Survival Scout Tips — planning

What to Do If Disaster Strikes on Vacation

Disaster can strike anywhere, anytime--even while on vacation. Sometimes there’s no getting around it--discover what to do if you find yourself in this predicament.

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Disaster Preparedness for Women 101

If you’re a woman, preparing for a disaster involves a few additional important details to keep in mind. Learn how to prepare to manage your period, breastfeed, and more in an emergency situation. 

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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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3 Locations to Avoid during a Disaster

When disaster strikes, there are certain places you and your family should avoid at all costs. Here are three of them. 

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Tips to Ensure Financial Security During A Disaster

Whether a natural, man-made, or economic disaster, you don’t want to be caught unprepared financially. Here are four financial security tips every American should keep in mind.

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Lessons from Nebraska to Tennessee: Tips to Survive Flooding Fallout

A bomb cyclone, torrential rains and historic flooding effect more than farm fields and homes--learn more about how to prepare for the worst-case scenario that’s brewing through the heart of the United States. 

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Lessons from the Northeast Blackout of 2003

At its peak, 50 million people were without power for as long as four days. It was one of the largest blackouts to date. Here are a few lessons we can use to prepare for future blackouts. 

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Special Report: Building a Culture of Preparedness

Building a Culture of Preparedness In FEMA's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, recently published and outlined in comments to the House Homeland Security Committee – the first strategic goal reads: "building a culture of preparedness." Seeing this intrigued me. As most in the prepper community, I've been skeptical of FEMA for some time now. But "building a culture of preparedness" does not sound like the FEMA I know. In fact, it's exactly what we've been doing at My Patriot Supply for a decade now. Naturally, I needed to read the full plan to understand how this culture of preparedness would be defined....

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Clutter is a Prepper's Worst Enemy

We all know preparedness is a journey. Journeys take time. Over this course of time, we add supplies and contingencies to our preps. We become more self-reliant, but we also have even more of a need for organization. I realized how important this was recently while visiting a preparedness-minded friend. A few weeks ago, this friend invited my wife and I over for a cookout. While my friend's wife and mine prepared food inside, my friend and I went to light the grill. When we got outside, my friend quickly realized the propane tank on the grill was empty. "No...

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Salvage Today's Food Supply to Protect Tomorrow's

SALVAGE TODAY’S FOOD SUPPLY TO PROTECT TOMORROW’S 31% of all available food in the U.S. goes to waste. Let’s break down what that means for the average household. According to a report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), "American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate for the average family of four is $1,365 to $2,275 annually." For those of us trying to stretch our budget for preparedness, reducing waste can be huge. Using the money we save by not wasting food can translate into emergency food storage that can...

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