Archive for ' Skills'

Setting up your primitive kitchen Posted:November 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Setting up your primitive kitchen

Guest post by Sylvia Britton. Sylvia hosts “Homekeeping Haven” on The Survival Mom Radio Network, and you can catch new shows each Thursday. Visit her blog, The Christian Homekeeper, for more articles like this one. If [...]

How to make your own sourdough starter Posted:August 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

How to make your own sourdough starter

Commercial yeast is a relatively new idea. But sourdough has been around ever since somebody figured out that raised bread tasted better than unleavened wheat cakes. Essentially, sourdough refers to a bread that is made with [...]

July Skill of the Month: Assemble an Off-Grid Tool Box Posted:July 08, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

July Skill of the Month: Assemble an Off-Grid Tool Box

By RightWingMom, our Skill of the Month editor Basic home repairs are menial, “honey do” items usually taken care of on the weekends with a couple of runs to the hardware store.  What if the day [...]

June Skill of the Month: Growing, drying, and using herbs Posted:June 04, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

June Skill of the Month: Growing, drying, and using herbs

By RightWingMom, our Skill of the Month editor Whether culinary or medicinal, having the skill set to grow and properly store your own herbs could be well worth your time and effort.  From a few pots [...]

Space-Saving and Effective Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPS) Posted:May 21, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Space-Saving and Effective Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPS)

 By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Earlier in the Spring a friend of mine suggested I try out Sub-Irrigated Planters, also known as “SIPS” or sometimes “Self-Irrigating Planters.”  These types [...]

March Skill of the Month: Make your own colloidal silver Posted:April 12, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

March Skill of the Month: Make your own colloidal silver

Guest post by our Skill of the Month editor, RightWingMom. Preppers who can afford it are encouraged to buy precious metals also known as PMs.  If you cannot afford gold and silver bullion or coins, there [...]

March Skill of the Month: Make your own vinegar Posted:March 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

March Skill of the Month: Make your own vinegar

By RightWingMom, our Skill of the Month editor Making your own vinegar is a simple and cost efficient skill to learn, practice, and perfect.  It is an old-school skill that would benefit you now and in [...]

Thirteen Skills Required Of a Preparing Mom (or Grand Mom or Great Grand Mom As the Case May Be) Posted:February 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Thirteen Skills Required Of a Preparing Mom (or Grand Mom or Great Grand Mom As the Case May Be)

Guest post by Alexis. 1.  Learn how to explain the necessity of preparedness to stubborn adult family members so as to edge them toward better preparedness for themselves without encouraging them to have you locked in [...]

Rocket Stove Breakfast Posted:February 17, 2013 By:John A. Heatherly

Rocket Stove Breakfast

By John A. Heatherly, Author of The Survival Template and The Cave and The Sea Last weekend I had the urge to try a new project and wanted it to be one that was inexpensive and simple. Having seen [...]

February Skill of the Month: Sharpening Knives Posted:February 13, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

February Skill of the Month: Sharpening Knives

By RightWingMom, our Skill of the Month editor Growing up, my father was methodical about keeping all knives in our house nice and sharp.   According to both my father and husband, “Keep a knife sharp and [...]