Survival Scout Tips — disease

Heard of Operation Dark Winter? Here’s Why It Matters Now.

Operation Dark Winter, a senior-level war game, simulated how a biological warfare attack would devastate the U.S. Learn what the exercise showed and why it matters more than ever before.

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3 Lessons From The Great Plague We Can Learn From

In the 17th century, the effects of The Great Plague devastated London and lasted for 18 months. Here are three lessons we can glean from it on how to make long term preparations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 History Can Teach Us about Second Waves

As states start to ease COVID-19 restrictions, it’s important to review the dangerous consequences of the second and third waves of the Spanish flu of 1918.

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Hardships of Jamestown: 3 Universal Lessons

Jamestown, Virginia, was the first English settlement in the United States. There are a few key lessons we can take away from the Jamestown settlers’ quest for survival.

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Ebola Spreads in Africa: What Americans Need to Know

Officially declared a “global emergency,” the latest outbreak of Ebola in Africa requires all of our attention. The mainstream media continues to ignore the story. 

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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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Surviving Valley Forge: 5 Takeaways for Survivalists

Not only was Valley Forge an important example of the American army’s strength and unity during the Revolution--it’s also a terrific example of what to do (and not do) in the face of brutal conditions. These lessons can still apply today when it comes to survival. 

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The Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Using History to Protect Our Future

The 1918 influenza pandemic was one of the deadliest viral outbreaks in history.  Discover what preparedness skills we learned and how to use them in the event of an emergency.

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Summer's Not Official Yet – But Crises are Already Boiling

Elizabeth Anderson digests the preparedness news you need to know before summer officially arrives. The prognosis is not pretty, but we are confident in our preparedness planning. Are you?

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