Preparedness Health

This category covers topics dealing with health during times of preparedness and disasters.

  • To Be or Not To Be...Vaccinated

    In recent years, cases of autism have been on the rise. While there could be a plethora of known and unknown reasons for this, a lot of the blame is being place on vaccines. As celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy who have no medical background back the notion that vaccines are linked to autism while the voice of science quietly argues back, who do you believe? Autism aside, the anti-vaccine movement is gaining ground and doing damage. Diseases that have in the past been eradicated thanks to...
  • Handling Thermal Burns

    When the ability to create fire was first developed by early man, rejoicing was in order. This new source of warmth likely saved many lives, as did the ability to cook food and kill bacteria. For all of the benefits fire has provided over the course of time, one large drawback has consistently loomed, that being its ability to cause severe burns and even death. Although evolution has brought us to a place where dependence on fire for survival is not what it once was, there is the possibility...
  • The Survival Benefits of VapoRub

    While it is a given that you will need a first aid kit for when the SHTF, there is something else you will need that pertains to health care but is not standard in most first aid kits. That item is Vicks VaopRub. I'm sure you've tried it or at the very least heard of this strong-smelling rub that you apply to your chest when ill to clear congestion and suppress coughing. It serves many other purposes than just that, however, so having some in your survival stash could prove useful. 1....
  • Prepping Herbs: 40 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

    There is a huge movement towards using essential oils for their survival medicinal purposes. While these oils have in actuality been used for hundreds of years, we lost track of their amazing abilities to heal and treat our injuries and ailments when pharmaceuticals came into the fold and promised convenient cures. Although modern drugs offer many benefits to those who use and depend on them, those very same drugs that we have come to rely on may not be there after the SHTF. When such a day...
  • See Your Way Through Survival By Protecting Your Eyes

    As we mull over things that should be in our BOB or stockpiled in your basements, it is hard not to wonder what you may be forgetting. Perusing your supplies and reading labels or instructions, you probably stop to consider at multiple times if what you have is enough. Looking over the security of your home, it most likely occurs to you if it is truly safe and if it provides you the necessary field of vision to spot approaching danger from afar. It sure is helpful to be able to see things...
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