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5-gallon buckets are a mainstay in most American homes. We use them to store wheat and other foods, use them to organize supplies and tools — they have a million different uses. The Bucket Backpack was reviewed here recently and Read More

The post CONTEST: What would you put in YOUR Bucket Backpack? by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: The Survival Mom
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:00 am

As a new mom, I was wary of having guns in the household. My husband was a lifetime member of the NRA and quite the gun enthusiast but I had never even fired a single shot. Never even used a Read More

The post Common Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: Guns Are a Big Deal by Liz Long appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Liz Long
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:00 am

The folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers and we are giving away a deluxe Sun Oven! The retail price of this set is $399! But that is only the Read More

The post Win An All American Sun Oven in this Giveaway! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: The Survival Mom
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:21 pm

In a true survival situation, such as if you’re lost in the woods, the first priority is to do everything you can to maintain your core body temperature. Hypothermia (core temperature too low) can kill a whole lot faster than Read More

The post Basic Steps to Maintain Your Core Temperature by Jim Cobb appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:00 am

One of the most common issues I’m asked regularly about is something along the lines of, “My husband/wife/significant other ridicules the whole idea of prepping.” It is disheartening, to say the least, when someone we love isn’t on board with Read More

The post Getting Buy-In When You Don’t See Eye to Eye by Jim Cobb appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: October 20, 2014, 6:00 am

In 1997, I went on my first cruise and loved it. In September 2014, I went on my 13th cruise. Cruising is a fantastic way to vacation but there are some safety and preparedness issues that are unique to this Read More

The post Preparedness on the High Seas by Amy Van Riper appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Amy Van Riper
Posted: October 19, 2014, 6:00 am

There’s nothing like the word “Ebola” to get people to finally pay attention to preparedness. When you have a well stocked pantry with enough food to last a couple of months, stored water and a couple of ways to purify Read More

The post Shelter in place without going crazy, Part 1 by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: The Survival Mom
Posted: October 18, 2014, 7:21 pm

Winter Squash is a great vegetable for our short-term food storage needs. It doesn’t need much from a preservation stand point, can be grown easily, purchased inexpensively, and tastes good in a variety of recipes.  Here are 15 Ways to Store & Read More

The post 15 Ways to Store & Use Winter Squash by Kathie Lapcevic appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Kathie Lapcevic
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:00 am

During disasters like wildfires and floods, we’ve all seen TV news reports that the Red Cross is opening a shelter at such-and-such High School or other public building. It’s hard not to feel sorry for people who are either temporarily Read More

The post Shelter Life: How to Thrive and Survive in a Red Cross Shelter by Jim Acosta appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Jim Acosta
Posted: October 16, 2014, 3:00 pm

I recently tried the Bucket Backpack to complete a few chores. I was very excited at the possibilities this product presented to make normal tasks more efficient and easier physically. I tried the bucket backpack on a five-gallon bucket for Read More

The post Bucket Backpack Review by Brandy Schau Dibert appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Brandy Schau Dibert
Posted: October 16, 2014, 6:00 am




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