Our health system is set up to care for only a small number of patients at any given time. During an emergency most facilities are quickly over ran and unable to deal with the influx of wounded received. The Oklahoma City Bombing, LA Riots and a number of recent natural disasters have demonstrated this fact […]
When I was in the Army, a paradox involving sleep was rampant Army wide. “Sleep is for the weak!” and “I’ll rest when I’m dead!” were commonly heard, but not as commonly heard as “I’m freakin’ tired.” or “When are we going to get some sack time?” I once slept through a .50 caliber machine gun, unloading several hundred blanks at me from 30 feet away. I was that tired.
It’s not just the Army. Science and common wisdom both have been telling us we need more sleep for centuries, while pop culture glorifies staying up all night. Let’s look at why sleep is important, and more to the point – how it affects us in a survivalist context?
By Dr. Arthur Bradley With the recent outbreak of Ebola, I thought it might be helpful to put together a short set of questions and answers relating to this disease. I invite you to share it with friends and family. What is Ebola? Ebola is a class of viruses that cause Ebola virus disease (a.k.a. Ebola […]
(DR. BONES SAYS: This article has been expanded to reflect some of the latest news) Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1200 cases and almost 700 deaths in the country of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia make it a candidate for the next great Pandemic. […]
The following list is for items that most people forget to include in their basic first aid kits and supplies. If you’re worried about the current Ebola outbreak (you should be) then adding the products on this list should be your top priority right now. Keep in mind that I’m not including basic first-aid items […]
If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits “the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease”. These individuals can be “detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary”.
In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is “reasonably necessary”. In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority “to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill”.
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With the threat of Ebola spreading from Africa, an open southern border between the U.S. and Mexico, an increase of drug resistant bacteria, and other emerging health threats, I thought it would be a good idea to visit and re-read some of our best medical postings from the past couple of years. How to Make […]
I want to share a small post with the pack. I have been growing an herb that was a favorite among the Native Americans for a long time. I don’t remember where I read the first bit of information on it but I planted it in my herb garden 22 years ago because it’s very pretty towards fall when it has huge fluffy purple balls for flowers atop six foot stems.
I know it as Joe Pye Weed, some may know it as Gravelroot, Eupatorium spp. It’s an herbaceous plant meaning it dies off to the ground each year and grows back. I use a machete now to chop it down at the end of fall.
by Bill A The following is an assortment of tried and true folk remedies from a variety of sources. While the author can’t vouch for the particular effectiveness of any method, nor are any to be considered miracle cures, many people have found the following treatments to be an effective alternative to modern medicines or […]
I was contacted by Amy Alton – better known as Nurse Amy of the prepper duo of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy who just so happen to run the Doom and Bloom website about a review of their book, The Survival Medicine Handbook. I have had my own copy for some time and it has been sitting on my survival bookshelf for close to a year now with the intent of reviewing it on the Prepper Journal for all of you.
by Becky B We prepare our medical supplies with the normal gauze, tape, band aids, medicinal creams. Most of our supplies are those we have seen our parents purchase and use. Rarely do we see what the medical field receives for a trail run before it is offered, if ever to the general public. When […]
By Dave Bailie owner www.survivalpuck.com Would you leave you rifle out in the rain or watch your water supply turn green with algae? Of course not you keep your preps squared away right? So why would you let the most important piece of gear you own fall into disrepair? The most important piece of gear […]
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 they spent all that hard earned money on. Ask a prepper what they are preparing for and they will mostly likely draw up some specific event or collapse of some kind. They may even go into their plans on how to survive it.
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 […]
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.
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 […]