Category: Medical


Experts Warn that the Amount of Drugs Flushed into our Rivers and Lakes will Increase 65% by 2050

Experts Warn that the Amount of Drugs Flushed into our Rivers and Lakes will Increase 65% by 2050 - What is more scary than a wholly tainted water source? The very thing we rely on to sustain us can soon become something we have to avoid because of contamination. What happens then? Well, these are the considerations that one must make as a prepper.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. It wouldn’t make much sense, as preppers, to not care for our planet. Contrary to popular belief we are not actually looing forward to the  …

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Items That Might Be Missing From Your Family First-Aid Kit

Items That Might Be Missing From Your Family First-Aid Kit - Unless you are willing to invest in a quality kit that could run you over $100 you are going to have to build your own over time.  If you are relying on something you pulled off the shelf you will have some issues.

The first aid kit is one of the most important parts of your preparedness kit. Unfortunately, the idea of a first aid kit can range, widely. What sounds like a good kit to some may be little more than a box of bandages and some pills. There is something to be said about a trauma …

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Survival Medicine Hour: Spring Camping Safety, Snakebite, More

Survival Medicine Hour: Spring Camping Safety, Snakebite, More - How about snakebites? There is a lot of lore around how to deal with those and most people don't know the full story. When you listen to these professionals talk about dealing with snakebites you might be surprised at what you learn.

It would seem that Spring has finally punched through the glacier of a winter we faced. That is fine but now its time to get out into the woods. This is a great podcast about spring camping safety and other things that we are going to both embrace and face in the coming months. Some of …

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Can Stress Cause Vertigo?

Can Stress Cause Vertigo?  - Being stressed is more than tension. Stress elevates your cortisol and adrenal fight or flight hormones and can lead to a number of other issues. So, can stress cause vertigo? Absolutely.

Being stressed is more than tension. Stress elevates your cortisol and adrenal fight or flight hormones and can lead to a number of other issues. So, can stress cause vertigo? Absolutely. In fact, stress is one of the common causes of vertigo. Vertigo is a period of prolonged dizziness, and can be mild, which you …

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Coping With Life-Threatening Allergies in a SHTF World

Coping With Life-Threatening Allergies in a SHTF World — Its a dreadful time of year for some people. Its also a very interesting contrast. When all of the world starts to green and bloom people with allergies go into fits of coughing, sneezing and discomfort.

It’s a dreadful time of year for some people. It’s also a very interesting contrast. When all of the worlds starts to green and bloom people with allergies go into fits of coughing, sneezing, and discomfort. The mucus and hacking its not a pretty sight. Some people can go as far as developing bronchitis from …

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain - Knowing your wild edibles is something that many people have no desire to learn .Its a strange thing. We are surrounded by wild food and medicine but we don't take the time to learn these things. You can use plantain to heal wounds or saute it up like spinach.

Peek out your window right now. Look at the grass or undisturbed areas in your yard. You will see the broadleaf plantain. Its everywhere. Don’t confuse this wild edible for the banana looking plantain of South American cookery. This wild edible is actually much more effective a plant. This article is all about the benefits …

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Survival Uses for Pine Tree Resin You Haven’t Thought Of

Survival Uses for Pine Tree Resin You Haven’t Thought Of - This article will offer up some methods for using pine resin for survival. You will find that this is a great way to handle a number of problems.

While it would seem that there is great value in learning about wild edible plants Dave Canterbury makes the argument that knowledge of trees is even better. While many people will spend a full day foraging leaves and roots they often walk by many types of trees that can be used for a number of …

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The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands - See what over the counter painkillers actually have in them and the different uses for the ingredients. A brand is nothing more than a marketing campaign, and you will be better served having a good stockpile of a wide variety of ingredients.

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands Do you know what’s in the painkillers in your cabinet? Despite all the brands on the shelf, most over the counter painkillers boil down to five ingredients. Some of them don’t even vary in dosage size. Besides the fancy pill designs and different colored …

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Appendicitis Off The Grid

Appendicitis Off The Grid - This is a great article that talks about just this issue. Can these types of procedures be pulled off? There is something to be said about the level of pain and infection that might be apart of these types of medical procedures in a fallen world.

There are certain medical procedures that keep you alive and without them you will no longer be around. The miracles of modern medicine are very impressive, when you think about it. These procedures are important because at any point you can run into things like tonsillitis or appendicitis. In today’s world it is easy to …

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The Effective Survival Medic

The Effective Survival Medic - There are a tremendous amount of things that can affect how respond to these situations. The source of quality content is very important and in the survival community, the source of this content is undeniable. You are going to reap the benefits from two of the best minds in survival medicine. Put a favorite star on this one.

Do you think first aid gets the kind of respect it deserves from preppers? Do you think you can make a good survival medic? What are the basic skills you should have? How about the basic supplies? If you have a desire to really get started on your path to becoming and effective survival medic …

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