First Aid / Medical

Diabetes and Survival: Part 1

by M.D. Creekmore - October 16, 2013 • 13 comments

By Doctor Bones aka Joseph Alton One of the most common questions we receive during our travels is about Diabetes (formally known as Diabetes Mellitis) in a grid-down scenario. Diabetes is problematic for the survival medic in that the medications used to treat the worst cases are unlikely to be manufactured or keep their potency in […]

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Prepping With Infants and Toddlers

by M.D. Creekmore - October 2, 2013 • 3 comments

By Naomi Broderick, prepper author with Protect Your Home, who provides ADT in Phoenix, Arizona. When you’re miles out on the road on a long road trip or out on a family trip, the realization that you’ve forgotten diapers or a pacifier can be an irritating but resolvable setback. However, when it comes to emergency […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Can both everclear and vodka at 100 proof be used to make various tinctures?

by M.D. Creekmore - September 30, 2013 • 29 comments

Question from Hunker-Down Several Wolf Mack members are making tinctures from vodka and brandy. I’m trying to make elderberry tincture and read that the correct way is to use 100 proof vodka. All the stores I checked only carry 80 proof vodka, but just today I found a store that has Everclear and 100 proof Schminarof vodka. […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : what other homesteaders are doing for health insurance

by M.D. Creekmore - September 27, 2013 • 55 comments

Question from Scott G My wife and I have an interesting question for your readers. We have been planning a homesteader lifestyle for some time now and we are 4 years away from actually making the jump. The one nagging item that we can’t seem to figure out is health insurance. I’d love to hear […]

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Letter : Shelf life of prescription medications

by M.D. Creekmore - September 13, 2013 • 24 comments

Hi, Mr Creekmore, I just discovered your blog, and I am thrilled! My husband and I are seriously into prepping, and your blog was a godsend! In your blog, “Ten MORE Things You Can Do NOW“, you had a commenter named Bryce who stated that medicines past the expiration date lost their potency, and became poisonous. […]

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Fish Antibiotics in a Collapse by Dr Bones

by M.D. Creekmore - July 25, 2013 • 29 comments

As you know our usual posting days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but this was such a good and important video that I decided to go ahead and post it today instead of waiting till tomorrow. Please also visit the Dr. Bones website for more post TEOTWAWKI medical tips and advice.

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Prepepping with a chronic illness : Tips to help you cope and prepare

by M.D. Creekmore - July 19, 2013 • 39 comments

This is a guest post by Red C.J.  and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. My prepping challenge is preparing with post-disaster chronic illness or chronic pain, and this is for the many others with chronic illness(es) or their loved ones. My situation is far from unique, as one-third to one-half of Americans live with chronic illness […]

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Adversity and Survival

by M.D. Creekmore - July 5, 2013 • 13 comments

by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of I recently read an article about a young man who lost a leg to a land mine while hiking in a third-world country.  This stalwart outdoorsman was instantly transformed into a frightened victim with months of  surgery, physical therapy, and prosthetic training in his future.  His  journey […]

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Wednesday : Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack

by M.D. Creekmore - June 26, 2013 • 117 comments

Question from Reuben I love your website and have been an avid reader for a year now. I was wondering if you could post a question for me. My question is about Band-Aids and medical items. How long do Band-Aids last past their expiration date? Will they stay sterile past their exp. date if unopened […]

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Making your own herbal remedies part 1

by M.D. Creekmore - June 14, 2013 • 81 comments

This is a guest post by TG and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Many of us look into herbal remedies for one reason or another. There is some great info on what herbs to use for what issues, but little or no information on how to use those herbs. Part of the problem is there is a […]

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How to put together a small first aid medical bag and kit

by M.D. Creekmore - June 5, 2013 • 77 comments

This is a guest post by Patsy S and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. I am pretty new to all of this. I do not plan on bugging  out if we don’t have to. We will try to hole up in our own place but  if we have to leave for a bit I want to be […]

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CDC Preparing for H7N9 Pandemic

by M.D. Creekmore - May 29, 2013 • 46 comments


It was revealed late this week by researchers at the University of Hong Kong that the H7N9 bird flu virus which has infected 131 people (and killed 36) can be transmitted not only by close contact but by airborne exposure. Their study, published this week in the journal Science, indicates ferrets were passing the virus cage to cage. Additionally, inoculated ferrets were infected before the appearance of most clinical symptoms, demonstrating there may be more cases than have been detected or reported.

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Prepping for Death

by M.D. Creekmore - May 22, 2013 • 20 comments
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“Preppers talk about being responsible for their own lives. Maybe we should also be responsible for our deaths.” All living things return to the earth. I am not a king, a pharaoh, or a South American ruler. I am just me, a simple human, who knows that one day she will no longer be among the living.

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Don’t forget about your health

by M.D. Creekmore - May 3, 2013 • 63 comments

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest by Harold M My wife and I started prepping a little over a year ago. I felt like I was starting late in the game and had to hurry and catch up. To what I was not really sure but I felt completely […]

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How to prepare for a homebirth in a Post Collapse situation

by M.D. Creekmore - April 29, 2013 • 19 comments

This post has been removed because, the author did not read the rules or forgot (posts can not be published anywhere else) and decided it to submit the article to both my blog and JWR has the same policy, but it seems that people do it anyway. I’ve contacted JWR about this problem several times suggesting that he also remove the […]

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Triage For Mass Casualty Incidents, Part 2

by M.D. Creekmore - April 26, 2013 • 15 comments


We now know that the Boston Marathon bombings were caused by pressure cookers filled with nails and other shrapnel. There were 2 bombs; this is not uncommon as a tactic of terrorists. It is my suspicion that the idea was that the larger bomb was supposed to go off first, then followed by a second bomb to get the first responders. It didn’t turn out that way, but many of those who came to help might have been killed if the bombs went off in the manner I’m describing.

Given the horrific events, we all have to realize that we are not safe, and may never be in today’s world. This article is part 2 of 2 of what you, the non-medical professional, need to know when you face the worst case scenario.

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Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents, Part 1

by M.D. Creekmore - April 24, 2013 • 17 comments

Given the horrific events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, we all have to realize that we are not safe, and may never be in today’s world. This article is part 1 of 2 of what you, the non-medical professional, need to know when you face the worst case scenario. Thanks to all those who picked up the flag and assisted in this tragic event, and our prayers go to the victims and their families.


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H7N9 and S.I.P.D.E.

by M.D. Creekmore - April 22, 2013 • 159 comments

This is a guest post by Bam Bam I started writing this article as a mind mapping exercise. I had written, “This is a test. This is only a test.” I wrote out the day’s developments of H7N9 and my dh got concerned. As you will read below, the CDC has placed U.S. hospitals on […]

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Alcohol: uses and warnings addressed

by M.D. Creekmore - April 10, 2013 • 40 comments

Email from Denise H MD, someone said we needed to address the uses of vodka and pga…I found this info. I am not a person who consumes alcohol. I started this as a “tongue in cheek ” article. I still will not drink, but it is very necessary to realize the various uses of the […]

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More information on the health benifits of honey

by M.D. Creekmore - April 8, 2013 • 34 comments

The health benefits and healing power of honey Letter and provided links from Denise H. Here is a list of articles on remedies and health benefits of alternative medicine, the top several are specifically on honey. There is also one on sore throats and pepper. Thought you might want to post these links… as a […]

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