Author Archives: Ryan Chamberlin

15 Minute Easy-to-Use Test for Ebola Cleared by WHO

Ebola Test

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first rapid test for Ebola virus disease today.  “The ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit (Corgenix Medical Corp) was evaluated under the WHO’s Emergency Assessment and Use, a procedure established to provide minimum quality, safety, and performance assurance for diagnostic products in the context of the Ebola emergency, the WHO explains in a news […]

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Why Some Preppers are Saying “No” to NSAIDs Like Advil

chronic pain

Injuries are an unavoidable part of life. And in survival situations they’re guaranteed to increase in both frequency and severity. But if preppers aren’t careful, their injuries will never heal – and they’ll suffer from severe pain for the rest of their lives. In this post we’ll reveal some astonishing facts about NSAIDs. We’ll show you how and why more […]

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Three Ways of Treating Altitude Sickness in Preppers

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Acute Mountain Illness – What Preppers Need to Know & Stock in their Medical Kit Unexpectedly, and sometimes against your wishes, you’ll find yourself being pushed back into mountainous areas.  And while these high peaks may not be part of your bug-out-plans, it’s important to know how to deal with acute mountain or altitude sickness in case you find yourself […]

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Using Your Stethoscope & Medical Devices for Treating Asthma

Allergic Reactions

In this post of our series on how to use your medical devices, we’ll show you how to diagnose and treat Asthma, toxic inhalations, and allergic reactions that can close down a prepper’s airways and cause them to stop breathing. Lining the airways are small hair like structures called cilia.  These microscopic heroes of the war on germs, are continually […]

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Treating Bronchitis & Pneumonia in Preppers: Medical Devices

bronchitis

How to Use a Stethoscope, Pulse Oximeter and other Medical Devices In this post we’re going to show you how to use your stethoscope, pulse oximeter, peak flow meter and teach you exam techniques so you can diagnose and treat Bronchitis, pneumonia and several other lung conditions that are serious business for preppers. After all, other than trauma, lower respiratory […]

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5 Must Have Medical Devices for Medical Preppers

pulse oximeter

Breathing problems and trauma initially kill the most people in a cataclysm. In a previous post on post-apocalyptic smoke, we discussed how calamities fill the air with thick and inescapable particulate matter; choking out those trying to escape. This predisposes preppers to pulmonary infections and toxic poisonings of every sort. But with less than $150, you can fortify your first […]

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What Preppers Need to Know About Gunshot Wounds in 3 Minutes

gunshot wounds

Gunshot Wounds are easier to understand than you’d think! In this post we’ll show preppers how to quickly gauge the tissue damage handguns, rifles, and shotguns are likely to produce. These broad generalizations might help some select firearms for personal use, but are presented here to help estimate the amount of tissue destruction to expect when someone in your group […]

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Treating Avoiding & Recognizing Poison Ivy & Plants from Hell

POIS Syndrome

As a prepper, you’re likely familiar with ways of recognizing poison ivy and the horrors of being exposed to it.  And you can probably avoid it most of the time.  But in the darkness of night, accidentally brushing against a plant while out on patrol, or worse, when using the “facilities” – is not uncommon. If you know you’ve been exposed, […]

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Can Preppers Catch Hepatitis THROUGH Their Protective Gloves?

surgical gloves

Preppers have several types of protective gloves to choose from, but some are deceptively dangerous. In this post we’ll discuss those which protect you, and those you must avoid. Problems With Some Protective Gloves Think back to the last people you saw working the drive-thru window at McBurger Barn, or tending the cash register at the neighborhood C-store.  Try to […]

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Treating Runner’s Toe and Staying Alive in 90 Seconds

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Throughout the great sword schools of Japan run one common theme:  in combat the first swordsman to stop moving dies. The point being that continual motion is necessary for survival, and hesitation will get you killed. The principle applies equally to preppers. In this post we’ll be discussing the treatment of a disabling injury called runner’s toe. It’s a painful condition […]

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Treating Broken Bones in Preppers – SAM Splint Techniques

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Broken bones and apocalyptic destruction are as inseparable as preppers and bug-out-bags. So in this, our second post on fracture care (click here to review our first), we’ll be showing you everything you need to know about treating broken bones when medical help is not available. Treating Non-Union Fractures When a bone has been broken and its ends are still […]

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Inflicting & Treating Collarbone Fractures for Preppers

collarbone fractures

In this, the first of two posts on fracture care, we’ll discuss treating collarbone fractures when medical help is not available.  And yes… we’ll also show you how to break them!     Collarbone Fractures & The First Orthopedists As legend goes, Feudal Japan went through several periods of down time, small breaks in what was otherwise 2000 years of […]

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Can Urinary Tract Infections Kill? Natural Cures for Preppers

urinary tract infection

In this post we’ll be talking about diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the natural cures (along with the conventional medicines) to add to your preps. Urinary Tract Infections Mostly Affect Women Men rarely get bladder infections (urinary tract infections), so many of us don’t appreciate how incapacitating they can be.  Cleanliness can be a nightmare proposition during […]

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Taking Desperate Measures for Treating Severe Depression in Preppers

depression

In this post we’ll discuss how to tell if a person is suffering from clinical depression, or if they’re just sad. Then we’ll review some controversial treatments you need to know about. These are desperate measures for when the reality of the world’s end sinks in. Not only does depression impair your ability to function, but it also effects those […]

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Does Your Neighbor Have Ebola? How to Tell with a Drone!

How to tell if someone has Ebola

Using a Drone to Check for Ebola? Really… You Should Use a Drone! Telling if your neighbor has Ebola is easier than you’d think!  In this post we’ll show you what to look for (from a distance preferably) and how to confirm it by getting closer – if the suspense is killing you!  (Don’t let the suspense kill you! – […]

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How and Why the Good Die Young from Emotional Stress

emotional stress

How can emotional stress cause chronic illness in Preppers? People have been dancing around this issue for decades, but recent evidence confirms the relationship between good people and bad diseases. So clear is the causal relationship, that a mechanism describing how it works was recently presented at the Science And Non Duality (SAND) conference by Gabor Mate MD. Emotional Stress and Death […]

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Clean Water: Is Bleach or Betadine Better for Disinfection?

Ebola

Disinfecting water safely can be tricky, but not knowing how to is fatal. In this post we’ll discuss there methods – boiling, Betadine, & bleach for making clean water safely. Three Ways of Disinfecting Water #1 Boiling Water Boiling is the easiest and most time tested technique. But it doesn’t destroy botulism. And botulism can suck! But boiling is often […]

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Personal Protective Equipment for Preppers in Ebola Pandemics

Ebola masks

Will you know what to do if Ebola gets loose here? What if we have a major outbreak, or even an all-out epidemic? Do you know how to take care of a sick family member at home? You might have to if the healthcare system fails. Within a month our hospitals might become overwhelmed and collapse, then we’ll be on […]

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Treating Cyanide Poisoning in Preppers: Apocalyptic Smoke

Hitler's cyanide poisoning

Apocalyptic smoke isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays when your house catches fire, it could be cyanide poisoning and not the fire that kills you! Let me explain: We all know you can get carbon monoxide poisoning from burning buildings.  But cyanide poisoning?  How? That was a mystery not solved until recently.  Heck, it wasn’t even known about until the […]

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