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Topics and links to help you in survival situations

Weather and Hypothermia- a Deadly Combination star
Recently four friends went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and only one survived. Weather, boating safety and hypothermia may have played a roll in this tragedy.

2008- Worst Tornado Season in Ten Years star
Recognizing the signs of a tornado and knowing what to do

Bad Things Happen to Good People star
Scouts die in a tornado in Iowa, hiker dies on a day trip up Mt. Rainier, a teenager dies in a boating accident. Can we learn from these tragedies?

Be Prepared- the Survival Bracelet star
Being prepared means you are ready for unanticipated situations. Often you need some line for securing items or joining things together. The survival bracelet gives you a neat way to have line when you need it.

Be Safe. Be Prepared. star
Many bad situations can be avoided by being aware of your surroundings, being alert to potential problems or having a plan before trouble starts. The "Color Code of Mental Awareness" discusses how you can develop skills to protect yourself.

Child Lost in the Woods… Survival Time star
Children can get lost in the woods. These are some survival tips to help them return safely.

Cold Weather and Hypothermia star
In all cold weather activities hypothermia is a danger. Recognizing the symptoms and treating the problem are not simple.

First Aid Time is Any Time star
A review of First Aid situations and a link to a First Aid Quiz

Forget Standard CPR Techniques? Maybe. star
A new "Hands Only" CPR technique is approved by the American Heart Association for use in some specific situations.

Forget Standard CPR Techniques? Maybe. star
In the right situation Hands-Only CPR can be as effective as normal CPR.

Hypothermia- a Sneaky and Serious Condition star
Knowing the signs and symptoms of hypothermia can prevent a happy outing from becoming a tragic one.

January- Time to Think About Cold Weather Survival star
Preparing for cold weather camping is mental as well as physical.

Small Children and Pool Safety star
Preventative measures and safety procedures to help keep a home pool tragedy from happening.

Summer Safety for Your Pets and You star
Exercising in the summer means looking for signs of heat problems in you and your pet (dog). What are the warning signs and treatment for heat related problems in a dog?

Survival Story- Stay Focused Until It’s Over star
A true survival story after ejecting from an F-4 during carrier operations

Survival- a State of Mind star
Survival is something we need to think about in everyday situations- not just when we are going on a campout.

Tornadoes and Tornado Alley- A Storm to Perfection star
Understanding tornadoes and tornado safety.

Two Families Lost in City Park star
Two dads with small children get lost in a park in the middle of the city. What can we learn from their experience?

Water Safety- More Than Just Lifejackets star
We usually instruct Scouts about water and boating safety. Adults need to review boating safety rules as well.

Winter Survival Means C.O.L.D. star
Using the COLD concept in cold weather survival

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