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Medical / First Aid

Check Your First Aid Supplies Lately? I Just Did And I Was Shocked At My Failure…

The other day my kid was feeling sick with sinus pressure so I went looking for some Children’s Mucinex and, while I had two bottles, they had apparently “expired” about three years ago. Now, normally I wouldn’t pay too much attention to expiration dates but since it was a liquid medication (they tend to go bad […]

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Medical / First Aid

Why Fish Antibiotics Are Logical For Survival

Dr. Alton (of DoomAndBloom.net) uses some good old fashioned logic sprinkled with some doctor know-how as to why fish antibiotics are–in most cases–no different than human antibiotics. Near the end he also points out that regulations may be coming soon to make it more difficult to purchase fish and bird antibiotics…

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Hygiene / Sanitation Medical / First Aid

Cheesecloth as Bio-Hazard Mask? +10 Alternative Uses

About the only way I’ve used cheesecloth in my life is to strain the pulp from almond milk. Yeah, I’m the adventurous sort. 🙂 To branch out, I thought I would research some ideas on how to use cheesecloth beyond the obvious one of making cheese (and apparently yogurt and tofu) and as a pulp […]

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Medical / First Aid Safety Advice

Insulin Wallet

I wanted to point out something that a reader mentioned a while back about what you can do to keep insulin cool while on foot, during a bug out, or whatever the case may be. It’s called an FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet. The idea is simple: get the wallet wet with cold water and it […]

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Medical / First Aid

A Solution for Medications That Need Refrigerated

I’ve thinking about diabetics who need insulin and the dilemma they would have should they ever be faced with a lengthy power outage. It’s my understanding that not only does the insulin need to be refrigerated to be effective but that the temperature should not even fluctuate very much at all. When the power goes […]

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Gear Reviews Medical / First Aid

The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon’s Guide to Scavenging Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out

I was recently sent this book The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon’s Guide to Scavenging Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out (as a Kindle edition) to review. I quickly obliged. First, so you understand the book, here’s the Amazon description: “In the two hours it takes to read our […]

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Interesting Stuff Medical / First Aid

Live Ebola Tracking Map – Keep Up With the Epidemic!

I was just made aware of this Live Ebola Map from Insteading.com here. Thank you to them for the heads-up. Using the tool is easy. Not only is there an interactive map to view but there’s also a detailed list of what’s going on below the map. They’ll keep you up to date as to whether the […]

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Medical / First Aid

Ebola: Understanding and Preparing for an Outbreak eBook Currently $0.99 on Amazon

Ebola talk seems to be everywhere these days. Sadly, I’m sure there’s plenty of misinformation, lots of educated guesses, and plenty of pure speculation. Alex Smith (of whom I’ve reviewed another book titled Getting Home: Making it Back to Your Family After Disaster Strikes) is currently offering a new Kindle eBook titled Ebola: Understanding and Preparing […]

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DIY Projects Medical / First Aid

How to Make Oral Rehydration Solution: This Knowledge Could Save a Life!

Knowing how to make an oral rehydration solution could be one of the most important pieces of knowledge you can possess. Ok, maybe it’s not THAT important but knowing how to make it really could save a life one day. Perhaps yours or a loved one. Fortunately, it’s incredibly easy to make but let’s consider WHY it’s important […]

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Gear Reviews Medical / First Aid

The Survival Medicine Handbook 2nd Edition, Revised, Expanded… and Awesome!

To be clear, I’m a HUGE fan of the Alton’s. Joe and Amy have done a wonderful service to the prepping community over the years and I can’t say enough good things about anything and everything they’ve ever done. Really! They know their stuff and it certainly shows with their revised an expanded edition of the […]