Survival First Aid: How to Treat Burns

Everyone reading this has experienced some level of a skin burn in your life. If you haven’t, you are sheltered and you need to get out in the world! Seriously, from simple sun burns...

How to Prevent, Identify and Treat Frostbite

Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well, it’s that time of year to worry about getting nipped too hard by our cold natured friend. The colder weather makes me think of issues that I...

The Salty Part of Your Survival Plan

One of the most diverse prepper considerations from the standpoint of a long-term disaster is heath. By health I am not specifically referring to the risks to your health from the disaster itself. If...

What is Your Self Quarantine Plan?

The news has been almost completely focused on Ebola for the last couple of weeks and information outlets are pouring out details by the minute. This type of event is what the 24-Hour news...

Government Scientists Creating More Deadly Bird Flu Virus: Are You Prepared If It Gets...

For some preppers, a common motivation to become prepared is the risk of a biological outbreak of some disease with a high mortality rate and aggressive transmission vector. They fear, and with good reason,...

Providing Hospital Care in SHTF

I got to thinking about what I would do with 32 years nursing experience and most of that in trauma if I had a person laid up in bed and was faced with providing hospital care in SHTF and why.

Medicine to Stock up on for When There Is No Doctor

As preppers we stock up on supplies that we think we will need in an emergency. The order of priority for these items is usually tied to what our bodies need to survive. We...

Prepping for Medical Emergencies

Planning for medical emergencies is one of the biggest challenges one faces. This is especially true if the situation will occur with limited outside resources on which to rely.

Preparing for Illness in SHTF

Good health is more valuable than gold but is ignored until it is no longer there.

The Fourth “B”

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some extra-special handling. As you will read it may be easy...

Prepper Fitness 101

Are you in a condition where you feel confident to take care of loved ones and yourself physically if disaster strikes?

Diseases That Will Be Making a Comeback – and What You Can Do To...

When our society collapses, so to will unlimited access to clean water, quality food, and medical care. Most diseases that have long been eradicated in the developed world will once again rear their ugly heads, and many will die. Preparing now will ensure that we and our loved ones have a better chance of surviving.

Ebola Fear Scares Many into Buying Water Filters

Test your Water to Know What’s Really in It Historically, people have occasionally been wide off the mark concerning water cleanliness and safety. Who can forget the iconic “Whites Only” drinking fountains of the last...

Are you Ready to Shelter in Place during Ebola Outbreak?

You have to have been riding on a train across Central America for the last few days to be unaware of the latest Ebola threat in the news. Between people with illnesses crossing the...

Medical Planning for Disaster Scenarios

What if you or a loved one have specific, unavoidable medical needs? Medical planning should be part of your overall preparedness plans for disasters.

Seven Chinese Herbal Remedies for your Bug Out Bag

Disaster may strike What do climate change, an asteroid attack, and a pathogenic pandemic have in common? Aside from each having it's place within at least one dooms day movie, they are also the first...

Creating an Emergency Splint for Use in a Disaster Scenario

Editor's Note: This article has been generously contributed by Travis Hoglund and he shares tips for creating an emergency splint. Sprints can be necessary where mobilization of injuries is required and you could find...

2 Free Survival First Aid Downloads

The Basics of Wound Care and Practical Plastic Surgery for Non-surgeons are two resources I came across on the web today. There was a link from another site, but I closed my browser and...

Keeping Order and Saving Lives Following a Disaster

Effectively organizing a disaster scene can be as difficult and as important as directly treating victims.

Seven Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies for Your First Aid Kit

Many people I have talked to over the years have expressed curiosity about how to create a first aid kit that contains natural remedies that actually work. Above all, a first aid kit needs...

Antibiotics for SHTF Planning

Article originally published at Readynutrition.com If any of you have purchased antibiotics for your long-term medical supplies, you know that these are considered prepper gold. Having this medicine on hand in extended emergencies can help prevent infections or...

Fit to Survive? Don’t Be the Weakest Link

The sole purpose of prepping is to prepare for survival in the event of a cataclysmic event.  As a prepper, you stock your pantry full of non-perishable food, arrange for alternate shelter, stock up...

A Survivalist’s Introduction to CPR

It would be hard to call yourself a survivalist if you don’t know lifesaving CPR. That’s because if someone suffers cardiac arrest and you don’t know what to do, chances are, he or she...

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

This article was taken from Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (USDA). It offers some guidelines for keeping yourself safe when it comes to food in an emergency. Food can become contaminated and disasters...

The Prepper’s Guide To Female Hygiene

Even if you are not a woman, including female hygiene items in your prepping is still a great idea!

Is An Ebola Epidemic Inevitable In America?

What Can Citizens Do To Protect Themselves? With each successive day since the man (Thomas Eric Duncan) who flew from Liberia to Texas was diagnosed with the first case of the Ebola virus in the...

Never Understimate The Value Of A Clean Shave

So I’ve hit a breaking point; I finally ran out of the razor blades that I bought in bulk  last year and took a quick trip to Sam’s Club. Only this time I lost it,...

How to Prepare for Allergic Reactions When the Grid Goes Down

According to the CDC the prevalence of food and skin allergies has increased at an alarming rate in children under the age of 18 from the year 1997 to 2011. Additionally, they say that...

Radiological Medical Response Kit: Ideas to Manage Injuries in a Radioactive Environment

Seems everyone online is focused on prepping for a nuclear war these days, so I thought I'd share the contents of my radiological medical response kit.

Dental Emergencies In Survival Situations

Editors Note: As Preppers we normally consider medical injuries in our plans. The "Band-Aid" piece of the whole puzzle is a little easier to follow than other subjects because we have more experience with...