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Hurricane-Survival Review

Hurricane Matthew, with clouds over Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, on October 6 at 1 p.m. EDT. Credits: NASA/NOAA GOES Project. With Hurricane Matthew on its way to the United States East Coast, [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Weather|0 Comments

3 Reasons I Don’t Teach Surgery—Even to Survivalists

Everyone deserves the chance to survive. If you’re a longtime reader, you know that motto propels my mission. Much of the information I share here and in my books and training course is normally reserved [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|General, Other Wounds, Skin|22 Comments

Hey, Hollywood, Leave the Bullet Alone!

At one point in the movie comedy The Green Hornet (2011), the Hornet (Seth Rogen) gets shot in the shoulder. He can’t go to the hospital or his identity will be found out. So, in [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Other Wounds, Skin|6 Comments

How to Treat Gunshot Wounds When No Help Is Coming

Given what’s been happening in the world lately, we’ve been talking about what to do when you or someone near you is injured through unexpected violence. Two weeks ago, I told you what I think [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Other Wounds, Skin|5 Comments

How You Could Save Lives in a Mass Casualty Situation

Note: Due to recent events, part 2 of my gunshot wounds treatment series is postponed to next week. (See part 1 here.) Click the photo to enlarge. This is a START adult triage algorithm from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (If you don’t have medical training, the chart will make more sense if you’ve taken my course or read my latest book.) For the past week, mass tragedies and mayhem have dominated U.S. news. In Dallas, a man shot and killed five police officers and injured seven more during a protest. In Nice, France, a man murdered more than 80 people when he plowed through a crowd in a transport truck. And in Turkey, hundreds were reportedly injured or killed during an attempted coup. […]

By | July 20th, 2016|General|4 Comments

Gunshot Wounds: What to Do If You or Someone Near You Gets Shot

Here in the United States, shootings are on most of our minds right now. Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights … the list goes on. Many people have died. And many more are trying to [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Other Wounds, Skin|15 Comments

Quiz: Could You Survive a Bear Mauling?

A few weeks ago, Kenneth Steck, of Juneau, Alaska, was charged and mauled by a brown bear in Yakutat, Alaska. In the video below, he tells his story—fortunate to be alive. If you were in [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Critters, Other Wounds, Skin|3 Comments

Father’s Day Roundup: Posts to Help You Survive the Weekend

Happy Father’s Day (almost). Do you have outdoor plans for the weekend? I’ve culled some choice posts to help get you prepped to survive. Before we get to that, I want to thank you for [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Critters, Hot, Weather|0 Comments

Top-10 Survival Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is close at hand. How about getting the old man something a little different this year? Something he can use—that might even help him survive the unexpected. Here are 10 survival gift ideas [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|General|0 Comments

How to Help Your Body Acclimate to the Summer Heat

Last year around this time, a man in his early 20s came into the clinic who was experiencing chest pain and a headache and was just overall feeling awful. He’d been working on a roof. He’d done this kind of work for years with no problem. But at that time, in June, we had a heat wave. All of a sudden, instead of a daytime high in the mid-70s, the temperature was hitting the low 90s. This long-time outdoor laborer’s body simply hadn’t had time to acclimate. […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Hot, Weather|10 Comments