Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom

Stories by Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom

The Ultimate Emergency Car Kit: How to Equip Yourself for Most Any Calamity

Feb 19, 2013

No one enjoys being stranded on the side of the road, but when you have a well-equipped emergency car kit packed away in the trunk, the situation can be more bearable. This  emergency car kit checklist covers the basics, but also has suggestions for items you may have overlooked. Consider packing these supplies for a […]

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13 Unusual Safety Items for a Mom’s Purse

Dec 04, 2012

I used to carry a massive satchel for a purse until, one day, I realized that I didn’t use 80 percent of the items inside, and that I was walking with one shoulder noticeably higher than the other. That’s when I decided to pack lighter and smarter. I still carry my cellphone, a small wallet […]

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Blackout! How to Prepare for a Power Outage

Aug 29, 2012

Update, February 13 2014: A major winter storm brought heavy snow and ice accumulations across the Southeast, knocking out power for more than 700,000 people across 14 states. The National Weather service projects the harsh weather will begin its track up the Eastern Seaboard, hitting the Northeast on Thursday and Friday, and dump heavy snows and […]

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City Dwellers or Country Folk: Who’s Better Prepared for a Disaster?

Jul 25, 2012

The word “prepper” hasn’t been a part of the American lexicon for very long, and yet millions now consider themselves as such. Emergency preparedness has become quite trendy, and people are stocking up on food, water, firearms and other supplies to minimize the impact an emergency will have on their lives. It’s as though a […]

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The 4 Survival Skills Every Kid Should Know

Jun 26, 2012

Some of outdoor adventurer Bear Grylls’ biggest fans are kids. Their eyes widen at his derring-do, and boys and girls alike admire his survival skills and savvy. But the survival skills that are more likely to keep our kids safe and sound are actually far more mundane! Here are four survival skills that every kid […]

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4 Things to Hoard for an Emergency

Jun 06, 2012

Some people call it hoarding. I just call it smart. Devastating natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami, and the catastrophic earthquake in Japan have awakened many to our vulnerabilities. Add to that a teeter-tottering housing market, jittery economic climate, and large swaths of unemployed Americans, and it’s no wonder there’s growing interest in […]

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