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Medical Book Review: The Prepper Pages

Generally speaking, if I buy an e-book, then I don’t buy the same book in print form, but I’m making an exception for The Prepper Pages: A Surgeon’s Guide to Scavenging Items for a Medical Kit, and Putting Them to Use While Bugging Out by Dr. Ryan Chamberlin. It’s that good. What makes this book so good? Knowing exactly which items you should keep on hand for emergencies and having specific advice on how to use them. If you are …

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Backpack First Aid Kit for Kids — A Must-Have!

You might carry a complete EMT kit in your purse, but it’s only useful if your kids are with you when they’re hurt.  If they go to school, spend the night with friends, or attend sports practices without you, they need their own Everyday Carry first aid kit for kids.  The trick is to make it useful and compact enough to keep all the time without breaking their backs—or the bank. Start with $1 The carry case in the photo …

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Medical basics: Wound infections

As a physician, I have on occasion dealt with infected wounds, sometimes from injury and also after surgical procedures. In a survival setting, most wounds will be contaminated with debris, dirt, and bacteria.  Therefore, anyone who will be medically responsible after a disaster occurs may expect to deal with wound infections.  The ability to recognize and treat infected injuries will be an important one to have in times of trouble. Recognizing a wound infection The human body is a miracle …

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