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Skill of the Month: Learn a New, Advanced Gardening Skill Posted:April 03, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Skill of the Month: Learn a New, Advanced Gardening Skill

Planting seeds or buying a seedling is probably the most optimistic thing I do all year. I have never had a green thumb and more houseplants have died under my care than I want to admit. [...]

Getting Started With Cooking Off the Grid — Solar Ovens Posted:April 01, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Getting Started With Cooking Off the Grid — Solar Ovens

How long can you go without craving a hot, homemade meal, eating only cold rations and snacks?  If you’ve ever been without power for more than just a couple of days, eating cold ravioli or tuna [...]

DIY No-Sew Waterproof Picnic Blanket Posted:March 31, 2015 By:Kris

DIY No-Sew Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Can’t sew? No worries! A bit of fleece, some scissors, and a little patience are all you need for a one-of-a-kind blanket. This no-sew blanket is perfect if you’re looking for a quick, easy project for [...]

Your SHTF Dental Plan: Supplies to stock up on, skills to learn Posted:March 31, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Your SHTF Dental Plan: Supplies to stock up on, skills to learn

I didn’t get my first cavity until I was 27 years old. Honest. My teeth were in absolute perfect condition for almost 3 decades. I didn’t even need to wear braces. Survival dental health wasn’t even [...]

Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache? Posted:March 26, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache?

For quite some time now, caches have been rather popular amongst the prepper/survivalist crowd. Most commonly, this involves filling a large diameter PVC tube with gear and supplies, sealing it up, then burying it. Often, these [...]

Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash Posted:March 26, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

Within the community of knitters and crocheters, “yarn stash,” or sometimes just “stash,” is an actual term. It refers to the amount of yarn one has hiding in the closet or under the bed, likely in [...]

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner Posted:March 25, 2015 By:Courtney Wollam

How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick [...]

Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources Posted:March 24, 2015 By:Amy Van Riper

Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources

When I was pregnant with my son more than 16 years ago, I wanted to learn to knit. He was my first baby and I figured all good moms should know how to make baby blankets [...]

Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees Posted:March 23, 2015 By:Mary Blandford

Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees

Just before spring arrives, the snow melts, ice disappears, and we start getting multiple days over 32 degrees. You know what that means??? At my house that means it’s Maple Syrup Time, and I’m so glad [...]

Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love Posted:March 19, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love

When my 14 year-old was a newborn, I chose to resign my teaching position and become a stay-at-home mom.   After three months I found myself in need of a hobby.  My husband suggested I learn how [...]