Survival Scout Tips — global conflict

Civil Unrest: A Glimpse Into 3 Current Situations and Applicable Lessons

Civil unrest is on the rise worldwide, from Santiago to Hong Kong. Discover how to prepare for and protect yourself if violence and looting break out, even here in the U.S.

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When Governments Kill the Internet

More than a quarter of countries in the world have cut off civilian access to the Internet and communication tools. Learn more about what’s happening and how to prepare accordingly.

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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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From Belgium to Japan: Nuclear Blackouts

Nuclear blackouts are not only a real possibility--they can affect your access to supplies and services. Our world is no stranger to widespread blackouts caused by malfunctions or shutdowns of nuclear reactors. Here's what you need to know to prepare. 

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1,425 Days: Survival Lessons from Bosnia

Imagine no water, electricity, and supplies for 1,425 days. It happened recently. And we're not talking about Venezuela here. Let’s revisit what happened during the Bosnian war, and discover valuable survival tips we should learn from along the way. 

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Living Through the Venezuelan Blackout: One Resident’s Account

The recent blackout across Venezuela, with continuing rolling blackouts, is the largest the country ever experienced. Read one individual’s shocking account of how she and her family endured to survive with no electricity.

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Surviving Venezuela: Lessons from a Country in Crisis

Most of Venezuela went without power for about a week. Learn more about what ordinary citizens there did to survive, and learn how to prepare for a similar disaster here in the U.S. 

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The State of our Nuclear Preparedness

“The United States is probably less prepared for any kind of nuclear detonation than it has been at any time since the Cold War,” according to Alex Wellerstein, historian of science and tech at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Recent Black Swan Events: 3 You May Have Missed

Recent Black Swan Events: 3 You May Have Missed A few years back, a friend who is also a prepper turned me on to a new phrase: Black Swan Events. Shortly after he told me about it, I got to digging. You can read our first write up on these events via the link at the bottom of this article. To quickly summarize and define, here’s what a Black Swan event is: A Black Swan event is a large-scale event that has huge impacts, but seems to come out of nowhere. The term was coined in the 2007 book, The...

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Starfish Prime: The First Major, Observable Man-made EMP in History

Just 5 days after Independence Day in 1962, our military put on its own show in the sky across the Pacific. In a project code-named Starfish Prime part of Operation Fishbowl, the Atomic Energy Commission launched a thermonuclear warhead on the nose of a Thor rocket, detonating 250 miles above the ocean. People from Hawaii to New Zealand witnessed a sky illuminated with rainbow stripes and artificial auroras. These auroras, we now know, are caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation, or EMPs. Solar flares cause the natural auroras like our Northern Lights, and can occasionally cause massive EMPs. This was...

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