Survival Scout Tips — water
In 2017, more than 220 million people worldwide sought treatment for schistosomiasis – “an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms contracted through exposure to infested water.” This disease is not the only consequence of contaminated water. Each year, 485,000 people die from diarrheal deaths as a result of drinking contaminated water. You may think these shockingly high numbers come from third-world countries, but this is not true. The Flint water crisis made it clear that, even in America, we have to protect ourselves against unclean water. Moreover, Science Magazine claims, “In any given year from 1982 to 2015,...
Hydrogen peroxide can be used for a variety of disinfecting and cleaning purposes and comes in handy during disasters. Here are six uses and you can add more.
This Veterans Day, study up on soldier survival lessons, and honor our servicemen and women throughout history.
Will you be able to purify drinking water in the event of an emergency? Keep reading to make sure you know how to prepare while there is time.
Imagine no water, electricity, and supplies for 1,425 days. It happened recently. And we're not talking about Venezuela here. Let’s revisit what happened during the Bosnian war, and discover valuable survival tips we should learn from along the way.
How Undetected Toxic Pollutants Ailed a Community and What We Can Do to Ensure a Similar Situation Never Happens Again Water is one of the single most important elements for survival. Without it, most can’t live longer than 3-5 days. And, if you do manage to survive that long without water, you’re likely to face serious health consequences due to dehydration. As Americans, we are fortunate to have access safe drinking water almost anywhere we go. And, it’s not often that we have to worry about the water we are drinking. That being said, there are many toxic chemicals and...