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...

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...

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...

5 Free Fitness Apps to Get You in Shape Fast

It is May now and we are fast approaching swim suit season. Are you dreading going to the pool and exposing yourself to friends and family? Even worse, do you simply no longer care...

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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Naturopathic Medicine For Disaster Preparedness

As I have said in past articles and in radio interviews; I have confidence that Americans can deal with short-term or regional/localized disasters. However, I stand with many of the Governments chosen experts who...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Survival Basics – Controling your Core Temperature

A core concept of survival in just about any situation is the rule of threes. If you don’t know this rule it is that you can generally live: Three minutes without air Three hours without shelter Three...