Archive for ' Stocking Up'

Posted:June 06, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Getting Started Dumpster Diving

Guest post by Randy Augsburger Sometime back in the early nineties I was between jobs, having been laid off and was trying to broker some printing in Denver. During the course of my attempts to sell [...]

Cornstarch : It’s not just for gravy anymore Posted:February 27, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Cornstarch : It’s not just for gravy anymore

Guest post by K.C. Face Paint – You can use cornstarch to make face paint that will be just as good at the type of face paint that clowns use. It is quite easy to make [...]

Survival Survey: You can never have enough of… Posted:June 28, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: You can never have enough of…

I’ve been looking over our emergency supplies and realized that we need more batteries. A lot more. The thought occurred to me, is it possible to have too many batteries? What else should I stock up [...]

Survival Survey: Could you become a purveyor of vice? Posted:June 25, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Survey: Could you become a purveyor of vice?

A lot of survival and preparedness minded people stock up on items they intend to use for barter or, possibly, sale.  I’ve stocked up on things like extra ibuprofen and toothbrushes, just in case, but for [...]

Could you stomach these Great Depression meals? Posted:December 29, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Could you stomach these Great Depression meals?

With all the talk about food storage and growing our own food, I did a little digging around to find out what some people ate during America’s Great Depression of the 1930’s.  Surprisingly, a few of [...]

Instant Survival Tip:  Get the most out of multi-use items Posted:December 26, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Instant Survival Tip: Get the most out of multi-use items

By contributor John Heatherly Multi-use items save space in a survival kit or bug-out bag, and they are fun!  Here are a few that are worth stocking up on and most are budget-friendly. Petroleum Jelly – [...]

Action Step:  Start tracking sundries Posted:December 01, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Action Step: Start tracking sundries

My friend Rob Hanus of ThePreparednessPodcast gave this assignment to members of a prepredness Meet-Up group, and he gave me permission to use it as this week’s Action Step. Make a list of all the sundries [...]

You don’t have to be British to appreciate tea! Posted:November 18, 2011 By:Liz Long

You don’t have to be British to appreciate tea!

It’s getting cooler out where I live, which is not Arizona, so I’m drinking more tea and (slightly) less soda. It took me a long time to start drinking tea because, frankly, I don’t like black [...]

In defense of stockpiling Posted:November 16, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

In defense of stockpiling

You say potato, I say po-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say to-mah-toe. You say hoarding, I say prepping. That may not be exactly how the lyrics go, but to some people, stocking up/stockpiling is the same [...]

Preparedness Mindset 1: Think Annual, not Monthly Posted:September 12, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Preparedness Mindset 1: Think Annual, not Monthly

Guest post by Heather of Prudent Pantry, a member of our Survival Mom-Blog Ring. We are taught to think in a monthly budget or a paycheck-to-paycheck budgeting manner. What would you say if I said it’s [...]