Category Archives: health

Replenish Your Electrolytes in One Simple Meal

The six electrolytes we all need from food are: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Chloride. Those last two are of course provided by table salt (sodium chloride). Dairy foods, like milk and cheese, provide plenty of calcium and phosphorus. … Continue reading

Hearing Protection for Preppers with Guns

The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 is making its way through the bureaucratic labyrinth we call Congress. This bill would make sound suppressors (“silencers”) for firearms no longer subject to the strict requirements of the National Firearms Act (NFA). Instead, … Continue reading

Foods that Replenish Your Electrolytes

Only six electrolytes — minerals needed by the blood in fairly large amounts — are obtained from the diet. 1. Sodium 2. Chloride 3. Magnesium 4. Potassium 5. Calcium 6. Phosphorus The first two are provided by table salt: sodium … Continue reading

A Quick Primer On The New Ebola Vaccine

The news headlines have proclaimed that the new Ebola vaccine is “100% effective”. That’s not an accurate statement. This post will summarize the most important information about the vaccine, and correct some inaccuracies in news sources. Here is the medical … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: Sick or Injured when the SHTF

The typical prepping and survival plan assumes that the prepper is healthy and fit. You plan to grow some of your own food. That takes a lot of manual labor. You better be in good health. You plan to be … Continue reading

Prepping for Air Quality Problems

A recent news article on massive smoke and haze from fires in Indonesia got me thinking about how similar problems might occur in the U.S. and what we might do about it. “Toxic fumes from the Indonesian fires that have … Continue reading

The Benefits of Blackstrap Molasses

The typical grocery-store version of molasses is not blackstrap. It’s watered down or sugared up. True blackstrap molasses is thicker, less sweet, and much better for you. How can you tell the difference? Check the nutrition label. Blackstrap molasses is … Continue reading

Mosquito Control is More Important than Ever

Danger Mosquitos spread disease. The Zika virus is spread by two different species of mosquitos found in the U.S. See the CDC map here. And although we have not yet seen any cases of Zika in the 50 States from … Continue reading

The Dangers of the Zika virus in America

As of 9 March 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 193 travel-associated cases of Zika in the United States, but no locally-acquired cases. For now, what that means is that you probably can’t … Continue reading

Survival Data: Causes of Death

Causes of Death, by Nathan Yau is an interactive chart showing you the statistical odds, in percentages by age, of different causes of death. For example, the chance that you will die of cancer peaks in your 60′s and 70′s. … Continue reading

Nightmare Scenario: Antibiotic Resistant Disease Outbreak

The discovery of Penicillin in 1928 led to one of the biggest advancements in modern medicine: antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Subsequently, numerous different types of antibiotics developed. Many diseases were cured, and this type of medicine was responsible for … Continue reading

The Ebola Crisis Isn’t Over Yet

The CDC and the World Health Organization cite a total of 26,339 Ebola cases from the outbreak that began in western Africa last year. Cases of Ebola are still being identified in Africa, but the number of cases per month … Continue reading