Survival Scout Tips

Opposable Thumbs? There's More...

Opposable Thumbs? There's More... There is one peculiar thing that sets us apart from every other species on this planet. Most scientists would say it's our opposable thumbs. Some religious leaders would argue it's the existence of a soul. But I think there's something entirely different that sets us apart. I'll give you my theory below, but first I want to share something personal with you. Recently, I had a birthday. It seems like each year I'm blessed to walk this earth, I'm forced to face my own mortality more and more. Taking a flight of stairs isn't as easy...

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Christmas Riots? The History of "Merry Christmas"

Christmas Riots? The History of "Merry Christmas" Around here, we're not afraid of being politically incorrect. Apparently, the PC police would have you believe that saying "Happy Holidays" is the only appropriate greeting for this time of year. Everything else is "banned". You may have noticed by now that we're not shying away from saying "Merry Christmas", and we have a good reason to stand up for our right to do so. More on that a little later. First, let's take a little look at the history of Christmas in America, dating back before the Revolution. From 1659 to 1681,...

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What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?

What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? You might recognize the line - it’s from a sea shanty tune sung on old military vessels by the crew as they worked. So, what do you do with a drunken sailor? One of the proposed solutions of the song is to “...shave his belly with a rusty razor.” I propose something a little different: thank him. I had better explain myself before I’m accused of hitting the sauce. You see, in Colonial America, we loved our alcohol. Back then we believed alcohol could cure the sick and make strong those who...

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Patriots Eating Dog Food? Read This Special Report

PATRIOTS EATING DOG FOOD? READ THIS SPECIAL REPORT... I've finally decided to share another little known secret of the food storage industry. One that likely will result in me getting nasty letters from some of my competitors. Some of whom are people I personally know. But the truth needs to be said! The secret that the preparedness industry - and indeed the food industry in general - doesn't want you to know is that there are three major classifications for food ingredients. 1.    Fresh Produce 2.    Rejeced from fresh, assigned to dry goods 3.    Rejected from dry goods   The...

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Don't Get Caught Unprepared This Fall

Don't Get Caught Unprepared This Fall If you're anything like me, you're looking forward to the end of summer. Why? Because it signifies the coming of harvest when we can literally enjoy the fruits of our labor. When I look out on my patriot garden, I know I've helped my family become self-reliant in a time of uncertainty and instability. You can't beat that feeling. I also know that fall is the season when emergencies and crises tend to strike. Remember last fall? I remember millions of parents were worried sick about sending their children to school, not knowing if...

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