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A Busy Mom’s Car Survival Kit

I recently wrote an article about building a survival retreat. In my article, I spoke to you about why it is important to have a survival retreat, and how to pick a location. In that article I did not discuss stocking your lifetime warranty retreat. Yes, it is important to have a spot to go to incase of an emergency, however that is only half of the battle. In order to survive long term in the wilderness you need supplies, and I am not referring to the supplies that are in your survival pack that you should have. If you have a 72-hour pack, it will only be good for 3 days. In this article, I will give you some tips on stocking your survival retreat.

A 72 hour kit or Emergency survival kits amazon. I’d recommend a backpack for each individual in the family — that can easily be grabbed — that contains food and water, along with blankets and an extra set of clothing.


At night I can find the north star by following the line from the two outside stars of the cup on the big dipper that point to a brighter than average star out in the sky in front of them. Or, if I can see a crescent moon high in the sky I could draw an imaginary line along the tips of the crescent to point towards the south where it intersects the earth. So I’m good to go.

This gift is a project for Dad and his kid to do together. The Christmas gift for Dad is the materials for the bird feeders. You need: a few pine cones, the larger, the better. Yarn, a scissors, two butter knives, a jar of peanut butter, and bird seed are also needed. Decorate a box big enough to hold everything, with a lid. Put everything in the box, cover, and add a ribbon.

Save the skins from oranges, lemons , grapefruit and limes. Spread them in the sun to dry, then store in an cane basket by the fireplace. These are great added to your fire starter chips, reducing the need to burn your money. The oil in the skins burn readily with a gentle glow.

If only two or three items could be stored, what would they be? Food, water, and major medications would have to top any list. The standard is enough to last for 3 days.

Fill the charcoal section of the chimney almost to the top with your charcoal. Most starters will take about 6 to 8 lbs. of charcoal, but this will vary depending upon the tyoe and make of starter you’re using.

One thing that a camper who would like to be considered a candidate for survival should know is that the wood of the Cedar tree, including Red Woods, etc., is a favorite amongst campers and outdoorsmen for use in starting fire because it’s wood will burn regardless of whether it is wet, or dry. In other words it is easy to set ablaze even if it has only just been taken from a living tree.