Survival Scout Tips
By now, pretty much all of us have seen the terrifying images of orange waves of fire ripping through California and other states across the western U.S. The situation is serious and a matter of life or death for millions.
But there’s a lot more going on here behind the devastating flames.
The 106 large wildfires that are burning in 15 states as of August 9 may have far reaching effects that can disrupt your daily routine. You may have to kick in your emergency plan.
Whenever we ask people “what” they’re preparing for, the responses tend to be the scarier things. Natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes. Acts of war or terror. Complete economic collapse.
Preparing for these things certainly makes them scarier. Our preparedness advisors are well-versed in helping you do just that.
But, do you know what’s the most-common reason that people use their emergency survival food and supplies? It’s personal hardship.
Several years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to fly. My motivation was simple. Flying scared the heck out of me. I travelled so much for business that I had gained platinum status with my preferred airline. But every single flight terrified me. I would always send my wife a text before taking off, so the last message she had from me on her phone was “I love you.” I was convinced that every flight would be my last.
It’s called “reading the water.”
Once you’ve found a piece of water to fish, you need to be able to find the fish.
This is not always obvious and takes some practice to learn. Just like learning to read a book, it might seem strange at first, but will become second nature if you keep some guidelines in mind.
“The United States is probably less prepared for any kind of nuclear detonation than it has been at any time since the Cold War,” according to Alex Wellerstein, historian of science and tech at Stevens Institute of Technology.