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Prepper to Prepper: Survival Tips for the Ladies

Time for another haul of great prepper to prepper survival tips. This time, though, the ladies are in the spotlight: the moms, wives, and daughters that make the survival world go round. Here are some fantastic pieces of advice just for you, from hair to aprons to car repairs.   Lisa S: “I’d say the top of my list would be setting yourself up to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and unassisted childbirth if need be. What to do …

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Special Needs Preppers: Pregnancy, Babies, and Toddlers

My children are big enough to not need many special accommodations, but when they were younger, just keeping their emergency supplies up to date (in other words, clothing that fit and food they would eat) could be a challenge! The truth is that little kids end up with a lot of emergencies, most of the potty, food, and otherwise messy variety. Parents already carry a lot of “emergency supplies” with them! In a larger disaster, the challenges are determining what you need for …

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Special Needs Preppers: Single Moms

In the world of preparedness, most all information is aimed for an audience that includes a network of supportive family members, a spouse in particular. All of the tasks are daunting and the future scenarios gloomy beyond belief. Enter single moms who are responsible for the welfare of her children. If her income is the only one keeping the family afloat and there are few, if any, close friends or relatives in the vicinity, she is truly on her own. How …

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Down and Dirty With Cloth Diapers

In discussions of infant-centered emergency preparedness, the topic of cloth diapers inevitably gets brought up. “They’re good for 72 hour kits because you can reuse them,” is what I hear most often. “So good for when the SHTF,” is another one. There’s just one problem – I’ve noticed that the people gushing about the emergency preparedness applications of cloth diapers don’t actually use them, themselves. This creates the false impression that one could simply go out, buy some diapers to …

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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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Sex after the apocalypse? When there is no birth control …

So, you think you have everything that you need in your preps? Think about this … After the apocalypse (or whatever scenario happens) and things settle, you might start getting comfortable with your food, water, and security. Then, you might start thinking about cuddling up together in the evenings … but wait – your birth control method is gone and it’s not like you can run to the drugstore. Yes, there is one sure-fire way to avoid a pregnancy, but …

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OpSec lessons from a military wife (and brat)

It only takes putting a few pieces of a puzzle together to start seeing a clear picture when it comes to OpSec and keeping quiet about certain bits of information. Lessons learned from Wartime I was 10 and living overseas on a military base when the Gulf War happened. Suddenly, OpSec (Operational Security) became the name of the game and more important than ever. All the building signs that could be seen from outside the fence were covered in black …

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Advice for new Survival Moms from those who have been around a while

Over the past few months we’ve had some outstanding entries in our Survival Mom of the Month contest. Sadly, I haven’t been able to award all of them with prize packages but did want to acknowledge their words of wisdom. Here are their answers to the question, “What advice do you have for new Survival Moms?” Thanks, ladies! From Courtney: My best advice is that it’s okay to start small and to take baby steps towards preparedness. A lot of …

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Preparing With Babies in Mind

For some of us, being prepared for the possibility of a disaster striking means having baby essentials in mind on top of everything else. If you have little ones, or are expecting to have any in the near future, it’s important to think of what you’ll need for that precious little one as well.   Preparing For An Unassisted Birth First of all, if you are currently expecting, or think that pregnancy could be a possibility in the near future, …

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