“Survival Mom” is a book for anyone who ever wondered how to get started in family preparedness for emergencies. I am listed as a reference source in the credits of this book.
by Leon Pantenburg
Lisa Bedford and I both started our websites in late 2009. I was interested in a common sense approach to wilderness and urban survival, and Lisa started “the survivalmom.com,” a website for women who realize their family’s welfare during emergencies may depend on them.
As newbies to the website world, Lisa and I became friends over the internet. Since then, we have exchanged emails, phone calls and website posts. I have appeared several times on Lisa’s radio show, and sometimes we communicate just because we want to.
So, with with this disclosure, how can I do an unbiased review of Lisa’s new book, “Survival Mom” scheduled for release on March 13?
Truth be told, I can’t!
To me, and many of her thousands of regular readers, Lisa is that friendly, approachable gal down the street who just happens to know everything about prepping and emergency preparedness. She’s the neighbor you could carpool kids with, borrow a cup of flour from or talk with in the cul-de-sac for 30 minutes because you were both taking out the trash at the same time.
And that is the strength of the book “Survival Mom.” It is an easy read, written in a conversational style that makes you feel like you’ve sat down to chat with Lisa over a cup of coffee. The book is well-researched and chock-full of practical survival tips. Lisa draws from her own considerable knowledge on prepping and gleans other information from other recognized experts in the preparedness field.
The 320-page book covers a multitude of prepping and survival tips, including getting started, making a family preparedness plan, starting a food storage system, home security, preparing for everyday emergencies and disasters, and a multitude of related topics. The expert sources Lisa cites are among the most knowledgeable in the preparedness industry.
“Survival Mom” is not a paranoid, doom-and-gloom scary book, and Lisa doesn’t try to frighten the reader into starting the prepper lifestyle. Rather, Lisa takes an entertaining “you-can-do-this” approach, and starts out the absolute beginner with baby steps that can lead to a bigger, more complete family preparedness plan.
One of the most common questions from a beginner prepper/survivalist is: “Where do I start?” If you don’t have any preparedness gear at all, but realize you should do something, what is the first step?
I generally recommend the newcomer take a look at several reputable websites (such as thesurvivalmom.com,)
and do some reading. SurvivalCommonSense.com has a list of recommended books, and to that list will be added “Survival Mom.”
For beginners and experienced preppers, or anyone who wants some sane advice on preparedness “Survival Mom” is a must-read. I highly recommend it.