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Exclusive Book Excerpt: How to Deal With an Emergency Like a Doctor Would

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH “You’re starting a campfire. Suddenly there’s an explosion and your pant leg is on fire—the searing pain, the burning flesh yours. What do you do?” That’s the first line from my new book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. What would you do? In real life? For most of us, the answer is panic, if only for a few seconds. From the book: We might run, or try to pat out the fire with our hands. Who knows? For a fraction of time we stop thinking rationally, and those around us do too. Fortunately, one of us typically gathers our senses quickly and smothers the fire with water or a blanket or a roll on the ground. People sometimes tell me they’re afraid they won’t be able to function in a medical emergency; the panic will take over. But you can prepare for panic and by doing so combat it. I teach how in my book, which goes beyond basic first aid and gives information on how to survive for hours, even days, if no emergency help is available. Today, I’m sharing with you some of its advice on how to deal with a medical emergency. This is the first public excerpt from the book. It’s from the introduction. […]

By | December 9th, 2013|General|7 Comments

Limited-Time Offer: Free PDF With Book Preorder (Perfect for Under the Tree!)

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH More exciting news about my book Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. If you preorder it through the publisher, Living Ready, you can also receive a free PDF version to [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|General|10 Comments

Announcing: The Survival Doctor’s First Print Book!

You asked for it, and it’s finally here! by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Drum roll, please. I have some very exciting news. … You can now preorder my first print book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid (or on Amazon here)! Ever since I self-published my e-book guides to Burns and Wounds, people have asked when was I going to publish a book they could hold in their hands—one they could take anywhere or have on hand if the Internet went down. It took a while, but here it is. […]

By | November 18th, 2013|General|9 Comments

Sign Up Now. Don’t Miss a Thing.

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’re interested in learning more about how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy, please sign up now for my new The Survival Doctor email updates. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be announcing several exciting happenings here at The Survival Doctor. Things you can’t afford to miss. So please subscribe now (it’s free) in the left column of the website. Just type in your email address. Want specifics? […]

By | June 17th, 2013|General|3 Comments

New Resources on

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Today’s post is a quick announcement about some new resources I hope will be helpful. A year-and-a-half after this blog started—and 175 posts later—there’s a lot of information here. To make it easier to navigate, I’ve organized some of it in two new ways: […]

By | March 21st, 2013|General|4 Comments