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Build your emergency kit with this Junk Drawer Challenge!

Your junk drawer, love it or hate it, just might be the gold mine you’ve been looking for when it comes to equipping your emergency kits and other preps. The Junk Drawer Challenge saved me loads of time and money. Here’s how it went down. I wouldn’t have believed this, either, until I reorganized my own kitchen junk drawer a while back and came across a mother-lode of supplies: Packets of hand sanitizer A sunglasses case, perfect for a mini …

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The Simple Way To Make Bug Out Bags on a Budget

So I started a few months ago by making a list of everything I would want to put in our bug-out bags … the list went on and on. I quickly realized a simple backpack would fit enough gear to prepare us for anything we could possibly face. Likely Scenarios My focus shifted to the most likely scenarios in our area. Upon evaluating our emergency scenario possibilities, I realized there are very few scenarios that have us leaving our home. …

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How I Organize My Emergency Supplies

I wish you could have seen my Survival Closet before my intrepid daughter reorganized it a few months ago. When we moved into this house back in 2014, whenever we unpacked something related to prepping, I said, “Go put it in the Survival Closet,” and that’s what everyone did without any regard to organization. If it was related to prepping, into the closet it went. As I added new preps over the years, we piled them into the closet, and …

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School’s Out: What Will You Do if Disaster Strikes and You are Forced to Homeschool?

  A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time? The most likely to occur disastrous events don’t have a long duration before order begins to be restored. Natural disasters can be devastating, but most are relatively localized and the response and recovery time is a couple of weeks to a month at the longest. Your …

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23 Medical Supplies Most People Overlook

A typical first aid kit provides only the bare minimum of supplies that a well-equipped home should have when it comes to health and medicine.  After giving this a good deal of thought, here are 23 additional medical supplies you should have on hand.  Some will be easy to acquire, while others may take more effort. A few items are notated with an * and are to be used only by individuals with advanced medical training.  If this isn’t you, don’t …

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52 Weeks Savings: June Brings Sunshine and Summer Deals

In June, we celebrate summer, Father’s, graduations, weddings and Flag Day. It marks the halfway point of the year and on the 25th, it will only be six months until Christmas! Maybe this is the month to start making a holiday gift list and begin looking for bargain-priced gifts, well before the shopping rush begins. There are loads of great June sales and bargains. Here’s what we’ve tracked down for you. Food sales June is National Dairy Month, which means there …

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Conserving Resources in a Survival Situation

Whether we’re talking about being lost in the woods or recovering from a tornado that hit your neighborhood, you’ll most likely be dealing with very limited resources in those scenarios and, as a result, you need to be smart about how you use them. Conserving survival resources takes some planning and learning multiple, alternative skills. Gear, supplies, tools, food, water, and even physical energy should all be conserved. Let’s take a look at a wilderness survival situation as an example. Being a prepper, …

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Is a storage unit a viable survival cache?

Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache?

For quite some time now, caches have been rather popular amongst the prepper/survivalist crowd. Most commonly, this involves filling a large diameter PVC tube with gear and supplies, sealing it up, then burying it. Often, these caches are hidden somewhere along a bug out route, thus allowing for resupply during the journey. One major problem, though, is finding an appropriate location for the cache. To avoid any legal issues, it should always be placed on land you own or that …

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Prepping With Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes — also called Juvenile Diabetes — shook our prepping plans to their foundations. While I was stockpiling food, learning to make cheese, and writing the occasional post for the Survival Mom, my 9 year-old daughter’s body was attacking itself and she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Just a short time later I found myself trying to find answers for prepping with Type 1 Diabetes. A T1D diagnosis is a life sentence of finger pokes and insulin …

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5 Prepper Errors That Make You Look Dumb

As the Survival Mom, I’m all about looking ahead to the future, considering its uncertainties, and then doing my best to be prepared, but when I see some of the dumb things people are doing to prepare, I have to shake my head. In no particular order, here’s what I see. Buying first, learning second — BIG prepper error A lot of survival businesses are making some pretty significant profits on preppers who buy in a panic. I’ve even heard …

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