We've received a lot of reader questions asking us how to prep for diabetes over the years. How many? I couldn't possibly count. It's a lot, and not all from preppers who are themselves diabetics either. We get a number of concerned relatives who are emailing because they … [Read more...]
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Being burned is a modern world reality. Not all of us have had a dislocated shoulder or severe lacerations, but I can almost guarantee that everyone reading this has been burned at least once. I find it interesting that there's typically so much advice/discussion within … [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to a feeling I hadn't experienced in over a decade. As a kid I had mild asthma, and to suddenly feel my breathing become constrained - the start of a very mild asthma attack - was a real wake up call for me. I had almost forgotten that I used … [Read more...]
Do I have third degree burns? Growing up as a curious child, I found myself a victim to the nasty side of heat on a few occasions, something I am sure most reading this will be able to relate to. Whenever dealing with these heat-related accidents, the term "third degree … [Read more...]
I have discussed how to seal a wound in the past, and whether to use stitches, bandages, or super glue. I've even done a comprehensive guide about sealing cuts with super glue, but as of yet, haven't fully covered the process of preparing your wound prior to actually sealing … [Read more...]
Hypothermia is one of those conditions that is often discussed and yet rarely described as anything more than simply being out in the cold for too long. The reality is quite a bit more complex and the consequences of ignoring the symptoms often lead to extreme end results, … [Read more...]
When we talk about first aid kits, we often think in terms of emergency supplies we'll carry on ourselves everyday should we have a medical emergency when hiking, backpacking, flying on a plane, or doing any other potentially risky activities. Today, however, we won't be … [Read more...]
Thanks to Thomas' knowledge of first aid, we've accumulated a fairly decent number of guides and tutorials related to medicine and basic first aid on this blog. As a survivalist and/or prepper, you won't need convincing that one of the most important skills you can add to … [Read more...]
I don't need to tell you how important basic first aid is from the perspective of dealing with unexpected emergency situations. Chances are if you ended up here, you already know. If you're a first aider who just wants to get his or her hands on as many great resources as … [Read more...]
Throwing your shoulder out happens. If you have boxed or been involved in combative sports (or sports in general for that matter) you have either had it happen to you or know someone who has. Personally, I have dislocated both my right and left shoulder on numerous … [Read more...]