Survival Medicine

How to Make a Dental Emergency Kit

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Dental emergencies are often more painful than they are medically serious. This only holds true however if you live in a western country with good access to healthcare. If there comes a point in the future where emergency dental treatment is no longer an option for you, it’s imperative you …

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How to Treat a Knee Sprain

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What is a Knee Sprain? Many people say they have sprained a part of their body or a joint, but what does that actually entail? Often when you hear ‘I’ve sprained my knee’ the person means they have hurt their joint and can still feel the pain. Knee sprains are …

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How to Stop a Nosebleed

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Nosebleeds are a common occurrence in everyday life, especially in children. That said, there are a few situations that you will want to be aware of as a prepper. Some situations which would be easily seen to in a hospital setting could escalate with no proper medical access. Some of …

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How to Make Penicillin by Yourself

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You probably know this, but penicillin is the best known antibiotic in the world. It has a long history of use before the times of modern medicine and is still used in hospitals today. It was officially discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming in the UK. Although it had been …

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Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Botulism

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Botulism is a rare but serious infection that can be lethal. Caused by bacteria in food, water and animals, it releases dangerous toxins which attack a human’s nervous system. It is normally very rare for an average, healthy adult to contract the disease but those who prepare their own long …

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Gunshot Wound Survival

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You’ve spent countless hours on the gun range, preparing to defend yourself or your family should the time come. Your grouping has greatly improved, and you’re becoming much more accurate with every squeeze of the trigger. You think you’re completely set, should you ever get in a firefight. There’s only …

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How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver

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photo: adapted from Jason Eppink via Flickr Imagine you’re having a meal in a nice restaurant or you’re having dinner with your family. Suddenly, your partner or a nearby person chokes their own food. What do you do? A person can only survive a few minutes without oxygen. After that, the …

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