Erin Foster

Erin Foster is mom to 5 kids. West Georgia is home where you can find her reading, camping, enjoying a play and on any adventure she can do with her family. Along with a B.A. degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, she has an EKG technician and nursing assistant certificate.

Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Harbor Freight

NOTE: What is Last-Chance Apolcalypse Shopping all about? Imagine the S has hit the fan in a big way. You’re mostly prepped but you have one final chance to hit a store for some last minute shopping. What if that store is Walgreens, Sally Beauty, or Tractor Supply? You’ll need to think way outside the box as you shop for goods that will help see you through the apocalypse. It’s going to take some creative thinking for sure. Oh, Harbor …

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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Sally Beauty Supply

So, the apocalypse has happened, and it’s as bad as you feared. Crazy, wild-eyed people are running everywhere trying to grab anything and everything they can find to survive. They hit the grocery stores, drug stores, there’s no bottled water to be found in a 10-mile radius — but they don’t notice the little Sally Beauty Supply tucked away in an obscure strip mall. Hmm….. One would think that a store like Sally Beauty has absolutely nothing worthwhile for a …

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Prepper To Prepper: Free Preps!

Who doesn’t love free? I have been welcoming free items as long as I can remember. Free hand-me-downs were a favorite when my five little kids were growing like weeds. Shelving and furniture freebies were also a reason to celebrate! What we get for free saves us money! Anything that can be used for your preparedness is a big bonus. We asked our readers to share with us some of the free preps they have received. Elizabeth shares: My free …

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40 Ideas for Gardening with Kids (that actually make it fun)

I’ve gardened with kids, and it can be a scary endeavor. Images of crushed plants and premature picked fruit can make one think that it may not be worth including the kids. It doesn’t have to be a nightmare. I have gardened with 5 kids and am still around to talk about it. Here are some pointers I have used, along with some brilliant advice from others. This is also a great time to take our Gardening Self-Assessment! This quick …

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Prepper To Prepper: The Hawaii Missile Alert, This Is Not A Drill

In case you hadn’t heard, on a sunny Saturday morning, January 13, 1.4 million people received this Hawaii missile alert on their cell phones: This was what the residents of Hawaii had feared, and predictably, there was mass panic. Tearful phone calls saying good-bye to loved ones were made by the thousands. People raced toward shelters of any kind — a shopping mall, random building, anything that could provide protection. One video showed parents placing their small children in a storm …

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End-of-Year Prepper Evaluation

What I love about the week after Christmas, besides the leftovers, is the “Year in Review” programs. There are always a few on television that go over the good and bad that happened in our country. As the show is on, my husband and I often say to each other, “Oh, remember when that happened?” or “Wow, I forgot about that”. Well, the same is true when it comes to evaluating the year as preppers. It’s worth taking some time …

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Prepper To Prepper: What Is In Your Everyday Carry?

Most of us carry around some sort of bag on a regular basis. It could range from a diaper bag, purse, gym bag, briefcase or backpack. Do you have items in there that could help if an unexpected emergency happened? The Survival Mom readers were asked what their everyday carry items are? Along with their lists, some included what they keep in their car that can also be used in an emergency. Beyond the gum wrappers, old receipts and change, …

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How Being A Prepared Expatriate Can Keep You Alive

I know many people who have worked in various countries across the world. Their experiences and stories are captivating. Of course, I picture romantic walks in Belgium and delicious food in France, festivals in South America and how awesome I would feel walking on the Great Wall in China. Though these people did have those grand adventures, they still had to go to work, clean their apartment and pay bills. I pondered what they would have done if an emergency …

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Prepper to Prepper: How to Set Up An Emergency Kitchen

With all of the disasters that have happened lately, many families have been without electricity, and experiencing the joys of cooking and serving meals to their families in spite of the challenges. Others have electricity but not a full kitchen to work in. Their homes may be safe enough to live in, but without electricity, they can’t use some of the appliances in the kitchen. I asked my Facebook readers to share their experiences and advice about setting up an …

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Could This Work-From-Home Job Really Be This Fun?

My life has experienced some big changes lately. What was once a chaotic home filled with 5 children, is now me, my husband and our 14-year-old daughter. I no longer find smelly gym socks in the couch cushions or try to break up fights about who used the last of the blue nail polish. It is nice. With the move to Georgia last year, I wanted to do something new. I home-school our youngest, and I wanted something I could …

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