Category: Medical

The Benefits of Rucking

If you hate running and want the benefits of cardio for conditioning and fat loss, try rucking.  You can buy 2.5, 5, 10, and 25 lb plates for very little on Craigslist or at Play-It-Again.  You can put a piece of 1×4 in the...

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What’s in your IFAK?

When putting your kit together, please keep in mind the ABCs of airway, breathing and circulation. In the case of the IFAK, the airway and breathing tools are going to limited in most cases to little more than a naso-pharyngeal airway inserted into the nose and into the back of the throat. The circulation aspect is going to be covered by things like tourniquets and gauze bandages, as in, keeping the blood from circulating it’s way out of the body.

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The Partisan’s First-Aid Kit

Whether you consider yourself to be a prepper, patriot or partisan, there is no argument to made against having a robust emergency medical kit and the training and knowledge to put it to use. I’m going to show you my own medical kit that I keep nearby at all times.

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Ditch Medicine: Treating Pneumothorax

While a pneumothorax is always best treated by a medical professional, you may not always have that available. The information above should help you to identify a pneumothorax, its type, and offer ideas for initial treatment in a ditch situation.

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Ditch Medicine: Laceration Management

Deep lacerations that are complicated by the involvement of injuries to major arteries, tendons, nerves or abdominal cavity contents are not usually treatable in primitive conditions. For the rest, however, here’s how you handle them.

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Ditch Medicine: Sterilization

Sterilization may be one of the most critical parts of surviving some kind of disaster or other disruption event. It’s important to understand the methods available to you in a primitive situation, and prepare to have what you need on hand.

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