YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.
SkinnyMedic gives details on building a budget IFAK.
IFAK – Individual First Aid Kit
Looking for a good pouch to get started?
Continue reading Video of the Week: Building a Budget Trauma Kit
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.
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
Continue reading Dr. Bones on……New Evidence on Expiration Dates
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
Continue reading What meds would you want in your personal SHTF pharmacy?
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
Continue reading Medical Week: My philosophy on preparedness, and an MD perspective on wound closures
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
Continue reading Medical Week and Top 5 Medical Items to Put Back Now
Get out the needle and thread folks ’cause its time to stitch up some open wounds. Oh, and if you get a bit queasy from the sight of blood and cuts and the inside of the human body – go read another article.
It may sound amazing but it is true that I have never had stitches. I have had some cuts that needed them but I used butterfly bandages and they eventually healed up.
Continue reading Medical Week: Suturing 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:
Continue reading Cool First Aid Videos
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
Continue reading Using Antibiotics Wisely
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
Continue reading Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings
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
Continue reading Wound Infections
The following post was previously published here on MSO – it can be seen in its original format HERE.
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
Continue reading How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL
[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
Continue reading Flesh eating bacteria – is there a ‘silver bullet’ ?
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
Continue reading Help for minor burns
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
Continue reading 5 Medical Tips When You’re Off the Map
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
Continue reading Wilderness Treatments for Burns
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
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
Continue reading Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………
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
Continue reading Survivalist first aid kits: What do I need?
The Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook: Keep your loved ones healthy in every disaster, from wildfires to a complete societal collapse
How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL
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
Continue reading Guest Post: How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL
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.
Continue reading Guest Post: Help or Hype? Treat Your Cold Naturally
Ahead of Ernesto, who will be prepared?
I have a question for you: Have you ever given a friend or loved one the gift of survival preparedness? Before you answer, I’ll explain how this thought came into my head.
Lately, news coverage has been giving attention to Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now Hurricane Ernesto. It’s picking up strength in the Caribbean and apparently toward Mexico,
Continue reading Guest Post: Ahead of Ernesto, who will be prepared?
First Aid Back Pack
I lived in the mountains of Montana and Idaho for a number of years. One hundred and twenty miles to the nearest medical facility and you learned to take care of what you could on your own. Especially if you were logging, like we were.
Having horses and other animals on the homestead, the vet was much more accessible than a doctor and used
Continue reading Guest Post: First Aid Back Pack……
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.
I was pulling weeds out of my garden. Specifically – not that it matters –
Continue reading Dangerous gardening?
This Knowledge Could Help You Save Someone Having A Heart Attack
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
Continue reading Guest Post: Save Someone Having A Heart Attack