Survival Scout Tips — preparedness

What We Can Learn from the Make Do and Mend Campaign

The Make Do and Mend campaign of WWII was designed to help with rationing, but the idea behind it is still useful today, especially in disasters.

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15 Preparedness Tools We Are Thankful For

Even during what has to be the weirdest year (please go away, 2020), it’s important to find things to be thankful for. Here's our list of 15.

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Extreme Survival Lessons from the Donner Party

The true history of the Donner Party’s failed expedition teaches valuable survival lessons we can put in place today.

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What Nobody Expects Is Usually the Worst

As tensions rise over delayed election results, it’s important to be on your toes and expect the unexpected. It's time to prepare as another Black Swan Event may be brewing.

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How to Leverage Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Social media has significant potential to keep you safe and even save your life once disaster strikes...but you need to know how to use it correctly. Keep reading for key dos and don’ts.

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Why a One-Year Food Supply Is Critical for Survival

Extreme weather events, social unrest, natural disasters, and military conflicts can interrupt or deplete our food chain for an extended period of time. Having a year’s worth of food will help you survive.

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What Little House on the Prairie Teaches Us about Preparedness

The classic TV show Little House on the Prairie has much to teach us about self-sufficiency and the importance of being prepared. It’s no wonder it’s making a comeback right now.

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25 Ways to Use Duct Tape in an Emergency

When it comes to go-to supplies for survival, duct tape is at the top of the list. Yes, duct tape. Let’s put it this way--if duct tape is a go-to for MacGyver and the astronauts on Apollo 13, then it is an item you should not pass on. MacGyver (the original MacGyver and not the rebooted version) famously said, “If I had some duct tape, I could fix that.” Never without his trusty Swiss army knife and duct tape, MacGyver saved the day in each episode. Whether he was using it to keep on a baby’s diaper or to repair...

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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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4 Ways to Prepare for and Deal with Disasters in Urban Settings

People living in urban environments face different disaster-related challenges than those in suburban or rural settings. Discover four tips to keep in mind if you live in or visit cities.

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