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
Typically no one wants to read an article on what not to do. I shouldn’t have to write an article to tell you not to stick your hand down the garbage disposal. Yes, if your leftover hooters hot-wings clog up your garbage disposal there are ways to fix it. Doing something stupid and dangerous like sticking your hand down there Continue reading How to Remove a Bullet
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 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
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
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.
This article is in response to a request made by Laura, a visitor of our site who had read Prepare for an Airborne Ebola Outbreak in America who had concerns about the impending birth of her child. Apparently there’s scarce information available in the prepper community for expecting mothers. While I’m no OBGYN (or even a board certified doctor for Continue reading Preppers’ Guide to Child Birth 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
Apparently this is a thing now. People on Youtube are dousing themselves in rubbing alcohol and setting themselves on fire. I guess Cinnamon wasn’t much of a challenge. People have to light them selves on fire now? This is proof we are heading for a collapse of society. Your body has this miraculous over shield and it is quite awesome. Continue reading Burn treatment in SHTF
Wound Closure Safety Guidelines. Do not attempt any of these techniques unless you are in a WORL, SHTF, TEOTWAWKI situations. If you can get to a Doctor get them to do this. Trying this at home is asking for all kinds of complications. It seems everyone in the world wants to know how to perform sutures. As if it Continue reading Wound closures when SHTF and there’s no doctor in site!