Making Penicillin at Home
By: Dr. Bones
From: Doom and Bloom
Hey Prepper Nation,
Accumulating medications may be simple when it comes to finding aspirin and other non-prescription drugs but prescription drugs will be hard to get for those who can’t write their own prescriptions or don’t have a relationship with an understanding physician who can. Antibiotics are a case in point.
I consider this a major issue because there will be a much larger incidence of infections when people have to fend for themselves, and injure themselves as a result. Simple cuts and scratches from chopping wood can begin to show infection, in the form of redness, heat and swelling, within a relatively short time. Treatment of infections at an early stage improves the chance that they will heal quickly and completely. However, many preppers, being the rugged type, are most likely to ignore the problem until it get much worse and spreads to their entire body, causing problems that could eventually be fatal. Having antibiotics readily available would allow them to deal with the issue until medical help (if available at all) arrives. Continue reading
By: Anna Rodriguez Survival Central Contributing Writer
With numerous information drive disseminated about disaster safety guide and whatnot, come hell or high water you probably know the drill: stock up on survival basics like food, water, first aid, security or self-defense, and sanitation. If you’ve considered them, then you’re already many steps ahead than those who don’t. While Americans feel they’re knowledgeable about preparation for emergency/disaster situations, only one in three have actual preparedness plans, according to the SUNYIT/Zogby Analytics poll last year.
Let’s say that your disaster survival kit can go a long way to survive the disasters, but there’s more to the crisis situation that you should know (especially if you haven’t experienced anything like it at all). While you’re at it, it’s also important to be aware of the next big disasters that can happen what with Mother Nature getting so fed up with our selfish, destructible ways on this planet (or maybe the end is just near, we’ll never know). The intention is not to create panic, but a reality check is crucial every once in a while. If such things happen, know that we’re not completely helpless. Continue reading
From: The New York Times
UNITED NATIONS — Schools have shut down, elections have been postponed, mining and logging companies have withdrawn, farmers have abandoned their fields. The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has renewed the risk of political instability in a region barely recovering from civil war, United Nations officials said Tuesday, hours after the World Health Organization reported that new cases could reach 10,000 a week by December — 10 times the current rate. Continue reading