Archive for ' Evacuation'

How will you know when the balloon goes up? Advice from survival experts, Part 1 Posted:June 08, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How will you know when the balloon goes up? Advice from survival experts, Part 1

A few weeks ago I had the oddest dream. In this dream, I was at home when my husband walked in the door from work and said, “The balloon’s gone up.” Immediately, my kids and I [...]

Ask the Survival Mom: Missing lists, dealing with relatives expecting a handout, and staying put instead of bugging out Posted:February 23, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Ask the Survival Mom: Missing lists, dealing with relatives expecting a handout, and staying put instead of bugging out

From Denise: Hi Lisa. I was told about you by a Momma who had just had her baby at the hospital that I work in. I am excited to learn more and grow from your site. [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: What to grab as you rush out the door Posted:February 20, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: What to grab as you rush out the door

This tip was submitted by Julie in last year’s list contest. Thanks, Julie! Some of my favorite and most precious treasures are not things I want to permanently store in a Bug Out Bag or evacuation [...]

February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama! Posted:February 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama!

The winner of the Survival Mom of the Month (February) is Faith, aka MilkweedMama.  Faith has an inspiring story to share as well as some fantastic advice!  Faith wins a copy of Survival Mom, a $25 Amazon [...]

Home Protection: Fire Safety Posted:February 07, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Home Protection: Fire Safety

Guest post by Thomas Bryant, a licensed Fire Protection professional, who blogs at Cube 2 Farm Protecting and defending your home has much more to do with your family than your possessions. The lives inside your home [...]

In an Emergency Know Your Roads, Not Just Your Map Posted:February 01, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

In an Emergency Know Your Roads, Not Just Your Map

By Magi Clark who blogs at Half Acre Heaven. We all know it’s important to know several ways in and out of our neighborhoods, but it goes beyond just looking at a map and saying, “Ah, [...]

The Mountain House Bug Out Bucket: A must-have for any emergency Posted:December 26, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

The Mountain House Bug Out Bucket: A must-have for any emergency

Mountain House foods have consistently ranked at the top of every consumer taste test I’ve read. Two nights ago I fed their Beef Stroganoff with Noodles to my husband for dinner, and he was perfectly happy. [...]

15 Non-traditional containers for your bug out bag/emergency kit Posted:November 25, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

15 Non-traditional containers for your bug out bag/emergency kit

A rolling suitcase on wheels. Look for sturdy wheels because if one breaks off, you’ll be carrying that suitcase. Not fun! Some of these suitcases also have backpack straps. A Rubbermaid container with lid. You select [...]

Whether it’s Sandy or Katrina, here’s what you can count on Posted:November 06, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Whether it’s Sandy or Katrina, here’s what you can count on

Politicians will grandstand, race their way to be in front of the nearest camera, but any actual help that follows their speeches will be strictly coincidental. The saying, “We’re 3 days away from anarchy,” is accurate. [...]

Survival Survey: A single mom wants advice for bugging out in a crisis Posted:September 13, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: A single mom wants advice for bugging out in a crisis

When it comes to survival and being prepared, single moms may have the toughest job of all. Just by virtue of being a woman, they’re more vulnerable than their counterparts, single dads. One of my Facebook [...]