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Skill of the Month Progress Check! Posted:February 17, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Skill of the Month Progress Check!

I love our February Skill of the Month: Switch from Store-Bought to Homemade. It has challenged me to track down new recipes for things I have never tried before. Yesterday I tried brushing my teeth with [...]

Prepping with Type 1 Diabetes Posted:February 16, 2015 By:Kris

Prepping with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes — also called Juvenile Diabetes — shook our prepping plans to their foundations. While I was stockpiling food, learning to make cheese, and writing the occasional post for the Survival Mom, my 9 [...]

10 4-H Projects That Will Teach Your Kids Vital, Practical Skills Posted:February 11, 2015 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

10 4-H Projects That Will Teach Your Kids Vital, Practical Skills

Have you ever considered getting your kids involved with 4-H? You don’t have to live on a farm in order to do that, you know! As you’ll see, 4-H goes hand in hand with preparedness, survival [...]

Skill of the Month: Make A Batch Of Freezer Jam! Posted:February 08, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Skill of the Month: Make A Batch Of Freezer Jam!

While tasty, jam is somewhat shrouded in mystery. Factories take fruit and do things to it and then sell it to you in a jar. And actually making jam? Surely that’s for a certain class of people: [...]

Protect your canning jar investment Posted:February 07, 2015 By:AndreaUrban

Protect your canning jar investment

I have a problem. Well, I have more than one but this one plagues me on a continual basis.  In my house we have 16 feet.  160 toes and a TON of socks.  So many socks [...]

Headache prevention: A basic tutorial Posted:February 05, 2015 By:Guest Poster

Headache prevention: A basic tutorial

In a survival situation, you can bet that you’ll be dealing with a lot of headaches, both metaphorical and physical.  If you ever had to deal with a severe headache, you know how it can affect [...]

10 Ways to Use a Shemagh Tactical Scarf Posted:February 04, 2015 By:Brenda

10 Ways to Use a Shemagh Tactical Scarf

The Shemagh (pronounced Shmog) has been used for years by people in the Middle East who wrap it around their head and neck as protection from both sun and sand. U.S. soldiers also use it extensively [...]

Skill of the Month: Switch from store-bought to homemade Posted:February 03, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Skill of the Month: Switch from store-bought to homemade

If you are a hard-core prepper or survivalist, you may be wondering why our first 2 Skills of the Month aren’t all about ways to stock up on food, reload ammo, or tan hides. Why did [...]

3 Tips To Make A Better Every Day Carry (EDC) Kit Posted:January 31, 2015 By:Guest Poster

3 Tips To Make A Better Every Day Carry (EDC) Kit

Look around you right now, wherever you are, and do a quick inventory of the items on hand. Now, imagine, right at this moment, a sudden crisis happened – whether it be an earthquake, a robbery, or [...]

Fire Destroyed My Food Storage – Without Ever Touching It Posted:January 30, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Fire Destroyed My Food Storage – Without Ever Touching It

  No, my food storage wasn’t directly set on fire. It was my parents’ food storage.  The food never did actually burn, but the fire was close enough to cause heat-related damage. After the fire event, they [...]