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Where Do I Get My Medical Supplies?

by shanethenurse July 20, 2012 Preparedness
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One question I often hear is ” Shane The Nurse, where do I get my medical supplies?”. Well I am here to tell you that getting medical supplies is very easy, for the most part. There are really only a couple of ways to get medical supplies; Buy it from a medical supply company Buy it […]

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Splinting an Injury, by ShaneTheNurse

by suburban November 30, 2011 Medical
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There you were just climbing that tree to fetch the squirrel you just shot when the branch breaks and you fall and break your arms. Ouch! Thankfully you have a buddy that is trained to apply a splint and he is going to help you out. No matter if it is closed or open fracture […]

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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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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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Saturday Videos

by suburban November 13, 2010 General
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Under $20 Wal-Mart Survival Kit “Highs and Lows of the Tactical .22″ by Nutnfancy Wool vs. Synthetic Five Best Survivalist Pistol Calibers First Aid Kit Supplies LED light stick review

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