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9 Tips to Avoid the Summertime Prepping Slump

It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. When my kids are out of school and there is no routine I tend to get lazy myself. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If your prepping goals have taken a break right along with your pledge …

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Surviving the Family Road Trip With Fun, Surprise Envelopes!

Apple pie.  The American flag.  The family road trip. All long-standing American traditions, and this summer the Paranoid Dad and I decided to maintain the tradition of the road trip.  It was our turn to pack up the kids and head east to a family wedding in Texas.  We would be driving some 2,400 miles, round trip, with a 7 year old and a 10 year old and two 40-somethings whose first question upon arriving at a hotel is, “Are the beds any …

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A Mom’s Guide to Preparing For Civil Unrest

Over the summer of 2016, certain websites forecasted a string of protests around the United States. As it turned out, these protests often lead to riots. In most cases, there is no warning for such events, but this time, we were paying attention to the news and knew where and when many of these protests would take place. I was chatting with 3 of my friends, also Survival Moms, and we reviewed our situations. Not knowing if any of these …

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Survive the Family Road Trip With These 13 Tips

I’ve traveled more than 16,000 miles in the past 3 years on road trips with my family. I go into more detail about our travels and these tips in my radio show, but here are some of my favorite family road trip survival tips for surviving hundreds of miles in the car with kids, husband, and a trunk full of suitcases! Write out a packing list for each family member. Include one for any pets you’ll be taking. Once kids …

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25 Ways To Use Your Library’s Free Resources For Better Preparedness

Why spend money on information and services that your tax dollars are already paying for? Your public library has a multitude of benefits for its patrons, and you’d be smart to take advantage of the library’s free resources. Check out nonfiction books on various topics to educate yourself how things work in gardening, engines, solar panels, or identifying edible plants – whatever you need or want to learn about! Use the library’s photocopier to make a copy of a checklist, …

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