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by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Picture the time you’re preparing for: you can’t get professional medical care for a few days—or longer. Maybe you’re hiking or homesteading off the grid. Or a snowstorm has shut down roads, or an earthquake has caused mass casualties.

Or maybe you’re living in a long-term disaster situation that’ll keep society out of commission for a while.

When you think of this scenario, what’s your number-one fear, survival medicine-wise?

Next month marks four years since I started During that time, you and I have covered a lot of topics together. We’ve talked about broken bones and make-do supplies, disinfecting water, and dealing with chronic diseases. We’ve put the latest media scares into context, and we’ve discussed age-old ailments that have come back around. We’ve shared knowledge and experiences and learned from each other.

As we start year five together, I want to know: What’s still bugging you the most?

What disease worries you? What injury gives you goose bumps? What supply are you most scared of being without? Do you wonder about how to triage? Do you worry you’ll freak out at the sight of [... continue reading]

Author: LAwordsmith
Posted: August 25, 2015, 10:00 am

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