Health, Wellness and Survival Medicine

How to Disinfect and Sterilize Medical Instruments in a Survival Situation

How to Disinfect and Sterilize Medical Instruments in a Survival Situation

Do you know how to disinfect and sterilize medical instruments? In a survival situation, knowing when and how to do this will be a crucial skill when performing emergency medical procedures on wounds, whether in the field or at home. This is important information and the difference between sterile and clean may surprise you.

8 Best Essential Oils for Disinfecting and Cleaning

8 Best Essential Oils for Disinfecting and Cleaning

Essential oils offer more than just a pleasant smell. You are probably used to using them for relaxing massages, but, did you know that they can be used as a…

DIY Antiviral Sanitizing Spray: When Hand Sanitizer is Not Enough

DIY Antiviral Sanitizing Spray: When Hand Sanitizer is Not Enough

Although news of Ebola has been dominating the headlines, there is currently another nasty outbreak circulating the United States. Since August, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has caused clusters of respiratory disease…

Face Mask Options For Various Budgets and Work Requirements

Face Mask Options For Various Budgets and Work Requirements

With the CDC and the Coronavirus task force recommending that Americans wear masks when leaving their homes, a lot of people are facing a dilemma because there are so few…

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Learn how to make an awesome cayenne salve for pain relief. Easy to make and inexpensive. Why spend money when you can make it yourself?

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

A gas mask is technically a kind of respirator that focuses on filtering out chemicals and gases. They are a very specific tool, that won’t protect you from everything, and…

Can Covid-19 Cause A Change In Brain Chemistry and Behavior?

Can Covid-19 Cause A Change In Brain Chemistry and Behavior?

Editor’s Note: Jose has compiled a lot of research regarding behavioral changes that can occur when someone is infected by a parasite or a virus. To truly comprehend this article…

Quarantined: Establishing A Sick Room and Boundaries In The Event Of A Pandemic or Brief Illness

Quarantined: Establishing A Sick Room and Boundaries In The Event Of A Pandemic or Brief Illness

From regular illness to a full-on the pandemic, knowing how to establish a boundary to keep the disease from spreading to others is important to know. There are various levels…

Normality During An Extended Emergency : An overview of what to put back and how to keep up morale

Normality During An Extended Emergency : An overview of what to put back and how to keep up morale

Prepping for a disaster or SHTF should go well beyond just the typical beans, bandages, bullets, and bug out plan scenario. You need to take care of the mental health…

7 Best Essential Oils for Plantar Fasciitis

7 Best Essential Oils for Plantar Fasciitis

How many hours a day do you spend on your feet? Four, six, eight hours? If you spend a good chunk of the day standing, then you are probably used…

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Staying hydrated is important but it is about more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes. If you have found yourself working or exercising hard but still feeling bad despite…

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

A Prepper’s Guide: The Best Way to Store Herbs

In addition to being healthful, herbs are a great way to add flavor to dishes, create a relaxing and invigorating tea, or use topically as medicinal remedies. But with a…

Guide to Using Cattails: A Survivalist’s Dream Plant

Guide to Using Cattails: A Survivalist’s Dream Plant

As all survivalists know, Mother Nature provides everything that human beings need to sustain life. From food to shelter and everything in between, knowing how to use various plants, animals,…

Foraging Guide: The Best Wild Spinach Alternatives

Foraging Guide: The Best Wild Spinach Alternatives

When you tell people you forage for wild edible plants, one of the first questions you often get is, “What can you actually cook with this stuff?” The general impression…

Citronella Essential Oil Benefits for the Outdoors

Citronella Essential Oil Benefits for the Outdoors

Disclaimer: The article below is not by a medical professional. Any health concerns you have you need to address with your doctor. Backdoor Survival is not responsible for how you…

How to Have a DIY Body Detox at Home

How to Have a DIY Body Detox at Home

Detox has been a buzzword for many years, and during that time, we have been offered a growing number of techniques and opportunities to safely and effectively detox the body….