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Hydration for Children, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban November 14, 2011 first aid
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One of the common mistakes that people make is to treat a dehydrated child in the same manner as a dehydrated adult. For a child that is severely dehydrated this will most likely mean death. I have been an ER nurse since the 1990’s and I cannot tell you how many times I have treated […]

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Hydration for Adults, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban November 10, 2011 first aid
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We have all heard the phrase “hydrate or die.” unfortunately most Americans fail to heed this advice.  When I was working the Arizona desert I noticed an increase in the incidence of pulmonary embolisms. So I did a small study and found that every single person was chronically dehydrated. Most of them had been in […]

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Book Review: Surviving the Economic Collapse

by Prepperjim November 9, 2011 Barter
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I recently heard of a man called Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre from Jack Spirko over at The Survival Podcast. Ferfal is from Argentina and has lived through their economic crash from December 2001 until today. He wrote a booked about his experience called Surviving The Economic Collapse. He also has a blog called The Modern Survivalist. I […]

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Wound Repair, by Shanethenurse

by suburban November 4, 2011 first aid
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NOTE: Shanethenurse is a gentleman I consider a friend, is a prepper, and someone I met on Facebook of all places well over a year ago.  We continue to be in touch, chat from time to time, and he offered a few posts around first aid, medicine, etc. since this is an area I am […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

by Prepperjim September 14, 2011 Cooking
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Our government has designated September as “National Preparedness Month“. This contrasts with the FBI’s profiling preppers as potential terrorists. I imagine the message is “be prepared”, but don’t be too prepared. We still want you dependent upon the government, so don’t become independent! So, what skill do you want to develop for National Preparedness Month? […]

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CERT Training Completed

by Prepperjim July 6, 2011 first aid
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I recently completed my Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. First some background and then an evaluation from a prepper perspective. CERT’s were formed in the wake of the September 11th attacks via executive order. The training agenda was adapted from material developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. The Emergency Management Institute […]

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10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Become a Better Prepper or Get Started

by suburban May 26, 2011 Bug In
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Traveling again this week and short on time, but wanted to put something together for you… I was going over ways in my head to help me re-align some goals and thought I would share a few of them with you…  These are in no particular oder Plant a garden, any garden. Go get some […]

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Saturday Videos

by suburban May 14, 2011 EDC
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Individual First Aid Kit NYC / Urban EDC Kit Economics: Does Wealth Evaporate Or Is It Transferred? – Mike Maloney of WealthCycles.com Scenario Video–First spring after the crash (WROL) “Be Sure to Wave” Leatherman Review by Nutnfancy The beginning of the underground bug out shelter.

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Thinking About Medicine and First Aid During a SHTF Event

by suburban April 1, 2011 first aid
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Recently I have been giving some thought to First Aid and Medicine in the wake of the three very bad earthquakes our planet has recently seen in the past 14 or 15 months.  I have been thinking about my first aid kit, is it adequate, what I know and do not know about first aid, trauma, field […]

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Pedialyte For A Survival Situation

by suburban September 23, 2010 first aid
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So, I was in South Florida on business last week.  I had to take clients out to dinner, and had the opportunity to see some friends.  Admittedly, I knew I was going to be consuming amounts of alcohol over the course of the week that were higher than normal for me.  In doing this I […]

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