In an extended emergency situation, we will have to deal with annoying pests and critters, but we don’t want to invite them to move in and dine with us. Look around your home and property and find improvements that you can make to minimize the pests that could bug you.
If you struggle with eczema, you’ve probably tried all sorts of store bought lotions and then resorted to lotion recipes found online, all with varying degrees of success. Some likely worked better than others, and some probably didn’t work at all. The DIY information can be overwhelming; that’s why it took a long time to get this recipe for a homemade eczema lotion just right. Now it’s time to share!
In the world of being a thrifty mom and living the Survival Mom lifestyle, experienced moms effortlessly turn everyday items into useful stuff. For those new to this, I’ll share 20 things I never throw away because they’re super handy. From kitchen stuff to regular things at home, these items do more than you’d think.
When it comes to prepping, age-related needs come at both ends of the spectrum. Small children and elderly parents can have very specific needs because their bodies just aren’t able to self-regulate the way a healthy adult in the prime of their life does. Elderly preppers have unique needs to take into consideration.
Canned food is one of the easiest, most accessible ways you can start building up your emergency food storage pantry. With the nearly unprecedented number of man-made catastrophes and natural disasters we have endured in the past few years, and the threat of still more to come, now is a great time to think about what you want in place before the next disaster happens. Here are the basics you need to begin.
As enthusiasts gear up for outdoor pursuits like camping and hiking, the allure of adventure is accompanied by potential risks. You can significantly enhance your chances of survival when lost with a structured approach and a calm and deliberate response. The S.T.O.P. acronym offers a practical and efficient approach when confronted with the daunting prospect of being lost in the wilderness.
First aid kits come in various sizes, from compact versions that can slip into your purse to more extensive kits suitable for large toolboxes. When assembling the contents of your first aid kit, it’s essential to prioritize over-the-counter (OTC) medications that address a wide range of common ailments. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 OTC medicines that should be a staple in your emergency supplies, everyday carry, and bug-out bags.
In a wilderness survival situation, particularly one where an individual likely won’t be found in the immediate future, finding a source of water is crucial. According to wilderness survival expert Jim Cobb, “Having the means to filter and disinfect water is important, but you have to find it first.
Is there a more satisfying feeling for a prepper mom than adding items to your emergency supplies? Every time you check something off your list and squirrel it away, you feel more confident that you’re preparing your family for the unknown. The problem is a stockpile needs organization and maintenance or it becomes more frustrating than helpful. So I decided to test out some of the food storage apps to see if any of them could help me set up a useful organization system. Which food storage app is best? Well, the answer is complicated.
Whether you’re a veteran prepper or just beginning to delve into the world of survival topics like food storage and bug out bags, it’s a wise strategy to start building a library of books that can be helpers and guides through all sorts of survival scenarios. In this article, we’ll offer some guidance on building your own survival library.
Whenever there is war, our youngest generation must find ways to deal with the suddenly changed state of the world around them, whether at home or abroad. In this article, we will delve into the profound importance of teaching our children about war – not to instill fear, but to empower them with knowledge, empathy, and resilience as they navigate an evolving world.
As women responsible for prepping to safeguard our families, we understand the value of readiness and preparedness. But have you ever considered how you can extend your prepping efforts to support those in need? This article explores how you can combine your prepping activities with charitable giving.
Normalcy bias, although deeply ingrained in the human brain, doesn’t have to control our futures or place us in harm’s way. The first step in being prepared is becoming educated. Knowing about this bias, what it can do, and how it can be controlled will help you become a Survival Mom in every sense of the word!
I consider the Vehicle Emergency Kit an essential part of being prepared for emergencies, and fortunately, it’s pretty easy to put together. In fact, you might have all the necessary, basic supplies in your home and garage right now. You may never need this Vehicle Emergency Kit, but I’ll bet it will bring you and your family peace of mind just knowing it’s there.
Tinctures are one of the best ways to include herbal remedies in your emergency preparedness preps. That’s because these concentrated liquid forms, also called herbal extracts, are more quickly absorbed into your system. In this article we’ll look at a simple method that doesn’t required precise measurements.
Imagine a scenario where you’ve meticulously prepared for six months’ worth of provisions, complete with an ample supply of water and essential supplies. You’ve taken every precaution possible, ensuring you’re well-equipped to face any unforeseen challenges that may arise. But amid all your preparations, did you remember the power of comfort foods? Here’s why I recommend that you include in your emergency food storage planning foods that make you feel better.
Homeschooling is quite an undertaking, but one of the great benefits of homeschooling is that you can teach your kids the real-world life 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, you are on The Survival Mom website! So, let’s look at some things that are natural fits
Laundry day is a universal chore we all face but when there’s no power, it’s the little insights and hacks that can turn this seemingly daunting task into a manageable one. While it might not be the most straightforward task, it’s absolutely achievable with the right knowledge and a few tricks up your sleeve.
Imagine building your own treasure chest of seeds for your garden. It’s like creating a special collection of seeds that are perfect for your garden, just the way you like it. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to create your customized seed bank, showing you why it’s a fantastic choice compared to the store-bought option.
As you begin to create a culture of self-reliance, you will feel more confident about your ability to withstand almost any hardship. We cannot depend on the government or charities to provide services and care for the millions of people across the nation when a disaster happens. It is essential that each individual and family do all they can to be responsible for themselves when needed. If we are wise and careful with our resources, we will be able to sustain ourselves through difficult times.
Do you like feeling clean? The vast majority of people want to be clean and hygienic. Daily showers or baths (sometimes more than one!), multiple hand washings, and brushing teeth a couple of times per day is the norm. But how will you do that if the grid is down, or after a disaster, or if you’re just wanting to explore a more off-grid type of lifestyle? Cleanliness remains paramount whether by choice or after a disaster. Especially after a disaster! Here are some options for off-grid personal hygiene.
Survival sanitation is paramount because it prevents the spread of diseases, protects water sources from contamination, and maintains hygiene in emergency situations. Inadequate sanitation can lead to deadly outbreaks and negatively impact physical and mental well-being, emphasizing its critical role in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts.
Most preparedness advice treats each family as an individual unit. Yet the truth is that most of us have a network of neighbors, friends, and relatives that could potentially help us in various ways in a disaster–a mutual aid group. And each of us can make a real difference providing backup to our social circle when they are jeopardy.
A time might come when a quick trip to the store or pharmacy for medical supplies isn’t an option. Visiting a doctor might not be feasible either, but fortunately, there exist tried-and-true remedies that could be invaluable. Keeping a natural medicine kit within reach can effectively equip you to handle situations demanding medical attention.
If you’re new to prepping or T1D, I know this is really overwhelming. Take some deep breaths and then some baby steps. Figure out what your child or grandchild needs to get through a single day, calculate, and start. Just, start. Don’t worry that you are starting with “the wrong thing.” You will need it all, eventually. Here’s how to go about it.
Snake bites are undeniably alarming, but with the right knowledge and composure, you can increase your chances of survival. Remember that even in the remotest of locations, you are your best advocate for survival. Learn about the critical first aid measures that can make a significant difference in the outcome.
As you embark on your family road trip adventure, remember that a successful journey is not merely measured by the miles covered, but by the cherished memories and laughter shared along the way. Embrace the spontaneity, the challenges, and the joys that come with traveling together. Keep these tips in mind – plan ahead, pack wisely, entertain creatively, maintain patience, and nourish your sense of adventure.
I learned a lot about hurricane survival when I lived through three hurricanes in a short two-month period. Some of what I gleaned I was able to use almost immediately as the trio of storms swept over Florida. Since it was written in a diary format, some conclusions in the first part have changed by the time you get to the end. Be sure to read all three parts of this article about hurricane survival and lessons learned.
There’s no shortage of prepper and survival books and websites, but when a survivor of a disaster talks and tells his or her personal story, it’s another thing altogether. By embracing the lessons embedded within these stories, we can navigate life’s uncertainties with greater wisdom, strength, and determination.