Category: First Aid


When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic?

When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic? - Flu strains are predicted before the annual season not just for vaccination purposes, but for tracking purposes as well. It is a dice roll, since there is no way to be sure what strain of seasonal flu is around the corner, but it is at least a loaded dice roll: like predicting the weather. The accuracy rate is between 40-60% according to the CDC, and then it has varying effectiveness based on the type of flu strain.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Seasonal flu and pandemic flu are two completely different beasts. …

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Imodium’s Survival Applications: Why Carry It Everywhere

Imodium’s Survival Applications: Why Carry It Everywhere - It's one of those medications that would make absolutely perfect sense to have on you in case of any SHTF or emergency situation.

Image Credit: morethanjustsurviving.com Ever heard of Imodium ? It’s an anti-diarrhea medication that I happen to think you should carry absolutely everywhere. In fact, it’s something that I do carry every single day – no matter where I am or …

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Medicinal Uses of Usnea, Old Man’s Beard

Medicinal Uses of Usnea, Old Man's Beard - Usnea has long been used therapeutically in many traditional systems including Chinese, European and Native American herbal medicine. One of the most important therapeutically active components in usnea is usnic acid, which has potent antibiotic properties.

Usnea has long been used therapeutically in many traditional systems including Chinese, European and Native American herbal medicine. One of the most important therapeutically active components in usnea is usnic acid , which has potent antibiotic properties. Click the link …

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10 Unconventional Uses for Honey

10 Unconventional Uses for Honey - Honey is mostly used to put on things like toast or cereal but did you know that it goes much deeper than a yummy taste. Check out this great list of 10 unconventional uses for honey.

Ah, Honey… food for kings. I love honey and so have every nation, every era and every man and woman on earth since time began! Honey is mostly used to put on things like toast or cereal but did you …

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Lessons Learned as a First Responder to Hurricane Harvey

Lessons Learned as a First Responder to Hurricane Harvey - As preppers these disaster events are incredible. Not just from the aspect of reaffirming our actions but also from the standpoint of learning.

Hurricane Harvey will be remembered for years to come. There is no getting around it. The events that followed were as terrifying as any human experience for the people on the ground floor. As preppers these disaster events are incredible. …

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Best Medicinal Plants To Grow At Home

Best Medicinal Plants To Grow At Home -- Did you know that you can eliminate many of the every day drugs most people use by growing medicinal plants in your garden? It goes without saying that you should consult with a doctor before getting off your meds, but for some ailments, herbs will work just as well as drugs you need  a prescription for.

Did you know that you can eliminate many of the every day drugs most people use by growing medicinal plants in your garden? It goes without saying that you should consult with a doctor before getting off your meds, but …

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11 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Canker Sores

11 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Canker Sores - A canker sore is a very common oral condition that normally develops inside the lining of the mouth or the upper throat. A canker sore is not contagious and its exact causes are unknown.

A canker sore is a very common oral condition that normally develops inside the lining of the mouth or the upper throat. A canker sore is not contagious and its exact causes are unknown. As always, consult your doctor and …

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18 Herbal Remedies for Aches and Pains

18 Herbal Remedies for Aches and Pains - If you look into history, all of the medicine that has gotten us to present day started with flowers, roots, and herbs. A lot of this knowledge has been lost but there is a growing movement that is rekindling the interest and use of more natural medicines.

In a SHTF situation, having access to any kind of supply of modern medicine will be a very rare thing. Humanity will be forced to go back to herbal treatments for their ailments. While society would have you believe that …

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The Best Fruits and Vegetables That Fight Dehydration

The Best Fruits and Vegetables That Fight Dehydration - When the SHTF, knowing what fruits and veggies have the most water in them could help to survive. We all probably do not drink enough water on a daily basis and in the summer this could be fatal.

Dehydration is a killer! I want to share this article because from a survival standpoint this is great knowledge to have because if SHTF and you have no real source of water growing these fruits and veggies could help you …

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19 Foods To Naturally Detox Radiation

19 Foods To Naturally Detox Radiation - When you are planning your survival garden maybe start to grow some of these foods, some you may not like but the benefits outweigh the taste, in my mind anyway!

Do you think it’s time to start growing some of these 19 foods to naturally detox radiation? I think I will be! There is a lot of turmoil in the world right now and god knows how much radiation floating …

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