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It’s the worst snowstorm you can remember. The ice-covered streets are abandoned. You hear a boom in the distance, and your computer screen goes blank. Darkness. A crash and another bang from inside the house. In the hallway, your husband sits on the floor, soaked in blood. You dial 911, and all you get is a busy signal. Would you know what to do next?

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Sneaky Way It Kills – The Survival Doctor

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A reader emailed to remind me there’s been a spate of carbon monoxide poisonings and several carbon monoxide deaths to go along with the cold weather in the Northeast United States. To me, that sort of news is always so troubling because even though carbon monoxide is a stealthy killer,…


15 of the Worst Things to Do If You’re Stranded in the Cold – The Survival Doctor

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In 2002, a couple of years after he won the Olympic gold medal in wrestling, Rulon Gardner went snowmobiling in Wyoming. “I told myself it would be a short trip,” he told the Associated Press. “We were going to go out about three hours and get home for dinner.” But…


How to Waterproof Your Shoes With Duct Tape – The Survival Doctor

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Here’s a simple, easy to remember tip that could save your feet if you have to work in wet weather. If you don’t have rainboots, you can waterproof your shoes with duct tape. This is an excerpt from my new book, Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You…


Logrolling: How to Move an Accident Victim – The Survival Doctor

U.S. soldiers practice rescuing during medical training at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You’re driving down a highway when the car in front of you swerves to avoid something. You swerve too—right off the road. You are…


10 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Help Mom Prepare for Anything! – The Survival Doctor

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I’ve always had a little trouble deciding on gifts. I want them to be special, unique, and something that makes the recipient say, “Ooh, how great is this.” Of course, it doesn’t help that I wait until the last minute to start looking. Yes, maybe your Mother’s Day gift always includes…

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