Archive for ' Preparedness 101'

If You Just Moved Here… Living in Tornado Country Posted:August 29, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

If You Just Moved Here… Living in Tornado Country

Where exactly IS “tornado country?” Most people know about Tornado Alley which includes northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska at its core (though the boundaries are not completely defined).  Some may even know about Dixie Alley, [...]

5 Reasons Why Bugging IN is Smart Posted:July 12, 2014 By:LeAnn in Alaska

5 Reasons Why Bugging IN is Smart

I have seen many articles and posts about bugging out should some major disaster happen. These writers go on and on about having Bug Out Bags (BOBs) and heading to their Bug Out Location (BOL) to [...]

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage Posted:June 04, 2014 By:Beth Johnson

The 15 Commandments of Food Storage

                          Who doesn’t love that bit from Mel Brooks’ History of the World ,Part 1 where Moses descends from Mt Sinai clutching three stone [...]

Step-by-Step with The Survival Mom: Lesson 2, Define your disaster & Set priorities Posted:October 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Step-by-Step with The Survival Mom: Lesson 2, Define your disaster & Set priorities

Click HERE to download the complete lesson and study sheet. As a mom, it’s sometimes hard to set priorities. Is it more important to get dinner ready, put the laundry in the dryer before it molds, [...]

Survival Mom to Survival Mom! Tips to help you prep,Part 1 Posted:July 12, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom to Survival Mom! Tips to help you prep,Part 1

This month we had more readers than ever enter the Survival Mom of the Month, and they all had great tips for prepping. I wanted to thank them personally and include some of their tips here, [...]

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 2 VIDEO Posted:July 07, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 2 VIDEO

The second layer of food storage is made up of individual ingredients, often purchased in bulk. By far, this layer is the most versatile and has the longest shelf life. With a wide array of grains, [...]

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 1 (VIDEO) Posted:June 29, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Mom Tutorial: 3 Layers of Food Storage, Part 1 (VIDEO)

If you’ve started a food storage pantry, good for you! When I first started, my first few shelves became overloaded with grocery store foods, including a lot of prepared, convenience foods, such as canned ravioli and [...]

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 [...]