Archive for ' Preparedness'

Super-Mega Spring Giveaway: Sun Oven, Excalibur, Goal Zero, & more! Posted:March 31, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Super-Mega Spring Giveaway: Sun Oven, Excalibur, Goal Zero, & more!

Prepared Bloggers, a group of bloggers in the survival/preparedness niche, has teamed up with some of our favorite companies and because of their generosity, we’re able to offer you these mega giveaway prizes. This is the [...]

Got the earthquake jitters? This list of 23 tips will help you prepare and survive Posted:March 18, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Got the earthquake jitters? This list of 23 tips will help you prepare and survive

Was yesterday’s quake near Los Angeles a one-time-only incident or could it be a foreshock to something much bigger? Either way, use this list to prepare, and download this Red Cross app for all kinds of [...]

Special needs preppers: Single Moms Posted:March 17, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Special needs preppers: Single Moms

In the world of preparedness, most all information is aimed for an audience that includes a network of supportive family members, a spouse in particular. All of the tasks are daunting and the future scenarios gloomy [...]

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 [...]