Category Archive: Medical & First Aid

Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs

Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs How many times have you used gel ice packs in your life? Their uses are almost limitless: from medical applications to keeping your sandwiches cool, gel ice packs are handy to have in the freezer. The problem for most people is that the only ones they get are …

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DIY Homemade Cough Drops

DIY Homemade Cough Drops Being able to DIY homemade¬†cough drops (or medicine in general) is something that has largely been lost in the modern world. Instead, we go to the store or doctor and buy some chemical filled something or other that may or may not actually help your symptoms. Wouldn’t it be nice to …

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These 3 Emergencies Can Happen to Anyone

These 3 Emergencies Can Happen to Anyone No matter where you live, there are emergencies that can happen that will affect you and your family directly, even if there is no damage done to you or yours. It’s funny how people in certain areas say “Well, at least we don’t have [insert disaster] here like …

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Using Skin Glue in Survival Situations

Using Skin Glue in Survival Situations   One of the more serious threats to survival in a SHTF situation is infection. Any cut or scrape that would have been almost ignored before the disaster occurred is now something far more serious.¬†Any open wound on the skin is a highway for bacteria to get inside and …

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Flood Hazards and Survival

Flood Hazards and Survival Do you live in a flood-prone area? Are you SURE you don’t? Just because the area you live in doesn’t get much rain, it doesn’t mean you won’t be affected by flooding or have the waters rise near (but hopefully not into) your home. If you live downstream, heavy rain falling …

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Using Medical Supplies as Barter Items

Using Medical Supplies as Barter Items “Beans, Bullets, and Bandaids” is a common saying among preppers when talking about what you need to survive. While there is a lot of truth to that saying, there is something to be said for medical supplies beyond just bandaids. If there was a long term disaster or SHTF …

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The Truth About Medical Expiration Dates

The Truth About Medical Expiration Dates   There are a lot of people out there who say the expiration dates on your medicines are just a marketing scheme to make you think it has gone bad and you need to get new or ‘fresh’ meds. Medical expiration dates are regulated and mandated by the Food …

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Paracord for Medical Use

Paracord for Medical Use Paracord is one of those almost magical inventions in the modern world. It’s usefulness spans across so many different hobbies, interests, and industries that may people are surprised when they learn it was originally created as cording for parachutes! Because it is so strong and versatile, plus the way it’s made, …

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9 Survival Antibiotics Everyone Needs

9 Survival Antibiotics Everyone Needs Antibiotics have played a huge role in extending the lifespan of humans and other mammals alike. Though there are many different kinds, there are 9 survival antibiotics everyone needs to have in their preps, if at all possible. Most Americans today never consider the very real dangers seemingly simple injuries …

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