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First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Winter is almost upon us and freezing temperatures are already here.  Part of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine is recognizing the dangers we may face and being able to address them.  One of the major dangers in cold weather is frostbite.  Knowing first aid for frostbite is an important first aid...

First Aid To Clear Object Stuck In Throat – The Army Way

The Army does a good job of breaking down complex procedures into digestible tasks but the Army doesn’t always call things by the same name as civilians…civilians would call this the Heimlich Maneuver but the Army calls it First Aid To Clear Object Stuck In Throat.  Links have been added to...

Treating Nosebleeds The Army Way

Today we present a short excerpt from the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School’s Subcourse MD 0547 Edition 100, Eye, Ear and Nose Injuries.  This is the procedure that the Army trains its medical specialists to use in treating epistaxis, AKA nosebleeds.  Read on and learn the causes of...

Hypothermia

 Andrew’s Note:  Like much of the nation we’ve been experiencing a cold snap recently so today’s survival lesson is an extract from FM 21-76-1, the U.S. Army manual on Survival, Evasion & Recovery June 1999, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.  This extract deals...

The Most Important Item In Your First Aid Kit

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present an article on The Most Important Item In Your First Aid Kit by guest author, Frank Nielson. In the event of an injury, natural disaster or more serious type emergency one of the basic staples of your gear will be your first aid kit. With such a wide variety of choices...

QuikClot Saves Lives

Performance Systems QuikClot Combat Gauze, 3″ x 4 Yards Features of the Performance Systems QuikClot Combat Gauze: QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ provides the ultimate in stopping power for traumatic wounds; requiring no mixing, measuring or heat – just open and apply. Easy to pack, it stays cool under...

Improvised Litter Construction

Andrew’s Note:  One of the things I love about being in the Army is that there’s a manual for how to accomplish just about any task you can imagine.  The problem in applying Army solutions to Prepper problems is that our Army is so well supplied and funded that it has world class specialty equipment...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present another lesson from our periodic Military Pedagogy series.  This discussion, from TC 21-3, the Soldier’s Handbook for Individual Operations and Survival in Cold Weather Areas [Approved For Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited] is on Carbon Monoxide...

Ultimate Emergency Medical List – Infographic from The Survival Doctor

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Top 10 Preparedness Uses of Garbage Bags

Today Prepography is pleased to present garbage… garbage bags that is…as in the top 10 preparedness uses of garbage bags.  Garbage bags can be used by preppers for dozens of purposes besides rubbish disposal.  I like the heavy duty, Contractor Grade Garbage Bags because they’re larger and...

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