Survival Scout Tips — survival
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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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Tom Hanks featured in the movie Castaway Since the time that humans began building and sailing ships, the premise of being stranded on a deserted island has been used in many epic survival stories. We laughed at Gilligan’s Island. That was being stranded in luxury! One story from recent popular culture is the one portrayed in the fictional survival film Castaway. The film premiered in 2000, stealing the hearts of moviegoers. Both comedic and dramatic, the film features Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who becomes stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. While the movie...
As parents and adults, it’s our job to teach kids emergency preparedness skills so they can survive a tragedy when there are no adults around.
Pouring Rain, Howling Wind and a Campfire: Lessons from the Boy Scouts
MPS advisor Grant Miller tells a tale from a recent Boy Scouts’ outing he helped lead. The lessons of getting a simple fire going in tough conditions and what it means for our preparedness journeys.
With major winter storms and arctic blasts crossing the nation, it seems a good time to learn from some brutal seasonal weather events that plagued our forefathers. Harsh winters threatened pioneers with countless dangers-cold, illness, starvation. Surviving on the frontier depended on preparedness and treating winter as a formidable obstacle. For many people today, the biggest challenge of winter is setting aside enough time to scrape snow and ice off cars or reducing skyrocketing heating bills. However, history teaches us that you and your family should be prepared for a winter crisis. Whether you live in a warmer climate or...