Category Archives: Treating Illnesses & Conditions

Can Eating Worms Help Treat Allergies & Autoimmune Diseases?

Hookworms for autoimmune disease

First it sounds crazy… then it sounds gross. But there might be a legitimate rational for infecting yourself with a parasite. In fact, if you already have an autoimmune disease, you might not want to wait until the world implodes to take one! The Hygiene Hypothesis – One of the Craziest and Heretical Theories in Medicine 1989 saw one of the […]

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Stunning Facts Preppers Need to Know About Leeches in 3 Min

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Warning: Some of the images shown were taken at the time of surgery and are graphic. You might want to skip this post if you have a weak stomach. For years it’s been believed leeches do not carry diseases capable of infecting humans. This is slowly changing. While rare, infections and complications do occur. We will discuss which fish antibiotics […]

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How to Treat Smoke Induced Shortness of Breath in Preppers

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Having an inhaler in your med kit can make all the difference in treating breathing problems inevitable during smoke filled apocalyptic disasters. Our last post discussed treating Sinusitis during these terrible times. Now we’ll extend our discussion to the lungs – and see that an inhaler can be one of the most valuable additions to your medical preps. Smoke inhalation […]

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Tips for Treating Sinusitis with Fish Antibiotics

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Sinus infections are a predictable manifestation of the smoke and destruction inseparable from war and catastrophe. Preppers should know how to treat this condition, as odds are, you’ll be affected by it during the initial days of a disaster. It’s the headaches mixed with profound congestion making these infections so enjoyable.  Add in the difficulty breathing from accompanying bronchitis or […]

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Building an Underground Shelter or Triage for TEOTWAWKI

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Guest Post – Australia  Among their many post-service uses, shipping containers make an excellent underground shelter. They are already widely used for temporary housing projects in disaster-stricken areas, after hurricanes, tsunamis and floods. However, if they are modified by preppers accordingly, containers can be dug in and fortified, preparing you for the end of the world as we know it […]

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Three Dollars to Building a Suturing Capable First Aid Kit

Straight Needle Suture

Three Dollars Will Cover Your First Aid Kit Suturing Needs Suturing wounds closed is one of the easiest and rewarding skills a prepper can learn, and for $3 a person, it’s an inexpensive way to dramatically increase the functional capacity of your first aid kit. It’s time well spent, and adds another valuable contribution you bring to your group.  Practice […]

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Six Tips to Preparing for Random Medical Emergencies

Random Behavior

Random Medical Emergencies are Commonplace!   As a surgeon working with people with cancer, I hear certain themes frequently I’d rather forget. Stuff I try and tuck away in the back of my mind far from sight. Among the most disturbing is the common reflection: “Doc, whatever it is that finally get’s you… you’ll never see it coming.” If you’re […]

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Treating Dental Pain – Six Effective Tips for Preppers

Treating Dental Emergencies

Coping with Dental Pain, Broken Teeth, and Other Dental Emergencies Our Thanks to Lillian Connors of Australia for this Great Guest Post! A toothache is one of the most unbearable pains you’ll ever experience. When facing dental pain and other dental emergencies, don’t expect them to go away spontaneously. Ignoring it is the worst possible solution. The moment you feel […]

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Treating Lightning Strikes in Preppers – It’s Bizarre!

Treating Lightning Strikes

Treating Lightning Strikes in Two Minutes Lightning strikes can create huge problems while bugging-out.  In this post we’ll be discussing how to treat those who’ve been hit…and it’s easier than you think!  Did you know that there’s always a lightning storm, 24 hours a day, occurring somewhere on the planet? Or that lightening does strike twice, even three times in the […]

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Is Fever the Best Antibiotic for a Prepper’s Medical Kit?

Treating Fever

Fever is Natures Oldest Antibiotic I have seen the strangest protocols used in hospitals. One involving medical or health care workers removing the blankets of patents with fever comes to mind. This is ridiculous. Fever is your friend – until it gets to high. It’s natures built-in antibiotic, and the only one likely to be widely available in a global disaster. In […]

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Natural Cures for Preppers – Pink Eye and Eye Injuries

Natural Cures for Pink Eye

Natural Cures and Quick Fixes for Eye Problems in Preppers Eye injuries and infections like pink eye can be as disabling to a prepper as a broken arm or leg.  Debris from disasters often stays suspended in the atmosphere for hours to days.  Recall those images of 9/11 and you’ll see why it’s important to feel comfortable treating eye scratches […]

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Without an Operation Will a Prepper Survive Appendicitis?

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Without an Operation, will you Survive?  It’s an important question for preppers.  They know surgeons are going to be hard to find during prolonged disasters.  So can a person survive appendicitis without an operation? The problem treating appendicitis confronted a lone surgeon stationed at a remote outpost in the South Pole years ago.  He’d come down with the disease and […]

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Top Five Reasons Scombroid Fish Poisoning Will Kill the Unprepared

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It’s an illness with potentially lethal consequences – so preppers need to see it coming. Scombroid Fish Poisoning occurs when a fresh catch isn’t kept below 68 degrees Fahrenheit, often due to a lack of ice. Here are five reasons you can bank on it becoming a whale of a problem: #1 Scombroid Fish are Common  The Scombridae family of fish includes […]

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Treating E. coli Symptoms in Preppers – Dos and Don’ts

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It’s going to be that time of year again soon; one that seems a frequent multistate event nowadays. Known as an E. coli outbreak, the season will begin with Heath Department issuing the obligatory boil notices, while it races to identify the offending cucumber, clover sprout, or cow that started it all. Of course this is nothing compared with what […]

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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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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 Urinary Tract Infections Kill? Natural Cures for Preppers

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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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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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