Archive for ' Preparedness'

Two Medical Kit Must-Haves From the Battlefront Posted:March 14, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

Two Medical Kit Must-Haves From the Battlefront

“Every major conflict throughout history produces a medical miracle.  This conflict’s miracle is QuikClot.”  -Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN (embedded with the U.S. Marines 2003)   Positive elements can be discovered in any situation, military action included. Two [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Know your fires & choose the right extinguisher Posted:March 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Know your fires & choose the right extinguisher

Did you know there are 5 categories of fires? Not all of them respond to fire suppressants in the same way. Class A Fires involve ordinary combustible materials, such as paper, wood, rubber, some plastics. Class [...]

17 Items your college student needs as they head out for Spring Break Posted:March 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

17 Items your college student needs as they head out for Spring Break

Every year around the country hordes of college students swarm together to celebrate Spring Break. Sometimes it’s all fun and games and everyone comes home well rested and ready for their final weeks of the semester. [...]

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 [...]

Tips for donating the most helpful items in a disaster Posted:February 27, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Tips for donating the most helpful items in a disaster

From Facebook reader, Prepper Mark. Join the Facebook discussion of this article here. I worked in a disaster relief shelter for several days after the May 3rd, 1999 tornado in Oklahoma, and here’s my advice, for [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table Posted:February 21, 2014 By:Brenda

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: 7 Things Your Child Should Have in His Bedside Table

It’s important that your kids are familiar with the basic concepts of survival and emergency preparedness. For any emergency situation, whether it’s a middle of the night asthma attack or an unexpected evacuation, your child should [...]

3 Key medical concepts to teach to any child Posted:February 11, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

3 Key medical concepts to teach to any child

“The kids are playing doctor!” More than one horrified mom has made that statement over the many, many decades that curious kids have been re-enacting their exams at the pediatrician’s office. “I’ll be the doctor and [...]

10 Ways to Use a Shemagh Tactical Scarf Posted:February 07, 2014 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. US soldiers also use it extensively [...]

Strategic Relocation: ur doin it rong Posted:January 31, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Strategic Relocation: ur doin it rong

One of the most popular tenets in the survival/prepper world is the requirement to relocate to an extremely rural location, or, if you must, to a town no larger than population 800, per James Rawles. I [...]

What’s new this week on The Survival Mom Radio Network? Coconut oil benefits and a lot more! Posted:January 27, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

What’s new this week on The Survival Mom Radio Network? Coconut oil benefits and a lot more!

As you may know, my family and I recently sold our house, packed up everything we owned and headed cross country to our new state, Texas. On our final day of packing, I was giving away [...]