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Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now Posted:December 07, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Enjoy road trips with kids? I do … now

Did you know that there is a dinosaur museum in Hays, Kansas? There’s also a huge duck pinwheel at an exit near the Missouri/Nebraska border. A bridge dedicated to the old wagon trail spans over I-80 [...]

50 Emergency Uses for a Phone Camera Posted:December 05, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

50 Emergency Uses for a Phone Camera

In an emergency you’ll need to provide and receive help, and after it’s over, you’ll have to return, repair, and rebuild. Central to this is communication and documentation. Our society loves red tape, especially after disasters. [...]

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Take Advantage of Experts & Their Resources Posted:December 03, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Take Advantage of Experts & Their Resources

#5 Take advantage of experts and their resources The NRA offers gun safety training as do many shooting ranges, Fish and Game departments, sporting goods stores, and even firearm manufacturers. Often, this training is free. There’s [...]

Boredom Busters for Your Go Bag Posted:December 01, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Boredom Busters for Your Go Bag

Whether you call it a Get Home Bag, a Bug Out Bag, a Go Bag, or something else, the basic idea is to have supplies and gear with you to help you get to a safe [...]

32 Basic Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 28, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Basic Survival Skills for Kids

Kids come in all ages. Not all skills are appropriate for younger kids, in particular. Basic Survival 1. Trust your instincts 2. Develop situational awareness 3. Think ahead and always have a plan. 4. Pack own [...]

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent Posted:November 24, 2014 By:Helen Ruth

5 Uses for an Indoor Tent

PEST FREE During a family vacation and faced with an unexpected storm, we decided to rent a small unfurnished cabin at a state park. As soon as we had our sleeping bags spread on the floor, [...]

Dem Bones: First Aid and Herbal Response for Fractures Posted:November 22, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

Dem Bones: First Aid and Herbal Response for Fractures

Bone fractures are definitely emergencies that require standard first aid followed by professional medical care from a doctor. However, there are several ways herbs can be utilized as whole body support after emergency medical care has [...]

Safe, Sexy, Secure Concealed Carry Women’s Holster Posted:November 21, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Safe, Sexy, Secure Concealed Carry Women’s Holster

I own multiple holsters to use when carrying my handgun concealed: inside-the-waistband paddle holster, soft-sided hip holster, and a plastic hip holster. None of them are “bad” but I dislike all of them because they way [...]

The Living Off the Land Fallacy Posted:November 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

The Living Off the Land Fallacy

A common plan tossed around by survivalists and preppers is this idea that in the event of martial law or some other crisis, they are going to head off to the hills, presumably for weeks or [...]

Here’s a honey of a post! 17 things you probably didn’t know about honey, but should! Posted:November 17, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Here’s a honey of a post! 17 things you probably didn’t know about honey, but should!

Not all honey is created equal. Or, more accurately, not all honey on the grocery store shelves is equal. Some international honey has been treated and no longer has the health benefits discussed here. If you [...]