Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

How to Treat Frostbite

This article will guide you in treating a victim for exposure to the cold and also how to deal with frostbite. This information is derived from “Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care,” 2nd edition, by the American Red Cross. The extent of injury caused by exposure to abnormally low temperature generally depends on such factors as…

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Treating Dental Pain When You Can’t Get to a Dentist

There’s plenty of good information out there when it comes to first aid and the treatment of injuries in a survival/disaster situation, but one of the topics that I rarely see covered is what to do to treat dental problems when you’re unable to get to a dentist. Having suffered an impacted wisdom tooth myself…

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The Narrowing Gap in the Prepper vs Survivalist Mentality

I was just having a conversation with a friend yesterday about the dichotomy of thought in survivalism. Particularly, the “prepper vs. survivalist” mentality. For some time, people who considered themselves “preppers” would concentrate mostly on food and water storage, gardening, and fortifying and equipping their home to “shelter in-place” in the event of an emergency,…

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Emergency Lighting With a Homemade Grease Candle

This post comes from the “let nothing go to waste” file… A few days back, I posted about how to make an olive oil lamp. Today, I came across a post on our friend; Lisa Bedford’s blog: The Survival Mom that takes the homemade oil lamp one step further. Using the greasey drippings from your…

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Statistics Show a Growing Increase in Prepper Awareness

I’ve been getting the sense that there has been a steady increase in the number of people getting involved in preparedness and survivalism over the last couple of years, but so far, that has just been based on personal observation and dead reckoning. There is now a growing number of economic indicators over the past…

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Survival – Prepper Deal: Heat Retaining “Space Blankets”

One item you’ll hear every prepper or survivalist recommend for your car or bug-out bag is a space blanket. These thin, reflective, Mylar sheets were developed for NASA to be used by astronauts in the cold of space (hence the name) They may not look like much once they’re unfolded – in fact, you may…

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Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook Now Available!

Survivalist Magazine’s very own Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (aka Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton A.R.N.P.) announce the release of their much anticipated book; “The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook”. Bones and Amy are well known for the invaluable medical information they impart in their regular “Collapse Medicine” section in Survivalist Magazine, as…

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Keeping Your Cool in the Face of Danger or Don’t Lose Your Sh*t When the SHTF

There’s a lot of talk about all the things that you should do in an emergency if there’s a disaster or crisis of some kind, but knowing all the right things to do will do you no good if you can’t think straight, or worse… If you panic. Fear, stress, adrenaline and other natural responses…

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