Survival Medicine

Prepper’s Guide to the Health Benefits of Parsley

When it comes to the survival garden, those of us with insufficient space or inadequate growing conditions feel kind of stuck.  Rather than fight to overcome environmental conditions beyond our control, I have been actively promoting the establishment of a medicinal or health-related garden in lieu of a food garden. The most obvious reason is…

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12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps

The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures.  At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in…

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8 Things You Can Do Now to Promote Medical Self-Care

Something not frequently addressed by the survival and prepping community is the importance of good health and medical self-care.  What I am referring to is individual responsibility for our own physical and mental wellness. Why is this important?  If there were to be a major disruptive event, whether local, regional or global in nature, you…

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A Kit to Treat Trauma Before Help Arrives

A few months back, I was contacted by Jeff Midgley, who expressed an interest in becoming a sponsor and advertiser on Backdoor Survival. As I always do, I checked out his website and product line to ensure they were appropriate for BDS readers.  Needless to say, his website “TNT First Aid” passed the vetting process…

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How to Control Lice in a Survival Situation

A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader describing a scene in a book she was reading.  In the book, the author was describing a prolonged stay where she, her family, and some friends had to endure life in a bomb shelter.  In such close quarters under less than optimal conditions, they…

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