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Be Prepared: Scouting


 

Be Prepared: Scouting

As a Scoutmaster I take Boy Scouts to summer camp. They sleep in sleeping bags, live in tents, use pit toilets, go everywhere in sweltering heat, get wet when it rains, say they have a good time, and pay good money to spend a week at camp. They’re nuts!

In an emergency or a disaster, my Boy Scouts could teach YOU how to survive. They can do it with style. They can make their own shelters, their own sleeping gear, their own cooking gear, their own fires – and they know how to use them. Sure, they’re doing all this at a “Boy Scout” level. Are you up to that level yet? See the Tip “Cheap Emergency Preparedness Manuals” to get the low-down on Boy Scout books. They’re the best and cheapest preparedness manuals on the market.

Many DisasterGuy.com tips are outdoor tips. Here are some Tips that can be used in Scouting:

The DisasterGuy.com Tips aren’t just for Boy Scouts. In my church, I teach the young women camping techniques before they go to camp. The Tips would work for Girl Scouts, Royal Rangers, YMCA, or YWCA… any youth! And for their parents and leaders!

 
  Scouting  
Disaster Preparation  
Disaster Plan for Your Family!
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Disaster Preparedness List - Are You Ready?
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Free LDS Preparedness Manual x
Emergency Prepardness Manuals from Scouting
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Scout Skils for Adults 1 Tenderfoot

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Scout Skills for Adults 2 2nd Class x
Scout Skills for Adults 3 First Class
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"Backwoodsman" a Magazine for You!
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Emergency Kits  
72-hour Emergency Bug-Out Kit for 2 Adults!
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Emergency Prep Catalogues: Copy Them!
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FEMA Disaster Supply Kit (4 Parts) 
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$20 72-Hour Emergency Kit: DIY!
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Pocket Bug-Out Kit!
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SAS Survival Manual's Survival Kits
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Emergency/Prep Catalogs - Copy Them
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Emergency Prepardness Manuals from Scouting
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Communications  
Cheap Backup Cell Phones
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Transistor Radio for Broadcast News!
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Light Wand That's Highly Visible!
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Weather Radio Broadcasts-Free: from NOAA!
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Signal Mirror Accuracy!
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Food/Cooking/Heating  
Cook Quick & Easy Food in an Emergency  
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Cooking Gear Homemade and DIY!
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Chopsticks for Survival: DIY!
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Pocketknives!
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Plastic Bags are Very Strong
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Propane Tank Know
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Use Propane Camping Stove fpr Emergency Cooking
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MREs - The Real Story
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Evacuation  
Backpack from Pants: DIY!
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Buck Saw that Folds – A $6 DIY!
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Foot and Hand Warmers–DIY!
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Sleeping Pad: DIY!
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Wool = Warmth!
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Fire  
Firestarters – These are Fantastic!   
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Lighters to Make Fire! 
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Magnifying Glass Starts Fire!
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Match Safe from Plastic Prescription Bottle: DIY!
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Fire = Steel Wool + 9V Battery!
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Firestarting with Trick Re-lighting Candles!
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Waterproof Matches with Clear Nail Polish!
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Campfire Building
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Finding Directions  
Find North by Using Big Dipper!  
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You Can’t Get Lost IF You Stay Inside the Box!
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Shelter  
Wind, Earthquake, or Fire Damage to Buildings!
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Shut Off Your Electricity, Gas, and Water!  
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Hygiene  
Sponge Baths Take Little Water!
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Toilet Paper Alternative!
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Toilet Paper in a Plastic Bag!
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No 5 Second Rule Applies
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Take a Navy Shower
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Light  
LED Headlight on Your Baseball Cap!
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Flashlight Alternatives!
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Kerosene Lamp Wick Gives Twice the Light
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Walking in the Dark
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Emergency Power from a 12-volt Inverter!
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Flashlight by Every Bed and Door

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Battery-Powered Lanterns
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Lighted Safety Cone Pinpoints You
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Photoluminescent Reusable Glow Stick
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Use Carbide Miner's Lamp for Emergency Light
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Medical  
Oral Rehydration Formula: DIY!
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No 5-Second Rule Applies!
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Emergency Medical Info on Your Cell Phone
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Bug Bites, Stings, Chiggers, Ricks, and Mosquitoes
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Cactus, Ringworm, Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
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Snake Bite and Disclocated Fingers and Toes
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Prickly Heat? Use Antiperspirant!
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Shelter  
Garbage Bag Raincoat!
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Space Blankets for Warmth!
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Water  
Purify Water Cheaply by Heating, Not Boiling!
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Canteens from Water Bottles!
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Other  
Rope Facts You Need to Know!
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Tell Time until Sunset by the Sun!
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Rain Today? How Do You Predict It?   
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Whipping a Rope
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Pop Can Fishing Reel
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Vision Improves by Squinting Thru Fingers
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Low-Tech vs High-Tech Gear
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Otzi the Iceman and Today's Equivalent Gear
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