Survival Scout Tips — survival

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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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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The Trapped Chilean Mine Workers are Proof a Survival Mindset Works

The dramatic survival story of the 33 men trapped underground in a mine in Chile in 2010 can teach us valuable survival mindset lessons.

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12 Survival Skills All Families Should Know

We never know when disaster will strike, but we can prepare our families to survive by teaching them these 12 essential survival skills.

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6 Unconventional Ways To Start A Fire In An Emergency

Knowing how to start a fire is critical for survival. But what if you lack the basic supplies? Learn six unconventional ways to start a fire in an emergency.

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Temperatures Are Dropping...Are You Ready?

Surviving the elements, especially in low temperatures, is a challenge. Discover key lessons for beating the cold from what happened in three inspiring winter survival stories. 

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Hiking Safety 101: Amanda Eller’s Story

With the warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time to go hiking or camping. But what happens if you get lost or stranded? Will you be prepared? 

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Stranded: 3 Epic Stories of Survival

Getting stranded can happen to anyone. Perhaps it’s taking a wrong turn in a snowstorm and getting stuck alongside the road. Or falling and injuring yourself while hiking solo on a vacation in the mountains. When it happens, no one wants to be caught unprepared without the knowledge and tools for survival. 

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Surviving Valley Forge: 5 Takeaways for Survivalists

Not only was Valley Forge an important example of the American army’s strength and unity during the Revolution--it’s also a terrific example of what to do (and not do) in the face of brutal conditions. These lessons can still apply today when it comes to survival. 

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