Sanitation: The Often Overlooked Necessity

Although food, water and security are definitely necessary to keep you alive, there is one aspect of prepping that is often overlooked and it can hurt even the most knowledgeable and well equipped survivalist.

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,...

Keeping Order and Saving Lives Following a Disaster

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

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...

Personal Hygiene First Aid

In cases of emergency and situations, in which the only thing you can think of is survival, personal hygiene first aid is something you need to have previously prepared. To stay clean and keep...

Emergency Medical Preparedness: Prepare Yourself for a Medical Emergency

Whether it is ourselves, our loved ones, or the friends who will be with us, we will need to know how to take care of each others injuries and illnesses.

Make Your Own Medicine: Herbal Salve

This article originally published on Mother Earth Living As the warm weather lures us away from the hearth and onto bicycles and hiking trails, our skin is bound to endure some cuts, burns and rashes...

10 Medical Resources You Can Get from Nature

These natural medical resources can be easily substituted as traditional methods of medication. The plants have capabilities to heal and reduce cholesterol, high blood pressure and arthritis

Ultramarathoning Tips for Non Running Preppers

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Huples. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card...

How to Deal with Diseases in Long Term Survival Situations

The following article comes to us from Selco of the SHTF School website. Selco is one of the rare voices in the preparedness community who has real-life experience surviving in a SHTF type of...

All Bleeding Eventually Stops

The universal truth when dealing with traumatic injuries is that whether from effective treatment or loss of supply, all bleeding eventually stops. Having the knowledge to treat major bleeding can be the difference between...

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...

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.

Top 7 Medicines for WTSHTF

Flu to systemic allergic reactions, I will discuss common, yet potentially deadly medical conditions and Top 7 Medicines that can protect you from getting sick WTSHTF.

Prepper Fitness 101

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

Prepper First Aid – Finding the perfect IFAK kit

If we are faced with a grid down scenario, the medical care we have come to think of as a right may be non-existent. It doesn’t matter what you think you are due, if there is no one to treat your illness or injury you are SOL.

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...

Preparing for Illness in SHTF

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

A Killer Lurking In Your Pantry

For Pi Day this year, I decided to make my family an apple pie to celebrate the obscure and nerdy mathematical holiday.  We had canned apples from last fall and I still had about...

Survival Sanitation: How to Deal with Human Waste

This article was originally published on the Tactical Intelligence blog. It is the second post in a three-part series on survival sanitation and it is one of the most overlooked but deadly topics of living...

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.

Importance of Sanitation after SHTF

In thinking about preparing your family for survival after a disaster or emergency situation you can’t forget to consider their health. Your family’s health is affected by so much more than having adequate stores...

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 3

Welcome back to our series on the 5 things you need to go off grid now, where we began with the premise that going “off grid” might not be something that as Preppers you...

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...

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...

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...

The Importance of a Medical Kit in Your Preps

You can create a top notch medical kit addition to any bugout bag or kit easily and cheaply.

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Many Preppers are simply individuals or families preparing for SHTF, while others may be organized into groups, conducting extensive training exercises. Unfortunately, while preparedness activitiers are typically focused on food storage or “bug out”...

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.

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...