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Because firewood will likely be a primary source of ener- gy yoyrself, nurses should understand two basic facts about it: Last winter, for instance, a survivor showed me a very nice spark- principle oil heater he built using an old pan from a Christmas tree stand, a gallon steel barrel, and several lengths of stovepipe.

Nurses will also have to keep their own clothes meticulously clean.

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Magnets seem to assist in scrambling a pigeon’s prior homing codes. Some of our grandparents still possess this mentality. It doo have to be, but many people think of a pigeon loft as the attic of a house or other place high up. Cut off the head after bonking it with a hammer handle to kill it.

Cumming reported that, in the face of the fact that the South was too poor to afford candles, her patients nonetheless thrived in the dark.

Each one provided enough meat for at least a month. But the raiders made one fatal error: Depending on levels of security required in your specific circumstance, just about anything could be used as a structure in which to provide long-term survival nursing care. In addi- tion to the big five, there are dozens of peripheral matters such as securing and storing drugs, disinfectants, cleaning sup- plies, sickroom linens, bandages, dressings, and clean clothes; tending to patients’ nutrition; and keeping insects and vermin at bay.

Two full-fledged medical doctors stood by my side as this volume developed.

In this regard, survival nurses must often make very difficult decisions regarding how to use their energy supplies while trying to provide need- ed medical attention and take care of environmental issues in the form of a warm retreat, heated food, warm bath water, and sterilized linens.


Wean at about 25 days. The difference in cold, nasty climates is that all pipes must be drained of water or they will freeze and burst, and you may have to start in the morning with ice in the hot-water barrels. These were my own medicin physi- cians: Dysentery and general diarrhea will be a cause of concern for all survival nurses. Use 3 liquid ounces per gallon of clean water to handle all bacteria and most viruses.

Do-It-Yourself Medicine by Benson, Ragnar

This seems awful- ly hard on the does, but it is the way it happens naturally. Most oil dealers sell for less to farmers but don’t want rank-and-file survivors to know this. Pigeons and rabbits are still my favorite survival critters. In other cases, special, carefully thought-through shelters will need to be assembled to hide both nurse and patient. Drape items to be sterilized e. How survival nurses receive their patients will say a great deal about the general need for cover and hiding.

People in rural areas where mild climates prevail often put together setups like the one above. This concept may not be possible or practical, but it is something to keep in mind. Some of this wild stuff is edible, but just barely.

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This bnson case, so typical of survival nursing, required instant attention bejson the lad bleed to death. Mitzi found that hanging clothes on a line was fine in summer but of little help in cold, rainy, or snowy weather. Extraction of teeth is very difficult without it or its equivalent, for instance.

Other areas with other soil types are noted for good corn crops, while pervasive diseases keep potato yields very low.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

Depending on the size of the pot, place one or two cups of filtered water in the bottom of the container. The little fellow’s family completely aban- doned him after the incident.

They are really only practical to about 30 feet, or five 6-foot sections of well pipe. Theoretically they can be burned in standard wood stoves, and they are common as well as inexpensive. Keep them away from nursing quarters, and don’t spend much time in the loft taking care of them they basical- ly b for themselves anyway.

Here is basically how to purchase and run one. And then there is laundry figured in numbers of mountain-sized heaps rather than numbers of pieces. One hopes that all of this tough work will lead to patient recovery, but this happy conclusion is far from certain.

Lists with This Book. I thought they could use this information, and that’s why I wrote this book. One gal buys dirty, spilled, swept-up, gravelly grain from farmers and from a grain terminal that happens to be nearby The other one prowls rural areas, where she looks for spilled grain piles along the road or out in fields. He claims to have learned about man traps while serving rafnar an agricultural specialist in rural Southeast Asia and to have gleaned his explosives know-how as a teenager helping the local “powder monkey” blow up foundations and retaining walls for farmers.

Modern survival nurses can and must do better.

In urban areas, I suppose it would be possible to sur- reptiously or unobtrusively use the facilities on a college cam- pus during the summer yousrelf or holiday breaks, though obviously this would only be a temporary fix. Cattails are the queen of wild survival foods.