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I’d be willing to bet that most of you reading this have at least made s’mores, perhaps even heated up a hot dog or two, around a campfire. Fun stuff, no doubt about it. But, there’s a whole lot more Read More

The post Campfire Cooking: A Skill to Practice Now! by Jim Cobb appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: April 25, 2015, 7:00 am

You’ve heard it a million times, “Why spend money on prepping stuff you’ll never use?” Poor excuse! I use LOTS of the supplies initially purchased, “Just in case we’re out of power”, or “Just in case there’s a huge emergency.” Read More

The post Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Prepping Supplies? by Kris appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Kris
Posted: April 24, 2015, 7:00 am

 Make the most out of your yard by creating an edible landscape. Every March, I am consumed with spring fever and can barely wait to get outdoors and turn my winter laden yard into a fairy tale garden. This year, Read More

The post Planning an Edible Landscape by Brandy Schau Dibert appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Brandy Schau Dibert
Posted: April 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

When you buy, or otherwise acquire, preparedness supplies, do you practice with them or are you a prep hoarder? I think I’ve been guilty of both, especially with off-grid cooking methods. Maybe you know what I mean. Preppers are notorious Read More

The post How Many Off-Grid Cooking Methods Do You Have? by AndreaUrban appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: AndreaUrban
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:10 pm

My family lived in Northern Alabama and experienced the April 2011 Tornado Outbreak. We saw one of the tornadoes from our front window. I worked clean up and recovery after the storms and the damage and loss was devastating for Read More

The post Celebrating During Crises by Amy Van Riper appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Amy Van Riper
Posted: April 22, 2015, 7:00 am

In 2008, when I was working at a preschool, the lead teacher decided to grow a pineapple houseplant. She was leading a unit on plants and thought it would be neat to grow the top of a pineapple in the classroom. Read More

The post How To Grow A Houseplant From The Top Of A Pineapple by Beth Buck appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Beth Buck
Posted: April 21, 2015, 7:00 am

Saving seeds is both a science and an art. Here are 27 things I’ve learned about seed saving over the years. 1.  Saving seeds helps preserve the genetic material of the plant varieties we have. Within the last 100 years, Read More

The post 27 Important Things You Should Know About Saving Seeds by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: The Survival Mom
Posted: April 20, 2015, 4:23 pm

UPDATE: If you missed the super-helpful webinar with Rick Stone, here’s the link to the recording: http://connectpro19068335.adobeconnect.com/p9tgwyny8nk/   Don’t miss this free webinar tonight with gardening and homesteading expert, Rick Stone. Rick has a popular gardening class on Udemy, which he’ll Read More

The post Four Season Gardening — Webinar Recording! by The Survival Mom appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: The Survival Mom
Posted: April 20, 2015, 3:51 pm

Do you like sprouts? I had only ever eaten plain, long white mung bean sprouts from the grocery store and didn’t really care for them. Then I discovered home sprouting and the wide variety of seeds, beans, lentils and nuts Read More

The post Sprouting Seeds – An Essential Part of Your Food Storage Plan by Amy Van Riper appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Amy Van Riper
Posted: April 18, 2015, 11:26 pm

Storage and preparation can both be pretty expensive. It would be a shame to throw away items that would save us money when you can turn your trash into treasures, but that’s what we do every day. Many items that Read More

The post STOP! Don’t Throw Away These Treasures! by Teraesa Farrell appeared first on The Survival Mom. Be sure to check it out!

Author: Teraesa Farrell
Posted: April 16, 2015, 7:00 am




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