Sugar as Medicine   

Sugar as Medicine  

  If you are like me, you might be a little skeptical when you first hear that sugar can be used medicinally, but I’m not getting my medical advice from Mary Poppins, this is real.  My dog got in a fight not too long ago, and had a sizeable chunk of flesh torn from his shoulder area (he’s ok though), when I took him to the vet I tried to explain that I only wanted him to get what he really needed since I couldn’t afford to over treat him and he gets himself into trouble all too often (yes […]

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Stimulants for Survival

Stimulants for Survival

  Generally speaking, it’s sound advice for survival to stay healthy, avoiding drinking, smoking, and drugs.  But, there are times that you might want to get “high” to increase your survivability.  Survival situations can call for more than you have to give, more energy, more stamina, and more concentration.  Hitler’s forces were able to blitzkrieg across Europe because they had amphetamines, even modern fighter pilots receive amphetamines to take during combat.  But before you end up in jail for possession of a controlled substance, consider these over the counter medicines that have powerful stimulants in them instead.   Diet Pills […]

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Taking Care of Blisters

Taking Care of Blisters

If you’ve spent any time running, jogging, or hiking, then you understand blisters can be a real pain. In today’s modern world, if you get a blister, you simply go home, put your feet up and rest. Of course, when you are in a survival situation, things are far different. You need to make sure you take proper care of the blister so it doesn’t become infected and cause you many more problems. If you find that you’ve developed a blister, you should resist the urge to pop it, if it is not painful. This will provide you with a […]

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Wilderness First-Aid Plants

Wilderness First-Aid Plants

The last thing you need when already fighting for survival in the wilderness is to have your strength and abilities diminished by illness or infection.  Knowing how to make use of some of the plants around you for medicinal use can more beneficial than knowing how to forage for wild edibles since infection can kill you in days but one could last weeks without food.  Here are a few of the common plant sources of medicine that you can find in wild and how to make use of them.   Plantain A common plant usually thought of as a weed […]

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Survival Uses for Petroleum Jelly

Survival Uses for Petroleum Jelly

Chances are, you’ve already got a big jar of petroleum jelly in your bathroom.  But did you know that you should have one in your survival stash or bug-out bag as well?  This is a list of a few survival uses for petroleum jelly that might raise your appreciation for the seldom used, 12-year-old jar in your bathroom.   Fire Starter A great addition to your survival preparation is getting fire starters ready in advance.  It’s especially beneficial to have fire starters that can work in wet and windy conditions.  Petroleum jelly is awesome for this.  Simply apply a generous […]

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Odd and Effective Items to Add to Your First Aid Kit

Odd and Effective Items to Add to Your First Aid Kit

You know how important it is to have a good first aid kit in a survival scenario. However, you might not simply want to buy a prebuilt kit from the market and call it a day. Instead, think about adding some other items to the kit that will come in extremely handy, and that you might not have thought about adding before. Even though these might seem as though they are some rather strange items, they work very well for different purposes. Some medics in the military would stock their med kits with these types of items, and they can […]

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Homemade Antibacterial Healing Balm

Homemade Antibacterial Healing Balm

Neosporin is a great first aid product and ideal for your survival stash. It kills bacteria and keeps wounds protected and soothed for quicker healing. But did you know you can make your own all-natural antibacterial healing balm right at home, for a fraction of the cost? DIYs are great for saving money, but also for reducing the number of chemicals in your first aid products down. This simple recipe includes the essential oils tea tree, lavender, and frankincense, that each have anti-bacterial properties that will kill germs, keep a wound clean and promote healing. Coconut oil, one of the bases […]

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First Aid Uses for a Plastic Bag

First Aid Uses for a Plastic Bag

Plastic bags are cheap, easy-to-find and also have a number of awesome survival uses. Probably the most life-saving are the first aid applications. To choose the right plastic bags to keep in your survival stash, black garbage bags or kitchen bags work best as they are thick and difficult to tear. Don’t choose the scented ones (some kitchen bags are scented). You can often find cheap garbage bags at Costco or dollar stores. Here are some ways to use them for first aid: Irrigating a wound Poking a small hole in plastic bag can create a very efficient manner of […]

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Natural First Aid Items for Your Survival Stash

Natural First Aid Items for Your Survival Stash

It can be overwhelming to pick among the many options for first aid kits and medical stockpiles, especially if you’d prefer natural, holistic remedies over synthetic, pharmaceutical drugs. Here are a few natural products with a multitude of first-aid options that are ideal to add to your first aid stash. Activated Charcoal Every natural medicine chest should have activated charcoal. When taken internally, it absorbs toxins in your stomach, so it is incredibly important to have in case of ingestion of poison, food poisoning, and other digestive sicknesses (note: it is not, however, effective for alcohol, cyanide, lithium or iron poisoning). But […]

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How to Identify Heat Exhaustion Before It Becomes a Heat Stroke

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion Before It Becomes a Heat Stroke

Heat exhaustion is more than just fatigue. It’s a serious condition that could very easily lead to heat stroke. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, you can identify heat exhaustion before it becomes a heat stroke. If you know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, you will likely be able to take action before medical attention is needed. Heat Exhaustion Symptoms If you’re in a survival situation, there’s a good chance that you may need to be up and moving during the hottest part of a summer day. Watch your family and anyone else who’s traveling or […]

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The Amazing Benefits of Raw Honey

The Amazing Benefits of Raw Honey

Raw honey is absolutely amazing. It should be a staple in any kitchen or natural medicine chest. Like raw milk or cheese, raw honey is not pasteurized, maintaining the nutritional and healing properties. As a sweetener, its nutritional benefits are amazing. Rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, natural antioxidants, enzymes and the very important vitamin B6, it also has a surprisingly low glycemic index, making it a great choice for diabetics. It is full of useful prebiotics which help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora. It can also help lower cholesterol, improve circulation, aid with sleep and block […]

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