Are Bandages Good Past the Expiration Date?

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Nothing made by man will last indefinitely even when it isn’t being used. This is certainly true for medical supplies. There is no drug that will not start to degrade over time and no piece of equipment that will not eventually wear out or rust away. That is easy to understand for those two categories … Read more

Here’s How to Pull Out a Rotten Tooth at Home

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Though the thought of facing the dentist’s chair sets most people’s skin to crawling, it is nonetheless my responsibility to remind you as a prepper that you will not have access to a dentist, most likely, when facing a medical emergency in the middle of an SHTF situation. It has often been said regarding self-sufficiency … Read more

Survival Medicine 101

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by Daniel Skipper It has been two weeks since you bugged out and everything was going good, or as well as you could have hoped given the situation, until you found yourself so sick you could hardly function. It’s at this very point, your survival status went from stable to critical and everything you do … Read more

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 … Read more

Medical Week and Top 5 Medical Items to Put Back Now

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 … Read more

….On practical IFAKs

  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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Survivalist first aid kits: What do I need?

 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 … Read more

Candida Yeast Infections

 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Post-SHTF hemorrhoids…….

People laugh at the word and likely when you read the title you thought to yourself……”What? Is Rourke being serious? Is he really writing about ‘hemorrhoids’ of all things after the SHTF? Is this really on a preparedness website?“ Yes, it is. Nearly 1 in 5 of us will discover the uncomfortable reality that we have hemorrhoids. In a … Read more

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 … Read more

Help! I’ve Run out of My Prescription Medication

Step-by-step emergency tips for refilling prescriptions in a pinch It can take you off guard if you run out of your prescription medication. You might panic if you are unable to get your regular prescription because you have lost your medication, run out when out of town, or run out when your doctor is on … Read more

Sourcing antibiotics for storing in case the SHTF

On December 1st, Dr. Bones of The Doom and Bloom had an article 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. In sourcing these for a supply order of my own – I checked … Read more