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How to Raise More Sufficient Children

How to Raise More Sufficient Children

If you have a family, especially if you have small children, you probably want to be prepared for their sake. It is a parent’s instinct to make sure they are always clothed, fed, and housed, and that will become even more pertinent when disaster strikes. There is so much more to survival than simply stocking up on goods and supplies, and that includes preparing your children, rather than simply preparing for them. Here are some easy ways to start cultivating a spirit of self-reliance in your children from a young age. Camp Give them a preview of what life is like without […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car With Children (Video)

How to Escape a Sinking Car With Children (Video)

This is many parent’s worst fear. Trapped in a sinking vehicle with children in the backseat. A lot of parents have probably wondered how on earth they would manage to escape a horrifying scenario like this one. This video from the YouTube channel #NewsMom explains that there is a simple procedure for saving your children from a sinking vehicle, if you can remember these simple steps: Take your seatbelt off, as you Open your window, then reach around behind you and Grab your child, either undoing their seatbelt or car seat clip and then, Get out, child first. If you have more than […]

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Starting Them Young-Getting Children Involved in Survival Preparedness

Starting Them Young-Getting Children Involved in Survival Preparedness

In a time when it is not unusual to see kids as young as two years old using a touchscreen device to entertain themselves while being pushed around in the shopping cart through the store, it should be obvious that most kids are disconnected from the real, natural world around them. Children of this generation are less likely to take an interest in the outdoors, and less likely to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to survive in the wilderness.  Getting them started young can give them a greater appreciation for the natural world, start a foundation for future survival […]

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Cold Weather Considerations for Young Children

Cold Weather Considerations for Young Children

As we head into winter our preparations should take into account the changing seasons and the weather that we will potentially see in our areas.  The winter season has its own unique risks that go along with it, and those of us that have children need to think about how to respond if we are put in a survival situation with our children in cold weather. Moisture Can Kill If you are stuck in the cold, especially outside in the wind and the cold, but even in a home without heat for prolonged amounts of time, moisture in contact with […]

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Simple Tips for Prepping With Kids

Simple Tips for Prepping With Kids

Prepping with children, especially small children, can be very intimidating. It’s hard enough getting them to clean their room or eat their vegetables, how can we expect them to respond in a life-threatening situation? Well, here are a few simple tips for prepping your kids to make it easier-and more fun-for both of you. 1. Talk to them This seems like a no-brainer, but what I mean here is talk to them, not at them. They probably have some idea of what a natural disaster or maybe even a war is, ask them what they know about what they should […]

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