Category: Medical

Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

It's easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it's bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another.

It’s easy to underestimate the cold. We dont live in it. Even when it’s bitter cold out, we rarely have to deal with it. We are talking about moving from one temperature controlled environment to another. When was the last …

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The War Against Germs and Parasites

The War Against Germs and Parasites — This is a very interesting article about germs and parasites attributed to wild game. Much is written about how to procure wild game and how to hunt it quietly in a post SHTF situation. There are even some great article on butchering and storing meat.

There are many things that happen in an SHTF scenario. From dealing with looters to addressing issues of scarcity, a large disaster has a lot of stuff going on.   So much so that there are many things that we …

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Comfrey The Knit Bone Herb

Comfrey The Knit Bone Herb — If you have no access to a doctor or in a SHTF situation, Comfrey has been known to heal bones and double cell regeneration.

Doctor’s and nurses are hard to come by in an SHTF situation. They go into hiding because they have the skills but not the resources to heal or help. That puts them in a really bad situation.  In America, many …

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List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies — Over at modernsurvivalblog.com Dr.Bones has a list of Collapse medical supplies with natural remedies included (we should have these as back-ups or for first use supplies to save commercially made items!).

Your child is bleeding. The wound is somewhere in the upper arm.  Is it an arterial bleed? How do you stop it? Can you imagine being in this type of situation where there are no doctors or 911? Would you …

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Maximizing Your Immune System

Maximizing Your Immune System — Flu season is upon us. For centuries people did not have antibiotics or hospitals to count on when they became ill. How do you keep your immune system healthy and functioning to minimize illness?

Boosting immunity is a big deal. It’s not as much a trial as it sounds. However, it can bring on a lot of benefits.  If you follow these steps you will also be able to boost your immune system naturally. …

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The Rise of Superbugs

The Rise of Superbugs — Antibiotics will be important to have stockpiled when SHTF, but to protect your immune system they should be used conservatively, otherwise we become dependent on this medication.

The United States eradicated a number of diseases within its borders. Things like measles, mumps, and tuberculosis were all but extinct in this nation.  Much of this has to do with a tremendous push towards vaccination and the science behind …

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Hemp Hemp Hurray!

Observe the current FDA fervor to scientifically determine (and hence, regulate) the safe use of CBD (Cannabidiol). With the legalization of hemp. it was conceivable that CBD might get a pass.

Please make sure to check our SHTF Disclaimer for this hemp article. A few years back a hoax was perpetrated by a clever wag who went about decrying the hazards of this chemical formulation called DHMO (Dihydrogen monoxide). The gaffer and …

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Natural Health: Plantain

Natural Health: Plantain - One of the most common growing "weeds" in the nation.

One of the most common growing “weeds” in the nation is common plantain. We are not talking about the hard bananas you see in the market. No. This is about a small, leafy green that grows with a low profile …

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Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails

Wild Edible and Herbal Plants: Cattails - Getting to know your wild edibles is not just about survival. Its about understanding the world around you. What kind of person spends their whole life surrounded by things that are as alien to them as plants from another planet.

The cattail is probably the easiest wild edible to spot and is the most referenced in paintings and pictures. It is also one of the best sources of food around a water body. For me, there is nothing better than …

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Growing and Foraging Elderberries for Preventive Medicine and Food

July through October is elderberry harvesting time, depending of course on your zone. Called a bush, that's actually a tree and yet in the honeysuckle family, elderberries can grow in most areas of the US and Canada.

July through October is elderberry harvesting time, depending of course on your zone. Called a bush, that’s actually a tree and yet in the honeysuckle family, elderberries can grow in most areas of the US and Canada. Start looking for …

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