Survival Scout Tips

The Story Behind the Text from the President

On Wednesday, October 3, over 100 million Americans received a presidential emergency text alert around 2:18 PM ET on their cell phones.  For most, getting this alert was nothing more than another buzz coming from the phone.  Some people found it humorous, cracking jokes about how the president can now reach us through Twitter AND our smart phones! But for others, this alert came as a surprise. After all, it’s not every day that you get a text message from the president (or the Office of the President in this case).  Thankfully, the message we received was simply a test. ...

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How to Prepare in the Event of a Volcanic Eruption

Whether you realize it or not, there are volcanoes everywhere. In fact, the American Geosciences Institute tells us that there are 169 active volcanoes in the U.S. alone. To put that in perspective, a 10th of the world's population lives within the potential footprint of volcanoes.

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The Woburn Water Contamination Epidemic

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...

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5 Hurricane Preparedness Lessons from History

With hurricane season in full swing, now is the time to remember five key preparedness lessons from these storms to keep you and your family safe.

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The Science Behind Solar Flares and the Grid

Understanding the facts and history behind solar flares will help you and your family know how to prepare for a worst-case scenario. A handful of solar flares over the last century have resulted in well-documented disruptions to Earth’s electromagnetic field. 

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