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Medical / First Aid Safety Advice

How to Maintain Your Mental Health in Isolation

Maybe the events of the past year haven’t tested your mettle enough, or perhaps too much cabin fever has you itching for an extended solo trek. Spending time in isolation has inspired poets and off-the-grid types since time immemorial.  Plus, sometimes, you just want to be alone. However, human beings are social animals, and you […]

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Medical / First Aid

The Prepper’s Medical Handbook Review

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I was sent the Kindle version of The Prepper’s Medical Handbook by the author in exchange for an honest review, and I’m thankful to Dr. Forgey for the opportunity. For starters, I actually own more than one copy of his excellent Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid book (they’re older editions, […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Food / Water Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

Looking Back, How Prepared Were You?

Now that it seems some of the coronavirus restrictions are going to be lifted soon, I figured it would be a good time to look back and think about how prepared you and I were for what happened as I suspect this is just round one, but let’s hope and pray we’re done for a […]

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DIY Projects Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

DIY Mask Better Than N-95?

A few weeks ago a nice lady, Donna, sent me an email talking about many things, one of which was making your own DIY masks from HVAC filter material since there’s been a shortage of N-95 masks. I thought that was an interesting idea but, because I already had some N-95 and other masks myself, […]

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Medical / First Aid Safety Advice

Got Poison Control? (Poison.org)

I was recently listening to a podcast by Radiolab on the Poison Control Center at Poison.org; you can learn more about that particular episode here. In that episode I learned some interesting things, like how many centers there are (55), how many calls they get per year (around 80,000 per call center), and how it […]

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Medical / First Aid

TrueClot Wound Packing Trainer

This is a neat training prop for simulating wound packing from TrueClot.com. Their training kits, for example, are the perfect option to practice with to simulate a realistic environment, but don’t look too hard at their pricing (must purchase from a different website) because it WILL give you sticker shock! If, however, you have a […]

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Medical / First Aid Skills / Knowledge

Fire Cider – Natural Cold Killer!

Want to get a head start on staying healthy for the cold season? Try this “fire cider” recipe which, to be honest, sounds like it would be a tough drink to stomach, lol. Regardless, the drink does contain quite a few beneficial ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, garlic, and ginger, each of which are […]

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Disaster Planning Medical / First Aid

Bleeding Control Kit

SkinnyMedic (his handle on YouTube) has created a reasonably priced bleeding control kit with the expectation that this could be used by teenagers or middle school kids to stop a severe bleeding event with some training, of course. In this video he includes both demonstrations of children using the kit as well as a run-through of […]

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Medical / First Aid

AMP-3 Outfitters Medical Kit Clinic in a Roll

This is a well thought out and organized rolled-up medical kit that makes everything you would need in an emergency easily accessible. You can grab one here and get a 15% discount with the code “Sootch15”. Now, watch the video review…

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Medical / First Aid

30+ Piece Vehicle First Aid Kit

I’m a big fan of including a relatively large first aid kit in your car for preparedness reasons and, though my kit is a bit different than what’s shown in the video, what they include is a good place to start. Personally, I like to include some serious trauma dressings as well, such as the […]