The Survival Mom

I'm the original Survival Mom, and have been helping moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more for 9 years.

14 Homemade & Budget-Friendly Christmas Gifts

Our favorite homemade & budget-friendly Christmas gifts don’t to take forever to make, and they don’t cost a fortune, either! We have actually given or received all of these, and you don’t have to have a lot of talent to create them. So as the clock ticks toward the big day and your shopping budget dwindles, consider making one or more of these! Our Favorite Homemade & Budget-Friendly Christmas Gifts: Christmas ornaments — Tiny green handprints in a circle make …

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2020 Prepping Calendar: Your in-house prepping coach!

Ever wish you could have your own personal prepping coach? Someone who would tell you what to buy, what to do, what to learn, and then would hand you checklists and printables to keep you organized? In a nutshell, that’s what you get with The Survival Mom’s 2020 Prepping Calendar! Each month you’ll get a free printable for a Kit of the Month, an assigned Book of the Month that coordinates with the Survival Mom Book Club on Facebook, and …

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Fast & Healthy Meals in a Jar

Winter is a time that I usually spend organizing and cleaning stuff since I can’t spend a whole lot of time outdoors without turning into a human popsicle!  So one of my winter projects is usually to go through my root cellar and my food storage, rotate stuff, check quantities, check the seals on all of my canning jars to make sure they’re good, and make a list of the things that I need to restock. I want to share …

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Top 10 Food Storage Myths & What To Do Instead

The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you “the right way” to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy information, but mixed in with that are a number of food storage myths that many people accept without question. Here are 10 that I take issue with, and I explain why. Myth #1:  You should stock up on lots of …

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18 Things to Always Have in Your Purse

All right, Survival Moms, what one thing do we ladies always have within easy reach?  Our purses, of course.  Most of us have preparedness items at home, at our BOL (Bug Out Location), and in the car.  But if we’re in the mall or at the park when an emergency situation occurs, our purses should contain the resources which will help us survive and enable us to reach our next level of preparedness. If you’ve never thought of things to …

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Join my DO IT NOW Challenge!

Over and over and over, I hear women just like you tell me: “I started my emergency kit before but never finished.” ~Melody “How do you keep from feeling overwhelmed, and that you are making a bigger mess than progress?  I don’t want to quit like I have in the past due to this feeling.” ~Stephanie “My family used to practice emergency prepardness. But somewhere it all stopped.” ~Cora Confusion. Overwhelm. Worry. When we know we need to get our …

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VIDEO: Home Fire Safety with The Survival Mom

This post sponsored by Smoke Shield. My opinions of the product are my own after researching and verifying its value to my readers. One of my favorite tasks as The Survival Mom is compiling the best information, the best advice, and the best resources for my readers. In this video, I discuss home fire safety and multiple ways you can prepare your home and your family for an event that is surely a worst-case scenario. I’d also love to share …

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A House Fire Changed My Family Forever

This post sponsored by Smoke Shield. My opinions stated here are my own after researching the product and verifying its value to my readers. I was never concerned about a house fire all the years we lived in the Phoenix area. We always lived in newer homes and I don’t recall a single incident in which a home in our neighborhood caught fire. Moving to an almost 50-year old house in Texas though is another matter. Every couple of months …

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Build your emergency kit with this Junk Drawer Challenge!

Your junk drawer, love it or hate it, just might be the gold mine you’ve been looking for when it comes to equipping your emergency kits and other preps. The Junk Drawer Challenge saved me loads of time and money. Here’s how it went down. I wouldn’t have believed this, either, until I reorganized my own kitchen junk drawer a while back and came across a mother-lode of supplies: Packets of hand sanitizer A sunglasses case, perfect for a mini …

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Basic Facts About Freeze-Dried Food – Video lesson

Freeze-dried food is one of the handiest types of food to have in your pantry. Not only can it be used in everyday cooking, but because it contains no moisture, it can last for years and years when stored in a cool, dry location. In this video lesson with Lisa, The Survival Mom, you’ll learn how freeze-dried food is made, how to store it, which companies provide consistently good quality food, and more. To get the printable Freeze Dried Food …

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