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I am giving some thought to the purpose of this Memorial Day, remembering those who have died while serving in this country's armed forces. Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. Regardless of the reasons for [...]
Sun, May 28, 2017
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Mrs.J feeding the 5-little-piggies at the neighbors down the road This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you've been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from [...]
Sat, May 27, 2017
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A bit off subject for prepping and preparedness, but it might be fun… Many of us have a hobby (or more than one) that we enjoy as a personal interest, for enjoyment, maybe to get our mind off the crazy world that we live in. Sometimes we need our “down [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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Storing an amount of extra water and food to be prepared for 1-week is smart and cheap preparedness insurance for many of the “most likely to happen” disruptions that you may encounter one day. You may be surprised that the majority of Americans apparently do not have a solid 1-week [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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mass casualty incidents Given the horrific events surrounding the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK, we have come to realize that we may never be safe in today's world. The bombing is new evidence, however, that no target is off limits to the terrorists in our midst. We can expect more [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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THE SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR: EYE ISSUES, FRACTURES, TENS UNITS Pink Eye, aka Conjunctivitis In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss how to deal with various eye issues that can confront a medic in an off-grid survival setting, [...]
Sat, May 20, 2017
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AZITHROMYCIN AS SURVIVAL ANTIBIOTIC Azithromycin as Antibiotic in Survival Settings One of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics is Azithromycin, known in the U.S. as Z-Pak, is now in a new veterinary version known as Bird-Zithro. In survival situations where you're off grid and there no modern medical care for the foreseeable future, [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
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expired epipens still effective? This week's Survival Medicine Hour with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discusses a new study from the California Poison Control System that indicates that EpiPens may be therapeutically effective even years after their expiration dates, welcome news given that [...]
Sun, May 14, 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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Thomas Aquinas (1224/6—1274) St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican priest and Scriptural theologian. He took seriously the medieval maxim that “grace perfects and builds on nature; it does not set it aside or destroy it.” Therefore, insofar as Thomas thought about philosophy as the discipline that investigates what we can [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
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Scotus: Knowledge of God Any discussion of John Duns Scotus (1266—1308) on our knowledge of God has to be a discussion of Scotus's thesis that we have concepts univocal to God and creatures. By this, Scotus means that someone's idea can equally represent both God and other types of things. [...]
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
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Arnold Geulincx (1624—1669) Arnold (or Arnout) Geulincx was an early-modern Flemish philosopher who initially taught at Leuven (Louvain) University, but fled the Catholic Low Countries when he was fired there in 1658. He settled at Leiden, in the Protestant North, where he worked under the patronage of the Cartesian Calvinist [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 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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