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3 Medicinal Mushrooms Anyone Can Find

Poplar Mushrooms. Image source: Flickr / Wendell Smith / Creative Commons An old Croatian proverb went like this: “All mushrooms are edible, some only once.” The meaning: Yes, many mushrooms are delicious and nutritious, but many also are quite poisonous. If you are not an experienced and competent collector and cannot positively identify look-alike species, […]

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Video: Rodent-Proofing A Shelter

heckuva rodent infestation Sanitation is an important factor in staying healthy in rural homesteads and survival scenarios, and one formidable obstacle for the survival medic is the presence of rodents like rats and mice. When these animals are introduced into new areas, they cause a significant amount of environmental and economic damage. Whether in good […]

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How To Pack A Bleeding Wound

Bleeding Wound The failure to control hemorrhage is a common cause of death in trauma situations. With the increased number of active shooter events in the United States, the average citizen should have knowledge of basic methods to stop heavy bleeding. The government’s Stop The Bleed Initiative is attempting to foster awareness of the importance […]

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Video: Sulfa Drugs in Survival

Add medicines to your medical kit Without antibiotics in your medical kit, there will be deaths in survival scenarios that could have been prevented. Using certain veterinary equivalents may be an answer as to how to obtain them. This video discusses the family of antibiotics known as “Sulfonamides”: How they work, What they’re good for, […]

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The Miracle Backyard ‘Weed’ That Heals Wounds, Reduces Fevers … And Doubles As Toilet Paper

Image source: Max Pixel Having a backup plan for emergencies is essential, and this medicinal plant replaces many staples in the first-aid kit — in addition to some other sanitary necessities. Commonly used to create textural interest in border flower gardens, wooly lamb’s ear is an adaptable perennial that is quick to spread to other […]

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Setting Up A Survival Sick Room

A hospital tent In normal times, we have the luxury of modern medical facilities that can isolate a sick patient from healthy people. In a survival scenario, however, most organized medical care will no longer exist, placing the average citizen into the position of medic for his/her family or community.   Although we may be […]

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6 Dangers Of A Low-Fat Diet Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

Image source: Max Pixel In the first half of the 20th century, America saw a sudden increase in heart disease. The medical community was baffled and the public wanted answers, and the “diet-heart hypothesis” or the “lipid hypothesis” was born. This subsequently changed how we view all-natural fat, including meat and dairy products. Here are […]

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