Constitution Day. Be Informed.

Constituion Day - use today to read the Constituion of the United States and be informed.

One of the most important things we can do as citizens of the United States of America is be informed of the laws of our land, not because the media or the government told us what our rights are, but because we have these rights given to us by the Founding Fathers and we should know what they actually are. If you've never taken the time to actually read the Constitution, today is a good day to do Continue Reading

Preparedness Quotes Vol. 8

Preparedness Quotes vol. 8 by Mom with a PREP

We're venturing off strict Preparedness Quotes for the time being and branching out into survival, motivational and inspirational quotes that you can use to help you develop a better mindset for your preparedness lifestyle.   “You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” ― Edwin Louis Cole   "Your fear is 100% dependent on your for its Continue Reading

Challenge Yourself! Use Preparedness Challenges to Become More Self-Reliant

Mom with a PREP | Do you need to challenge yourself to take the next step on your preparedness journey? Check out this article for the challenges and monthly checklists to get you going!

Are you ready to begin your preparedness journey but don't know where to start? Do you find that you get sidetracked on your preparedness journey when you don't really know where to go next? How You Can Use Challenges to Help You Challenges and checklists are great ways to get yourself from step one to the 2nd floor in a hurry. They give you a measured sense of accomplishment, lay your tasks out Continue Reading

Mommy, I Have to Go Potty! Make Your Own Emergency Toilet

Mom with a PREP | 30 Days of Preparedness: Make Your Own Emergency Toilet

Welcome to Day 24 of the 30 Days to Preparedness Challenge from the Prepared Bloggers. We have talked about what we'll do when the paper eventually runs out, but what about when the toilet doesn't work anymore? Consider this: You've had a major local disaster where the water has gone out. There is no water available to your house because water mains have been broken, the city water supply has Continue Reading

PREParedness Quick Tip #34: Know Your Utilities

Mom with a PREP | PREParedness Quick Tip #34: In the event of a localized emergency, you may be requested (or need to) turn off your utilities. Make sure you know how and that you have the tools readily available to do so.

One of the things that is handy to know is how to turn off your utilities. Though most utility companies would prefer for you to go through them to do so, in the event of an emergency, you might be instructed or need to do it yourself. So be sure you know where the water, gas and electric shut-off valves are, that you know how to do it, and that you have a handy tool that is easy to grab to do it Continue Reading

I Saw It for You: How I Live Now Movie Review

A Mom with a PREP Movie Review -- How I Live Now . A seemingly teen-centric post apocalyptic movie that even the grownups might like!

Typically, movies about post-societal breakdowns are geared towards grown ups, but there have been quite a few movies coming out, lately, geared to the dystopian-loving young adult crowds. This one never made it to my radar in book form or at the theater until I saw it on Netflix not long ago. Daisy is an American teenager being sent to live with relatives in England. She's obviously NOT happy Continue Reading

PREParedness Quick Tip #33: Travel Sized Items for Emergency Kits

Mom with a PREP | PREParedness Quick Tip #33: Take advantage of the travel aisle to stock your 72 hour kit with all of your personal necessities.

When was the last time you traveled down the travel / sample size aisle of your local mega mart and wondered how you could use those things? They are always so expensive for the size they are, and seem like a waste, don't they? But wait. They are prefect for your emergency bags! When you are putting together a 72-hour kit, you're looking for three days worth of things to get you through until Continue Reading

Get Your Kids Involved: How to Create Pill Bottle Firestarters

Mom with a PREP | Get Your Kids Involved! Make Pill Bottle Firestarters this weekend! Simple and quick way to teach your kids about PREParedness!

One of the best things that you can do for your kids is to teach them to be more self-reliant and knowledgeable about their own survival at an early age. Make it a part of everything that you do and it won't seem like such a weird concept. Each week, we tackle one skill, one activity, one refresher to do during our home school time (hey, might as well take advantage of the credits, huh?) that Continue Reading

Book Review: Alpha Farm – a Prepper Chicks Novel – Where the Chicks Rule the Roost

Mom with a PREP | Alpha Farm - when the Chicks rule the roost! It's not just fiction - it's a learning experience!

  Fiction for the life after a disaster (whether you call it Post-apocalypic, Dystopian, WROL or Prepper Fiction) is dominated by men writing books that you sometimes need a technical manual to read if you aren't already trained in the military. There's not a lot given over to everyday life and times. There's also not a lot given to female characters (as you'll read me talk about here). So Continue Reading

Off-grid Cooking with the Rocket Stove – SPECIAL OFFER

What's it like to cook a meal in about 3 minutes with only sticks and twigs? Check out my review of the Rocket Stove

You know those DIY projects you always see on Facebook or Pinterst? The ones that you think, "Hey, I can make that myself!!!" Then you pin it. never go back to it again? I have a bunch of those. A bunch of projects I always plan on getting to, and keep pushing them off or completely forgetting about them. Not long ago, I ran into one such project and thought, "I can do that!" So I Continue Reading

Preparedness Quick Tip #32: Stay Informed

Mom with a PREP | Preparedness Quick Tip #32: Stay informed of local area information to help insure that you are PREPared for any emergency.Mom with a PREP | Preparedness Quick Tip #32: Stay informed of local area information to help insure that you are PREPared for any emergency.

Have you ever found yourself surprised by a storm that came that you weren't expecting? Have you found yourself not aware of a local emergency and caught off guard? It's important to stay informed of what is going on in your area, in  your region, and in your country. I'm not recommending that you make yourself a slave to the media and what they have to say, but be sure that you keep informed Continue Reading

I Read it For You: CyberStorm by Matthew Mather Book Review

a Mom with a PREP Book Reivew: CyberStorm by Matthew Mather - "What happens when the computers stop working?

  You're going along with your life, happy as a clam, and things begin to go wrong. Your best friend has been trying to warn you, and has been stockpiling things that you just always laugh about, but what if he's right? So the story goes in this cyberthriller by Matthew Maher. With an entire world connected to the grid via the internet, just what happens when a cyberattack happens...and Continue Reading

How to Dehydrate Strawberries + A Quick Tip for Hulling

Mom with a PREP | What's the best way of preserving the early summer bounty of strawberries for winter? Dehydrate them! + a quick tip to make hulling strawberries easier!

Strawberry season is a small window of opportunity to have fresh, tasty fruit available for all sorts of wonderful dishes, jams, etc. Because there is such a small window of opportunity to have fresh, locally grown strawberries, we stock up and dehydrate or freeze them to use throughout the year.   How to Dehydrate Strawberries 1. Wash your strawberries thoroughly. You can use a DIY Continue Reading

PREParedness Quick Tip #31 – Stay on Track with a Calendar

Preparedness Quick Tip #31: Stay on Track with a Calendar @ Mom with a PREP

Do you ever have trouble remembering when you're supposed to change out the batteries on your smoke alarms, or when the last time you changed out your emergency bag supplies, or when you changed the air filter in your AC system (yes, house maintenance is part of general PREParedness), etc.? Use your calendar to pre-plan those days when you need to renew your concealed carry license, when you need Continue Reading

Summer is in the Freezer! Healthy Freezer Treats that Extends Summer’s Bounty

Mom with a PREP | Summer is in the freezer! Use freezer treats to extend your summer bounty!

Summer’s here, and with soaring temps in our area, staying cool is always on our mind. We can’t keep the house as cold as we’d like because we’d love to eat some food for the next few months, as well as plan on having a little pocket money in our old age (needless to say, our electric bills soar in the south during the summer, especially a hot summer). Today I'm over at GNOWFGLIN sharing one of Continue Reading

Build Your Water Storage with the Water Brick

Mom with a PREP | Build Your Water Storage with a Water Brick. A safe alternative to soda bottles and milk jugs for long term water storage.

  Long term water storage is probably your number one concern when you are beginning your preparedness journey. Or at least it should be with most of us. Even for those who have been at it awhile, water storage is always on the radar. Ways to Store Water in the Home Water Jugs - these are easy to grab, relatively cheap, and reusable. The big drawback is that they don't store easily Continue Reading

Preparedness Quick Tip #30 – Update Your Emergency Bags

Preparedness Quick Tip #30 - Routinely update your emergency bags of anything used, expired, broken or worn out.

Have you pulled out your emergency bag and updated it lately? I always encourage you to do a massive emergency car kit overhaul twice a year (or as your major weather seasons change), but what if you've gotten into it recently for water or food or a tool. Did you replace it? Did you use something out of your emergency bag and forget to replace it? Or have you had food that might need to be Continue Reading

PREParedness Items to Get in the Back to School Sales

Mom with a PREP | It's Back to School time -- and you can take advantage of the big sales and help your family become a little more PREPared in the process! #prepare4life #backtoschool #schoolsupplies

When I was a kid, school supplies displays didn't start showing up until just a few weeks before school started. And once they did you knew your summer was almost over. But you had the whole summer to enjoy before that moment happened. It was always a shocker to walk into the store and see those displays show up. But now days, the displays and whole areas of the store are devoted to Back to School Continue Reading

How I Preserve Food: How to Dehydrate Ginger Root and Make Ginger Powder

How I Preseve Foods - a collaborative Round Robin of Food Preservation posts from Prepared --- How to Dehydrate Ginger Root and Make Ginger Powder by MomwithaPREP

Let's open our pantry today, shall we? Ground Ginger that so many of use in our cooking is actually a rhizome of the Ginger Plant (but we still know it as Ginger Root instead). Each "hand" is a root full of sweet, spicy flavor that enhances many Asian dishes and makes for an awesomely refreshing beverage! The problem is, as with other store bought spices and herbs, they've been created from Continue Reading