Survival Scout Tips — Contaminants

Survival Depends on Clean Water: How to Purify It

In 2017, more than 220 million people worldwide sought treatment for schistosomiasis – “an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms contracted through exposure to infested water.” This disease is not the only consequence of contaminated water. Each year, 485,000 people die from diarrheal deaths as a result of drinking contaminated water. You may think these shockingly high numbers come from third-world countries, but this is not true. The Flint water crisis made it clear that, even in America, we have to protect ourselves against unclean water. Moreover, Science Magazine claims, “In any given year from 1982 to 2015,...

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What to Do during a Boil Water Advisory Order

Boil water advisory orders are not to be taken lightly. Discover what they are, why they are issued, and what to do to remain safe and healthy in case one is issued in your area.

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5 Ways to Purify Drinking Water in the Event of an Emergency

Will you be able to purify drinking water in the event of an emergency? Keep reading to make sure you know how to prepare while there is time. 

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How to Prepare in the Event of a Volcanic Eruption

Whether you realize it or not, there are volcanoes everywhere. In fact, the American Geosciences Institute tells us that there are 169 active volcanoes in the U.S. alone. To put that in perspective, a 10th of the world's population lives within the potential footprint of volcanoes.

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The Woburn Water Contamination Epidemic

How Undetected Toxic Pollutants Ailed a Community and What We Can Do to Ensure a Similar Situation Never Happens Again  Water is one of the single most important elements for survival.  Without it, most can’t live longer than 3-5 days. And, if you do manage to survive that long without water, you’re likely to face serious health consequences due to dehydration.  As Americans, we are fortunate to have access safe drinking water almost anywhere we go. And, it’s not often that we have to worry about the water we are drinking.  That being said, there are many toxic chemicals and...

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5 Hurricane Preparedness Lessons from History

With hurricane season in full swing, now is the time to remember five key preparedness lessons from these storms to keep you and your family safe.

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Is Your Plan Water-Contamination Proof?

As the well-known survivalist Rule of Threes states, we can only survive three days without safe water. In comparison, we can survive three weeks without food. As Grant explained last week, water is the foundation for taking care of our other survival needs. It's certainly difficult to cook or prepare food without water. And being delirious from dehydration makes it nearly impossible to find or build an adequate shelter. So, it is our expert opinion that water is the single most important element to survival. Keys to Filtration in a Crisis Many Americans filter their water every day. While we...

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Life-Giving and Deadly: How to Prepare for Water Contamination

Water everywhere, but not a safe drop to drink. It's something many of us take for granted - that the water we drink is safe and clean. Not safe for me, my family - false security However, many people overlook the potential dangers of water contamination. It could happen during a crisis or develop over time, which is why I'm reaching out today. I want to explore three crucial points to consider about your water and why you need powerful filtration - every day. LIFE-GIVING AND DEADLY:HOW TO PREPARE FOR WATER CONTAMINATION   To get water, most of us just...

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Chaos Brewing? Don't Wait for the World to Boil Over

When in wait and see mode... Have you ever got that feeling that you might be dreaming, even though you know you are fully awake? Or perhaps it's the world that is sleeping, and we're just waiting for it to "snap out of it." That's the feeling I have this morning. The world is currently in "wait and see" mode. This approach worries me more than anything else. As Patriots, it's our duty to see the world as it truly is, and take action. Not sit on our hands and wait. That's why I'm writing you this urgent message today....

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1 in a Billion - A Chance Not Worth the Risk

1 in a billion. What's in your tap water? If that's your chance of winning the lottery, you might say you have low odds of winning. But if you're talking about certain contaminants in drinking water, 1 part in a billion can be all it takes to seriously affect your health. Drinking water safety is something all of us need to take very seriously, especially given new reports and crises popping up nearly every week. That's why we're devoting this entire Survival Scout to the latest issues surrounding water safety. We'll dig into the reports, tell you what you need...

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