What Foods Can You Not Dehydrate?

Have you ever wondered what foods you can and cannot dehydrate? Here's a practical list from Mom with a PREP.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. Have you ever wondered if you could dehydrate something as wonderful as avocados? I have. I love them, and they have such a short lifespan, and I want to preserve their awesomeness…but can I actually dehydrate them? As with every food preservation safety […]

Preparedness Quick Tip #38: Personal First Aid

Are you prone to injury or back pain or sports injuries? It would be smart to carry things in your car or emergency kit for those injuries that may not be major, but life-changing at the moment. Preparedness Quick Tips @ Mom with a PREP

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. My husband is prone to a pinched nerve in his back. While on vacation recently, it happened. Sometimes it’s just an inconvenience, sometimes it puts him out of commission for days. This time, it was the latter. We were staying with friends, in […]

Best 14 Posts of 2014 from Mom with a PREP

Get the top 14 best of the best PREParedness posts of 2014 from Mom with a PREP!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. As 2014 comes to an end, it’s been nice looking back at the Mom with a PREP blog to see everything published. As our family continues on our journey to become more PREPared for whatever comes our way, I’ve been sharing those lessons […]

How to Build your Own Gravity Fed Water Filter System

The big name water filter systems are expensive, but there is a way to make one yourself for a fraction of the cost!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. Water filtration systems are expensive, there’s no doubt about that. I once wrote an article about a purchased filtration system that I had to put together myself, that wasn’t that hard to do. It was just slick because it was in a stainless […]

Create a Morse Code Keyer Practice Rig

Wanting to learn Morse Code with the kids for your HAM license? Create your own Morse Code Key Switch Rig (Practice Oscillator) along with Mom with a PREP

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. We are beginning our HAM radio journey. Having had a father who has been involved for years, it would seem second hand for me, but it’s not. We’re not only excited about the learning experience of science, but the practical skill set we’ll […]

Unique Uses for a Vacuum Sealer

If you think your vacuum sealer is good for only freezign foods.....think again!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. A vacuum sealer has been one of my favorite kitchen tools, and not necessarily because I stored food with it! My Mom bought me a Rival Seal-a-Meal about twelve years ago that has given me great service all these years, but I’ve recently […]

Preparendess Quick Tip #37: Off-Grid Mixer

Mom with a PREP | Preparedness Quick Tip #37: Create an off-grid mixer . BRILLIANT!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here.We were watching an old episode of Good Eats this week, and this connected with me in a big way! During his “Going Dutch” episode (which is available on Netflix now), Alton was showing some ideas for power outages, and this is what he used […]

Build a Brick Rocket Stove

Mom with a PREP - Building a Brick Rocket Stove for your backyard gives you an alterntaive cooking source just in case. This is a quick and easy project to do this weekend!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here.Do you need an alternative cooking source that is inexpensive, quick to put up, relatively mobile, and easy to use that is more than a small rocket stove? Today, one of my friend, Bunny Wickham, is guest posting on the blog, sharing her story of how […]

Make Emergency Preparedness Fun for Kids with Phineas and Ferb

Mom with a PREP | Make introducing your kids to emergency preparedness fun with Phineas & Ferb's Night of the Living Pharmacist.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. I’m an advocate of introducing your children to emergency preparedness early. Not only by teaching them how to become self-sufficient with cleaning, cooking, etc., but in specific emergency preparedness matters. This weekend, my family and I finally got to sit down and watch […]

Armor Pure Water Purification System: A Review

Mom with a PREP -- looking for a large water filter system for your family that doesn't break the budget?

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. One of the biggest concerns we have for our family is dealing with drinking water in the event of an emergency. We’re good on water filters for the house and the fridge that do some, but what happens when water isn’t available through […]

PREParedness Quick Tip #36: Check Your Attitude

Mom with a PREP | PREParedness Quick Tip #36 - Check Your Attitude at the Door. It can save your life. #prepare4life

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. As another installment of the Preparedness Quit Tip series, I wanted to talk about checking your attitude. As a member of a number of preparedness groups online, I can seew how current events can get some of those new to the preparedness movement […]

Preparedness Quick Tip #35 – Bubble Wrap

Preparedness Quick Tip #35 - Bubble Wrap your windows for added insulation in the winter.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. There are all sorts of ways to insulate poorly performing windows in the winter, from insulating curtains, to plastic shrink-wrapped covers to blankets. But if you have access to large sheets of bubble wrap, use this hack to create quick and easy insulating […]

Constitution Day. Be Informed.

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

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. 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 […]

Preparedness Quotes Vol. 8

Preparedness Quotes vol. 8 by Mom with a PREP

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here.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 […]

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

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

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. 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 […]

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. 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 […]

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!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full affiliate disclosure here. 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 […]