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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

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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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Welcome Dr. Bloom and Nurse Amy!

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It is my honor to announce that Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy have come on board ModernSurvivalOnline as Contributing Editors. I know you will welcome them with open arms.

Dr. Bones is an M.D. and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. He has contributed to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, Self Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and has written a chapter

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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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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

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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

 

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

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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.

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Exercise and health….recommitted

A while back I talked about fitness, nutrition, and preparedness. Far too often people – even me sometimes – do an awful lot of talking and planning and not enough doing. Fitness is something that people always put of ’till tomorrow. It’s the “I’ll start my diet Monday” routine, while I eat like a pig all weekend. Monday comes and nothing changes.

Last year I had lost about 15 pounds at one

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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

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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

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YouTube Video: How to Beat the FLU!

Flu season is here……..

 

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

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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,

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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

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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 –

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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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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

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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

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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

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