Archive for ' Preparedness 101'

20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them Posted:June 21, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them

As a follow-up to my blog post about which foods you shouldn’t plan on storing long-term, here’s a list of foods typically found at grocery stores that can be stored but must be repackaged. Keep in [...]

10 Essential Skills Necessary For Survival Posted:February 12, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

10 Essential Skills Necessary For Survival

Guest post by Tess from Ready Nutrition! It’s a classic and I wanted to bring it back to life from the archives! Although it is important to be prepared for disaster situations, many are not adequately [...]

Home Protection: Security Basics Posted:February 11, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Home Protection: Security Basics

Guest post by Thomas Bryant, a licensed Fire Protection and Security professional, who blogs at Cube 2 Farm Whether you are an urban prepper or are perfecting a homestead, upgrading the locks on your home and making [...]

February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama! Posted:February 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama!

The winner of the Survival Mom of the Month (February) is Faith, aka MilkweedMama.  Faith has an inspiring story to share as well as some fantastic advice!  Faith wins a copy of Survival Mom, a $25 Amazon [...]

January Survival Mom of the Month: TexasMama! Posted:February 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

January Survival Mom of the Month: TexasMama!

Our first winner of the Survival Mom of the Month (January) is Peg, aka TexasMama. One reason her entry was selected as the winner was because of the huge amount of helpful information she included! Peg [...]

Yes, storm clouds are brewing. Here’s what you need to do NOW! Posted:October 01, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Yes, storm clouds are brewing. Here’s what you need to do NOW!

Trust your gut, your instinct, your woman’s intuition, or whatever you want to call it. If you’re feeling a little extra uneasy about the future, take some common sense steps to prepare yourself and your family. [...]

FEMA’s Top 12 Emergency Items Analyzed by The Survival Mom Posted:September 07, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

FEMA’s Top 12 Emergency Items Analyzed by The Survival Mom

The FEMA website lists basic items that should be in every emergency kit. This is helpful information, and as I was reading the list yesterday, I added a few thoughts and tips of my own. FEMA’s [...]

Bug Out Bags: Build your own or buy ready-made? Posted:August 17, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Bug Out Bags: Build your own or buy ready-made?

Over on Facebook, I was faced with the question of bug out bags. Carrie asked, “I have started shopping for a bug out bag, and I have no idea what to look for. Any suggestions or [...]

What I Wish I Had Done Differently Posted:June 02, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

What I Wish I Had Done Differently

This is a re-print from a recent newsletter article.  I received so many emails and so many comments in person from people around the country that I knew I had struck a nerve.   After 4 [...]

Can you prep too much? Posted:February 27, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Can you prep too much?

How could preparedness ever be a bad thing?  Is it possible to over-prepare?  In a word, yes. Yes, if anything you are stocking up could be destroyed or ruined because you can’t properly store it. One [...]