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Dr. Bones on……New Evidence on Expiration Dates

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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

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What meds would you want in your personal SHTF pharmacy?

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This post was originally published HERE in ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

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

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Medical Week: My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures

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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

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Medical Week: Video’s and Fish Antibiotics…..

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In a SHTF environment where modern medical facilities are unavailable the simplest of cuts could become infected and result in serious illness or even death. Fish antibiotics are one option those of us who prepare put back “just in case”.

Below are a few videos on the topic of antibiotics……

 

Top 5 Antibiotics for SHTF Storage

 

Are fish antibiotics safe for humans?

 

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Medical Week and Top 5 Medical Items to Put Back Now

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Medical preparedness is often discounted and overlooked by preppers. Band aids, cough medicine and bandages are just not as appealing as the latest “tacti-cool” AR or pistol. Regardless, there are many – including me – that believe medical preparedness ranks very high on the list of supplies, and skills, to put back. Thus the reason for Medical Week.

A few years ago I watched a docudrama on TV that had a family trying to escape

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Medical Week: Azithromycin

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This article originally appeared over at DoomandBloom.net and can be seen HERE.

 

In a survival setting, I’ve often discussed the importance of having a way to prevent and treat infections that are often easy to deal with in modern times, but could be life-threatening when you are off the grid. It’s not only important to have these in your medical storage, but also to know how to know their indications, dosages, side effects, and

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Using Antibiotics Wisely

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Rourke: This post was originally published HERE over at DoomandBloom.net.

 

Antibiotics are essential tools for success in long-term survival, but the government, the food industry, and some physicians and patients are fostering widespread resistance to many of the standard drugs. More than 2 million diagnosed cases of antibiotic resistance were reported in the United States in 2013, leading to 23,000 deaths and costing 30 billion dollars.

 

 

As a physician, I was often

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Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings

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Rourke: This article can be seen here in its original format.

In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be mild or it might be severe. If severe enough, we refer to it as

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VIDEO: How to Store Your Medicine

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Check out this video from The Patriot Nurse……How to Store Your Medicine.

 

 

 

….On practical IFAKs

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There is a dearth of useful information out there on practical useful IFAKs(Individual First Aid Kit). Most of what is offered amount to a “Boo-Boo” kit. They do not remotely address the most common of life threatening wounds encountered in a combat situation.

Outside of EMS/EMT training there is minimal information on the use and application of the equipment and materials required to address these wounds. There are a few DVDs available

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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

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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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How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL

The following post was previously published here on MSO – it can be seen in its original format HERE.

 

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

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

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[From Rourke: The following article was previously published here on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. ]

by Brenda Nicholson

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

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Dr. Bones: Ebola Update

Unbelievable Headlines in Monrovia, Liberia

The following article is extremely timely as the Ebola virus is all over the news. Dr. Bones (Contributing Editor here at MSO) just recently edited and published this article. It can be seen in its original format HERE.

(DR. BONES SAYS: This article has been expanded to reflect some of the latest news)

Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over

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Wilderness Treatments for Burns

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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Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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.

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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

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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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