First Aid / Medical

Are Preppers actually Prepared or Just Kidding Themselves?

by Guest Blogger - April 24, 2014 • 13 comments
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by C. Koufos  When thinking of a prepper, most often we picture a person who has some sort of room in which they store massive quantities of supplies such as food, water, methods of self-defense and tools for hunting. They may have some limited training on survival or bush-craft and hopefully can properly utilize the firearms […]

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Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack – Olive Leaf for antibiotic and antiviral medication

by Guest Blogger - March 19, 2014 • 30 comments

Question from Rex I probably should direct this to Michele and Bam Bam, but my gut tells me someone out there has had personal experience with this subject. I know from history that Olive Leaf has been used for antibiotic and antiviral medication. Once upon a time, long, long, ago in a place far away […]

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Herbal Medicine: Influenza Pandemics and the Cytokine Storm by Michele and edited by Bam Bam

by M.D. Creekmore - February 26, 2014 • 90 comments
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The year is 1918. World War 1 is over and solders return home carrying the influenza virus within their bodies The first wave of the flu was a typical flu – infecting many, but only killing the very old and the very young.


The second wave of the virus was deadly to those between the ages of 20 and 40. Why? Because it turned their own immune systems against them. It caused the immune system to go into hyper-drive, a cytokine storm, which filled the lungs with fluid, damaged the infected lung cells which burst open from the inflammation.


Additionally, unlike most influenza viruses, which stay mostly confined to the respiratory system, this virus spread to every mucous membrane system in the body, including the brain, the nose, stomach and intestines. These infected cells, like the lung cells, inflamed due to the massive cytokines the body was producing to combat the virus and burst open, causing massive bleeding from the nose, stomach, intestines, skin and ears.

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How much toilet paper to stockpile…? None!

by Guest Blogger - February 7, 2014 • 110 comments

Letter from Thisall H How much toilet paper to stockpile…? None! I’ll explain I’m currently working in Africa it just stuck me while making a trip to the bathroom. Use a spray hose as they do. African/Middle Eastern public toilets are notoriously bad places to visit, I’ve found that when used within the home they […]

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The Truth About Expiration Dates

by Guest Blogger - January 29, 2014 • 17 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net Expiration Dates and Preparedness Hey Preppers, As a physician, I get a lot of questions about expiration dates on medications, and whether medications should be thrown out once they hit that date. In the preparedness community, most of us accumulate medicines for use in an uncertain future. […]

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What You Need to Know About Storing and Disposing of Medications

by Guest Blogger - January 27, 2014 • 22 comments

This is a guest post by CB and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Storing Medications There are some basic principles that need to be taken into consideration when saving medication, which includes the expiration date, storage conditions, and what type of medication you are attempting to store.  The easiest way to get extra medication would be to start […]

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Don’t Lose Your Toes – What You Should Know about Frostbite and Immersion Foot

by Guest Blogger - January 17, 2014 • 7 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net Exposure to cold may lead to injuries such as Frostbite and Immersion (Trench) Foot. The focus of survival medical training should be general, but also take into account the type of environment that you expect to live in if a  disaster occurs.   If you live in Miami, […]

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Minerals in your diet – part 2

by M.D. Creekmore - January 13, 2014 • 8 comments

This is a guest post by Papabear  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Minerals part 1 covered some of the minerals that we need in our diet and what the recommendations are. This is a continuation Magnesium – Magnesium is an extremely important and valuable mineral, whose value for good health is now being recognized by conventional […]

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Mystery Disease in Texas, H1N1 Pandemic and All is Not Right in Kansas, Dorothy

by M.D. Creekmore - January 6, 2014 • 175 comments

This is a guest post by Bam Bam  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. I have been doing more research on H1N1 and two and two are not adding up. I don’t want to sound like an alarmist, but I am presently inclined to say that the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic should never have been labeled a pandemic […]

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How to Make Elderberry Tincture and Elderberry Cough Syrup

by M.D. Creekmore - January 6, 2014 • 62 comments

By Bam Bam With the increase in mortality and morbidity of H1N1 in the last few weeks, I thought I would repost some information on elderberry tincture and elderberry cough syrup. Both elderberry tincture and elderberry syrup work by decreasing the viral load of the influenza virus. It is thought that elderberry and star anise inhibit […]

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Optical Eye Glasses and Dentures for Survival

by M.D. Creekmore - December 20, 2013 • 17 comments
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Article by Jeff G A topic that I have never seen discussed is that of Optical Glasses, specifically, those things that let those of us with less than 20/20 vision see well. I also wear dentures and have foreseen the problems that would arise in a collapse situation. First off, we are now at the […]

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Preventing Acute Illness in Ourselves and Others

by M.D. Creekmore - December 9, 2013 • 9 comments

This is a guest post by Denise H and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In this present time of drug resistant bacteria becoming more prevalent, it is time for us to review some basic things all should be conscious of. Most of this will not be new to you, but I have not read it compiled together, so I endeavored […]

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Sanitization and Hygiene – How do you measure up?

by M.D. Creekmore - December 4, 2013 • 69 comments

This is a guest post by Bam Bam and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. As preppers we contemplate the likelihood of various SHTF scenarios. We are well versed in the kinds of natural disasters that impact our areas. If you live along the Gulf Coast, you are prepped for hurricanes. If you live in the Midwest, you are prepped for […]

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When Chronic Illness, Becomes Acute…

by M.D. Creekmore - November 25, 2013 • 25 comments

This is a guest post by Denise H and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Let’s face it, we can and have prepared for the discomforts we will incur when the power fails, the severe storm hits, and the supply chain has a glitch. There are certain events we don’t like to think of : among those […]

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Health and Survival : Minerals in Your Diet – part 1

by M.D. Creekmore - November 15, 2013 • 21 comments

This is a guest post by Papabear and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In an effort to stay healthy most people these days focus on vitamins that their bodies need. There are also minerals that are essential for our health, well being and survival. This article will look at most of the minerals that we […]

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What’s in Your Herbal Medicine Chest?

by M.D. Creekmore - November 6, 2013 • 67 comments

This is a guest post by Bam Bam and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Michele’s article on herbal medicine has inspired me to write up a piece on my top 10 herbal remedies. These are in no specific order. These are the remedies I tend to use most often. 1.Elderberry Tincture: I make this tincture by the […]

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The healing power of Herbal Medicine

by M.D. Creekmore - November 4, 2013 • 109 comments

This is a guest post by Michele and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. This is hopefully the first in a series of many articles on herbal medicine. I’ll try to get off my hinny and get a few more written fairly quickly, and if we are all very lucky, we can get some of our other herbalists […]

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Antibiotics And Their Use In Collapse Medicine(tm), Part 2

by M.D. Creekmore - October 30, 2013 • 13 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net One of the most common questions that I am asked from prospective survival medics is “What antibiotics should I stockpile and how do I use them?” There isn’t a short answer to this. Actually, there isn’t even a long answer to this, but anyone that is interested […]

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Fish antibiotics in survival settings – what you should know.

by M.D. Creekmore - October 25, 2013 • 6 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net Years ago, I wrote the original article on aquarium antibiotics as an option in a survival setting. Many of the questions that we field during our speaking engagements are related to the stockpiling of medicines. What fish medicines are equivalent to the human versions? What illness is […]

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Letter on “Fish” Antibiotics from Audrey M

by M.D. Creekmore - October 23, 2013 • 17 comments

I am new to your blog and have found it to be quite useful in helping me know what to buy and how to prepare. There may already be mention of this in one of your posts, or in the many comments….but I simply don’t have time to read through each one to find out! J […]

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