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Have you had your own “What if?” question?

  • What if we had to leave the house immediately in an emergency? What do we pack? What do we take?
  • What if my kids were lost, would they know what to do to be found or make their way home? Would I?
  • What if my husband lost his job — would we be able to exist on our pantry for more than a few days?
  • What if I get stuck in a broken down car – do I have what I need to fix it or last til help
  • What if I found a great deal on food at the grocery store? How do I preserve it to make it last longer?
  • What if the zombies really do come? (Just ask Brad Pitt about those – he’ll know what to do)

Let’s get started together!

What Mom with a Prep is all about

This blog isn’t a blog about being a prepper – it’s about being PREPared. Our family started on this trip because of the “prepper” movement, but we evolved into wanting so much more. We wanted to be prepared for life no matter if it was our finances, our health, our home, our kids, and it didn’t always have to involve the notion of an emergency. We wanted to make sure we were living a prepared life, so that if those emergencies did pop up, we’d be prepared for them!

How to Get Started

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Start with my best posts in these categories:


10 Basic Safety Tips for Women (the guys would benefit from this, too!)

How to Make an Emergency Kit for Your Car

How to Create a Family Emergency Binder – with free downloads and printables

What’s Your Bag? Determining the survival/emergency bag you really need?

Preparedness Quick Tips

(See more in Preparedness…)

Book Suggestion: The Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday DisastersThe Prepared Planner and The Survival Savvy Family

Food Storage

101+ Dehydrating Recipes

101+ Canning Recipes

Build a Better Pantry Series

How to Make Kale Powder and Use It

What Foods Should You Not Dehydrate?

How to Make Ghee – a long-term storage solution for butter

(See more in Food Storage…)

Book Suggestions: Food Storage for Self Sufficiency and Survival,  The Ultimate Dehydrator CookbookLearn to Can at Home DVD

Self Reliant Kids

10 Survival Skills Every 12 Year Old Should Know

Teaching Our Kids about Every Day Carry (EDC)

20 Awesome Survival Books for Kids

Get Your Kids Out Camping

(See more in Self-Reliant Kids)

Book suggestions: The Boyscout HandbookWilly Whitefeather’s Outdoor Survival Book for Kids

For the Parents

10 First Aid Skills Every Parent Should Know

Mom’s EDC – everything I cram into my bag in case the Zombies rise

Dad’s Get Home Bag – so he can get home to us!

Do you have a Family Password?


101+ Gardening Tips and Ideas

Square Foot Gardening Mistakes – Learn from Ours Before Starting on Yours

Top 10 Seed Catalogs for the PREPared Gardener

(See more in Homesteading…)


Build a Brick Rocket Stove

How to Build a Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Make Your Own Emergency Toilet

Build Your Own Water Filter (Homemade Berkey)

Coming Soon: The Basics- you’ll be able to find the first steps to living PREPared here at Mom with a PREP. I’m in the early design stages of the work, and will have it up soon. It will make finding exactly what you need so much easier!

My Wish for You

My wish is that you find your own path for your family in what helps you live prepared. There is no right or wrong way to do it, only that you do it. Don’t leave it until tomorrow, but begin today to LIVE PREPARED!

And as always, if you ever have questions, please feel free to contact me.