Category Archives: Slide show

Medical Bartering, Part 2 – OTC Medications

Scenario #2 The grid is down, so you and a few friends have organized a neighborhood church for worship. One Sunday morning a stranger in a business suit struggles in, barely able to walk  After the service you sit with … Continue reading

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Medical Bartering, Part 1 of 5 – Introduction

Medical Bartering

In the following series of articles I will be addressing potential barter for medical items and skills, including:
1. Over-the-counter medications
2. Prescription medications
3. Over-the-counter products other than medications
4. Medical skills Continue reading

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Fish Antibiotic Update 2015

If you’re new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know. These are not antibiotics made out of fish. Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy’s throat. In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use.

Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use. (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.) Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics). Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only. Continue reading

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Ebola in my home town

Before this summer I often glossed over bioterrorism in my Survival Medicine classes…that could never happen here, could it? Now that Ebola has arrived in my home town I feel differently. No doubt you’ve heard of the health care worker … Continue reading

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One-day Suturing and Minor Surgery Workshop October 4, 2014

Suturing and Minor Surgery – 1-Day Class 2015 Schedule TBA This class is taken from Day 2 (Modules 3 and 4) of Survival Medicine 101 For a listing of what is covered, CLICK HERE or see below. Suturing Intro to … Continue reading

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The Practical Prepper – Book Review

The Practical Prepper A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Book Review, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD, Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense prepping advice you could actually implement? The Practical Prepper is … Continue reading

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Free Antibiotic Indication and Dosing Guide

Antibiotic Indications and Dose

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Tip of the Week: Suture material – what to get and where

The best suture material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Unify, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For suturing of skin wounds, the 3-0 and 4-0 Nylon are most useful to have on hand, though having … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Casting material – what to get and where

The best plaster casting material I have found that anyone can purchase online is the brand Gypsona, available through Amazon and elsewhere.  For adult-size arm splints and casts, 3″ plaster rolls are appropriate.  For adult-size leg splints and casts, 4″ rolls … Continue reading

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Birth control pills and TEOTWAWKI

An over-the-counter alternative to prescription birth control pills for TEOTWAWKI. Continue reading

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