Archive for ' Stocking Up'

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 [...]

Posted:August 19, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Forever foods and your food storage pantry

The original list, “10 cooking staples that can outlast you“, was written by Laura Moss.  It’s great info for anyone stocking up on food and would make a good addition to your Survival Mom Binder.  The [...]

Posted:August 08, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

The 6 Enemies of Food Storage

Stocking up on food gets expensive, and every frugal bone in my body shudders at the thought of anything going to waste.  I try to store everything in the best possible conditions and watch out for [...]

Posted:August 06, 2011 By:Liz Long

Survival Survey: In defense of ‘frivolous’ items

There have been more than a couple of times that people have posted here about stocking up on 5 Hour Energy drinks, chocolate, coffee and other similar “luxury” items only to have one or more people [...]

Finding Survival Bargains At Yard Sales and Flea Markets Posted:January 28, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Finding Survival Bargains At Yard Sales and Flea Markets

Guest post by M.D. Creekmore One of the things, I enjoy most about summer is shopping the various swap meets, flea markets and yard sales. In my area when the weather starts to warm the flea [...]

Survival Shopping at Costco Posted:November 09, 2010 By:The Survival Mom

Survival Shopping at Costco

I’m sure you all have figured out by now that I’m a huge fan of survival “literature”.  I own just about every survival manual out there and love watching all the hard-core survivalist videos on YouTube.  [...]