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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 2021 Edition

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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The Best Strategy for Homeschooling When Life Gets Hard

Any homeschooling mom who tells you that homeschooling is a breeze is selling you a bag of goods. After homeschooling two kids from kindergarten through high school, well, let’s just say I’ve earned every gray hair on my head! I’ve learned that learning strategies for homeschooling are just part of the job. When I was a beginner at homeschooling, it wasn’t always easy, and these are a few tips I’ve learned since then, but over time, my family encountered many …

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What’s Bugging You? Dealing With Parasites in Humans

Many different types of parasites can affect us in the aftermath of a man-made or natural disaster. If we have a scenario of a large scale disaster or the grid goes down, we will encounter things, yucky things, that we normally wouldn’t, including parasites in humans. Crowded living conditions, shared clothing or personal items, and poor hand hygiene is a recipe for trouble that makes me want to stay home and not be forced (by necessity) to live in a …

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Last Minute Gifts for the Prepper Dad

Men! They can be so hard to buy for. My own husband is possibly the worst. This year I bought him a beautiful menorah and, wouldn’t you know, he just happened to open that particular Amazon box — after I had spent weeks wondering what I should get him. Bah, humbug!! If you, too, are at a loss as to what to get the men in your life, this list may prove to be a lifesaver, especially since so many …

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Clever Gifts For Your Non-Prepper Loved Ones

  You love your non-prepper family members, but they think you’re nuts. Until you show them your Life Straw or cool Swedish Survival knife, and they say, “Hey, that’s a good idea!” With graduation and wedding season around the corner, and for every gift-giving season, perhaps you would like to get your loved ones something that will leave them better prepared and motivated to think about preparedness. Where do you begin and how do you figure out what to get them? …

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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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