Hi! Welcome to The Survival Mom blog. It’s hard to believe my blog is already 6 years old. When I first started it in 2009, I knew nothing of blogging. Nothing. I just knew that I wanted to help other moms and families who were worried about the economy and the general direction our country was headed.
Not a whole lot has changed since then…other than I’m a real live blogger now who has loads and loads of information to share.
Here on The Survival Mom blog, you’ll find over 1600 articles to help you become a proactive mother hen who’s determined to keep her family healthy, safe, and ready for life’s challenges. I call those challenges “everyday emergencies and worst case scenarios” — that covers just about every base, doesn’t it?
Before anything else, why not join the Survival Mom community on Facebook, and get notices whenever new articles are posted! Click here to join. For an even smaller group, join “We Are Survival Moms” to network with other preparedness-minded women.
Who this site is for
This site is for anyone who understands the importance of being ready for anything. Your motto is, “Be Prepared!”, even if you were never a Boy Scout. This site is for anyone who is willing to throw themselves in front of the ones they love most if that’s what it takes to keep them safe. The ones who want to embrace life, live joyfully each day, and keep a supply of hand sanitizer and maybe some pepper spray in their back pocket. The ones who want to live in peace, knowing they’re prepared.
It’s also for the mom who wants to live frugally and wonders just how much all this prepping is going to cost anyway! I’ve put together a curated list of the preparedness gear and supplies that I started with, and you can read through that list here.
This site is for you. We’re two peas in a pod.
Your all-in-one resource
Over the years, I’ve written hundreds of articles on preparedness and survival. My book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family For Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios, was the culmination of five years of writing as The Survival Mom and the result of hundreds of hours of research, interviewing experts, and putting into practice what I learned.
I am very pleased and excited to announce that my book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios, is a Gold Honoree from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards!
One of the books honored in my category is one by the Pioneer Woman, so it’s an honor to be included, and an honor for my book to be on your bookshelf! With all the disasters over the past month, I’m hopeful that more families are prepared and that my book has been a part of that.
(I’m pretty darn proud of all those 5-star reviews!)
Want to work with me?
Then take a look at my private, online group, Survival Mom Sisterhood. When you join, you’ll learn exactly what you need to put into place in order to be better prepared and then I provide you with video lessons, printables, live group calls, and more! My members love being a part of this!
Sign up to be on my waitlist if the membership is closed, and you’ll be notified immediately when it opens again for new members!
Let’s stick together, starting today!
If you’re as busy and distracted as I am, you probably will forget to drop by The Survival Mom every now and then. What I can offer you are regular updates, with tips and motivation to prepare your home and family.
What is a prepper?
You may have heard the term “prepper” and perhaps you’ve watched an episode or two of “Doomsday Preppers”. If so, you may be very surprised to learn that I, Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom, am a prepper! You’d never know that to look at me, my house, or my kids, and this article on Buzzfeed, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting the Collapse of Society” (all about me!) explains a little more about my prepping perspective.
We’re so normal it’s boring.
When I first realized how unprepared I was for any emergency, I started working on a few baby steps, and here they are:
- Plan for a short-term emergency — Just 2 or 3 weeks. No zombies allowed!
- Prepare your vehicle — We moms spent a lot of time behind the wheel!
- Get smart about potential disasters — There’s no use worrying about a tsunami if you live in Des Moines.
- Get home, no matter what — Your home is your castle, or maybe a make-shift bunker!
Maybe you’ve heard rumors that preppers store food? Well, we do and it’s easier and less expensive than you might think. Check out these articles:
- Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times
- Top 10 Foods for Stocking Up
- The 6 Enemies of Food Storage
Along with articles, I also realized that I needed checklists to help me stay organized. The ones most helpful to me are these:
- The Everyday Emergency Kit — Customize to your own needs.
- Make a Grab-n-Go Binder — Keep all your vital documents in one place.
- Quick Start Guide to Getting Prepared
- Vehicle Emergency Checklist
You’ll find a lot more on the blog to help you along your prepper journey, including recorded webinars (online classes), podcasts, and videos. Just go to my Homepage to access those and browse to your heart’s content.
There are thousands of women just like you, across the country and around the world, who have the same concerns and want the same things for their families: peace, stability, security. You can connect with them in one of my Facebook groups.
- A few times a year, members of my Survival Mom Bootcamp group participate in daily challenges that help them get prepped fast. You can join the group by requesting membership here.
- Do you have special challenges that may make prepping more difficult? My Preppers With Challenges group is for you!
- Do you just want to hang out with other Survival Moms, ask questions, give advice and know that the group is closed to everyone on your Facebook friends list? Join We Are Survival Moms!
- And, of course, there is the blog’s Facebook page that you can Like here.
With all Facebook groups, you’ll need to be active occasionally by Liking a post, Sharing one, or leaving a Comment. That’s how Facebook knows that you still want to be notified when something new is posted. You can also click “Notifications” at the top of any of these Facebook groups and select how many posts you’d like to see. Otherwise, the sneaky Facebook gremlins will begin disappearing your new group’s posts from your Facebook feed.
So glad to have you on board!