The Truth About Expiration Dates

Survival MedicineExpiration Dates and Preparedness

From: Doom & Bloom

Hey Preppers,

As a physician,I get a lot of questions about expiration dates on medications, and whether medications should be thrown out once they hit that date.  In the preparedness community, most of us accumulate medicines for use in an uncertain future.  Part of that uncertainty is not knowing when or if our society will finally enter a full-blown collapse.  Even government agencies wonder if all the medical supplies they’ve stockpiledwill still be effective years after expiration. So, let’s discuss what an expiration date really means.

Expiration dates have been mandated for medications since 1979. The expiration date is the last date that the pharmaceutical company will guarantee that the drug is at 100% full potency.  Except in very rare cases,there is no evidence that suggests that there is anything harmful about that medication if used after that date.  In other words, they don’t magically become poisonous or cause you to grow a third eye in the middle of your forehead.  Now that you know that, the question is whether the drug loses its beneficial effects and how fast it does so. Continue reading

5 Things To Do To Prepare for the 2015 Camping Season

Camping Survival CentralBy: Robert James Studer
From: Survival Central

Spring has sprung, and now is the time to start (if you haven’t already), thinking about getting ready for the 2015 camping season.

Here are 5 things to do now to prepare for the upcoming prime time camping season so you and your family can sit back and enjoy the summer.

  1. Make Your Reservations Now!
    Campground spots fill up quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute to book your campsite or lodging – whether it’s a cabin, cottage, or lodge. To find a campground in the area(s) you’re looking to visit, All Campgrounds of Canada, has one of the most comprehensive list of camp sites on the web. Continue reading

NASA on alert as HUGE Asteroid 2014-YB35 set to ‘skim past Earth’ at 23,000 mph on FRIDAY

A 1,000 metre wide asteroid will skim past earthA MAMMOTH asteroid capable of wiping out an entire country is on a near-collision course with Earth, it has emerged.

By NATHAN RAO

From: Express UK

The 1,000-metre wide monster will hurtle terrifyingly close to the planet within days, sparking fears of an unprecedented disaster.

The object called ‘2014-YB35’ is almost the same size as Ben Nevis and will skim the Earth on FRIDAY travelling at more than 23,000 mph.

Small meteorites often pass close by however one of this size is a once in 5,000-year occurrence, according to concerned astronomers. Continue reading