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Meet Featured Blogger Lisa Bedford: The Survival Mom

Meet our newest featured blogger, Lisa Bedford. Better known as The Survival Mom, Lisa is a preparedness-minded author, blogger, and keynote speaker who encourages families to adopt a calm and common-sense approach to an uncertain future.

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The Survival Mom blog was launched on June 1, 2009, by super-newbie blogger, Lisa Bedford, and is now read by hundreds of thousands of visitors each month from around the world.  When she first started the blog, it was partially a way to work through her own angst with the world in general and the economy specifically. It was a hobby, but one that kept growing and growing.

When Lisa started, prepping seemed like a fad – a temporary reaction to a bad economy and troubled times. Either things would truly and catastrophically fall apart, or things would go back to normal, like they did with Y2K worries. Several years, 1000+ posts, and millions of page views later, that clearly isn’t the case.

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Lisa Bedford is The Survival Mom

I’m the mother of two spectacular homeschooled children and wife to a kind and patient man.

I’ve always been a news junkie, but in early 2009, news headlines hit a little too close to home with stories of an American economy that was near to rock bottom, layoffs and bankruptcies everywhere, and with just a quick look around my neighborhood I saw how those stories were affecting everyday people like me. So many good, hardworking people lost their jobs, homes, and financial security, almost overnight.

I knew it could happen to us.

That’s when I began digging around the internet for information about how I, an average suburban mom, could protect my family and our lifestyle. It didn’t take long before I ended up in the realm…


Continue reading about Lisa Bedford by visiting her blog, “The Survival Mom” here.



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