Welcome to National Preparedness Month! Here’s the low down…

I’m so glad that September has been set aside to focus on getting the nation prepared during National Preparedness Month. We’re at the end of hurricane season, winter storms aren’t here yet, and the weather is pretty mild, perfect for starting and finishing some survival projects!

Many of my readers already live the prepper lifestyle and others are well on their way.  However, the majority of Americans, as well as others around the world, are pretty clueless about what they should prepare for, why to prepare, and how.

Here at the Survival Mom blog, we’re throwing a month-long party to help spread the word. You’ll want to here every day as well as the Survival Mom Facebook and Twitter pages!

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming.

Too many contests and giveaways to list!

September 1: Launch of a List-Writing Contest with some great prizes, including the super-popular Sun Oven. If you don’t want a Sun Oven badly, read my reviews here and here!  Put on your thinking cap and begin writing a list related to survival and being prepared.

September 2: Get inside the brain of Steven Konkoly, the author of The Jakarta Pandemic, in an exclusive interview! Steven is offering signed books as a special bonanza for Survival Mom readers.

September 5:  24-Hour Giveaway! Yep, this giveaway lasts only 24 hours but has an awesome prize: a PurifiCup, perfect for purifying water anytime, anywhere.  Additional 24-Hour  Giveaways will be unannounced so check in daily!

September 9:  Survival Mom video contest! Record a video telling or demonstrating to us why you’re a Survival Mom. You might want to demonstrate a skill, such as how to make homemade soap, or give us a tour of your garden or pantry or emergency kits. Start thinking and planning now! This will be a super fun, creative contest with fabulous prizes, starting with a Big Berkey water filter!

September 16:  Newsletter-Only Giveaway!  If you haven’t subscribed to my bi-weekly newsletter yet, fill in the super-easy green form over in the sidebar, and you’ll be set to go! The prize? A BioLite stove and more!

September 30:  A Survival Library Giveaway! I’ve compiled a dozen or so survival and preparedness books and ebooks that will cover topics such as canning, medical care, uses for essential oils, and a signed copy of The Jakarta Pandemic. Of course no survival library is complete without a signed copy of my book,Survival Mom!

I have a few more surprises for you, so stay tuned!

FREE Training for Survival Mom readers!

And, did I mention webinars?  Yes, I have two brand new webinars for you, along with some old favorites.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. CENTRAL: “Solve Your Food Storage Challenges“,  Living in a small space?  Storing food for family members with allergies?  We’ll address these challenges and more!

Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. CENTRAL: “Let There Be Water!”  This webinar covers everything you’ll need to know about water storage, purification, and sanitation.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m. CENTRALNEW!Simple Steps to Dehydrating Food“, Dehydrating food is easier and less expensive than canning, and you can dehydrate more than just produce! In this class Lisa teaches you what supplies you need, easy steps to dehydrating foods everyone will enjoy, and simple techniques for the longest possible shelf life of your dried foods.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m. CENTRAL: NEW!The Well-Organized Pantry“, You really can have a pantry that isn’t a nightmare!  Learn different methods of storing your food and other supplies so they are easy to find and easy to grab in an emergency.

Sunday,  September 23, 3 p.m. CENTRAL: “How to be a Prepper” What does it mean to be a prepper, and is it the same as a survivalist? Lisa talks about the evolution of the prepper movement and how to become a prepper yourself without going off the deep end!

Thursday, September 27, 8 p.m. CENTRAL: “Ask and Chat”  A member of our Survival Mom-Blog Ring will be joining us to share her tips and there will be plenty of time for your questions and for networking.  Special guest: to be announced!

And more??

I may have additional surprises during the month, so don’t assume the celebration is over until the fat lady sings at midnight on September 30!

So glad you’ve joined us for the party and hope you’re super-prepared for anything by the end of the month!


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  1. teresa says

    Glad of the reminder.
    This morning I went through the BOB, I do this every 6 months. Anyway, I found a tiny bottle of Dawn exploded in my mess kit. The soap and eatten holes in the pot and blew up all over everything, I was just sick. It’s always a good idea to check your BOBs every 6 months.

  2. Scott says

    Hurricane Season doesn’t end until the end of November and September is usually the most active month of the season. I don’t want your readers to get a false sense of security. Cheers!

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