Survival Medicine Hour: Joe Ordia of “Built To Survive”, Bleeding, Bandages, Sutures vs Staples

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Occasionally, we have the honor of a mention in books that are of benefit and interest to the preparedness community. We have authors like James Wesley Rawles, Franklin Horton, A. J. Powers, Patrick Shier, and Charley Hogwood (“The Unraveling“) to thank for including us in some of their fiction and non-fiction.

Joe Ordia of P.E.G. Solar, author of “Built To Survive: How we designed and built a sustainable, secure, and survivable custom home“, has done us a similar honor, so we bring him on to talk about his journey to preparedness and his series of solar solutions for a safe and comfortable retreat for good times or bad.

Also, Nurse Amy talks about recent videos and webinars on SWAT and SAM XT tourniquets, as well as the many medical uses for the trusty triangular bandages, all items you should have in multiples in your medical storage.

Silk suture being placed

Plus, Dr. Alton discusses when to use staples vs. sutures for wounds in survival scenarios, plus much more!All this in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour podcast with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP!

To listen in, click below:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton

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