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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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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 hot topic with that in mind, but what can you do to be ready for a major disaster?

First aid kits are very much the optimum

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Blast from the Past: Interview – YouTube’s The Patriot Nurse

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The following interview was published back in 2011. The Patriot Nurse has continued to make fantastic video’s and has grown in popularity. Check out The Patriot Nurse on YouTube.

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 for 4 years, and in that time have worked in Orthopedic, Inpatient Psychiatric, and Labor and Delivery– So I guess you could say I’m a Jane of many nursing trades!  In 2008, I watched the

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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

 

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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Guest Post: Ahead of Ernesto, who will be prepared?

Ahead of Ernesto, who will be prepared?

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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, although hurricanes are as changeable as Jennifer Lopez’s mood, so it could easily move toward the Gulf states afterward. Out in the Pacific, Hurricane Emelia has

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Guest Post: First Aid Back Pack……

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by Bev

 

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 much of what he treated the animals with on himself and his family. And he taught me a few things too along the way—delivered my

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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: 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 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: 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: 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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Survival Medicine Handbook winner…..

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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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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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 would not hesitate to use vet antibiotics if it was necessary. Some people would.

I had a loyal reader whose opinion I value greatly contact me and

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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 (Keflex 500mg) FISH-ZOLE (Metronidazole 250mg) FISH-PEN (Penicillin 250mg) FISH-PEN FORTE (Penicillin 500mg) BIRD BIOTIC (Doxycycline 100mg) – used in birds but the antibiotic is, again, the sole ingredient BIRD SULFA (Sulfamethoxazole

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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.

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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 is because it is just common sense. Maybe it is because the topic lacks the flash and excitement of the latest high-cap black rifle with doo-dads all over 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 spark to be live. Power can be restored automatically for however short a time and may recharge a “dead” wire.  Even non-electric lines may have

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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, and not ask questions.

 It is an extremely rare doctor who welcomes questions from their patients, unless those questions are asking for their advice – certainly

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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 for 4 years, and in that time have worked in Orthopedic, Inpatient Psychiatric, and Labor and Delivery– So I guess you could say I’m a Jane of many

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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