The Survival Doctor

How to Survive a Heart Attack in the Wilderness?

In the wilderness, a heart attack can quickly become a matter of life and death. Most people are familiar with the basics of CPR, but in a remote setting, this lifesaving technique is often not enough. If you find...

Don’t Tread On Me Meaning – What is the Gadsden Flag?

What is the Gadsden flag? The Gadsden Flag is a historical American flag bearing a snake emblem that originated during the American Revolution. It was designed by and named after Christopher Gadsden, a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress...

How to Survive Adrift in the Ocean?

After conquering almost every inch of land and having made headway into space, the ocean still fills us with fear and awe, because deep down we know how powerless we are against its vast depths, pounding waves, cold and...

SHTF Plan to Survive Any Disaster

Any true survivalist needs to have that ultimate SHTF (shit hits the fan) plan to turn to if things really get out of hand. You might not want to think about it happening, but the truth is that such...

How to Survive an Economic Collapse

Recent world crises and the resultant weakening of the global economy has left many fearing the worst. There is talk of a global recession, or worse yet, a complete collapse of the economy. While it is impossible to say...

How to Survive a Tsunami?

Tsunamis are some of the most destructive natural disasters in the world. They can reach heights of up to 100 feet and travel at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour. In just a few minutes, they can...

How to Survive an Ostrich Attack?

Imagine a romantic honeymoon stride on the African savanna. Safari gear on, camera at the ready to snap some zebras, elephants and perhaps a distant pride of lions, when suddenly, you’re face to face with an ostrich. You’d probably...

Amish Store Near Me (You): Directory & Store Locator for Amish Markets

Amish stores are a great place to find all sorts of things, from food and clothes to furniture and baked goods. They're also well known for their bulk foods, dehydrated goods and quality had made products which makes them...

Does Vaseline Expire? Is Petroleum Jelly Safe or Toxic?

You probably googled this question as you have a tub of Vaseline sitting in your medicine cabinet for years. First off, don't worry; chances are your Vaseline is probably still good. Vaseline is made from a mixture of natural waxes and...

How to Survive on a Deserted Island? Alone & with Nothing

What would you do if you came to your senses only to find yourself stranded on an uninhabited island? How would you make it back to civilization? Would you become just another statistic or would you beat the odds...

Does Cayenne Pepper Work if you are Having a Heart Attack?

Heart attacks affect 720,000 people annually, with 1 in every 4 dying from heart disease. Now that is a sobering statistic. While many genetic and environmental components have been studied, the use of alternative methods for treating heart attacks has not...

How to Make Napalm? Homemade Recipe

Napalm is a thick, sticky substance that became popularly known because of its use in the Vietnam War. As an incendiary weapon, it causes a tremendous amount of damage. The purpose of this article is purely for academic reasons and not...

The 7 Deadly Enemies of Survival 

There are seven deadly enemies of survival. While seven might seem like an arbitrary number, it is. These could be called the core elements. Conquer these and you will survive. The 7 Deadly Enemies of Survival  1. Fear The most dangerous enemy...

How to Survive a Sandstorm? Protect Yourself from the Dust!

Sandstorms, dust storms and haboobs (Arabic for a violent, blasting dust storm) are some of the most sudden and frightening natural phenomena, that can sweep up tons of desert dust and sand into a smothering, all-engulfing cloud that causes...

Can you Survive by Only Eating Coconuts if Stranded on Deserted Island?

If you were stranded on a deserted island, you could probably survive by eating coconuts. Just maybe. Coconuts are high in fiber, fats, and calories as well as vitamins and minerals. They're not a complete diet, but they would provide...

How to Survive in the Jungle: Survival Tips to Make it Out Alive 

If you are stranded or lost in the jungle, the only thing that matters is getting out alive. Like any emergency, surviving depends on where you are, your gear, and most importantly, your knowledge. Survival is not just about knowing...

How to Stay Calm in an Emergency Survival Situation

Surviving an emergency situation requires more than just physical strength and endurance - it also requires a clear head. When faced with a potentially life-threatening situation, it is important to stay calm and think clearly in order to make...

How Many Cups Of Water Is In A Water Bottle? And Why Water Does the Body Good

It's a question that has plagued humanity for centuries: how many cups of water are in a water bottle? And now, at long last, we may have an answer. Ok fine, maybe it is not the same as those riddles...

Trench Foot: Causes, Facts, Death Rate & Origins of World War I

Trench warfare was a bloody horrendous form of war, described as "the bloodiest, wildest, most brutal of all." Mud, shit piss, the reak of death together with long cold nights waiting for the enemy, and the sounds of battle...

How to Prevent Infection in the Wilderness?

It is crucial to carry a first-aid kit when you head on out into the back country. If, for some reason you forget to bring any with you, fear not there are a few things that you might be...

How to Treat a Cut Using Duct Tape?

A cut is one of the most common injuries that happen when you least expect it. Whether you're working in the yard or cooking dinner, a sharp edge can quickly cause a deep cut. While minor cuts can usually...

How to Survive Falling into Freezing Cold Water?

You've seen the movies. You've seen what happens when the main character falls into freezing water. Did you know that freezing water can kill you in minutes? Coldwater can be such a shock to the system that you can drown...

How To Measure 3/4 Cup Without Measuring Cup the Easy Way

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind howled like a pack of hungry wolves, and the rain pelted the windows like tiny little hammers. I was all cozied up in my bed, with my warm blankets and...

How to Survive a Lightning Strike?

You're hiking in the woods when a thunderstorm suddenly develops and you are probably thinking it's no big deal. Though you might be right and would loathe to turn around and head back, thousands of people do die each...

What Does it Take To Have A Survival Mindset: The Psychology of Survival

It is not an easy time to be alive. Today's world is filled with endless world issues, social protests, economic uncertainty, and political unrest. However, no matter how hard it gets, there is a primal will to live. Self-preservation...

How to Prepare for and Survive a Flood?

Floods happen all over the world and are the most common and destructive natural disasters in the world. The magnitude and damage caused by flooding are something many people do not understand until it happens. Preparing for floods can be an overwhelming...

Uses For Vodka: 10 Uses For Your Health

Vodka is a distilled liquor made from rye, corn, wheat, potatoes, and even fruits. We all know it can get you drunk, but do you know that it comes packed with a bunch of medical uses? Vodka can be used...

How to Survive and Stay Cool in the Heat

The best way to survive the heat is to hide from it whenever possible. In desert regions, this means finding shade during the day and taking shelter indoors at night. When you are going to be outside for a...

Alternative Home Remedies (Garlic, DE) to Get Rid of Pinworms

How can someone get rid of pinworms if they can't go to the doctor? There are several home treatments, but there isn't much scientific evidence around it. Garlic is a tried-and-true cure for pinworms. We know it kills worms and...

Safely Remove Ear Wax at Home Without a Q-tip

Most people do not need to worry about cleaning out their ears. Ear wax is there for protection so you should more than likely just leave it alone. The tiny hairs in your ears will usually remove it all...

Using Honey for Wounds in a Survival Situation: Storage & Uses

Honey has been used for thousands of years to heal wounds. Although there are many medicines out there, honey is an excellent alternative remedy that may be good to know if you run out or find yourself in an...

How to Read a Thermometer? And How Not to Make Common Mistakes

You would be surprised how many people can not use a thermometer correctly. If you need to read a temperature, then you should know how to do it properly. There are many ways to measure a temperature and many...

7 Habits For Survivalists and Preppers

Here we have seven habits that can help you to become not just better survivalists and preppers, but better humans. Let's get to it. Habit 1. Take charge of your life You are responsible for your own life and well-being. Take...

How to Soothe a Boil and Bring to a Head by Yourself

Boils are a common, painful skin infection that usually occurs on the neck, face, or buttocks. They are caused by bacteria entering the skin through a break in the surface. Boils can be lanced at home if you have...

How to Walk in the Snow and Ice Safely in the Winter

You would be surprised at how many people fall and injure themselves every winter from walking on the snow and ice. The best way to avoid such accidents is to exercise some caution and have the proper equipment for those...

Birth Control Pills & Abortions: The Great Debate

Most everyone agrees that contraceptive barrier methods, from everything from condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and spermicide form a chemical or physical barrier that prevents the sperm and egg from coming together. Assuming contraception is effective, a fetus forming or...

Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: Experts Debate Pros and Cons

The positions couldn’t be more polar. Some say it could save lives. Others say it kills them. And the embryonic stem-cell research debate shows no signs of dying down any time soon. The Debate: Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Opponents point out that...

When Does Life Begin? Experts Debate

Pro-lifers generally believe life begins at fertilization. So pro-choicers generally believe no, it doesn’t.… Right? Wrong. In every political season, abortion emerges as one of the most hotly debated topics. It draws in everybody—from the religious to the political. But...

Relief From Fire Ant Bites: Easy Home Remedies

Here you are minding your own business, having a nice walk in the park, and before you know it, bam, you get stung. Often you do not even know what got you. You will most likely notice these guys crawling...

How to Set a Broken Bone in a Survival Situation?

If you broke a bone and were miles away from help, what would you do? Let's say you were miles from help in the backcountry on a trail where few people walk and you fell and broke your arm....

Insulin Storage in a Disaster Scenario: How to Keep Things Cold?

If you have diabetes you might wonder how you can ever survive a long-term disaster, especially if you require insulin injections on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there’s no alternative for it, and insulin doesn’t store forever. With a good expiration...

Gunshot Treatment if there is No Doctor: How to Survive

What would you do if you are far away from professional medical help and you came across someone who had a gunshot wound? What if emergency responders are delayed? For example, what if you’re caught in a riot and there’s...

What Kind of Rash am I Looking at? Common Rashes for Kids with Photos

Everyone knows the difficulty of trying to diagnose a rash. You see red splotches everywhere. What do you do? Okay, you’ll probably call the hospital, or the nurse’s hotline, or your primary-care doc. You might even go to the hospital....

What to Do with a Gunshot Wound in Survival Situation?

In the United States, every week you hear about one shooting or another. Everyone talks about shootings trying to figure out how to stop these types of tragedies from happening. However, most people have no idea what to do if...

How to Treat a Wound in a Survival Situation

A scrape, cut, or puncture wound can happen without warning, and if you do not have access to emergency medical care or equipment - what do you do? How would you treat these types of wounds if you were far...

Are Expired Antibiotics Safe? A Survivalists Guide

The expiration date is not a magic number. When preppers (preparedness-minded persons) begin stockpiling, one of the first things they learn is that shelf-stable foods do not go off suddenly on the stamped date and can last for months...

Fish Antibiotics for Humans: Emergency Guide

Everyday items, whether it's honey instead of cough syrup, vodka instead of rubbing alcohol can sometimes be used in lieu of traditional medical supplies when you're in an emergency situation. However, there are a few things that do not have...

How to Remove Chemicals From Drinking Water in an Emergency

Knowing how to remove chemicals from water is an essential skill that might come in handy if the tap water becomes undrinkable. Think of any disaster scenario, chemical spill, or hurricane, and there is a run on bottled water...

Proximal vs Distal: What’s the Difference & What Do They Mean?

It's easy to get confused with distinguishing between proximal and distal. It's an important concept to understand, albeit it is more commonly used and found in the medical field. Let's get a basic overview of what proximal and distal mean. Proximal...

How to Prevent the Flu? For Survivalists in an Emergency

It's a bummer to get a cold or flu. Those types of flu that give you the aches and fever that prevent you from getting out of bed. These types of colds are the ones that just mess up...

Why Removing the Bullet Is Often a Bad Idea in an Emergency

In Hollywood, when a hero is shot, the media and fans alike focus obsessively on the bullet. It’s their main preoccupation. Where everything becomes A-OK once it’s out. In the real world, forget about it. The bullet has already...

Should Survivalists learn Surgery? Arguments Against It

Every person has the right to live. However, there's a limit to how much help a layperson can give to someone who is seriously injured. While there are many things that may help someone who needs immediate attention, whether...

Best Survival Books for Learning

In today's speed-of-light society, with websites, blogs, and videos, one ancient information source endures: the book. Its worth is particularly apparent during crises—such as when the Internet isn't accessible. Here are some suggestions for great survival books in no particular order...

Neck Knives: Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny On Neck Knives Survival knives come in all shapes and sizes, and can be carried almost anywhere on the body. Neck knives make great survival knives because they are easy to put on and use, and are difficult to lose....

Winter Survival Skills & Tips: How to Survive Extreme Cold

Winter poses a genuine survival risk. Every year people die from exposure and sub-zero temperatures from being stranded in cars or lost in a blizzard. The winter season can bring unpredictable weather patterns where temperatures can plummet as wind-chill...

How to Find Water in the Wild

Getting lost or stranded in the wild is something that could happen to just about anyone. And if you are that unlucky person, finding water in the backcountry is going to be a matter of life or death. Finding...

Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Knife Review

Ka-Bar’s Becker BK2 survival knife is one of today’s most popular fixed blade knives. It is very popular with hikers, campers, and survivalists. I’m going to present you with a detailed review of this Becker BK2 “Campanion” knife. You will...

Using a Traditional Sling as a Weapon for Survival

One of the basic philosophies governing survival is redundancy. Two is one and one is none. I’m not just talking about having redundant survival gear such as having both a survival knife and axe to help procure materials for a shelter and...

How to Store Water for Long-Term Emergencies?

Many people exhibit some level of confusion when it comes to “treating” water for storage. Let’s see what we can do to eliminate some of that confusion! Put simply, the way you “treat” your water for storage depends on two...

Wilderness & Survival Quotes To Get You Outdoors and Inspired

Here are some quotes that have inspired me to try and live up to a life worth living. Traveling Quotes "O, Wanderess, WanderessWhen did you feel yourmost euphoric kiss?Was I the sourceof your greatest bliss?"- Roman Payne “Not all who wander are lost.”  -...

How to Find True North? 13 Ways to Find North if You are Lost in the Woods

Have you ever starting walking without ever realizing where you were going until you realize you have no idea where you are, and likely walking around in circles? We are so used to knowing where we are using GPS,...

Disc O Bed Review: A Portable Bunk Cot For When You Are on the Move

It’s hard to find a temporary sleeping solution if you are camping or moving houses without having to curl up on the cold hard ground. If you are looking for an alternative to those restless nights of tossing and...

How to Disappear & Start a New life

Have you ever wanted to disappear? To live your life in peace and never be found by anyone again? There are a number of reasons why someone would want to start a new life, everything from being a victim...

Finding the Best Swiss Army Knife For Survival

The Swiss Army Knife is a great companion to have for every day use or for and type of outdoor or survival situation. What makes a Swiss Army knife different than a regular knife is that it is not...

Best Survival Bow – Recurve & Tactical

The bow is an undervalued survival tool that has the capacity to give you more than you think. When looking for a new survival bow, it can be tough to find one that is well priced and still has...

Best Survival Food Kits & Emergency Food Supply For Preppers

Food shopping. Some people love it, some people hate it. If you are looking for survival food kits it's likely you are looking to stock up your pantry with a range of foodstuffs that will last you through the...

Best Survival Multi Tools For Camping and EDC

Survival Multi-Tools are really just multi-tools that can be used in a variety of different situations whether it's EDC and everyday use or for more outdoorsy situations like camping, hiking and fishing. What's great about multi-tools is that they are...

Best Folding Survival Knives for Camping and EDC

Every person has their favorite knives, so we are all biased, but if you are looking for survival folding knives then your options are reduced drastically. A survival folding knife is a small pocket knives that you can keep...

Best Survival Knives with Firestarter

A good survival knife is an essential part of anyone’s outdoor kit. Whether you are a casual hiker or a hardcore survivalist, having a good quality knife at the ready can be a lifesaver in sticky situations.  Another key element...

How To Start a Fire Quickly: The ABCs of Fire Starting For Survival

Have you ever been stranded or in an emergency and needed to start a fire in a hurry? If you have, then you may already know it can be quite challenging to get a fire started quickly. Weather conditions, lack of...

7 Important Elements & Basics of Survival

Today’s modern world provides many comforts and conveniences. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but most people have become complacent in their sense of safety. They rely more heavily on modern technology and appliances and are less equipped with...

Basic Survival Needs: What You Need To Stay Alive?

Today, the question: what do we need in life to survive, probably doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves.  Many may only consider what the basic physical needs for survival are and after ticking off a few boxes:...

Best Gas Masks For Survival

Survival is a word that has been thrown around alot. It means different things to different people. For some, it means being able to survive without food or water. Others might think of it as surviving an attack by...

Best Bushcraft Jackets

One of the most important layers of clothing to consider when you are going out into the bush is the outermost layer.  While it can be argued that each layer is as important as the other, the outermost is...

How to Survive in the Wild in an Emergency Survival Situation

The past few decades have seen good technological advancements in regards to survival in the wild.  Things like GPS and other more specialized tools and gear have brought greater support and safety to those venturing into the bush.  The...

Leave No Trace: An Ethical Approach to Sustainable Outdoor Activities

Humanity’s relationship with nature is an ever-changing phenomenon. From our hunter-gatherer ancestors to our early civilizations, to our hyper-technological societies of today — how we interact with nature has always been a key factor to our success. Yet throughout...

Best Survival Machetes Money Can Buy

Survival is a skill that has to be developed. It's not just all about knowing how to start a fire or find water, though that's a big part of it no doubt. It's also about having the right tools...

How to Build a Primitive Long Term Survival Shelter

If you are looking to stay in the bush for an extended period of time you are going to need a good shelter to protect you from the elements. Even short-term stays in the wild usually require some sort of...

Best Survival Bug Out Bags Money Can Buy For Emergency Preparedness

As each passing year gets crazier and crazier, being prepared is starting to sound more like reasonable advice rather than the advice of just conspiracy theorists. There are many different ways to prepare for an emergency scenario. One of...

Bug Out Bag List: Essentials You Need In An Emergency

A bug-out bag is a kit that contains gear to survive for at least 72 hours in an emergency situation. Also known as a "Get Out of Dodge" bag; these should be packed and ready to go at all...

Best Water Filters For Emergency Survival

Having a backup safe drinking supply is probably the most important tool you can have for not only emergency preparedness and survival but even for camping, hiking or any outdoor activity. You will not last very long in the...

Best Survival Saw (Folding & Hand Saws)

There are a few things that are nice to have as part of your kit whether you are prepping for a SHTF type of scenario, creating a bug-out camp or just going out for a weekend in the woods....

Best Survival Gear & Tools For the Wilderness

What do you think of when you hear the word "survival?" Does your mind jump to thoughts about being stranded in the wild, fighting off bears with a pocket knife, skinning snakes with your bear hands, drinking your own...

Best Survival Axe for the Wild

One of the most multi-purpose tools that you can have with you when your camping, bushcrafting, hiking, or if you happen to find you are stuck in the woods is a well-crafted axe. It can be used as a substitute...

Best Bushcraft Gear and Tools

Bushcraft is really about getting back to simplicity. Getting back to more primitive actions for survival such as how to build a shelter, how to make fire, how to find water, or how to build a shelter. It is...

Best Bushcraft Clothing To Keep You Going in the Wilderness

‘What should I wear?’  Fortunately for some this question now comes in a very different context than the usual urban one.  While some may still want to be stylish and would like to impress the trees and birds, the...

Best Bushcraft Backpacks For Your Outdoor Adventures

When out in the wild, there are always unpredictable moments where you are forced to adapt. There are two things that help you get through challenging circumstances and that is skill and gear. The issue you’ll commonly see in...

Best Bushcraft Knives Under $100

A bushcraft knife is probably the single most important tool you could bring with you out into the bush. It can be used for carving a stick or slicing meat for your dinner, a quality bushcraft knife will serve...

Best Bushcraft Boots: A Wilderness Guide To Keeping Your Feet Comfortable

Any serious bushcraft(er) whether new or experienced will tell you the importance of taking care of your feet. When you’re out in the wild your feet carry you everywhere, your general performance and ability to adapt relies on having...

Best Survival Watches -(Under $100 & $200 & $300)

Having a timepiece that does its job in extreme environments is about making sure you have a watch that is made right so that it works when you need it. If your looking for a survival watch chances are...

The 5 C’s of Survival

The great outdoors is a place of discovery and wonder for many of us and there exist myriad of activities that we can take part in, from hiking and trekking to canoeing, climbing and bushcrafting, just to name a...

First Steps To Build An Off the Grid House for Beginners

Thirty or forty years ago living off grid usually meant a pretty basic and rudimentary type of life.  A fireplace to heat things up in the winter and candles or oil lamps to light things up at night.  Perhaps...

How to Go Off The Power Grid?

Whether we like it or not, in the developed world, the vast majority of power for the vast majority of people comes from a centralised grid. We pay the bill, we flick the switch and the power comes out....

Wilderness Survival Kit List: 25 Things You Must Have To Survive In The Wild

The first thing you'll need before packing a survival kit is the location of where you're headed. From there you will have a better idea of what you will need, as there is no point in bringing a poncho...

Best Survival Weapons That Are Not Guns

In tight situations, a gun often won't do the trick. If you need to protect yourself in close quarters, or simply just not comfortable in wielding a gun, no worries, there are many other tools that can be used. This...

Best Survival Boots For When the Going Get’s Tough

Protecting your feet is one of the first things you need to make sure of when you are preparing to go out on a hike, an overnight backpacking trip or going on any outdoors adventure. Having the appropriate footwear...

Best Survival Kits For Emergency Situations

Survival kits can vary extensively in terms of what they contain. It's important to know how to select a kit that best serves your needs. To do that it's important to consider: (A) where you are going, (B) how...

Best Survival Tent for Bugging Out Outdoors

When you're in a bit of a pinch, this is where you rely on your gear to keep you safe and dry. A survival tent is one that you can carry with you and use to protect yourself against...

Best Survival Clothing For the Wildneress to Keep You Warm and Dry

In an emergency situation, you need to be able to rely on your clothing to keep you warm and comfortable. Traditional clothing can't always be counted on in a survival situation. These will.

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