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Interested in Survival Medicine?
Knowing how to provide medical care during a short or long term emergency should be near the top of any preppers list of skills to learn. When starting out you need to build a medical kit that offers a variety of treatments for a wide range of conditions.
From picking the right vitamins for better health, to preparing for a pandemic or getting over the common cold, you are in the right place to learn and grow your skills and knowledge.
Prevention is important and we have a lot of helpful posts that can help you be healthier now. There are many natural remedies that can help alleviate common conditions.
Maybe you already have a medical kit and basic knowledge? For the advanced prepper our posts on dental emergencies and major trauma can help hone your skills for dealing with those rare emergencies where a few seconds can make all the difference.
We are glad you are here and hope to help you be as prepared as possible for a better future!
Prevention and Basic Preparedness
Preventing medical problems is always best. From taking precautions against wound infections to preventing the flu and common colds, you will find it right here. Worried about pandemics? We can show you how to prepare now and increase your chances of getting through.
Fish Antibiotics and Other Drugs
Antibiotics are amazing life saving drugs. Having a variety of fish antibiotics on hand allows you to treat a lot of different types of infections. During hard times infections can become more common due to harsh living conditions and poorer hygiene among the masses. Knowing when and how to use antibiotics is important though because you do not want to use them for every little scrape. Join us and learn what you need and how to utilize life saving antibiotics during a survival situation.
Remedies For Common Conditions
No matter how healthy you are at some point who doesn’t suffer from aches and pains or a common cold? Over the years Backdoor Survival has released many posts that help you use essential oils, herbs, and other natural remedies to help you lead a healthier life every day.
Survival Dental Care
During good times it is easy to forget about dental health. Dealing with dental emergencies is something every prepper should familiarize themselves with. Your teeth can have a major effect on the function of your entire body. The posts below will show you what you need to be prepared and get through dental issues when they arise.
During an emergency seconds count. Knowing how to approach trauma, brain injuries, snake bites, and hypothermia are bits of knowledge that are well worth learning. So many emergencies such as heavy bleeding can be survived it the right action is taken at the right time. With these articles you can start to build or improve your medical kit and skills so you have what it takes to survive and help those around you.
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Becoming medically prepared can be one of the most difficult aspects of prepping. First, there is the unpredictable nature of medical emergencies themselves. Then there is the prospect of inadequate medical training coupled with the lack of supplies and medicine.
Even during normal times, doing the right thing medically can have dire consequences. Something you may not have considered is the need for patient advocacy, both now and in the future when the prospect of getting good proper medical care is not likely. Dr. Joe Alton is back again with an all-new and all-important article of medical preparedness.
Mint is a prolific garden herb with many useful healing qualities. Learn to grow, harvest, preserve and use various types of mint for wellness purposes. This is the second in-depth article in the series on healing herbs you can grow yourself.
Dental equipment and dental exams are not often written about within the context of long-term survival. This is surprising because our mouths are a portal into our body. Oral bacteria and decay can quickly move throughout our system using saliva as a carrier. The result is sickness and a compromised immune system.
In this article from our Survival Medic Series, Dr. Joe Alton explains what procedures and supplies we need to know about when dealing with dental health. Learn how to perform a dental exam and about the tools and equipment you need resolve dental emergencies, Plus, enter the giveaway to win a Survival Dental Kit valued at $199.
What is Comfrey? How do you grow it? What is it used for? Comfrey is a healing herb that grows almost everywhere. Learn about planting, growing, and harvesting comfrey, along with instructions for making a poultice, infusion and more.
Using a diffuser to dispense the healing qualities of essential oils is one of the easiest ways to become accustomed to their use. Say, for example, someone in your home is sick with a cold or flu. Adding 5 or 6 drops of an anti-microbial essential oil to a diffuser will allow the healing qualities of the oil to disperse and circulate around the room, benefiting all if its occupants.
Likewise, if you are having problems breathing, a few drops of an essential oil running in a diffuser can clear the nasal passages and allow you to breathe more easily, especially at night. If this sounds familiar to the old fashioned vaporizer our mother’s put in our rooms as kids, you are correct. The concept is the same but instead of breathing in a chemical cocktail invented by the OTC drug industry, you are breathing something plant based that is actually good for you.
In this article, I share with you some of the benefits of using an essential oil diffuser along with alternatives for those times when a diffuser is not available. I also suggest specific oils and blends to get you started. (Part 1 of a 2 part series).
Accidents do happen and we all need to be prepared for a medical emergency when help may not be on the way. It is my belief that everyone should have a kit that can control severe bleeding and my top choice is the Gunshot Wound Kit from Joe and Amy Alton’s Doom and Bloom Store. Today I will tell you about the kit and also, in a fantastic giveaway, offer both the kit and a copy of the book, The Survival Medicine Handbook, Third Edition, to one lucky reader of this article.
Like the game of party line we played as kids, myths about colds and other short-term illnesses prevail. The reality is that the common cold is caused by a virus that is passed from person to person. They can occur anytime during the year and not just during what is commonly referred to as the “cold season”. So what are those myths? Contributing author Dr. Joe Alton is here to debunk them and to reinforce what I have always said: thoroughly washing your hands is one of the best ways to avoid sickness, including the common cold.
Warning: Some of these myths may surprise you. Who knew?
A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why it makes sense to know how to treat the symptoms of a sinus infection without running to the drugstore for an armload of drugs that either will not work or will make you drowsy and incidentally raise your blood pressure.
Over the past couple of months, a number of people around me have suffered from sinus congestion. Like a mad scientist on a mission, I started experimenting with essential oils and with the help of Valerie Worwood’s fantastic book on essential oils, came up with a formula that works. If you have sinus problems, here is a DIY remedy using budget-friendly essential oils along with three different ways to use the blend: topically, in a diffuser, and by simple inhalation.
How much do you really know about the treatment of colds and flu? Even in normal times, it is easy to be confused by viral versus bacterial infections, and sorting out which is which when we get sick. This gets further compounded following a disruptive event when physicians and pharmacies are not available to assist with our healthcare needs.
In this exclusive new article by contributing author, Joe Alton, colds, flu, and respiratory infections are addressed along with tips for ensuring good respiratory hygiene during good times and bad.