An EMT’s EDC

There are some real good ideas for a EDC or BoB First Aid Kit. As you’d probably guess, being an EMT means you tend to keep a good amount of first aid gear on you at all times. Everyday Carry reader Tony shares his bag that’s packed with enough gear … Continue reading

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Now is the time to prepare for Ebola – CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected. While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United … Continue reading

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QuikClot Silver – Product Review

This is a must have item for trauma first aid kits.  Hemostatic agents in bandage or sponge formats like QuikClot or Celox are must haves for first aid kits and blow out kits. The version of QuikClot that THRIVE Life sells is the sponge version, not the powdered version that … Continue reading

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Ten Essential OTC Medications to Stockpile

Found this over at Armageddon Medicine — Are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs really worth stockpiling?  As a family physician my answer is a resounding yes.  Most of the following were actually prescription medications when first released.  (In higher dosages, several still are.)  Although other OTC drugs are worth considering, these ten … Continue reading

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The Best Free Medical References for Preppers

Found this over on Survival Blog.  I thought this was good and will link it into the 12 steps. — It could evolve as systems are stressed after a natural disaster.  It could be caused by a terrorist attack.  It could even be the result of a societal or economic … Continue reading

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