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...
  • 7 Ways to Alleviate Tooth Troubles When There are no Dentists

    As much as you might hate going to the dentist now, you might find yourself wishing a dentist were available post TEOTWAWKI. When societal collapse occurs, the dentist chair you once avoided will likely be out of commission. When you get a toothache, have an abscess, or something similarly awful is going on inside your mouth, getting help will probably take priority. When the dentist you once avoided becomes permanently unavailable, what can you possibly do to end the pain and solve your...
  • Treating Heat Illness & Injury

    Since we recently discussed means of preventing heat injuries, we might as well follow that up with how to care for them when they occur. Even the best laid plans can go awry, making it possible for you to have to deal with things you did your best to avoid. With plans in place to avoid heat illness or injury, chances are you will fare better than most, but there is still the possibility that the heat will affect you or someone who is part of your family or camp. Even though sunburn and sun...
  • 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...
  • Got Activated Charcoal?

    Is activated charcoal part of your survival stash? Activated charcoal has been used for centuries, dating back to 1550 BC as well as the days of Pliny and Hippocrates, and has long been praised for its detoxification properties. Actually made of carbon, activated charcoal is created by subjecting charcoal to oxidizing gas at high temperatures which makes it porous and gives it better absorptive properties. The charcoal itself originates in the form of woods such as Willow Bark that are...
  1. Pain Relief from a Pepper

    Pain can be debilitating. It can stop you in your tracks and knock you out of commission. If you are a sufferer of chronic pain, you know all too well how much it can impact your life and stop you from doing not only the things you love, but also the things you need to do to survive. Pain relievers are a way of life for some of us as we embrace everything from modern medicine to over the counter pain relievers and even homeopathic options. It is convenient to be able to utilize these...
  2. Surviving Splinters

    When the time comes to get busy with the rebuild of society as well as our own personal lives that may have been damaged by conditions when the SHTF, we are going to have to use our hands quite a bit. Whether it is planting food items to nourish us, building structures to shelter us, or cleaning up the messes left behind, our hands will be kept busy. Since your hands will be working so hard and thus such an integral part of survival, you need them to be in tip top condition. Wearing gloves...
  3. Five Possible Ailments for which You Should Prepare

    There are a lot of problems that may plague us after the SHTF. We talk all the time about preparedness and stockpiling, but there are things for which we cannot always adequately plan until they happen. One such example is illness. With so many things that can go wrong, it is hard to take everything into consideration. From headaches to foot fungus, we are often plagued by a plethora of unpleasant things. When you start to think about your medical needs, think also about what is most likely...
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
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