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PrepperMed 101: I am So Cold – Recognizing & Treating Hypothermia

Hypothermia:  What is is; and isn’t: With winter comes the possibility of hypothermia.  And with long immersion in water, even not-that-cool-water, comes the possibility of hypothermia (water conducts your heat away 25x faster than does dry air).  And being damp… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed UPDATE: Evidence Shows Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Transfers To Primates

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease of hoofstock wildlife (deer and the like).currently spreading through North America.  Affected animals look … well, like this: Why should preppers care? There’s been no proven case of CWD being transmitted to a human…… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Dealing with Snakebite

Snakes.  They frighten or just creep out more people than does any other animal with a backbone.  In a sense, that’s unjust:  Many animals, including cattle, kill far more people per year.  Only a small percentage of snakes in North… Continue Reading

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Five Health Things To Consider Before The SHTF

There are five basic aspects of health we need to address while prepping, and we are here today to spell them out for you. Back in July, Spice and Salty spill the beans on “health things to consider BEFORE the… Continue Reading

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Keeping It Fresh: Maintaining The Quality Of Your Preps By Rotation

Imaging you are in a SHTF situation. You are thinking “well, as bad as things are, we will get by because we have our pantry stacked deep…” You pick up a can to open to make a meal, and notice… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: What To Do When The Frost Bites

Sorry, folks.  It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to the soft peace of falling snow, the beautiful glitter of the sun emerging after an ice-storm … and frostbite.  What to do if something bad goes down on some… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Injuries While On the Move

Something bad has gone down, and you’ve grabbed your bag and set off on foot, according to the plan. Then the foot lands in a way that was not in the plan, there’s pain, and it’s clear something in that… Continue Reading

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Prepper Fitness: If The SHTF, You Will Perform Like You Physically Prepared

Something’s gone south, and it’s time to grab that car bag and hoof it for home. You did a good job of setting up the bag, and it’s there when you need it.  Nice!  Now, can you actually walk home… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed: Four Questions About Vitamins

Should vitamin supplements be a part of food preps?  If so, of what kind, and how much?  These are the questions I’ve been considering; and I thought it might be of value to you to share some of the research… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed: Antibiotics and Vitamins – When They Make a Good Team

Antibiotics have saved more lives than anything medical advance except good hygiene. They’ve also killed people or been totally worthless when used incorrectly.  If you’re planning to do your own dosing if other medical care becomes available, you’d best know how.… Continue Reading

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Safety First – The Importance Of Avoiding Injuries If The SHTF

Safety. When times are normal or if the Stuff Hits The Fan, it’s critical to put safety first. We always start any safety discussion by pointing out what we consider the obvious. The most likely non-natural thing that will kill… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Antibiotics and Vitamins: Both Good, but Not Always Together

A couple of days ago, we listened to Todd Sepulveda’s Prepper Website Podcast Episode 190 (CLICKY) which featured Spice’s article Situations Change. Sometimes The SHTF. Life Changes. Medication Changes. But How? A Prepping Example. (CLICKY) We always enjoy listening to the podcast,… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: See Yourself Being Prepared

You’re laughing with a friend and having a great dinner when she gets a startled/alarmed look and reaches for her throat.  She makes a few vigorous spasms with her torso, starts to turn odd colors, and slumps over without having… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Situations Change. Sometimes The SHTF. Life Changes. Medication Changes. But How? A Prepping Example.

It had been nearly a month since the earthquake.  Many businesses were still closed and the bridges were out so you couldn’t drive far, but Sue had been doing fine:  Lots of wood on hand to keep the house warm,… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: The Plague? In 2017? In America? Seriously?

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–1353. That’s how the Wikipedia article about The Black Death starts.  1346-1353 Europe. That’s a… Continue Reading