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Wound Infections

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The following post comes courtesy of DoomandBloom.net. It can be sen in its original format HERE. – Rourke

 

As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most wounds will be contaminated with debris, dirt, and bacteria. Therefore, anyone who will be medically responsible after a disaster occurs may expect to deal with wound infections. The ability to

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Help for minor burns

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Several years ago I worked for a metal plating business and worked around soldering irons. It was a frequent occurrence that workers – including myself – would get burns on our fingers and hands. As you may know getting burnt on the pad of your fingers is extremely painful and the pain can last for quite a while.

The standard treatment for these burns was an immediate cold water flush and then

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5 Medical Tips When You’re Off the Map

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Many people who are well prepared in other ways overlook the importance of being able to handle a medical emergency when venturing off the beaten path. Remote areas, especially mountainous ones, can present a challenge. Both weather and distance may make it impossible to leave the area for help. An injury to a limb or an illness could be dangerous and put a person’s first aid skills to the test. Here are five tips

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Wilderness Treatments for Burns

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By Rose Cceberio, RN, BSN

Today, if one is out and about camping, hiking, or on a dry run or for real “Bug Out” route, one can encounter a few things alone the wilderness path that can cause bodily harm. Unless you thought of everything and you’re hiking with a 100 lb backpack, even then, anything can happen and you may be fresh out of supplies other than Old Mother Nature

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Survivalist first aid kits: What do I need?

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In the modern world there are no shortage of threats to our personal freedoms and the society we live in. Terrorist attacks, the threat of nuclear war, global warming, or even far out apocalyptic scenarios that have found their way into the global consciousness. As such, preparation is something we all must consider in case the worst were to happen, and how we would protect our loved ones. Medical care is certainly a

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Video of the Week:Fish Antibiotics in a Collapse by Dr Bones

 

 

The Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook: Keep your loved ones healthy in every disaster, from wildfires to a complete societal collapse

 

Video of the Week: How to Suture with Dr Bones

 

 

Guest Post: Help or Hype? Treat Your Cold Naturally

Now that cold and flu season is upon us, people are wondering how they can keep themselves healthy, or get rid of their annoying illness, in a more natural way. Many people avoid cold and flu medicines due to their sleep inducing effects. If you are looking for ways to treat yourself in a more natural way, it’s important that you understand what will help you and what is just hype.

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If

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Post-SHTF hemorrhoids…….

 

People laugh at the word and likely when you read the title you thought to yourself……”What? Is Rourke being serious? Is he really writing about ‘hemorrhoids’ of all things after the SHTF? Is this really on a preparedness website?“

 

Yes, it is.

 

Nearly 1 in 5 of us will discover the uncomfortable reality that we have hemorrhoids. In a post-SHTF situation dealing with hemorrhoids won’t be pleasant and some

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Guest Post: Save Someone Having A Heart Attack

This Knowledge Could Help You Save Someone Having A Heart Attack

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A heart attack (proper name: myocardial infarction) is when the blood supply and therefore the oxygen in the blood is blocked off to one or more parts of the heart. They can occur due to poor heart health, old age, family inherited conditions, extreme stress and many other factors. They appear with symptoms such as tight squeezing

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PART 2: Sourcing antibiotics for storing in case the SHTF

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In Part 1 I discussed the availability of Vet Antibiotics on Amazon.com and also presented a recommended “shopping list”. In this segment a source for “meant for human consumption” antibiotics is considered.

I have been unable to find what I would be considered absolute factual information that leads me to believe that antibiotics meant for animal/fish use are EXACTLY the same as those prescribed for humans. With that said – I personally

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PART 1: Sourcing antibiotics for storing in case the SHTF

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On December 1st Dr. Bones of The Doom and Bloom Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy had a Guest Post published here on ModernSurvivalOnline. In it he discussed the need for antibiotics as a preparedness supply and made some recommendations. If you have not read the article – please do so.

Here was his recommended antibiotic supply list:

FISH-MOX (Amoxicillin 250mg) FISH_MOX FORTE (Amoxicillin 500mg) FISH-CILLIN (Ampicillin 250mg) FISH-FLEX (Keflex 250mg) FISH-FLEX FORTE

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Guest Post: “Amateur” Midwifery on the Frontier

by Endeavoring Mama

We all know that life outside of what we’re comfortable with is awkward when not prepared for. That being said, I believe everything that happens in our lives, respectively, for a reason. Call it somewhat of a ‘whatever doesn’t kill us’ mantra but I truly believe it! A few years ago, my husband and I fell out of life as we knew it. We both lost our very wonderful

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Guest Post: STOCKPILING MEDICATIONS by Dr. Bones

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by Dr. Bones of The Doom and Bloom Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

 

Accumulating medications for a possible collapse may be simple when it comes to getting Ibuprofen and other non-prescription drugs. It will be a major issue, however, for those who need to stockpile prescription medicines but don’t have a relationship with a physician who can or will accommodate their requests. Antibiotics are one example of

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Video of the Week: What is an Antibiotic’s REAL job?

ThePatriotNurse gives some good info. If you have antibiotics stored as part of your preparedness supplies – a must watch.

Rourke

Good post over at ghostprepper.blogspot.com

I recently was reading some posts over at GhostPrepper.Blogspot.com and read this post about the importance of protecting your feet. Check out the original article if you get a chance.

Ever try to walk with blisters or cuts on your feet? It can make life miserable. In a survival/preparedness situation – the ability to walk, run and maneuver will be extremely important. Boots and shoes are something I rarely see in survival blogs. Maybe it

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Guest Post: Negotiating Downed Power Lines and Victims

With the recent slew of storms the nation’s been seeing, I thought it prudent to be prepared not only for the storms themselves but for the aftermath. Downed power lines are thus far only things I’ve seen on the silver screen, but it never hurts to be prepared for real life situations.

If you encounter a downed power line:

Assume every downed power line is live and keep your distance. Power lines don’t have to

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Guest Post: Question Medical Authority

by Bill Drake

Doctors wear white coats for the same reason that judges wear black robes, cops wear badges and uniforms, the Pope wears funny hats, kings and queens wear crowns, corporate zombies wear suits, and soldiers wear ribbons and medals – they all want you to see that they have authority, and you don’t. This means, among other things, that you are supposed to do what they say,

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Interview: YouTube’s ThePatriotNurse

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It is my honor to provide here a written interview with YouTube’s – ThePatriotNurse. I have been watching her videos for a couple of months now – and she is providing some excellent and very much needed preparedness information.

On the with interview:

ThePatriotNurse providing excellent advice.

Can you tell us a little about yourself and how did you became interested in survival/preparedness? I have been a nurse

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Top 5 Antibiotics After TSHTF

Here is a good video on antibiotics after TSHTF – from ThePatriotNurse.

Take care all –

Rourke

Great article at AdvancedSurvivalGuide.com

Justus over at AdvancedSurvivalGuide.com posted a good article related to Staph & MRSA Infections. You can read it here.

Infections are nasty critters and can put a damper on any survival plans in a hurry. Stocking up on antibiotics prior to TSHTF should be done. That is something I am working on now. My order is being placed at http://alldaychemist.com.

Take care – Rourke

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Dental Care After TSHTF

I first read about this product over at What If It Is Today. I decided to check my local Wal-Mart and sure enough they carried the same product.

DenTek Temparin Max Lost Filling & Loose Cap Repair

A dental problem after TSHTF would be quite a problem and for most – there just will be little to be done about it but suffer. This small kit might under – the right circumstances – provide

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Cool First Aid Video’s

Here are a couple of cool First Aid video’s from Sootch00 and Skinny Medic.

Being able to respond to a variety of first aid situations properly is very important after a TSHTF situation. These video’s are very well done and are very informational.

Here is the first one on Treating Fractures in the Feild:

Here is one for Basic First Aid Kit for Survival:

How to Treat Gunshot and Knife Wounds:

Excellent.

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Free First Aid Information Resources

I think First Aid is a topic that is NOT discussed much between survivalists. Looking at several survival & preparedness forums recently, First Aid is just not something that is discussed much – but is very important.

So – I went out and tried to find some good links to First Aid info, tools, and other “special” stuff.

Here we go –

General First Aid

Downloadable PDF First Aid & Medical Guides-

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