Archive for ' Preparedness 101'

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 [...]

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up Posted:September 19, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up

You’ll want to pin this list for future reference! Click here. To get started with the basic building blocks of food storage, these are the top 10 foods I recommend. If these aren’t a good fit [...]

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, [...]