Survival Medicine 102


Live Workshop with Doc Cindy

Tuition only $350/person (plus $50 material fee) for 3 full days of instruction (9-4:30 daily) with Doc Cindy


October 16-18, 2015 in Akron, OH

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – scroll down to register

All new material – vital for survival
(no prerequisite required)

– childbirth, labor, and delivery
– poisonings
– adult and childhood emergencies
– herbal remedies
– do-it-yourself dentistry
– triage, quarantine, and isolation

– and much more – see details below* * *

If you’re entirely on your own, can you take care of your family and yourself?
– That’s what this course is all about.
If society collapses and it’s all up to you, are you ready?
Can you deliver a baby?
Treat common poisonings?
Tell if someone is having a heart attack?
Diagnose appendicitis?
Treat an ulcer?
Protect your family from disease?
* * *
In short, are you prepared?

This course is presented from the point of view that you (or your family or group) will be the only source of medical care available, without access to hospitals, doctors, or other health care professionals.

There is no prerequisite for Survival Medicine 102, though it is recommended that you consider taking Survival Medicine 101, which focuses on labs, injuries, suturing, casting, and infection.

Tuition only $350 + $50 materials fee/person for 3 full days of instruction (9-4:30 daily) with Doc Cindy

*** Price includes lunch each day ***

Classes to be held in Atwater, near Akron, Ohio

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CLICK HERE to download a complete PDF brochure including course outline, payment details, location and directions, accommodations, and registration form

The following is a general outline and tentative schedule of the course, although order of teaching may vary. We will cover as much as possible in the time allotted.

Hands-on training will include:

Module A: Difficult Decisions Module D: A Night in the ER
Difficult Decisions for Difficult Times Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Emergencies
  • Triage under fire – deciding whom to treat
  • Medical rationing – when & how to use limited supplies
  • Care for the debilitated and elderly – attrition, starvation, suicide, and assisted suicide
  • Care for the incurable – what to do when drugs won’t help
  • Care for the dangerous (the addicted, psychotic, violent, or desperate)
  • Keeping your family safe – quarantine and isolation
  • Security – not just an afterthought
  • My chest aches terribly…will I die tonight?
  • My stomach hurts and I can’t eat…is it appendicitis?
  • My back is killing me…could it be broken?
  • Help! I can’t breathe…will I suffocate?
  • What’s wrong with my face…is it a stroke?
Module B: Preserving the Next Generation Module E: Beyond Doctors and Drugs
Pregnancy and Childbirth Creative Treatment for Common Problems
  • Preventing pregnancy (effective birth control without medication)
  • Treatment for the inevitable (STDs)
  • What to do about radiation exposure
  • Diagnosing pregnancy without pregnancy tests, and accurate calculation of due date
  • Diagnosis and treatment of problems during pregnancy
  • Monitoring and assisting with labor – what helps and what doesn’t
  • Delivering the baby – first do no harm
  • Caring for and safeguarding the newborn

  • Inventive medical uses for household products
  • Foods that can kill and foods that can cure
  • Vitamins and minerals to save your bones, your blood, and your baby
  • Herbal remedies that work . . . and how to use them safely
  • The mighty power of placebos
  • Alternative medicine – where to begin (acupuncture, chiropractic, hypnosis)

Module C: Helping the Children Module F: Potential Problems
Common Pediatric Emergencies Potpourri of Potential Problems
  • Help! My baby has a fever!
  • Help! My baby won’t eat!
  • Help! My baby has a rash!
  • Help! My baby’s not acting right!
  • Help! My child won’t use his arm!
  • Help! My child won’t walk!
  • Help! My child keeps vomiting!
  • Help! My child won’t wake up!
  • Help! Something’s wrong!

  • The unhealthy foot – you may not survive if you can’t keep up
  • Eye problems that can kill – bullets won’t help if you cannot see
  • Do-it-yourself dentistry – if you cannot eat, you will not survive
  • Poisonings and overdoses – those you can treat, those you cannot
  • Prepping in 3 months – what you can accomplish

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CLICK HERE to download a complete PDF brochure including course outline, payment details, location and directions, accommodations, and registration form.

  • Register using drop-down menu below (PayPal and Credit Cards accepted) and be sure to mail in pages 10 and 11 of the downloadable PDF brochure above.
  • Or mail-in registration payment with pages 10 and 11 of the downloadable PDF brochure above.

CLASS REGISTRATION IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED and will close once the class is full.

Registration form will take you to PayPal where you can pay via Credit Card or PayPal, or to register and pay by Check, download and print the brochure by CLICKING HERE .

QUESTIONS? Email Doc Cindy (at) Armageddon Medicine (dot) net

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SURVIVAL MEDICINE 101, 102, & 201, 202 Registration and Payment





In conjunction with my Survival Medicine events, my good friends Jim and Laura Fry offer homesteading classes at their farm, Stone Garden Farm and Museum, either the day before or the day after my workshops (or both).  Or sometimes we arrange an informal evening with the Fry family just to socialize, get to know each other, and explore their unique farm.  I’ve listed their classes on the next page – be sure to avail yourself of this wonderful opportunity.  Check my web site to see which class is offered in conjunction with the Survival Medicine Workshop you’ll be attending, or call the number below for additional details.

The Fry’s farm is located at 2891 Southern Road, Richfield, Ohio 44286, approximately 30–45 minutes north of my “Farmageddon” location.  They also offer overnight camping space for $5, or teepee rental for $15 per night.  Museum and farm tours along with viewing of all the tools needed for self-sufficiency are free.  For info on other classes offered visit  For village & museum information visit or call (330) 659-3507 or email

Homesteading Classes with Jim and Laura Fry
  • Classes offered the day before and/or the day after Survival Medicine 101, 102, and 201
  • $40/class or $60 for both – Home-cooked lunch included with each class
  • Call  Jim or Laura Fry at (330) 659-3507 or (843) 469-4060 with questions or to register, or email

Homesteading/Survival Series 1 – Hands-on Class – offered THURSDAY, March 14, 2013

Essential Needs – Learn useful skills for the homestead or survival situation

Featured topics

  • Rendering animal fat into easily storable, useful tallow or lard
  • Using that tallow to make candles
  • Basic hot process using tallow to make lye soap that can be used for body, laundry, or dishes
  • Wild edible/medicinal walk to learn the abundance of foods and medicine in our area
  • Using herbs to make healing/medicinal salve and discussion of other ways to preserve/use herbs including tinctures, glycerites, and dried herbs
  • Tour our many useful buildings, such as our blacksmith shop, weaving mill, tin shop, etc. and see our sustainable farm.

Homesteading/Survival Series 2 – Hands-on Class – offered MONDAY, March 18, 2013

Our Daily Bread – Acquiring, using, and storing meat, vegetables, and grain

Featured Topics

  • Catching, cleaning, and preparing small game:  traps and snares, slaughter, cleaning and dressing
  • Fire cooking:  using fire and/or heat to prepare small or very large portions of food with easy-to-find or salvaged materials
  • Organic/Survival gardening:  seed saving, permaculture, edible landscape, gardening for winter, compost, etc.
  • Fermented foods and food preservation:  simple age-old techniques for long-term food storage without complicated equipment or ingredients; make a batch of sauerkraut, discuss many other preservation methods including proper root-cellaring and over-winter gardening techniques
  • Grain grinding/grain usage:  learn what to look for in a good grinder, how to use one, and the many uses of simple grains
  • Tour our many useful buildings, such as our blacksmith shop, weaving mill, tin shop, etc. and see our sustainable farm.

About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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7 Responses to Survival Medicine 102

  1. Terri S says:

    Any chance that you might offer a third 102 course? I would love to take it in 2013, but will be out of the country on the scheduled dates. I am a clinician in mental health, and would like to ramp up my skills. I am in solo practice in metro Chicago, and am also a CERT. Trust me, Chicago metro will need all hands on deck in a worst case scenario.

  2. Beth B says:

    Dr Damaris C,

    I encourage you to make the effort to take the trek to Ohio. I live outside Seattle and have traveled to Doc Cindy’s classes 101 & 102. I am anxiously anticipating the third course which I will attend with my daughter in November, after she graduates (God willing) from nursing school. The courses are VERY informative, and organized. Participants are cordial, and Doc Cindy has a great dry sense of humor. The new venue at her farm, “Farmageddon,” is warm and homey. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other preppers from around the country, and share ideas as well as resources.

  3. Kelly K says:


    I am a registered nurse from Colorado. I would love to come out to Ohio for some classes with you. I have heard about you through Crisis Response International. Several people in your area recommended you. Do you have a new schedule for 2013 as I would love to plan ahead and fly out. Thank you very much.


    [I have my next class posted online for the end of January, but it will be in Florida – maybe a nice getaway for you. (CLICK HERE for more info.) After that I plan to have a class in Ohio sometime in March, but haven’t set a firm date yet. – Doc Cindy]

  4. rebe says:

    It sure would be great if you could offer a pod cast, or webcast class so more people could learn…. and make it more affordable . Thanks very much.

    [Reply from Doc Cindy – Hi Rebe, I am working on some of this, including some 1-day workshops, DVDs, and maybe a work-study option. With the holidays coming up, I won’t be having more classes until January, but will post them online shortly, and hope to see you soon.]

  5. Dr Damaris C says:

    Your course content looks awesome! I am clinician.. Psych.. I need help trying to figure out what is needed for my TBI husband, ADHD, son, and hubby– in terms of meds. I have some ideas, but we don’t want him off his meds.. He is a mess– without the meds, and it looks like a severe case of Bipolar. I am trying to procure additional meds like Abilify, Adderall, Lexapro for him. I can’t imagine having him off meds and the collaspe happening 2-5 years.

    Also, do you have courses closer to Idaho? We have a couple of us who would like to take these courses. Do you offer discounts for a small group?

    [Doc Cindy replies: So far it is difficult to leave my practice to hold classes elsewhere. I do offer a $50 discount (usually for couples) who are sharing a course syllabus and other materials, and summer camping options are available. We have had students from California, Florida, Massachusetts, Canada, New York, and everywhere in between, including Idaho. I do hope to see you at a class soon, and hope you are able to travel to Ohio – a great place both to visit and to live!]

    Dr Damaris Conrad

  6. Julie McL says:

    My husband and I (and perhaps a friend or two) would be interested in a class in January or February. Will one be available?

  7. beth b says:

    Can’t wait! I’ll register as soon as I get home on Wed!

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