Excalibur Giveaway

Back To School Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway If you read my blog or any of the stuff I write for TheSurvivalMom.com you know that I'm all about storing food for hard times. Canning and Freezing are a great way to do this but there is another way that isn't as widely used, or maybe it's just not talked about as much. Dehydrating is a great option because if you are looking for … [Read more...]

Day 2 – Earthquake prep – Shoes

If your house is anything like mine...the socks disappear in the wash and the shoes seem to multiply.  Not quite sure why that is exactly but it does turn out to be helpful for today's Earthquake prep challenge. Today we are going to corral one of those extra pairs of shoes and confine them to a particular spot.  Under the bed. Very often glass will break during an earthquake.  It's not the … [Read more...]

Temporary Emergency Shelter, what a great idea!

This is just a quick post to bring a bit of light to a GREAT IDEA. "Find a need and fill it" is often the mantra of inventors and innovators everywhere.  This great idea came from a disposable coffee cup and it fills a vital need for safe temporary shelter for families after disaster strikes. Take a look at this video for the details. http://vimeo.com/89316055 If you'd like to help … [Read more...]

:) Last Minute Gifts for the Super Hard to Buy for

There are always those super-hard-to-buy-for people on our lists.  What to do ?  What to do ? Well have I got a deal for you.  This is the PERFECT gift for the person who has everything.  A life-boat.  Just think how handy this would have been for those stuck in the recent hurricanes or Tsunamis.  Gosh wish I had one.  Click on the image for more … [Read more...]

Preparedness for First Responders

What if I have to do it alone? If you've read my about page you might remember that I am the wife of a first responder, in my case a  law enforcement officer. When something in the community, city, state or region goes wrong, my guy (ie; hero, care-taker, fixer-of-all-things-broken, knight-in-shining-armor) is most likely called out or already gone working on fixing whatever happened. He's … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 13 – The Treasures

 (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) If you are still with me, Congratulations to you for hanging in there.  This has been a long series but I hope it's been helpful in getting your family more ready for an evacuation. We are finally … [Read more...]

Why would I ever need to evacuate?

Hmmm, I dunno... According the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, about every 4 hours a train in the US is involved in an accident.  In the last three years, this means that there were over 6,300 incidents during that time, many of those resulted in derailment. Of those 6,300 accidents, I counted the officially reported causes, and stopped counting at 250 different … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 12 – The Library

Box 12 - The Library  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) There are lots of reasons for being unwilling to part with a book. I can think of many times when I read deep into the night morning because I couldn't put a book down. … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 11 – The Travelers Workshop

Box 11 - The Travelers Workshop Container suggestion - Toolbox  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) If you've followed the system and been working on your boxes, you might remember that you have quite a few tools already.  There … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101- Box 10 – The Food Kit

Make sure to read the rest of the series, it starts here. Please Note: I don't have a picture for this post yet but rest assured, I'll find a suitable pic soon. Considering all the evacuating that is going on in Utah and other states right now, I decided that the picture in the post wasn't the most important thing, acting on the information is. Box  #10, Portable Pantry - The Food … [Read more...]