Teraesa Farrell

Teraesa Farrell is a free lance writer, mother of two children and wife to a mechanic. She has been a military brat, nurse and pharmacy tech.

backyard farming

Backward Ideas About Backyard Farming

Starting your own backyard farm or suburban homestead can be fun and rewarding. You can have fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables that come straight from your own backyard, raise bees, and develop your own personal food oasis. If you want a backyard farm you may have put it on the back burner for a number of reasons. You may feel it’s not possible where you live or that buying all the supplies and gear necessary will break the bank. You …

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13 Clever Ways to Get Non-Preppers On Board

Prepping works best when an entire community is doing it together, but this is extremely rare and not easy to achieve This is especially true when our neighbors, family, or friends aren’t at all interested. Yet. Still, we care about them and want to see them able to care for themselves in the event of an emergency, power outage, or natural disaster. Here are a few ways to get your preparedness missionary mojo in motion and get those non-preppers on …

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In Case The Zombies Get You…Death Preparedness

Death is not a pleasant eventuality to prepare for and many of us try not to think about it. Still it is one of the most important possibilities to prepare for. Not preparing leaves other people to decide what will happen to your body, children, pets, and possessions. Preparing for death is not just a depressing preparation for your demise. It can also ensure that your golden years stay yours instead of being hijacked by the medical system or well …

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Preparing to defend yourself. Smart, common sense tips.

Self Defense for Women & Kids: Practical tips, smart strategies

No one wants to live in fear. Being prepared for any situation doesn’t mean we live in fear. It means we fear less because we are ready for whatever may come. This includes situations when self defense for women and children is needed. Awareness The best way to deal with a dangerous situation is to: Spot it Avoid it Report it Put away your phone and be looking around. Keep your head up and make eye contact with those around …

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Tight Space Prepping: Preparedness for power outages

Going without electricity for a few days can throw off the whole balance of a family. When living in an apartment or condo there are simple ways to keep the family in clean clothes, power electronics and provide decent cooking options. You just have to know a few things about preparedness for power outages. Power Sources Most apartments or condos don’t come with an emergency power generator. Not only are most generators are  expensive to buy (portable or not) but they …

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Bases Covered for Baby Preparedness

If you are preparedness minded and a new parent, chances are you have already provided your infant with a 72 hour kit, including clothes and extra blankets. In fact, you have most likely stressed over preparing for your little bundle of joy. Here are a few other preps you may not have thought of yet for baby preparedness. Medical Preparedness Whether you are snowed in or in the middle of a hurricane evacuation, the last thing you want to do is …

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Tight Space Prepping: Make The Most Of The Storage Space You Have

When you are living in a condo or a small apartment, there is only so much space to keep a food storage. You need to be able to use all the storage space you have available to you. You also need to use storage space that you never considered before, thus finding storage space you didn’t know you had! Finding storage space in your doors, walls, & ceilings! I look at my home in three dimensions. The floor is a given …

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Do you struggle with finding space for all your preps in tight space? If so, these decorating ideas are for you. - Survival Mom

Tight Space Prepping: Decorating your home for survival

Just because you live in a small apartment or home doesn’t mean that you can’t join the wonderful world of prepping. There are many ways to have a garden, store food, and enjoy your living space – without looking (or feeling) like a hoarder! House Plants Filling your home with the right types of plants can be one of the best ways to both beautify your small space and have a few useful emergency tools on hand. Food When choosing …

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The Practical Homeschool: Where Academics & Survival Meet

Homeschooling is quite an undertaking, but one of the great benefits of homeschooling is that you can teach your kids the real-world skills you think they will need to survive, not what some bureaucrat decreed. (For the life of me, I still can’t see why I needed that many years of math in high school!) While different parents naturally have different focuses for their kids, you probably see the benefit of having your kids learn homesteading and outdoor skills. After all, …

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