Health, Wellness and Survival Medicine

What You Need to Know About Expired Prescription Drugs

What You Need to Know About Expired Prescription Drugs

The news keeps getting better relative to the safety and efficacy of using expired prescription drugs in a survival situation. Here is the latest update from contributing author, Dr. Joe Alton.

Why Store Fish Antibiotics For Survival

Why Store Fish Antibiotics For Survival

Did you know that fish antibiotics are exactly the same as human antibiotics? In this exclusive article by Dr. Joe Alton, learn about fish antibiotics and why they belong in your survival kit.

Best Practices for Dealing with Wounds in a Survival Situation

Best Practices for Dealing with Wounds in a Survival Situation

When faced with an austere survival situation, the decision you make to close a wound or not could spell the difference between proper healing and an infected mess. Personally, I vote for proper healing but getting to the correct decision when under pressure may not be easy. Learn when to close – or not close – an open wound.

How to Survive a Dental Emergency: From Temporary Toothache to Long Term Situations

How to Survive a Dental Emergency: From Temporary Toothache to Long Term Situations

In the event of a major disaster or disruptive event, finding dental care from a trained professional may be impossible. First responders are going to be saving lives and not tending to a nagging toothache or even to a broken tooth. For that reason, we need to think about being dentally prepared with the tools and knowledge to get us by during a dental emergency. Here are some tips and tools you will need along with 21 home remedies for mitigating the pain of a toothache.

12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps

12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps

Did you know that there are 7 species of Elderberry in North America? That makes them easy to locate and forage which is important because of their health and wellness benefits. Here are 12 to start with plus directions for making your own elderberry tincture and syrup.

8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

Medical self-care is not discussed very often on survival and preparedness websites. That said, taking responsibility for our own physical and mental wellness will go a long way to ensure your survival following a disruptive event, be it large or small. Here are eight things you can do now to promote medical self-care. Can you think of others?

How to Control Lice in a Survival Situation

How to Control Lice in a Survival Situation

It is easy to think that without children, lice will never become your “enemy”. But what if you were in a grid-down, shelter in place situation? A lice infestation could happen. Learn how to deal with lice in an austere, survival situation, include strategies for getting rid of them.

How to Prep for Feminine Hygiene Needs

How to Prep for Feminine Hygiene Needs

Feminine hygiene preps are often overlooked as we pay attention to things like food, shelter,and water. Something you need once a month deserves attention, don’t you think? Find plenty of ideas and options, including many you can do yourself with very little investment.

10 Useful Medicinal Plants To Cultivate From Seeds

10 Useful Medicinal Plants To Cultivate From Seeds

The focus of this article is on medicinal herbs and plants that can be cultivated and grown from seed. Included are things to look for when purchasing seeds for emergency storage as well as medicinal uses for the 10 herbs and plants mentioned as good candidates for your seed bank.

Treating the Runs in a Survival Situation

Treating the Runs in a Survival Situation

Most of the time, diarrhea, or the runs, is an annoyance accompanied by cramps and bloating. It usually passes in a day or two at most. Severe diarrhea, however, can be dire or even deadly. In this article, learn how to treat diarrhea in a survival situation.

25 Natural Remedies For Diabetes

25 Natural Remedies For Diabetes

If the time comes when insulin and other medicine is in short supply, many will suffer. Here are 25 natural remedies for diabetes to consider stockpiling for a SHFT scenario.

7 Herbal Remedies You Should Have In Your Arsenal

7 Herbal Remedies You Should Have In Your Arsenal

With Winter right about the corner, it is time to begin to focus upon building up an arsenal of remedies to get us through the cold and flu season.  Not…

What You Need to Know About Using Old Drugs for Survival

What You Need to Know About Using Old Drugs for Survival

Are “expired” pharmaceuticals safe to use? Learn what you need to know about using old drugs for survival purposes then decide for yourself. Knowledge is power and only you can decide what is right for your and your family.

How to Create an Emergency Ammo Can First Aid Kit

How to Create an Emergency Ammo Can First Aid Kit

Have you ever found yourself rummaging around for first aid items? If so, take a look at this portable “ammo can” first aid kit and create one of your own. Perfect for emergencies or even every day use. The best part? It is portable and weighs less than 10 pounds!

Make Your Own Healing Boo-Boo Stick

Make Your Own Healing Boo-Boo Stick

Lately it seems that I can not get through the day without banging my shins against something, getting bit by an insect, burning myself while reaching into the oven, or…

23 Awesome Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil

23 Awesome Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil

Anyone who has used essential oils for a period of time will find that they reach for the same tried and true oils over and over again.  In my case,…