Posts Tagged : survival medicine

Wildfire Safety

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  Summer has ended but wildfires are still raging across California. Hundred of thousands of acres have been lost each of the last several years to wildfires, and there appears to be no end in sight. Although Smokey the Bear says “Only you can prevent forest fires”, it appears that

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Ebola: Does It Matter?

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(Update: My mention of the minimal response of the U.S. to the Ebola crisis seems to have gotten some traction with the administration.  President Obama is now sending 3000 troops and establishing 17 100-bed hospitals in Liberia!  Seriously, it had nothing to do with this article but a collective expression

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13 Foods That Can Help Diabetics

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One of the most-frequently asked questions I get regarding medical preparedness is about diabetes. Insulin, as it come in liquid for, doesn’t maintain its potency after its expiration dates very well. This is all well and good in normal times, but what about survival settings where the pharmaceuticals just aren’t

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Medical Supplies, Part 4: Open/Bleeding Wounds

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The injury that most non-professionals are most fearful of is the open, often bleeding, wound. With the right supplies, however, even heavy bleeding can be staunched successfully. A discussion of the procedure for stopping hemorrhage in a wound can be found in some of our other articles; this article will

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Survival Medicine Hour: Lyme Disease, Depression

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss tick-borne Lyme Disease and the tendency of doctors to miss the diagnosis.  Also, the common survival issue of depression is reviewed in detail, everything from situational depression to

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Video: Earthquakes with Dr. Bones

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In his latest video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses how to keep your family safe during and after an earthquake, and how to prepare for it.  Companion video to his Earthquake Safety article for the visual learners in the audience! To watch, click below: Wishing you the best

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Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquakes, Wounds, and more

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss earthquake safety, making your own sterile saline for wound care, the plight of pollinators like Monarch butterflies, ebola updates including a new country to report cases, and a

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Multitools As Medical Items

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(Dr. Bones says:  We enjoy hearing from promising writers in the field of preparedness and survival, and today we publish a guest post from our friend Morry Banes of  bestmultitoolkit.com.  Morry takes the versatile multitool and discusses its uses as a medical aid on the trail or in the uncertain

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Medical Supplies, Part 3: Orthopedic Injuries

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Few of us, even the couch potatoes, have managed to avoid the occasional sprain or strain. In disaster situations where we are exerting ourselves just to stay alive, these will be more common. The risk of fractures also looms as a very real possibility in times of civil unrest or

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Survival Medicine Hour: Prepper’s Blueprint’s Tess Pennington

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s Survival Medicine Hour   In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, welcome their friend Tess Pennington of www.readynutrition.com, author of the The Prepper’s Blueprint, a truly comprehensive guide that uses real-life

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