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  • newPreparedness Notes for Monday — July 6, 2020
    July 6th is the anniversary of the 1994 Storm King Mountain wildfire that took the lives of 14 firefighters. Weather changes, resulting in 45 mph wind gusts, caused a modest wildfire to erupt into a blazing inferno, which threatened homes in and arou…
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  • newCentury Arms C308 Sporter, by Pat Cascio
    If you’ve been on the firearms scene for any length of time, you will surely know the company called Century Arms. Century used to import a lot of military surplus long guns and handguns, at quite good prices. Then, some years ago, they started mak…
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  • newRecipe of the Week: Potatoes Persillade
    The following recipe for Potatoes Persillade (Parsley) is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright…
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  • newEconomics & Investing For Preppers
    Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles he…
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  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.” – Washington IrvingThe post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on
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  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — July 5, 2020
    On July 5, 1810, P. T. Barnum, the great American showman, was born. He died on April 7, 1891. He is often credited with the phrase “There is a sucker born every minute.” While the actual attribution of the quote is suspect with many versions of…
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  • Is It Time To Worry?, by Jim S.
    All the readers of this blog have been preparing. Prepping for disasters, both man-made and natural. We even prepped for Financial Crises and Economic collapse. But were we anticipating an insurrection? Not really. We all on this blog believe in Amer…
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  • The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods
    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize…
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  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my p…
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  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — July 4, 2020
    Happy Independence Day!  Today, Americans go through the motions of celebrating the remnants of our once preciously cherished liberty. July 4th is the birthday of both Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and General Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882) —…
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  • Prepare Now for Post-Election Chaos, by A. Deplorable
    The days that followed the presidential election of 2016 were incomprehensible to most Americans. Protesters filled the streets with shouts of “He’s not my president,” a statement that was echoed by a member of congress. Only a few months befor…
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  • Editors’ Prepping Progress
    To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from…
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  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth…
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  • Preparedness Notes for Friday — July 3, 2020
    On July 3, 1890, the Idaho Territory became the 43rd state in the Union. July 3rd is also the birthday of both musician Aaron Tippin and of actor Tom Cruise. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 89 of the Survival…
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  • How to Overcome Laziness, by Paul H.
    I understand that there are people who suffer from a variety of health-related issues that sap them of their strength and energy. Seek medical attention for these symptoms. Most of us, however, suffer from old-fashioned laziness. These suggestions ar…
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  • newPANDEMONIUM: Gut Is Turning – GOLD & ANARCHY!
    On April 1st 2019, the Bank of International Settlements designated gold as part of its Basel III regulatory framework, a tier-1 ASSET CLASS. Up until then, it was considered a tier-3 asset, which qualifies for 50% collateral, whereas tier-1 assets (…
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  • newBanned Video: Get Ready For The Great Reset
    YouTube has put the pedal to the metal and is banning anything that doesn't align with the New World Order and the agenda of slavery. They don't want you to know that the Great Reset is further enslavement to the system and they definitely don't want…
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  • newThe “Second Wave” Is Here As Expected, Bill Gates Says This One Will Get Our Attention
    Bill Gates is truly sadistic.  After saying we had "pandemic one" and will have "pandemic two," he says the "next time" will get attention.  Right after he says it, he and Melinda Gates smiles in glee at the carnage they are about to unleash on the…
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  • newARMY OF MORONS: Media Out Of Control – USA GOING DOWN!
    Yesterday and today, for the first time in my life, I watched the mainstream media in order to understand what people, who are clearly INCAPABLE OF CRITICAL THINKING, allow CNN to brainwash them with. I was an experiment in tapping into the intellect…
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  • newRobert Kennedy Jr.: “Pharmaceutical Drugs Are Now The 3rd Leading Cause of DEATH” In US
    In an interview with Lior Gantz of the Wealth Research Group, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. discussed the major problems facing the United States today when it comes to health. This is an interview you'll want to watch, as Kennedy talks about vaccine safety…
    - 14 hours ago 6 Jul 20, 12:30pm -
  • America’s Revolutionary Founders Would Be Anti-Government Extremists Today
    Had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, resulting in them being placed on a government watch list, targeted for surveillance of their activities and correspondence, and pote…
    - 1 day ago 5 Jul 20, 5:00pm -
  • Texas Governor MANDATES Face Masks
    The propaganda surrounding the coronavirus has pivoted to masks recently, and there is no rational explanation for it.  It's in the height of summer, and previously, the "officials" said masks did nothing. So what gives?
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  • Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Madame’ Has Been Arrested: Will She Face A Similar Fate?
    We all know Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy high-profile pedophile that flew politicians and celebrities to his disturbing island on the Lolita Express, didn't kill himself.  Now that his madame has been arrested, perhaps she will not kill herself too…
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    Everybody knows it will not be a straight line going up so we have no reason to GET DISCOURAGED, but it's just so easy to recognize when the manipulation criminals in London and New York City are at work since gold dumps FOR NO PARTICULAR REASON on i…
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More Than Just Surviving

  • Coronavirus: A (Realist) Prepper’s Perspective on the World Opening Up
    As the world unwinds our collective enforced isolation protocols, it’s good to take stock of the situation at hand and see where this will lead us. The reality is that the economy shutting down until a vaccine is discovered & mass inoculation…
    - 42 days ago 25 May 20, 2:51pm -
  • The Coronavirus Crisis Is Going to Upend Our World in a Way We Can’t Really Fathom
    Figured I was long overdue for an update. With lockdown still in effect, I have no longer have much of an excuse. Isolation is an odd word in our new reality. As a society we have never been so connected. The world is just a click away and it s…
    - 82 days ago 15 Apr 20, 7:15pm -
  • Will the Coronavirus Make Regular People More Prepper Minded?
    If there’s one thing that’s bothering me the absolute most about this pandemic, it’s the uncertainty. The fact that we don’t and can’t know when this will all blow over leaves me a little on edge. And yes, I know that Thomas & I will…
    - 90 days ago 8 Apr 20, 9:29am -
  • Come on Governments, of Course FOMO = Panic Buying; Can’t Stop Human Nature
    As this crisis continues unabated throughout our little blue planet, I find myself growing more and more irritated with the powers that be. Since I have been on lock down for what feels forever (you will understand soon enough America!), I want…
    - 23 Mar 20, 11:43am -
  • Coronavirus Stockpile Tips for Beginners & Why It’s Sensible to Worry
    As this shit show shows no respite, I figured this was a good time to discuss what the girl and I are doing in terms of preparing and what my thoughts are on this developing situation. Stockpiling 101 for Beginners Seems to me that as of a few…
    - 13 Mar 20, 8:24pm -
  • Debunking Coronavirus Myths – Yes, Some Are Completely Idiotic
    On the heels of my no-bullshit Coronavirus explanation article which I recommend you take a quick look at, I feel the need to clarify and debunk some of the nonsense I have seen over the past few weeks. Drinking X Will Kill the Coronavirus Drin…
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  • Coronavirus: A No-Bullshit Explanation of Where We Are Now
    This could get dicey folks. As of 26 minutes ago, we hit over 80,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus including a disturbing rise in a country adjacent to my own. The spread of this virus has shone a light on the darker impulses of our species fr…
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  • Conversation time
    After so many years of blogging (admittedly, not so much recently), its interesting to sit back and muse about what MTJS represents and how the girl and I have evolved along the way, both as people and as content creators. MTJS was created as a…
    - 2 Feb 20, 1:22am -
  • Security Information Overload: From Panic to Apathy & the Remedy
    Security overload leads to apathy. How often do you hear a car alarm go off and roll your eyes hoping the owner would disable the blasted thing before the incoming headache comes a knocking? The primary objection I have to such systems is they…
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  • On Biased Blogger Reviews & Scribbling Opinions as If They’re Gospel
    Re-reading my past scribbles is always interesting to me, not because I am obsessed with my own written word, but rather because bloggers, by virtue of being given a platform to be highly opinionated, tend to ignore uncomfortable realities when…
    - 15 Apr 19, 5:35pm -
  • Real Talk, What Happened to MTJS
    Blogger burnout is a real thing. I have been scribbling reviews and sharing my thoughts with you all for quite a few years now. It seems it all started off as a way for me to talk about my love for Spydercos and evolved into a great community o…
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  • How Much Is Your Life Worth? SafeGuard Armor Ghost Bullet Proof Vest Review
    Before I get into the meat of this review, I want to structure this away from regurgitating specifications like every other review of this sort and instead spend it musing about what this product represents to so many people the world over. Bul…
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  • It’s Strangely Satisfying That What I’ve Stockpiled Has Never Gone to Waste
    This is not exactly relevant to the epitome of prepping at all – I think it’s important to prep even if you end up with waste (though I think it’s good to minimize waste) because I think it’s important to be prepared in case worst-case…
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  • Hazard 4 Grayman Series Patrol Tactical Backpack Review
    Tactical backpacks are always a tricky proposition. Either they make you look like you just got off the set of Rambo or they are jam packed with performance compromises in an effort to pass as a normal pack. The Hazard 4 Grayman Patrol is one…
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  • Yes, We’ve Been AWOL; Here’s Why
    Long time no scribbles my friends. I have been AWOL as of late, but rest assured – we had a good reason! As some of you may have guessed, the girl and I have once again uprooted and made our home in a new country. Some of you may remember tha…
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  • Buy It Once: Everyday Carry Tools I’ve Bought to Last Me a Lifetime
    Like many of you, I got into this EDC obsessed lifestyle as a kid. I have always had an affinity for tools that serve a singular purpose, but have almost perverse levels of technology thrown into them. A knife is just a sharpened piece of steel…
    - 26 Jun 18, 3:08pm -
  • Now the UK is Banning Online Knife Sales – Here We Go Again
    It’s not enough for Canada to go off the deep end, the UK has to follow in suit. After all, it has to keep its edge in the battle for the most ridiculous ban legislation. In its latest bout of scheduled lunacy, our elected overlords passed a…
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  • Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier Bladeless Needle Nose Multitool Review
    Reviewing Leatherman-style multi-tools is always a tricky proposition. They are essentially pliers with extra tools tacked on as an afterthought and in the case of the Gerber MP600, I found myself struggling with the performance of the pliers (…
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  • “Hysteria & Hysterical Fits:” First Aid Knowledge & How It Evolves
    I used to publish articles and guides concerning first aid on a semi-regular basis on this blog, but over time, have found it’s become harder and harder for me to do so. There’s been a pretty massive shift in attitude on MTJS with regards…
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  • “Extreme” Weather Conditions: Snowflakes, Hysteria, & the UK
    If you are a Brit, you will undoubtedly be aware that we faced a seemingly apocalyptic event over the past week or so. In case you’re unaware and need to be brought up to speed with regards to the cataclysmic event that struck old Blighty, be…
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Blue Collar Prepping

  • Fireworks
    It's the time of year for smoke, bright flashes of light, and noise: no, not a pop-music festival, the 4thof July. Many states allow their residents to celebrate their Independence Day with a variety of fireworks; the selection varies by state, and F…
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  • Prudent Prepping: Car Maintenance
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. I'm in the middle of doing some delayed maintenance on my car. I ticked over 100,000 miles a bit ago, and I want to do everything…
    - 5 days ago 1 Jul 20, 10:09pm -
  • Have A Plan and Practice It
    I'm holding off on the firearm selection posts for a week, to address something particularly timely: it's the beginning of fire season here in Utah, and things are already getting rough. As I type this, there is a 10,000+ acre wildfire burning in the…
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  • Carry Gun Pro Tip: Car Stowage
    Here’s a pro tip that can keep you of legal trouble.Godspeed to you all.
    - 7 days ago 29 Jun 20, 9:07pm -
  • Groupness
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.As I said previously, Dunbar's Number is the number of active relationships humans can sustain, and therefore anyone within that number is someone we care about. and is effectively…
    - 10 days ago 26 Jun 20, 9:27pm -
  • Multi-caliber?
    Being somewhat of a gun nut, I pay attention to the newer offerings from the various manufacturers. This week, one caught my eye that demanded a bit of research and led to the idea for today's article.Firearms require ammunition; that's a basic fact.…
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  • Prudent Prepping: An Unexpected Wake-Up Call
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. It wasn't the wake-up call I wanted, but it definitely woke me up!BeepBeep! Fire! Fire!My smoke detector went off last night, com…
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  • Picking the Right Gun, Part 2: Handguns
    Last week I covered the basics of why you might choose a handgun, rifle, or shotgun. This week I explain the different types of handguns and why you might choose one over another.(Please note: all firearms in this video were cleared and verified safe…
    - 13 days ago 23 Jun 20, 4:52pm -
  • Safe Boot Reclamation
    Found some “new” boots. Now to make them safe for my feet.Godspeed to you all.
    - 14 days ago 22 Jun 20, 11:47pm -
  • The Monkeysphere
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.The Monkeysphere. That's a heck of a word, isn't it? But despite how silly it sounds, it's actually a very important concept that helps explain why humans are callous to some people…
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  • Rewriting History
    Many of you who have read this blog for a while may have noticed that I am a fan of history. I see no good reason to “reinvent the wheel” when I run into a problem or foresee a possible hardship; humans have been dealing with such things for thou…
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  • Prudent Prepping: Cleaning Up After Squirrel Attacks
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. Here is another useful item I found in my daily trudge through Big Box stores.SNAPS 75-ct Cloth-Like WipesI'm always looking for…
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  • Picking the Right Gun, Part 1: Rifle, Shotgun, or Handgun
    In recent months, riots and civil unrest have opened a lot of eyes to how bad it can get in a hurry and untold masses of people across this nation have come to realize that they are the only person truly responsible for their security and that of the…
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  • Coffee Storage Ideas
    Coffee. Life blood of America. I discuss some simple storage ideas and some results.Godspeed to you all.
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  • Summer Vacation
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Hi everyone! I've given all the authors here at Blue Collar Prepping  a week off to relax and enjoy their summer.All except for David Blackard, of course:Regular posts will resume…
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  • Potassium Iodine
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Every prepper needs a supply of Potassium Iodine (KI) in their supplies or Get Home Bag in the event of a nuclear incident such as an accident at a nuclear power plant or the detona…
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  • Cleaning After Corrosive-Primed Ammunition
    Lots and lots of people have bought or are buying ammunition made somewhere in Europe, mostly 7.62x39 and 7.62x54r, sealed in ‘spam cans’. This ammo is generally quite reliable, reasonably accurate, and sealed up in that manner it’ll store for…
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  • Prudent Prepping: Life During Curfew
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. In this post from almost two months ago I was joking around by quoting a Talking Heads song. From the first part of March until n…
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  • Why I Bug In
    My city, like so many other cities across the USA, experienced rioting this past weekend. The overall scale and destruction were less brutal in mine than in larger cities, but it remains a terrifying event that occurred only five miles from my doorst…
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  • Smart and Simple Redux
    You know how I like it. Smart and Simple. And made in America. I’ll buy that for $1!Godspeed to you all.
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  • When the Balloons Go Up
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission."The balloon has gone up" is a phrase dating back to World War 1 which means that the situation has suddenly, perhaps unexpectedly, become very serious and probably violent. Observa…
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  • Another LED Light
    I write a lot about lighting. I've mentioned before that I have a family member who doesn't react well to darkness, so emergency lighting is important to me. Since I need lighting to prevent a mental meltdown that would distract me from other things…
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  • Prudent Prepping: Going Home
    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping.A guy I see once or twice a week struck up a conversation with me about how the area seems to catch fire regularly and how his area…
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  • Guest Post: the Potable Aqua Pure Portable Electrolytic Water Purifier Device
    by Gwen PattonThere are hundreds of gadgets, devices, and chemical additives on the market today intended to disinfect or clean drinking water. Most gadgets are complicated and difficult to use; filters require special hoses, pumps, replacement filte…
    - 41 days ago 27 May 20, 2:18am -
  • DIY Bacon Grease Suet Treat
    You know how I like to take care of my ladies and not to waste anything. Here’s a little treat I whipped up for them.Godspeed to you all.
    - 43 days ago 25 May 20, 2:19pm -

Survival Medicine

  • newVideo: The Spanish Flu
    Video: The Spanish FluIn this companion video to a previous article, Dr. Joe Alton recounts the history of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19, with some surprising facts thrown in. There are lessons that can be learned by studying our past, includin…
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  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Near-Drowning, Spanish Flu Lessons, More
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Near-Drowning, Spanish Flu Lessons, MoreMany people are concerned about what appears to be a second wave of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. Indeed, some states that were relatively unaffected b…
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  • A Brief History of the Spanish Flu Pandemic

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  • Pandemic Waves
    Pandemic WavesMany people are concerned about what appears to be a second wave of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. Indeed, some states that were relatively unaffected by the virus are now reporting high numbers of cases.…
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  • Video: COVID-Fatigue, Waves, and Age
    Video: COVID-Fatigue, Waves, and AgeIn this video companion to a recent article, Dr. Joe Alton gives his thoughts on upcoming and, in his opinion, inevitable waves of COVID-19. He also describes a condition that’s affecting every American to one ex…
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  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Tear Gas, Suture Needles, Second Waves, More
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Tear Gas, Suture Needles, Second Waves, MoreIf you’re reading the headlines, you’re probably hearing that, as the country slowly reopens, we’re seeing many more people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s getting coronavirus an…
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  • Suture Basics For The Off-Grid Medic: Needles
    Suture Basics For The Off-Grid Medic: NeedlesIn my recent article “Suture Basics For The Off-Grid Medic “,  I gave some thoughts on suture materials, especially as they apply to closing skin lacerations. Your skin is your armor, and anything tha…
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  • COVID-19 And Age Realities
    COVID-19 And Age RealitiesIn my recent article of June 12th, “COVID Fatigue and The Second Wave”, I floated the controversial idea of lifting restrictions from those 54 years of age or younger while keeping stronger measures for those 65 and olde…
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  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Second Waves, COVID Fatigue
    Survival Medicine Podcast: Second Waves, COVID FatigueIn the news, COVID-19 cases are again on the rise as a second wave of infections coincide with the reopening of many businesses throughout the United States. Perhaps the first thing I should menti…
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  • Covid Fatigue And The Second Wave
    Covid Fatigue And The Second WaveCOVID-19 cases may again be on the rise as a second wave of infections coincide with the reopening of many businesses throughout the United States. Perhaps the first thing I should mention is that a second wave is goi…
    - 24 days ago 12 Jun 20, 7:57pm -