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13 Food Storage New Year’s Resolutions

This new year, most people are setting goals for health, fitness, money, or organization. However, you may not have thought of adding a resolution about your food storage. Here is a list of 13 Food Storage New Year’s resolutions to help you improve and refine your food storage pantry and practices. Storing food, say a month or two’s worth, is no longer the habit of a fringe group of Doomers. Everyday moms like me have an extra stash of food …

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12 Tips for Living Out of Your Car

If you need knowledge, read a book. If you want to really know something, experience is the best teacher. When it comes to living out of your car, the best advice is going to come from people who have actually done it for more than just a week or two. Your vehicle will provide shelter from the weather, lodging, kitchen and eating facilities, and, of course, transportation. No matter how you look at it, living out of your car is …

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Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem

For an entire week leading up to the April 2011 storms and tornados that devastated parts of my town and Northern Alabama in general, the local weather forecasters gave us warnings. Suddenly, tornado survival became a hot topic in our household and we discussed the safest place to be during a tornado if you don’t have a basement. We were told to be ready for tornado survival because they saw the emerging weather pattern as it traveled across the country …

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Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet

OW. Just, seriously…OW. Last week was at Scout Camp with my son, which was fun, except for my feet. I know the importance of good quality, properly fitting shoes. I also know wet shoes and feet are a very bad combination. I even know that summer camp can be both rainy and hot. Before camping, I wore my hiking sneakers and sandals enough to be certain they wouldn’t cause blisters. I did purchase a pair of closed toed sandals to …

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Don’t Leave Home Without It: The Vehicle 72-Hour Kit

Soccer moms, football moms, cheerleading moms, whatever they call us, “chauffeur” better describes what we, Survival Moms, do every day. In my world, it’s not unusual to have a kid’s dentist appointment, a field trip, and a swim meet all on the same day, transported by our trusty Tahoe. Now, if that Tahoe ever broke down or for some reason we couldn’t get home as planned, what would we do? My answer is the Vehicle 72 Hour Kit, or Emergency …

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3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan

Disasters can happen anytime, including when your children are at school. Do you know exactly where they will be if it strikes? 1. Where is my child in the building? Ask your children or their teachers where the students will be during any type of drill – fire, tornado, earthquake and lockdown drills. Think through where the children would be when they are in different parts of the building, too, such as lunchtime and specials. Keep a copy of your …

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Get Family & Friends On Board With Prepping

Whether you are forming a small neighborhood group, a disaster preparedness club, or a prepper group there are 9 steps which will help you get started and begin the path for the success of your group. You’ll want to start with a comprehensive, but family-friendly survival manual such as this one. When you’re just starting to put a plan together, first define in what geographical area you want to organize your group. It could be a housing development, an apartment …

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Comparing Emergency Ration Bars

If you’ve explored survivalist and prepper circles for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen those emergency ration bar thingies packaged in mylar. These bars are made by several different companies. They are all slightly different but are usually composed of some combination of flour, shortening, and added vitamins and electrolytes. Recently my dad had this cool idea for our family to do a taste test on as many different brands as we could, to see which one was the …

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Could a tiny house be the answer to your bug out dilemma? VIDEO

I doubt there is a prepper topic more popular than “bugging out”. Search the term on Google and you’ll end up with nearly 2 million results! Add “bug out bags“, “bug out vehicle” and “bug out location” to the mix and you’ll be overwhelmed with information — reading material for a lifetime. It’s relatively simple to come up with items for a bug out bag and a bug out vehicle could be an old Ford pick up truck you pick …

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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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