential worst case scenarios: a mini Ice Age and a nuclear event. David Archibald is the author of Twilight of [...]

Medical basics: Wound infections Posted:April 05, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Medical basics: Wound infections

Guest post by by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most [...]

How to be as scary as hell in less than 5 seconds Posted:April 05, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

How to be as scary as hell in less than 5 seconds

As a new college graduate, I toiled for five long years in the underbelly of public education: the middle school. Although I loved my job and students, I was a mere 7 or 8 years older [...]

DIY Survival: Make a Buddy Burner Posted:April 04, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

DIY Survival: Make a Buddy Burner

By contributing writer, Jim Cobb. There are many ways to heat food during an grid-down emergency.  Most of them, though, such as gas grills, rocket stoves, and camp stoves, aren’t suitable for indoor use.  This can [...]

A Single Survival Mom’s Essential Tool Kit Posted:April 02, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A Single Survival Mom’s Essential Tool Kit

Guest post by Kris A.  My imagined scenarios for potential problems have always had one assumption in common: my husband would be right beside me sharing the workload.  But last year he fell off a roof [...]