Survival Scout Tips

Preparing for the 1st Water Shortage Declaration

The western U.S. is facing a major water crisis, which is being called a megadrought. While it is currently affecting the water sources out west, the rest of America will soon feel the repercussions. According to Market Watch, “Right now, about 84% of the western U.S. is under some level of drought, and there is no sign of relief. Several types of drought are converging in the West this year, and all are at or near record levels.” The combination of meteorological drought, hydrological drought, agricultural drought, ecological drought, and anthropogenic drought have led America’s greatest water reservoirs, including the...

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Top 12 Father’s Day Gifts for the Prepper Dad Who Has Everything

Here’s a list of the very best Father’s Day gifts for prepper dads. It’s full of ideas for affordable items that every father needs, but not everyone has.

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27 Ways to Use Empty Food Buckets for Survival

The best products to own are ones with multiple uses, like the bucket your long-term food comes in. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize when they purchase long-term emergency food packaged in food-grade buckets that the buckets themselves are worth their weight in gold. Let’s say you face some sort of disaster where you have to break into your long-term emergency food. Once the food is gone, don’t throw out the bucket – it can be used over and over again in a variety of ways, some of which may even help you survive extreme situations. Not All Food Buckets Are...

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Cook with Cast Iron like the Settlers

The cast iron skillet your granny used is more than an heirloom to decorate your kitchen. Cast iron holds a special place in American history and, some might argue, helped the brave settlers blaze new trails. George Washington’s grandmother, Mary Hewes, saw so much value in her cast iron that she specified whom the pieces should go to in her will (her daughter Mary Ball, Washington’s mother). Fast forward to today, and that Griswold cast iron skillet is a collector’s item that’s still being used. Even if your family doesn’t have a cast iron skillet that has been passed down...

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How to Stock Up Survival Supplies Without Breaking the Bank

Survival gear and supplies are expensive. If you aren’t careful, you will go over budget purchasing emergency tools. Here’s how to avoid overspending.

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Food Prices Are about to Skyrocket. Here’s Why.

Americans are facing a perfect storm of supply chain disruptions and vulnerabilities, bad weather, trucker shortages, and more. As a result, food costs are on the rise. Here's why and how to prepare.

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20 Outdoor Survival Items and Skills That May Save Your Life

We never know when something is going to go wrong during an outdoor adventure. Learn the 20 most important survival skills and items are, as well as tips for how to put them to use. 

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How to Protect Your Digital Privacy - Including Your Address

After so many high-profile data breaches, it’s surprising how free millions of Americans are with their online information. Many are quick to do things like share their travels on social media (announcing to criminals that their homes are unoccupied) and buy from unsecure websites, risking their financial security. But what about those of us who are cautious with what we share and where we shop online? We’re safe, right? WRONG. According to Norton Security, “Online privacy has less to do with what you are doing, and more to do with who you are AND what you are doing. On the...

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The Best Ways to Store Food Long Term

Unfortunately, even those of us who take food preparedness seriously may not be storing our long-term food supplies properly. Long-term food needs to be safely stored or else an entire supply can be ruined. That’s why a stockpile of canned goods from the grocery store  may not actually help you when you need it—the same goes for emergency food kits in unsealed containers like plastic totes. Keep reading for the best ways to store food so you don’t risk losing the supplies you’ve worked so hard to stockpile. The Basics of Long-Term Food Storage Whether you are storing emergency food...

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Water Contamination in the U.S. Is an Issue. Here’s What You Need to Know.

An alarming new study reveals an increasing number of US homes are dealing with contaminated drinking water. These signs may reveal if your water is at risk.

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