Survival Scout Tips — Fishing

Top 12 Father’s Day Gifts for the Prepper Dad Who Has Everything

Here’s a list of the very best Father’s Day gifts for prepper dads. It’s full of ideas for affordable items that every father needs, but not everyone has.

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Survival Fishing Part 4

In this fourth and final installment of our fishing-focused series, you’ll learn how to store, clean, and prepare fish to eat. It’s a skill we should all have.

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10 Survival Lessons from the Great Depression

As we’ve seen with the 2008 great recession and the stock market ups and downs the past few weeks, our society will never be immune to negative economic outcomes. Whether it be a stock market crash or a foreign attack on our banking systems, there are a variety of potential situations that could negatively impact our financial well-being as individuals and as a country.  Fortunately, there’s a lot we can learn about preparation for economic worst-case scenarios simply by looking at the recent past--the Great Depression for example.  The Great Depression started when the stock market crashed in 1929 and...

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Top 15 Preparedness Items That Disappear When Disasters Strike

When there’s a disaster, many popular items sell out and become unavailable. Here are 15 preparedness items that tend to disappear rapidly and would be great for barter.

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Survival Lessons We Can Glean From Castaway

Tom Hanks featured in the movie Castaway Since the time that humans began building and sailing ships, the premise of being stranded on a deserted island has been used in many epic survival stories.  We laughed at Gilligan’s Island. That was being stranded in luxury! One story from recent popular culture is the one portrayed in the fictional survival film Castaway. The film premiered in 2000, stealing the hearts of moviegoers. Both comedic and dramatic, the film features Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who becomes stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. While the movie...

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Survival Fishing Part 3: Reading the Water

It’s called “reading the water.”

Once you’ve found a piece of water to fish, you need to be able to find the fish.

This is not always obvious and takes some practice to learn. Just like learning to read a book, it might seem strange at first, but will become second nature if you keep some guidelines in mind.

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A History of Hard Work – The Truth Behind Our Family Trees

Many turn to the preparedness and self-reliance lifestyle because we are shocked at how far we’ve gotten away from these traditions. If you feel this way, then you’ve found the right community.

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Part 2: Survival Fishing Tactics and Techniques

One of the most ubiquitous images of fishing in our culture is with a rod and reel. It is also called “angling” because of the angle the line forms from the tip of the rod to the fish when hooked up. However, some forms of angling, like cane pole fishing, don’t use reels and are still considered angling.

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Hook, Line and Survival – Learning the Skill of Fishing

Today I want to launch a topic I can’t believe we haven’t covered in our Survival Scouts before: fishing for survival.

It’s something I’ve been doing with my family since I was old enough to stand on my own two feet.

It’s also invaluable as a skill to have in a crisis. I’d like to share my expertise with you over the course of a series of articles, so that you may add this survival skill to your quiver.

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The One Survival Skill You Might Be Missing

Last week, I wrote to you about Steve Callahan's story of survival at sea. In case you missed it, you can click here to read all about it.   What's your situational awareness? Callahan's story had two powerful lessons that we can all apply to our preparedness journey. I felt that one of those lessons deserved a bit more attention - the power of improvisation in a survival situation. Today, I wanted to share some practical tips for developing those improvisation skills. BECOME A SURVIVAL IMPROVISER   Improvisation. Most people are familiar with the kind of improv you might see...

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