Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Survival Medic

Fever and Rashes in Children: Emergency Diagnosis

Everyone with kids knows the difficulty of trying to diagnose what's wrong with your kid. You see red splotches everywhere. What do you do? Okay, you’ll probably call the hospital, or the nurse’s hotline, or your primary-care doc. You might even...

Gunshot Wounds: What to Do If You Get Shot?

In the United States, every week you hear about one shooting or another. Everyone talks about shootings trying to figure out how to stop these types of tragedies from happening. However, most people have no idea what to do if...

How to Treat a Cut, Gash or Stab Wound? Emergency Treatment in Survival Situations

A scrape cut, puncture wound can happen in the backcountry or pretty much anywhere and if you do not have access to emergency medical care or equipment, what do you do? How would you treat these types of wounds if...

Are Expired Antibiotics Safe? A Survivalists Guide

The expiration date is not a magic number. When preppers (preparedness-minded persons) begin stockpiling, one of the first things they learn is that shelf-stable foods do not go off suddenly on the stamped date and can last for months...

Fish Antibiotics for Humans: Emergency Guide

Everyday items, whether it's honey instead of cough syrup, vodka instead of rubbing alcohol can sometimes be used in lieu of traditional medical supplies when you're in an emergency situation. However, there are a few things that do not have...

How to Remove Chemicals From Drinking Water in an Emergency

Knowing how to remove chemicals from water is an essential skill that might come in handy if the tap water becomes undrinkable. Think of any disaster scenario, chemical spill, or hurricane, and there is a run on bottled water...

Proximal vs Distal: What’s the Difference & What Do They Mean?

Put simply, the term "distal" means farther away, whereas "proximal" means closest to. Distally refers to anything that is further away from a point of reference, whereas proximal is something that is closest too. Medically speaking, it is often...

How to Prevent the Flu? For Survivalists in an Emergency

It's a bummer to get a cold or flu. Those types of flu that give you the aches and fever that prevent you from getting out of bed. These types of colds are the ones that just mess up...

Why Removing the Bullet Is Often a Bad Idea in an Emergency

In Hollywood, when a hero is shot, the media and fans alike focus obsessively on the bullet. It’s their main preoccupation. Where everything becomes A-OK once it’s out. In the real world, forget about it. The bullet has already...

Should Survivalists learn Surgery? Arguments Against It

Every person has the right to live. However, there's a limit to how much help a layperson can give to someone who is seriously injured. While there are many things that may help someone who needs immediate attention, whether...

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Fever and Rashes in Children: Emergency Diagnosis

Everyone with kids knows the difficulty of trying to diagnose what's wrong with your kid. You see red splotches everywhere....
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