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This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our preparedness. Voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. The more who comment, the more who will benefit from the discussion… Are you a first timer? Let's hear from you too! [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
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Survival Medicine Hour #348 American Black Bear In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the controversial non-ban of a natural pain reliever, Kratom, the only non-opiate that seems to give major benefits to many, as evidenced by numerous YouTube testimonials. [...]
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
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Understanding in Epistemology Epistemology is often defined as the theory of knowledge, and talk of propositional knowledge (that is, “S knows that p”) has dominated the bulk of modern literature in epistemology. However, epistemologists have recently started to turn more attention to the epistemic state or states of understanding, asking [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Poison Ivy itch is the worst! Do you want to know one of the best temporary itch relief home remedies for poison ivy rash? Believe it or not, this works. I have done it myself (multiple times) and can say with certainty that this will help with poison ivy itch. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Toilet paper is one of NRP's favorite subjects to discuss and joke about here on MSB. I have been waiting for this day when he finally submitted a guest article about this topic. He is the resident expert on this. So, buckle in, here we go… But first, a note [...]
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
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Urinary Tract Infections Urinary Anatomy Medics in survival scenarios have to deal with major injuries and serious infections, Sometimes, infections aren't serious to begin with, but worsen if not treated. Some of these infections involve the urinary tract. Urine directly from the bladder is generally sterile, but most women have experienced a urinary [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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In every major disaster, in most of recorded history, and all of prehistory, these animals (rats, mice, insects) may have been the number one most common cause of death. You must be adequately prepared for them, or they can very easily be the major problem that kills you, your family, [...]
Wed, Jul 19, 2017
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Video: Germs That Cause Illness In this video, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, goes back to the basics to discuss the various types of pathogens (germs that cause disease). Dr. Alton tells you about bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi: their characteristics, differences, and some well-known issues for which each is [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
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Survival Medicine Hour #347 wilderness safety In this episode of the The Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, discusses how to make those summer outdoor outings with your family, as well as off-grid survival scenarios, safer for all involved. To make [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
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History of African Philosophy This article traces the history of systematic African philosophy from the early 1920s to date. In Plato's Theaetetus, Socrates suggests that philosophy begins with wonder. Aristotle agreed. However, recent research shows that wonder may have different subsets. If that is the case, which specific subset of [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Ayn Rand (1905—1982) Ayn Rand was a major intellectual of the twentieth century. Born in Russia in 1905 and educated there, she immigrated to the United States after graduating from university. Upon becoming proficient in English and establishing herself as a writer of fiction, she became well-known as a passionate [...]
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
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Whether we are hiking, fishing, paddling, or enjoying the beauty of the Great Outdoors in any number of others ways, emergencies can occur. If you ever found yourself in the woods in need of help, what type of signaling device do you think would be the most helpful? Consider a [...]
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
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You have all heard the maxim, “Don't sweat the small stuff.” But is it true? While I agree with it conceptually, I have never been able to completely embrace it in practice. Especially when it comes to outdoor activities. In my view, it is the small stuff which [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
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Last November, Ron Hutter, an experienced hiker and former Boy Scout set out on a 20 minute hike intended only to pass the time before meeting a friend for lunch. As such, he left his backpack in his vehicle. Not long after starting out, though, he realized that [...]
Fri, Mar 10, 2017
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The African Predicament The African predicament is a concept that explains the aggregate of plights that threaten the African people. It is also an account that combines methods from various disciplines since the robustness of the theme is not limited to the field of philosophy alone but serves as a [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
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Sawyer Extractor
One of the topics that True North covers in its various wilderness medicine programs, like Wilderness First Aid, is how to properly manage a snakebite. While such injuries are not common, I still feel the need — almost an obligation — to cover this material for two reasons. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
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