Survival Scout Tips — Hunting

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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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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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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