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Will A Survival Garden Keep You Alive or Slowly Starve You to Death?

Are planning to rely on a survival garden to keep you and your family alive and healthy? For the vast majority of people, it’s unrealistic & foolish to think you can grow enough food in a garden to live. Here’s why a survival garden is a bad bet, plus a better strategy for integrating a garden into your preps.

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Get Ready to Feed Your Baby During Disasters or Supply Crisis

Before formula became widely available, women who couldn’t breastfeed because of medical issues were forced to find alternate means of feeding their infants. Which begs the question — what if, Heaven forbid — something happened that would send us back in time to this situation, whether permanently or temporarily? It’s not difficult to imagine a worst-case scenario that involves a hungry baby but no way to feed them. What can be done? How will we feed babies in emergencies?

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How to Learn the Art of Herbalism to Maintain Health and Prevent Disease

Are you thinking about learning herbalism as a readiness skill to better help yourself and your loved ones during an emergency? Let me be the first to tell you that getting a solid herbal education can be tough, but it’s also rewarding. Anyone can learn herbalism, but it’s helpful to know which approach is right for you.

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Colloidal Silver: The Benefits, the Risks, and How to Make Your Own

Colloidal silver is an alternative medicine with a lot of controversy surrounding it. Advocates staunchly defend it; the FDA declared over-the-counter colloidal silver products unsafe. What’s a prepper to do? You and I both know that when (not if) a man-made or natural disaster occurs, it’s best to know how to take care of yourself and your family. We know help won’t be readily available. That includes health care, and during a time of shortages, you can be sure that …

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How to Live a Quiet Life in a Very Loud World

Living a quiet life in a very loud world sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Peaceful, calm, tranquil. I’d love to live there. Instead, I only seem to visit occasionally. Sometimes it’s just me waving at a quiet life as I zoom past. My phone beeps and chirps and rings and vibrates and sometimes talks to me. And with every sound, I hop to attention to see what it is that I can’t live without knowing AT. THAT. MOMENT. That’s me. My …

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Top 18 Holiday Bargains for Stocking Up

With prices rising just about everywhere this year, it’s always nice to find a really good bargain, especially if you’re looking to build your emergency food storage pantry. This is the time of year when grocery stores begin prominently displaying all types of food typically used in holiday cooking and baking. I’m sure these displays have caught your attention, but have you ever looked at them through the eyes of emergency preparedness? For Survival Moms who want to stock up …

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Gift Guide for Kids – Survival Mom’s 2021 Edition

Are you trying to entice kids away from their electronic devices this season? Perhaps you’re looking for something a little different? Maybe something that’s a little novel without being something that will end up stuffed in a drawer after a few hours? We’ve got gifts for kids covering music, fitness, art, gardening, survival skills, and more. But maybe not in ways you’d typically expect. Take a look! Keep Kids Moving (Indoors and Out) Let’s start with gifts for kids that give …

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The All-Purpose Gift Guide for the Prepper in Your Life

The holidays are upon us once again and we’ve got loads of gift ideas for you! Although this list is geared towards gifts for preppers, non-preppers will enjoy them, too. And it may just nudge them to start their own prepping journey. But don’t limit yourself to the holidays. This list is great for gift-giving all year. Save it so you can find it easily when you need ideas! A gift to help you prep a little bit every day …

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