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.”


Background: We first met Lisa a couple of years ago when she was on Glenn Beck talking about food storage. Ok, we didn’t MEET her, but we saw her on TV. Politics aside, the topic that week was food storage…so we were tuned in. We emailed her telling her great job on the interview and stayed in touch since then. Lisa is a mom who knows her stuff when it comes to preparedness. We have learned a lot from her and have appreciated her expertise in many areas of preparedness. When we heard Lisa was writing a book, we were excited to get a copy. We have had our copies for a few months now and are finally getting to this long overdue review! We are excited to share it with you today.

What I Liked: This is probably the most “mom” friendly Emergency Preparedness book you can put on your shelf. The book serves as a guide, but also a manual for preparing. You can read it like a book, and it’s full of personal tidbits and has a great tone to it. You can also use it as a manual and refer to it on an as-needed basis. Lisa includes checklists, and calls to action through out her book. For a long time, I had the book in my purse and enjoyed flipping through it, seeing what it had to offer and mentally bookmarking some things to come back to when tackling projects. My favorite section of the book would have to be “the Essentials for Safety and Security”. This is a topic that is hard to talk about and can be scary to think about. She wasn’t afraid to talk about what your options are with firearms, home security, and so much more. I love how she tackled the topic and provided some information that I felt like I could do something with.

Sections: The sections in this book are as follows:

Feedback: If you’re looking for a strictly “Food Storage” book/cookbook, the topic of building and using your food storage is covered in the book, however it is not the main focus. As you can see from the sections above, this book is more of an all-inclusive preparedness plan.

Summary: This is a great book on how to prepare you family for everyday disasters and worst-case scenario. “Survival Mom”