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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 can provide.  If so, never fear, for if you get hurt, there are plenty of ways to treat yourself and others, if you are calm, confident

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Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………

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The following comes from a comment posted by Dr. Allen in response to a recent post – Survivalist First Aid Kits: What Do I Need? I appreciate Dr. Allen’s willingness to share his thoughts and expertise. – Rourke

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The postings for a “first aid kit” have been of interest with some of them of concern.

 

Only FYI and substantiation: my training/experience has been rather extensive both in years (13 in training and (37) “on site application” years in in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, on site in Mexico missions to the “shack” and “garbage dump” patients; Haitians just after

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VIDEO: Top 5 Antibiotics for SHTF Storage

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I have posted this video previously  - quite a while ago. Antibiotics are something that I have been stocking up recently. My main source has been AquaticPharmacy.com. They seem to have very good prices and super fast shipping.

Rourke

 

Oral Health and Baking Soda

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This post was originally published over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen HERE in its original format.

 

By Beverly Sandlin,

Baking soda is a saliva buffer and neutralizes plaque acids, remember that it has a very alkaline pH of about 8 with 7 being neutral.

I can tell you these things from personal experience, and of course not everyone is the same.

Teeth whitening – Try it! Give it just 3 days twice a day and you will see brighter white teeth! Honest!

Toothpaste – It is often recommended that you mix 1:1 baking soda and

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Healthcare – a personal experiance

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The post below was written by me back in November of 2010. My mother has since passed however it is as relevant today as it was back then due to what I perceive as the degrading of our healthcare system due to Obamacare. What I and many others have experienced in the past is only going to get worse. This is another examples of some of the best articles published over the past few years here on ModernSurvivalOnline. Readers requested me to bring back some “Blasts from the Pasts”….here we go.  - – Rourke

 

My elderly mother has bone

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My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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The following article was originally published on April 12th, 2012 and won 1st Place in a past MSO Guest Post Writing Contest. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when I was young, and with that I spent the good portion of my life experiencing what it is like to be financially limited. Although difficult,

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The Prescription Drug Price Tsunami – Are We Powerless?

Whether you go to see your doctor for a cure for the flu, joint pain or some other ailment that doesn’t quite having you feeling like your normal self, you usually leave the office with that familiar paper with illegible scribbling– another prescription. If you’re among the 48% of Americans who have at least one prescription, you’ve likely complained about the rising costs within the past few years, especially if you don’t have health insurance.

Saving money is tough in the U.S. economy right now, and the rest of the world could probably agree with that. Did you know that

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Candida Yeast Infections

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 The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Candida Yeast Infections by servantheart

The subject ain’t pretty…but you need to know this!

Skin fungus. We’d like to think we’d never have them. But, the truth is, I currently DO have one. I live in a part of the world that stays hot and humid more often than not. And post-IHTF, these nuisance skin conditions may very well become even more common, most likely in the form of foot fungus, i.e., athlete’s foot, etc. Why? Because people will be walking more; their footwear and socks

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CampingSurvival.com is now carrying fish antibiotics……

I just found out that ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor CampingSurvival.com is now carrying a large variety of fish antibiotics.

If you are in the market for fish antibiotics – check out CampingSurvival.com to see what they offer. Each antibiotic type also has an excellent description as to what that specific medication is generally used for.

For more information – click HERE.     

Rourke

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Creating the Mother of All Efficient Med Collections in Your First Aid Kid

Creating the Mother of All Efficient Med Collections in Your First Aid Kid

Frank Nielson is a retired medical researcher who now spends his days writing. Through this writing, he is keen on helping consumers find the best medical supplies at an affordable price. When not stationed behind his well-worn keyboard, Frank loves spending time with his grandchildren and vows that someday he will tie the perfect fly.

Everything in life requires balance. The balance that we’re concerned with here is the one every modern society has to strike between effective relief of pain and discomfort from medicines anyone can buy

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Video of the Week: How to Suture with Dr Bones

 

 

Guest Post: How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL

How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL

by RalphP

 

Almost every other prepper / survivalist that I’ve met shares a similar “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst” philosophy about life.  If this pretty much describes you too, than you’ve probably considered a SHTF situation where, with no access to doctors or dentists, you might be forced to perform some type of minor surgery at home.  Draining an abscess or pulling a tooth maybe.  These are common minor surgeries, but with no anesthesia (or only over-the-counter varieties) they might be very painful.  You’ve probably also thought about how you

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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.

1.Omega 3

If you don’t take an Omega 3 supplement, what are you waiting for? Omega 3s have a natural immune-fortifying benefit, helping to keep you healthy all

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Dr. Bones on……New Evidence on Expiration Dates

This article originally appeared at http://www.doomandbloom.net/2012/10/new-evidence-on-expiration-dates-2.html. The information is extremely relevant to all of Rourke’s Patriots for consideration in their preparations.

 - Rourke

 

Over the years, I have expressed my opinions on the bogus nature of the expiration dates stamped on medications in pill or capsule form.  I have cited the findings of the Shelf  Life Extension Program, a program meant to investigate the possible usefulness of the millions of doses of various expired medications stockpiled by FEMA for use in peacetime disasters.

In my original article, “The Truth About Expiration Dates” 2

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Doom and Bloom’s How to Extract a Tooth

Originally published at http://www.doomandbloom.net/2012/10/how-to-extract-a-tooth.html.

- Rourke

 

 

How to Extract a Tooth

 

Many of our readers are often surprised that a medical doctor and nurse devote a portion of their writing to dental issues. Few people who are otherwise medically prepared seem to devote much time to dental health. History, however, tells us that problems with teeth take up a significant portion of the medic’s patient load.  In the Vietnam War, medical personnel noted that fully half of those who reported to daily sick call came with dental complaints.  In a long-term survival situation, you might find

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Dangerous gardening?

I stickfight.

I shoot.

I grapple.

I crossfit.

I mountain bike.

 

I also just severely damaged in my right hand, middle finger.

 

I would like to say I did it fighting off some evil ninja’s while saving a damsel in distress. I would like to say I did it while training and exerting tremendous physical effort.

Nope.

I was pulling weeds out of my garden. Specifically – not that it matters – from my strawberry bed. I’ll tell you – I am feeling pretty manly about this right now.  :-)

I have full control of my right hand however

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Guest Post: Flesh eating bacteria – is there a ‘silver bullet’ ?

Flesh eating bacteria – is there a ‘silver bullet’ ?

by Brenda Nicholson

www.ThePreparednessGuru.com

 

Have you thought about how  you will take care of yourself or your family if you can’t get to a doctor ?? Even with doctors available why do people lose limbs and lives because of the “flesh eating bacteria” There are answers and solutions that can prove to be beneficial in killing these types of super bugs. One indispensable product we use is called colloidal silver.

 

Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against

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Guest Post: Save Someone Having A Heart Attack

This Knowledge Could Help You Save Someone Having A Heart Attack

 http://www.firstaid.org.uk/

 

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 chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath and sometimes vomiting.

 

So if you were sitting in your workplace and suddenly someone started showing these symptoms, would

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Guest Post: Shoestring Preps with Chronic Heath Problem

The following submission is part of an ongoing Guest Post Writing Contest.

 - – – Rourke

 

Shoestring Prepping with Chronic Health Problems

by Robin

 

Today’s environment isn’t TEOTWAWKI, yet it may be a personal SHTF for many people. I live on an extremely limited income with chronic health problems. It is very challenging. This article was written on a old laptop rebuilt with Ubuntu when the manufacturer and Microsoft kept pointing fingers at each other. Just this fact meant knowing skills and availability of other options let

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Guest Post: What meds would you want in your personal SHTF pharmacy?

 

DISCLAIMER: Always consult a medical doctor before using any new medications, prescription or not. This information is intended to be used as a general guide of what types of medications would be most useful in a post-societal breakdown situation where there is no formal access to medical care, and you are forced to become your own doctor. In no way is this information intended to be formal medical advice, ergo I take no responsibility for what you do with this information after you read it – this does not substitute for medical school!

 

I was once asked what

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Guest Post: Improvised Medicine

An introduction by the Veridian Caballero

 

 

As a prepper it becomes easy to dream up worst case scenarios. From fires, floods and other natural disasters to man-made catastrophes such as an NBC attack, socio-economic collapse or even an EMP. It is an uncertain world we live in, that for the most part is out of our hands. But what is not out of our control is gathering the skills, tools, knowledge and mindset that we believe will give us an edge above and help us to survive the situation.

 

In this introduction essay I will discuss several

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Guest Post: My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

When I reflect on what drives me to prep, I realize that this motivation was born long before I actually started prepping. In fact, it was something that was forged through my life experiences beginning as early as childhood. My parents divorced when I was young, and with that I spent the good portion of my life experiencing what it is like to be financially limited. Although difficult, I never felt like my situation was hopeless or that I was powerless to change my surroundings. This was in part due to my mother acting as an example of

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Book Giveaway: The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook

Thanks to Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy I have this awesome book to giveaway to one lucky reader. The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook  is a brand new book covering many, many topics revolving around medical preparedness during a survival situation. At over 400 pages – it is a resource unlike any other I have ever seen.

If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy they have both a website and a podcast with great survival and preparedness information. They specialize in medical and gardening information – both extremely important to any prepper.

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