Zombie Apocalypse and Tuesday Train

Zombie Apocalypse and Tuesday Train

Are you ready for….anything? In case you missed it last week, the CDC posted emergency preparedness tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse. It was the site’s most visited post EVER, and crashed their servers. So what do you do in the event of a zombie takeover? Well, the same thing you do for any other disaster, but the CDC figured out how to get people to study up. Brilliant. Take a Ride on the Train! <a href=”<a href=”http://www.mymadmind.com/”>http://www.mymadmind.com</a>/”> <img src=”<a href=”http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687″>http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687</a>” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”/> </a> Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and The House on the Corner and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!” Here’s how it works: Follow all the hostess and co-hostesses (first through fourth spot on the linky) Leave a comment if you’re a new follower and I will follow back. Include the link-up button in your post! Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train”. While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and see Boobies and the Follow Me Back Tuesday hop. Share...
Rapture…Or Not.

Rapture…Or Not.

That was awkward. I’ll admit I poked some fun at the Rapture Prediction over the weekend, it was good fodder for jokes, and a nice stress relief for an otherwise serious topic. I hope you had some fun with it too…and didn’t worry or stress. Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if we DID know the exact date and time of a disaster? We could assemble our family in the proper place, have all our gear and emergency at the ready, double-check our CERT notebook for the specific techniques we’d need….. But disasters don’t work like that. We don’t get a head’s up. We’re forced to improvise – sometimes without the communication, roads, or people we rely on. Disasters show up when we’re in the middle of the rest of our lives – not conveniently at 6 PM on a Saturday. In order to accomplish the best possible outcome we must plan, prepare, practice….and then go about our lives with the hope we will never, ever have to put those skills and resources to the test. Have a Great Week! Image shared from Stephen Bean’s Facebook page. Share...
7 Must Have Kid Survival Items

7 Must Have Kid Survival Items

Prepping with Kids. Packing for any outing changed drastically the day we brought a little bundle home from the hospital. I went from throwing two pairs of panties and a tshirt into a duffle to packing endless suitcases or totes of stuff for the kids. Survival prep doesn’t seem to be any different. Kids need a lot of stuff. Beyond the necessities of food/water/shelter, making sure I have creature comforts for the boys saves MY sanity. I thought about all the things I have to have with me on a normal outing and expanded that into food storage/72-hour kits/long-term survival kits. 1. Specialty food – Babies need formula or milk. Toddlers need extra milk. Toddlers are picky eaters. I had to think beyond MREs and jerky. By keeping items in the food storage that we normally eat, I feel a little better knowing every meal in a disaster won’t be a disaster. 2. Specialty cups – The boys are old enough to drink out of any cup, but they prefer a tupperware cup with a colored straw and lid. By planning ahead I can have a few in the storage to prevent a possible meltdown. If you have babies, think through how many nipples/bottle liners you’ll need to have on hand for an extended period of time. 3. Diapers/Pullups – Not only are the actual diapers/pullups a factor, but disposal. Even wet diapers will get extremely pungent after a while. In the house I’m relying on the diaper genie less, and using the outside trash can, so I moved the genie to the food storage and put clean/extra diapers...
Get Serious.

Get Serious.

I started this blog for several reasons: to give me a place to catalogue all the important survival information I find on the web, to gain exposure for my books, but m0st importantly – – because I believe if a disaster strikes, it will be mamas who will pull us through and I wanted to give them the resources to do it in bite size chunks that would actually fit in a crazy mama day. Mamas are the pillars of our homes, our societies, our future. I believe in the strength of all women – but no one can prepare, adapt, and plain ol’ Get-Stuff-Done quite like a mama. Chaos and unplanned events are part of every mother’s day. Things rarely go according to plan, and priorities shift throughout the day, yet mothers adapt and keep on truckin. Who better to lead their own families (and our communities) through a disaster? My greatest fear is that most mamas are leaving the survival prepping and planning to someone else, when they NEVER EVER leave the important stuff to someone else. To be incredibly serious for a moment: I think some trying times are coming our way very soon. I’m not sure if it’s the financial collapse so many are warning about, or more natural disasters, or more flooding of our farmlands, but the time to be lax and soft about preparing is over. It’s time to get real – and get prepping – in true MAMA fashion. I’m asking the mothers of the world to unite. Stand for our families and take charge of our future. I cannot imagine a...

Power Outage and The Tuesday Train~April 26

Power. It’s not just for breakfast. Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Now that we’re headed in to Spring (at least according to the calendar) the need for emergency power should be decreasing. I don’t need it to keep us warm, and I can BBQ outside, so cooking would be handled. There’s no snow between the house and the trailer, so I have access to all my camping equipment. So why would I need back-up power in the summer? I would need it for my computer. …and not just for posting on facebook… My battery only lasts 2.5 hours (IF I’m fully charged!) Half the time I leave the laptop unplugged, so it’s hardly ever fully charged. If we had a storm or other disaster knock out my power, I’d have a tough time. Since I work from home – this could be a MAJOR issue. How would a power outage impact your day? Would it be business as usual? What electronic appliances would be affected? Would it make a difference if the outage was on a weekend? Take a Ride on the Train! <a href=”<a href=”http://www.mymadmind.com/”>http://www.mymadmind.com</a>/”> <img src=”<a href=”http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687″>http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/cwitgotoday/th_tt3.jpg?t=1282766687</a>” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”/> </a> Tuesday Train is a weekly link-up hosted by My Mad Mind and The Survival Mama and The House on the Corner and With “Faith, Family, and Friends!” Here’s how it works: Follow all the hostess and co-hostesses (first through fourth spot on the linky) Leave a comment if you’re a new follower and I will follow back. Include the link-up button in your post! Link up your blog post for “Tuesday Train”. While you’re at it, be sure to swing over and...