Archive for ' Firearms & Self Defense'

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 [...]

What’s your plan? Home Invasion, Part 1 Posted:March 06, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

What’s your plan? Home Invasion, Part 1

It’s 11:30 p.m. here in the Bedford household. My son is in bed and soon will be asleep. Daughter is working on a graphic design project in her room. Husband has been snoring for at least [...]

Video Vibe Recording! Home & Personal Safety Posted:October 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Video Vibe Recording! Home & Personal Safety

Just in case you missed the outstanding video webinar last night, here’s the link for the recording: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/replay_meeting/83fba1fc/5530647 You’ll hear a martial arts expert, Steve Ledford, discuss the 4 phases of self-defense, alternative weapons, how a [...]

Staying alert and ready for trouble: Violence at the mall Posted:October 01, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Staying alert and ready for trouble: Violence at the mall

I don’t visit the local mall very much, mostly because I don’t like to expose myself to that much shopping temptation! When I do go, though, it’s a fun outing. My daughter and I will pop [...]

Home Protection: Security Basics Posted:February 11, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Home Protection: Security Basics

Guest post by Thomas Bryant, a licensed Fire Protection and Security professional, who blogs at Cube 2 Farm Whether you are an urban prepper or are perfecting a homestead, upgrading the locks on your home and making [...]

2 Safety tips for your kids: The sound of gunfire & concealment vs. cover Posted:December 18, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

2 Safety tips for your kids: The sound of gunfire & concealment vs. cover

In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a lot of parents have asked how their children can be safe at school if something like this hits closer to home. This is a [...]

10 Lessons for Armed Citizens from the Aurora Theater Mass Murder Posted:October 27, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

10 Lessons for Armed Citizens from the Aurora Theater Mass Murder

Guest post by Ed Monk, Co-Owner & Instructor, Last Resort Firearms Training. NOTE FROM LISA: In the days and weeks following the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, I’m sure I wasn’t the only mom in [...]

What to do when you can’t avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time Posted:October 23, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

What to do when you can’t avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time

This article is sponsored by Home Security Store, who asked me to review their ebook, “Crowd Control, Flash Mobs, and Your Safety.” When the economy made a sickening downturn about five years ago, I fully expected [...]

The nearly definitive word on gun holsters for women Posted:October 17, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

The nearly definitive word on gun holsters for women

Once I became comfortable and fairly proficient with a handgun, my next question was, “Now what?” Should I carry a handgun with me all the time or only to certain places? If I carry, should I [...]

How the SIRT Training Pistol is improving my shooting skills Posted:September 25, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

How the SIRT Training Pistol is improving my shooting skills

COUPON CODE: If you like the SIRT and want to give it a try, Next Level Training is offering Survival Mom readers a 10% discount. Use the code thesurvivalmom. A couple of months ago I was [...]