Archive for ' Preparedness 101'

Skill of the Month: Switch from store-bought to homemade Posted:February 03, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Skill of the Month: Switch from store-bought to homemade

If you are a hard-core prepper or survivalist, you may be wondering why our first 2 Skills of the Month aren’t all about ways to stock up on food, reload ammo, or tan hides. Why did [...]

Top 10 Products for the Beginning Prepper Posted:January 06, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Products for the Beginning Prepper

More than seven years ago, my husband and I realized that the downturn of our nation’s economy was beyond the normal up and down that we’ve been used to.  When we saw hard-working people lose jobs and [...]

Survival Mom’s Top News Stories of 2014, with Tips for Preppers! Posted:December 27, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom’s Top News Stories of 2014, with Tips for Preppers!

  2014 was the year the unthinkable happened when the Ebola virus entered the United States and millions of Americans scrambled to buy face masks and bottles of bleach. It was the year that more and [...]

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit Posted:December 13, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

16 Non-Traditional Containers For Your Bug Out Bag/Emergency Kit

When it comes to selecting a bag for an emergency kit, many of us veer in the direction of tactical looking backpacks, or any type of backpack at all. And, it’s no wonder. A good backpack [...]

5 Dollar Preps – You CAN Afford to Prepare Posted:December 08, 2014 By:Guest Poster

5 Dollar Preps – You CAN Afford to Prepare

“I can’t afford to” is definitely the number one excuse people use for not prepping. They believe this because they read about someone who has a $20,000 dollar gun collection and a basement filled with a [...]

20+ Foods that must be re-packaged for long-term storage and how to repackage them Posted:November 26, 2014 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 [...]

The Living Off the Land Fallacy Posted:November 20, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

The Living Off the Land Fallacy

A common plan tossed around by survivalists and preppers is this idea that in the event of martial law or some other crisis, they are going to head off to the hills, presumably for weeks or [...]

Try it Today: Build your Food Storage from Scratch with Canning Posted:November 09, 2014 By:Lisa Barthuly

Try it Today: Build your Food Storage from Scratch with Canning

  Stocking your pantry with home canned goods is not only prudent, it’s a simple and inexpensive way to build your food storage. When you can up what is in season (at the peak of freshness, [...]

Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast! Posted:October 28, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast!

When a summertime monsoon storm is on the way, I quickly track down my kids, bring them indoors, and prepare to hunker down.  It’s a mom-instinct.  We  unplug the computers, make sure all the windows are securely [...]

Get Started With Food Storage: 24 Meals Everyone Will Love! Posted:October 27, 2014 By:Jamie S.

Get Started With Food Storage: 24 Meals Everyone Will Love!

 Get Started With Food Storage! I get asked on a daily basis: How do I get started with food storage? It can be very confusing because everyone you ask will give you a different answer! I’m not [...]