Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

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.”

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure—No Matter What

Undaunted by the prospect of TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It), Lisa Bedford tackles every what-if and worst-case scenario head-on, offering practical advice on how to prepare your family for whatever might come your way. From a few days without electricity to an unexpected job loss or total chaos after the destruction of a tornado, Survival Mom provides everything you need to become self-reliant and establish plans for your family, including:

+ Preparing the home for a natural disaster

+ Alternative sources of energy in a power's-out situation

+ Everything you need to know about food storage

+ Personal safety and protection

Deep inside every mom is a Survival Mom whose passion for her family drives her to make the best of the present and prepare for the future. So tap into your Mama Grizzly instincts and channel your worries into action. Whether you're a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with real-life stories and customizable forms and checklists along with Lisa's "you can do it" attitude, Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure.

"In this impressively comprehensive manual, suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters...Bedford’s matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay."

Review by  |  Publishers Weekly  Date  | 2013


About The Author 

Lisa Bedford - MyMedic Author - Survival Mom

Lisa Bedford, aka The Survival Mom, started her blog when she realized that all the literature on survival and preparedness was written by men, for men. Long a teacher and trainer, she took it upon herself to be the missing voice for the many moms out there. She has been featured in Newsweek and on Glenn Beck, and speaks around the nation about disaster preparedness.


linkedin - mymedic


+ Arizona State University, B.Ed., Education


+ Gold Honoree | Mom's Choice Awards  |  2012



+ Habitat for Humanity International

+ Samaritan's Purse




+ Paperback | 323 Pages

+ Publisher | HarperOne

+ Edition | 1st | March 13th, 2012

+ Language | English

+ ISBN-10 | 0062089463

+ ISBN-13 | 978-0062089465

+ Dimensions | 0.88 in. x 8 in. x 6 in.

+ Weight | 0.87 lb.