Posts Tagged : hypothermia

Winter Car Survival Tips

WINTER CAR SURVIVAL TIPS It’s been incredibly frigid in parts of the U.S. and Canada this year, and it’s time to discuss winter car survival. Many deaths from exposure are avoidable if some simple precautions are taken. In other articles we’ve discussed hypothermia, frostbite, falling through the ice, and all

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Survive An Avalanche

SURVIVE AN AVALANCHE In this article, we continue our series on cold weather preparedness by discussing a topic you’ll rarely see on the news: Avalanche.   An avalanche is a mass of snow, ice, and debris sliding rapidly down a mountainside, and is a risk to any winter hiker. Avalanches and

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Surviving in Cold Water

COLD WATER SURVIVAL It’s winter, and mishaps can occur that lead us to a discussion about surviving in cold water. Whether a boat capsizes or you fall through the ice, you can get into trouble quickly if you don’t know what to do. Water doesn’t have to be extremely cold

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Cold Weather Preparedness

COLD WEATHER PREPAREDNESS It looks like another harsh winter, with ice storms and blizzards already carpeting much of the Midwest, Northeast and Canada, and cold weather preparedness is a must for survival.  Failure to use precautions will lead to a condition called hypothermia.  Hypothermia is a condition where the core

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Survival Medicine Hour: Spirituality, Hypothermia, Fluoride, UTIs

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones discusses spirituality and survival, recounting the story of Lt. Com. Ned Shuman, as well as preventing hypothermia and news about the recent ice storms and a blight that’s threatening the world banana supply. 

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Doom and Bloom Hour: Newtown Murders, Altitude Sickness and Hypothermia

      On the Doom and Bloom(tm) Hour tonight Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones discuss the recent Newtown massacre and what is happening in our world today??? Dr. Bones talks about how to prevent dying from exposure to cold, altitude sickness and how to drain an abscess. Horrible, yucky

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Dealing With Hyperthermia

Hey Self-Reliant Nation, We often discuss infectious disease, traumatic injuries, and other medical issues that might be associated with times of trouble.  One thing we don’t usually address is what could happen as a result of being a victim of your own environment.  In the aftermath of storms or in

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Hey Preppers, In the dead of winter, we’re able to stay inside and turn up the heat to stay comfortable, thanks to the availability of power.  In a power-down situation, however, it will certainly be a challenge to stay warm during the winter months in most areas.  If we aren’t careful, we’ll find ourselves

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Cold Water Safety

Hey Preppers, We’re heading into winter, and the inability to stay dry in cold weather can cause hypothermia in no time at all.  If you remember the movie “Titanic”, you saw hundreds of people bobbing in the freezing ocean after the sinking. Exposure of a large area of the body

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