Suturing, or Closing a Wound

This is an overview of Suturing. “Sewing” a wound closed is not simply sticking needles through skin and tying knots. Different methods apply to different wounds. What I want to do here is share some YouTube suturing videos with you, and illustrate the need for training not just in method, but also in application. If you are going to add this skill to your bag of tricks, do what you can to get some professional training. Viewing of these videos

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Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

LTS foods promise us the ability to eat well years down the road. We put them up and say, “When things are bad, I’ll have some good food that hasn’t spoiled.” Freeze dried foods are the cream of the crop when it comes to long term storage, in shelf life, taste and light weight. They are offered in complete entrees, breakfast selections, deserts and individual ingredients for the prepper chef! On the surface, they answer all prepper needs except for

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Water Storage - Part I

Water Storage. More than just a bottle or two, it’s a HUGE subject.

15 and 55 gallon barrels Water BOBs 2 liter bottles Canteens Portable filters Purification tablets Iodine purification Mechanical filters Ceramic filters Chemical filters Distillers

Water During the Bug-Out What do you do? Do you store all you need ahead of time? Do you keep filters on hand and hope to have or find a supply to purify? In deciding on your strategy, two things are certain.


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"Mall Cop" - What Can We Learn?

Ever see the movie “Mall Cop”?

The star was overweight, subject to black outs from hypoglycemia, to serious about his job, and a loser with the girls….

BUT – he could climb walls, run the tire course, recover with some sugar candy, save the day and get the girl.

What can we learn from this? The producer has some reality issues! He can also turn a cliche into a movie and make a few million bucks.

Actually, there are a

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Go Take a Walk - Neighborhood RECON

Take a walk. Seriously. Go out and take a walk. Get out of your house, go into your neighborhood and walk. Aside from the exercise, it’ll give you a chance to do two other things.

The first is to study your neighbors’ places, (and your neighbors), while on a leisurely stroll. Look at their places. Check out their cars. Try to notice things that you gloss over these days due to familiarity. Look for unkempt lawns, trash in the side

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Training While Laid-up

So, you were just starting into a new program, something designed to keep you on track with a REAL PLAN. You intended to get squared away in one of the few skill sets you put on your list.

Then you wound up injured. The initial blow to your resolve was made worse by the news that you will be laid up for two months. Sheesh. What now?? How do you make any kind of forward progress with such a momentous

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Retreat Supplies

The purpose of a retreat, generally, is to allow a person, or a group of persons to lay over until the problem that forced their relocation has been resolved. Storm, civil disorder, pandemic, etc., can serve as the trigger for a relocation. It should support life as well as a regular home, supplying shelter from the weather, food and water, medical care and security.

The age old axiom of “beans, band-aids and bullets” is always the best starting point for

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Cross Training

Cross Training


Cross-training (also known as conditioning) refers to training in different ways to improve overall performance. … Cross training is training someone in another activity that is related to their current work. The name comes from the fact that you are training them across a broader spectrum of the organization’s work. The systematic training of the soldier on tasks related to another job within the same MOS or tasks related to a secondary MOS within

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Nuclear Decontamination Tips from 230gr

A pal of mine that goes by “230gr” on various forums send me information now and then. Some of his contributions really need to be presented. This is a post that combines some of it.

Radioactive isotope caesium-137 – as submitted by 230gr

1. Does not accumulate in the body as effectively as many other fission products (such as iodine and strontium) but has a half-life of about 30 years.

2. As with other alkali metals, caesium-137 washes out of

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Scobey, Montana - Medical Planning

We have to live from now until the _________ happens, right? Makes no sense to expect to survive our own personally expected future troubles if we’re already dead when they occur. I read an article in an AARP Bulletin. It had to do with a small town in Montana, and the doctor that lives there. Dr. Donald Sawdey moved to Scobey, Montana to raise his kids where they were safe, and where people were trustworthy. You can read about Scobey

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