Archive for ' Preparedness 101'

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 [...]

Action Step:  Ladies, start your printers! Posted:November 24, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Action Step: Ladies, start your printers!

Every once in a while I come across an article online that I want to bookmark, but what with my computer restarting itself for updates and my kids coming along and closing windows, I invariably lose [...]

Think long and hard about water Posted:October 24, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Think long and hard about water

Guest post by Corky Baker, Flo-jak In the last several days there have been several Cyber-terror threats to critical infrastructure control systems. These systems operate telecommunications, the US electric grid and drinking water systems. Threats like [...]

Action Step: Sell something! Posted:October 14, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Action Step: Sell something!

Beginning with last night’s Survival Mom Radio Hour, I’m going to be giving my readers and listeners an action step to take each week. It may be something you’ve never thought of.  It may be something [...]

The Sacred Order and The Survival Mom (or in my case, The Stay-at-Home Dad) Posted:October 10, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

The Sacred Order and The Survival Mom (or in my case, The Stay-at-Home Dad)

Guest post by John A. Heatherly, author of The Survival Template For many years preparedness never concerned me.  Military survival training, survival/backpacking gear, and a small collection of firearms sufficed as all the “prepping” I may [...]

How-to: Storing food in buckets Posted:September 19, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

How-to: Storing food in buckets

One of the top category of questions I get via email has to do with storing food.  For the beginner, storing food in buckets sounds bizarre and mysterious.  Here are a few tips to de-mystify this [...]

Preparedness mindset 2: We have about a year… Posted:September 13, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Preparedness mindset 2: We have about a year…

Believe it or not, I’m not a worrywart, and in spite of all my research and preparing, I still like to dawdle.  Whenever my back isn’t to the wall, whenever I don’t have a deadline, that’s [...]