Ask The Survival Mom

Every week I get emails from other moms, and sometimes dads, asking for advice.  Sometimes they’re desperate, sometimes panicked, always motivated to be proactive.  Enjoy their letters, my responses, and feel free to leave your own advice.

From Amy:  Is it better to live in the city or should we consider moving to a rural area?

From Beth: What should go into a ‘Survival Knitting Kit’?

From  Christina: How do I get started homeschooling a kindergartener?

From Emily:  What resources do you recommend for getting some medical training?

From Helen:  I need help finding storage space in my small home.

From Jim: Can you recommend a less expensive grain mill?

From John:  How come I can’t buy #10 cans of water?

From Kris:  Is your newsletter of interest to men as well as to women?

From Lissa:  Do I have to store food in those huge #10 cans?  Is there a smart way to store food in smaller containers?

From Katherine: Can I put cereal, cocoa, and other dry foods in canning jars for long term storage?

From Julie:  What could I put in a small survival pack for my kids when they’re away from home?

From Melissa:  My husband is gone much of the year, and I have tons of questions for getting started on my own.

From Norma: Can I store water in 5 gallon buckets?

From Penny in Australia:  How can I buy U.S. silver coins and can they be purchased for face value?

From Samantha:  What is the difference between freeze dried and dehydrated foods?  Where do Thrive foods come from, and can I store baby food?

From Sandra:  What cookware can I use for outdoor cooking? Can I use charcoal?  Are Rubbermaid containers okay for food storage? How much cash should I keep on hand?

From Shari: How can I store food in a hot and humid climate without it going bad?

From Shelly: I am a disabled mom of 5 with limited finances.  Where do I begin?

From Susan:  What is going to happen with the economy?


If you have questions of your own, send them to lisa @


4 thoughts on “Ask The Survival Mom”

    1. The Survival Mom

      Yes. Temperature fluctuations aren’t good for food, but for such a short time period, I’m sure the food is just fine.

  1. Hi there,

    I’m wanting to make my own yeast for my homemade bread. I know how to get started and feed it, but I can’t seem to find how to use the yeast once it’s made. Everyone talks about dry yeast. How much of my made yeast do I use in my recipes instead of using the dry stuff. I’ve seen that you remove and can use yeast as you feed it, but is that the amount to put in your recipes? I’m just lost. Can you guide me in the right direction? Thank you in advance.

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