Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

by Lisa Bedford


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From the creator of comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters. . . . From 'Instant Survival Tip' sidebars to a list of 'Lessons from the Great Depression'. . . Bedford's matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062089465
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 951,548
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Lisa Bedford, aka The Survival Mom, started her blog when she realized that all the literature on survival and preparedness was written by men, for men. Long a teacher and trainer, she took it upon herself to be the missing voice for the many moms out there. She has been featured in Newsweek and on Glenn Beck, and speaks around the nation about disaster preparedness.

Table of Contents

Quiz: What Kind of Survival Mom Are You? viii

From Suburban Mom to Survival Mom, an Introduction 1

1 Prepare More, Panic Less 6

2 Survival Begins with Water 21

3 Keeping It Clean: The Ins and Outs of Sanitation 35

4 The First Steps of Food Storage 46

5 Increase Your Food Storage Savvy 83

6 Your Home Base 115

7 The Unplugged Home: Learning to Live Without Electricity 142

8 The Essentials for Safety and Security 168

9 Survival Finances 200

10 It Takes a Compound 228

11 Preparedness on the Go: Evacuation Basics 247

12 Survival Mom to Survival Mom 285

Appendix: Survival Mom Extras 289

Heartfelt Thanks 309

Index 312

What People are Saying About This

Lew Rockwell

“Lisa Bedford has given every family an upbeat and useful step-by-step guide to getting through these alarming times. Hurrah for Survival Mom.

Leon Pantenburg

“Lisa Bedford’s book, like her blog, is full of up-to-date, useful information from reputable sources. Survival Mom is a good read, and has a place in any prepper/survivalist library.”

Ed Corcoran

“Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom is a much needed resource of practical preparedness and survival knowledge that anybody (even ‘Survival Dads’) will find an indispensable addition to their self-reliance library!”

Matthew Stein

“Lisa Bedford has written an outstanding book! Survival Mom is chock full of valuable tips and perspectives that had never crossed my mind, showing me how valuable the female perspective is when it comes to prepping and survival! This book is a keeper!”

Paul M. Munsen

“Lisa Bedford explains preparedness not just as a long term goal for the future, but as an everyday lifestyle for today. This manual is a great read for anyone concerned about their own well-being and security, and that of their loved ones.”

Roxanne L. Griswold

“This ‘stockpiled guide’ to self-sufficiency emergency preparedness is a wealth of information for both the novice and seasoned ‘survival mom’!”

Don Aslett

“Well-referenced, with fresh insights, Survival Mom is funny and well-written.”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book and it is amazing. The paperback edition is better in my opinion so you can flag and highlight and complete the checklists she has included. At the end of each chapter she gives lists and checklists, which are easier to me on paper. Awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE SURIVAL MOM is the best book on surival I have ever read. I have told my friends and family about it and plan on buying it for my children. It is a must have book. It is easy too read and follow even on a budget it shows you how to start preparing. Even my husband loves it. He agrees it is the best book we have found and we have bought several and borrowed others. It is easy to read and understand and done in an interesting format that makes you want to read it. The other books are too technical books written for men by men. THANK YOU FOR THINKING ABOUT US WOMEN, Keep up the great work. I am 70 and have learned so much from you. LOL AND GOD BLESS YOU PAT FROM ARIZONA
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Survival Mom is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This lady has done her homework. She organized her material in a way that the reader could understand and appreciate the need for many things we might not not think of on our own. Should be on every coffee table, read and implemented. Not scare tactics, just a way to feel you can get prepared without breaking the budget too badly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago