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“Outage” by Ellisa Barr: Book Review Posted:September 24, 2014 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 [...]

Check Out Our Lists! Posted:September 20, 2014 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 [...]

BOOK REVIEW: “Day of Wrath’ by William Forstchen (Author of “One Second After”) Posted:September 03, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

BOOK REVIEW: “Day of Wrath’ by William Forstchen (Author of “One Second After”)

“I did not want to write this , but, as I expressed to friends, I feared that if I did not write it, and this nightmare happened, which it really can, I would be responsible in [...]

Review and Giveaway: “Forsaking Home” by A. American Posted:July 10, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

Review and Giveaway: “Forsaking Home” by A. American

This contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner – LeAnn! When I had first agreed to review FORSAKING HOME, I didn’t realize I was picking up on book four of a survivalist series. The first sentence [...]

Are books on your emergency checklist? Posted:July 06, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Are books on your emergency checklist?

“So many books, so little time.” I love books. One of my favorite places growing up, besides the library, was my grandmother’s basement. Her walls were lined with bookshelves and there were so many books. Books [...]

25 Ways To Use Your Library’s Free Resources For Better Preparedness Posted:June 24, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

25 Ways To Use Your Library’s Free Resources For Better Preparedness

Why spend money on information and services that your tax dollars are already paying for? Your public library has a multitude of benefits for its patrons, and you’d be smart to take advantage of the library’s [...]

A prepper encyclopedia for your smart phone: the Proclivus phone app Posted:June 21, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

A prepper encyclopedia for your smart phone: the Proclivus phone app

Whenever life takes me away from home for hours or days on end, my smartphone has become my computer for whenever I’m on the road. A big advantage of the smartphone is the multitude of apps [...]

Why I Read Disaster Novels, and You Should, Too Posted:May 30, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

Why I Read Disaster Novels, and You Should, Too

When I was a kid, I was a voracious reader. I read a novel a day and if I couldn’t find something new to read, I would read a book over again. The variety of genres [...]

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 [...]

Book review: Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid by James Hubbard M.D. Posted:January 08, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Book review: Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid by James Hubbard M.D.

I never thought I would enjoy reading a book about treating burns to human flesh, but I actually did when I read Dr. James Hubbard’s book Burns. When he asked if I would read and review [...]