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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Perfect Emergency Kit for You

The BOB. The GHB. The EDC. There are so many acronyms for emergency kits. It’s like Scrabble for preppers. Do you ever get confused? What do they mean? Why do I need them? When do I need them? Do I need them all? All good questions. The answer to them all really comes down to purpose, though. Before I get into discussing my advice for picking the emergency kit that best fits your needs, it will be helpful to go …

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TEOTWAWKI has finally arrived

This past spring while America was busy shopping for toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and panicking at their shortages, TEOTWAWKI happened. The End Of The World As We Know It arrived. It slipped right past us while we were all distracted, but make no mistake. We are unlikely as a country and a world to ever go back to “normal”. We aren’t going to turn a corner at some point and magically, it will be as though the pandemic never …

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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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Your vacuum-packing machine can pack a whole lot more than just food!

image by RightWingMomLast year I made an appearance on Good Morning, Arizona, a local morning news show. My job was to show what items could be included in a Survival Mom’s purse-size emergency kit. It was a fun challenge to see how much I could fit into an old sunglasses case. I knew I wanted to include money but I needed it to be somewhat inaccessible to me, the free-spending adult in the family!, and also waterproof. I folded up …

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Thanks for your patience!

The past 3 or 4 weeks have been so trying here at the blog. In mid-September, I noticed that the blog was loading sooooo slowly, and many of you emailed me and told me exactly how slowly! (Thanks!) We switched from GoDaddy to another server and host and I expected all problems to be solved, but no. Just a few days with the new server and I began to hear from you that the blog would either not load at …

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Common sense advice for buying, “survival food”

Bob from Kansas asked, “A question for you: what is your thought on buying X-Brand 25 year food storage? Is this the way to go to have extra food on hand?” My answer to Bob’s email was so lengthy that I decided to make a blog post out of it! Here is what I told him: Really, no honest company can claim that their food will be good for 25 years. Here’s an example. Honeyville has a retail store about …

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“My 3 Things” — Readers lists of 3

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie – It’s no use worrying about something unless you are taking some sort of action to solve the problem, and that is so very true of being prepared. There’s always something to worry about and storm clouds abound, literally and figuratively, so what have you done to prepare? …

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Red Rock Relay Zion 2012: What it is and survival lessons learned

Guest post by Anonymous. The fourth annual Red Rock Relay took place on September 7-8th 2012. This event travels through the most beautiful running venues the world has to offer. The race begins at 11,000 feet at Brian Head Ski resort in Southern Utah then travels Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks, Snow Canyon, St. George, and ends at the entrance to Zion National Park. Relays are perfect for endurance loving outdoor enthusiasts. The relay experience provides access to uncharted running …

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Skill of the Month Follow-Up: Send in your photos!

By RightWingMom, Skill of the Month editor Survival Moms Quilting Bee Lets see how everyones doing! Have you tried quilting for the first time this month or have you started a new quilting project? Email your photos to admin @thesurvivalmom.com and your photos will be posted on the blog! Whether youre an experienced quilter, increasing your skills, or a newbie just joining the Survival Moms Quilting Bee, here are a few more ideas for you. Below youll find links to …

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Preserving the Most Precious Memories

Yesterday I spent more than 4 hours trying to transfer old voicemail messages to my computer.  These messages are as valuable to me as old family photos because they are the recorded voices of my children over the past 5 years. My son’s first voice mail: “……(heavy breathing)…..press…..five……(heavy breathing)…..” My daughter’s tiny, worried voice, “Mommy, when are you coming home?  I need you.” Those voices, and memories, bring tears to my eyes, and I’m determined to preserve them. It’s amazing …

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