survival skills

26 Basic Life Skills: Survival Skills for All Ages, a book series

A major component of being well prepared for whatever life may bring is building a repertoire of skills and a bank of knowledge. If you’re on a journey to enrich your own life and become better prepared, check out this new book series by Liz Long, a long-time contributor to The Survival Mom blog. 26 Basic Life Skills is the first book in a new series (Survival Skills for All Ages) that covers important skills to survive and thrive in life. …

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Do You Have the Skills to Survive a Depression?

Answer yes or no to the following questions: Easy skills level:  Do you know how to sew on a button? Do you know how to use an oil lamp? Do you know how to boil an egg? Do you know how to ride a bike? Do you know how to keep houseplants alive? If you answered yes to all 5 move on to the next level. Medium skills level: Do you know how to cut up a whole chicken? Do …

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Stay Alive! by John D. McCann

Book Review: 5 Stars for Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need, By John D. McCann

Have you been looking for a book that covers survival kits and gear as well as basic survival skills? Stay Alive!: Survival Skills You Need, by John D McCann, is a book you should consider. After reading and reviewing the second edition of McCann’s first title, Build the Perfect Survival kit, for the blog, I could not wait to dig into this one. I wasn’t disappointed. “Stay Alive!” is a Must Read… Stay Alive! essentially picks up where the author’s first book ends, focusing …

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8 keys to survival

Keep it Simple and Survive!™: 8 Keys to Outdoor Survival, Part 1

The first axiom of survival is that the most successfully handled emergency is the one which is prevented. However, if you are in the outdoors long enough, or even if you are not the outdoor type, you will eventually happen upon a survival event in progress or be part of one. You don’t have to be in the great outdoors for it to happen – it’s only a matter of time. Consider the following: Some Food For Thought Your family is …

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Two Things My Kids Know About Guns

We took the kids to the shooting range again yesterday, along with a reporter and photographer from the Arizona Republic, and once more I felt so grateful that my kids are confident, yet cautious, around guns.  From the beginning, my husband and I wanted our kids to know two very important things about guns. #1   A gun is no big deal. Remember the scene in, “The Sixth Sense”, when a boy says to the main character, “Wanna see my dad’s gun?”  …

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