About David Black

Trained and Certified: National Registry EMT, Wilderness EMT, US Army 68W, Tactical Combat Causality Care (TCCC), Basic Life Support for Healthcare Workers, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, US Coast Guard Medical Person In-Charge, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support. International Trauma Life Support. HAM Radio Technician. Trained and Certified to Instruct: Combat Life Saver Instructor and Community Emergency Response Team Trainer. CPR, AED, First Aid.

What to stock in your Medical Kits

What to stock in your Medical Kits

This Medical Kit Guide should have been the first article I wrote. Unfortunately it is kind of a complex issue. What you put in your kits isn’t as important as what you put into your head. Still I get this question a lot. What should I put in my first aid kit/medic bag/jump kit etc? The problem is that this Continue reading What to stock in your Medical Kits

10 must have OTC medications for preppers and 5 you don’t need!

Over the Counter Medication to Prep

I was at a prepper expo and this question came up… what do you recommend putting in a first aid kit for medications. Now before I go on please look up these drugs on www.drugs.com for better information on the safety of these medications and dosing because I don’t feel like plagrizing today and they are more reliable than I am. Continue reading 10 must have OTC medications for preppers and 5 you don’t need!

Could Mad Max like fuel crisis be our future?

Mad Max fuel shortage

 WARNING I AM NOT A MECHANIC OR ENGINEER As Bob Dylan said you don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing.  I just watched Mad Max Fury Road and it was freaking awesome as fuck. I can tell you numerous things that were way unrealistic about the movie. Like apparently infection is no longer Continue reading Could Mad Max like fuel crisis be our future?

Intermediate Airway Management for SHTF

Skull X Ray

   What you will learn here is information that is meant for Emergency Medical Technicians. If however you are in a tactical or wilderness situation where help may be long in coming… or a SHTF situation where help might not come at all this is an easy skill set that can save lives. Basic airway adjuncts like an NPA should Continue reading Intermediate Airway Management for SHTF

Documenting Medical Care

TCCC

   Documenting medical care is important. Sometimes it is helpful to assign this task to anyone who is really just getting in the way. POST SHTF doctors and medical professionals aren’t going to just evaporate. Really the time between injuries and illness and definative care will be extended greatly. For this reason you will have to document what has been Continue reading Documenting Medical Care

Updates Concerning Spine Immobilization and Tourniquets

Spinal Injury Guide

   So medicine keeps changing. I wrote some articles that need some up dating.   TOURNIQUETS: Tourniquets have improved since I wrote my article on them. They have gotten cheaper and easier to use. Like soldier proof easy. Anything you can do to save time and simplify your application of a tourniquet is going to help. 3 New Tourniquets have arrived Continue reading Updates Concerning Spine Immobilization and Tourniquets

Advanced Hypothermia Treatment and Survival for SHTF.

Guide to Hypothermia

   Hypothermia is a big killer in field operations. Prevention is key. Dressing in layers and avoiding clothing such as cotton (especially wearing blue jeans) and wearing clothing items like wool will help. Now we all know the basics of how to treat hypothermia and cold weather injuries. Things get complicated when you are dealing with >2hrs until Advanced Life Continue reading Advanced Hypothermia Treatment and Survival for SHTF.

Why being a prepper can save the world.

Why being a prepper can save the world

It is hard to really convince someone that an catastrophic event will occur. Catastrophic events are by nature unlikely. So when you see people prepping for doomsday it seems like it couldn’t possibly be sane much less a wise course of action. Really I have struggled with trying to convince people in my life why it is appropriate to be Continue reading Why being a prepper can save the world.

Treating Broken Bones After SHTF

Treating Broken Bones After SHTF

When treating broken bones after SHTF chances are good you are not going to have access to an Orthopedic Surgeon or an X-ray machine. Some breaks are going to have to be dealt with by your highest level medic. Problem is – most medics just know how to splint. After that it is someone else’s problem. Some fractures will require Continue reading Treating Broken Bones After SHTF