Author Archives: Rebecca Maxwell

Rebecca Maxwell is a freelance writer who has written for a variety of websites including and AKA Mom Magazine. She first started out as a history blogger at My Adventures in History, and her articles have been published in Idaho Magazine, Idaho Family Magazine, and Christian Living Magazine. Rebecca loves all kinds of outdoors activities and is an avid runner and triathlete.

  • How to Seal Your Food for Long-Term Storage

    Every prepper, both beginner and expert alike, knows the importance of sealing food for long-term storage. Sealing your food properly will ensure that it lasts a long time and is able to be consumed in the future. Even families and individuals who don’t consider themselves to be preppers can learn about these techniques to make their food available and edible in emergencies.

    There are a variety of methods for sealing your food. Some of these include vacuum sealing, dry ice... Continue Reading →

  • 10 Odd but Useful Items to Include in Your Survival Kit

    Putting together a survival kit is not all that difficult. There are some items that just make sense to include in your kit. Things like extra food and water, first aid items, a multi-tool, a fire starter and cooking devices are essential.

    There are other items to consider putting in your survival kit that you might not immediately think of. However, these things could still help you out in a pinch.

    1. Zip ties – Zip ties are neat little tools that can be used in a large variety of... Continue Reading →

  • How to Avoid a Gator Attack

    One of the risks of recreating outside is that of encountering animals and possible animal attacks. Those encounters hardly ever go well for the parties involved. Take, for example, the death of a two-year-old boy in Florida after he was attacked by an alligator in June 2016. Not only was the boy killed, but officials also hunted down and killed the animal that was most likely responsible.

    However, there are things that parents can do to make sure their children are safe fro... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Entertainment

    With the cost of living on the rise, it seems like families are always on the lookout for ways to save money and live more frugally. One of the areas to consider cutting back on is entertainment. The reality is that you don’t have to spend much money to have fun.

    1. Ditch the cable – To save money on at-home entertainment, it makes sense to get rid of your cable TV. Many cable providers offer their services at decent introductory prices ... Continue Reading →
  • DIY Treatments for Sunburns

    Summertime is an excellent time to get outside, but with hot temperatures, there comes the possibility of getting sunburned. Since the Earth’s axis is tilted, the sun’s rays hit the planet at a steeper angle during the warmer months, increasing the amount of light that strikes at a given point. Plus, the longer daylight hours mean that there’s more time for the temperatures to rise.

    Consequently, there’s the potential for you and your loved ones to suffer sunburns. Dependi... Continue Reading →

  • Biography of a Prepper: Lisa Bedford

    Also known as the Survival Mom, Lisa Bedford has made a name for herself in the world of prepping. As a suburban wife and mother of two children, Lisa got her start as a prepper because she wanted to protect her family and their way of life after the family business was hit hard by economic troubles. Today, she is a well-known prepping blogger, author and speaker.

    It was the economic collapse of 2008 and resulting loss of financial security for millions of people, including her family, ... Continue Reading →

  • Make Your Own Survival Knife

    In a survival situation, a knife is a critical piece of gear to have. A good old-fashioned knife can do all sorts of things. It can help cut wood for a fire, fashion traps to catch food, fight off predators, make tools, drive in stakes, cut bandages for first aid and much more. Consequently, it is an essential part of an emergency kit and/or survival pack.

    So what if something happens and you don’t have one on hand? Your best bet is to make one yourself.