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The Plague Strikes

The Plague Strikes

Great plague of london 1665 200x278 The Plague StrikesWell it was probably inevitable with all of these kids, but a couple of them brought home the plague that’s going around.  A full on flu.  Joyous.

My folks were sick for weeks with this.  We’re hoping that this is a less … severe strain, but we’ll see.

In any case, things are looking awfully dicy for the health status of the Kearney household.  Here’s hoping that most of us don’t end up with it.

Of course we can just head down to town and get medication to help with the symptoms, and medical care if need be.

But what if we couldn’t head down?  Maybe we’re snowed in, or maybe there’s some social problem that prevents us from leaving the house.

Well, the usual remedies are important.  Plenty of water, plenty of rest.

Taking Vitamin C and either fresh garlic or garlic extract in pill form helps.

Ibuprofen or tylenol will help with aches and pains and fever.

If vomiting is an issue (or the other end, for that matter) then either use an over the counter electrolyte solution, or make your own … 1 quart water, 8 Tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt.  Heat the water, dissolve salt/sugar, cool, and drink.

You’ll note that there’s lots of stuff up there that you might want to have squirreled away for a plaguey day.  So take this opportunity to look at your medical preps and make sure you can deal with the little things.   After all, they’re the most likely to impact you.

Besides, if you’ve got everything you need at home, who cares if you can’t leave?

How to Treat Burns and Wounds in a Survival Situation

How to Treat Burns and Wounds in a Survival Situation

One of the areas I don’t know enough about is emergency medical treatments. I have trained nurses in the family, and a brother with combat medic training, but nothing beyond basic first aid for me. As I educate myself in this area to fill that gap, I have found a couple doctors that have branchedContinue Reading

My Nightmare

My Nightmare

I’ve said for quite some time that one of the biggest things that concerns me beyond the general economic issues we’re facing right now is pandemic illnesses. See, I feel like I have a reasonable amount of control over our families economic situation. But knowing how fast a cold spreads through a school and allContinue Reading

A Trauma Pack That Fits In Your Pocket

I saw this post from Kit Up! about a trauma pack that fits into a cargo pocket.  It’s called the Trauma Readiness Pack by Extreme Shock Ammo, and has just about everything you need to treat major trauma (think gunshot wounds or major homestead accidents). From their website: The TRP is an emergency care packContinue Reading

Do Your First Aid Kits Have The Right Stuff?

No, not like Chuck Yeager. This has nothing to do with test pilots and airplanes. My question is around your home first aid and trauma kits. Do you know that your kits have what need to be in them or did you just buy them off the shelf somewhere and throw them under the sinkContinue Reading

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