Survival Medicine

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    Preparing for Hygiene Risks in a Survival Situation

    We’ve all seen the news stories about the aftermath of a disaster. A major hurricane, flood, earthquake, tsunami, or other disaster leaves an area devastated. In some cases, hygiene risks […]

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    What You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

    Much of what you know about expiration dates is false. While that little date found somewhere on your food packages seems quite authoritative, almost governmental in the minds of most, […]

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    Typhus Epidemic Hits America

    A potentially deadly disease once thought to be wiped out in the United States is rearing its ugly head again: epidemic typhus has been reported in overcrowded, poverty-stricken neighborhoods in […]

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    Make Your Own Antibiotics

    In 1900, 30.4% of all deaths occurred among children aged less than 5 years. The infamous 1919 influenza epidemic caused the death of nearly 500,000 Americans. Prior to the discovery […]

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    Prevent a Home Invasion

    A home invasion is when intruders force themselves into your house, intent on damaging you and your loved ones. A home invader doesn’t operate like the average burglar or vandal […]

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    Why Preppers Prep: 7 True Stories

    People who prepare to face disaster scenarios – preppers – often get a bad rap from their family, friends, and neighbors. Stocking up on extra supplies and saving for a […]

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    America’s 3 Most Dangerous Spiders

    A spider bite is the last thing you need when civilization as we know it is collapsing – or even just camping out. Even arachnophobes – people who are terrified […]

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    How to Survive a Nuclear Event

    I am old enough to remember “duck and cover” drills in school, fallout shelters, and I had a father who was a “Civil Defense” Captain of our neighborhood. As I […]

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    Survival Plants You Should Know About

    The wilderness offers far more than a pantry—it’s a toolkit and medicine cabinet as well. If you find yourself in a survival situation, you’ll want to be able to exploit […]

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    Why solar is likely to power the home of the future

    Right now in America, there are about 2 million homes with solar panels. Considering there are about 90 million single-family homes, that doesn’t seem like a lot. But consider this: […]