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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 Video

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 Video

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 Video

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 […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Medical / First Aid

WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic

“WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic,” this was the cover title on a recent Time magazine article I read while waiting at my kid’s orthodontics appointment the other day. I was intrigued. What did Time magazine know that I didn’t? Well, a few things, in fact. For example, I did learn that “the […]