We've all seen the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube... posts about making face masks to help out the local hospital/nursing home/first responders... Ya, you know the ones I'm talking about. Well, when you get right down to the nitty gritty of it, wouldn't you like to know that if you're doing this project, you're doing it in … Continue reading Face mask Fact vs Fiction
It's very rare that I recommend a movie, but, in this post, I am recommending not one, but two YouTube videos to watch and learn from – both good advice/actions and bad advice/actions in each. Your challenge is to figure out what’s good and what’s not. I will tell you that in the Yellowstone movie, … Continue reading Disaster Movies
Many times through the years, I've been asked for a list of my favorite books on learning to use herbs, then later, to identify and wild harvest them. Although the list has changed quite a few times as I've found new books that I like better than old ones, some have remained consistent favorites. That … Continue reading Alphabetical List of My Favorite Books on Herbs
Pharmaceuticals – isolated & concentrated chemicals, originally isolated from plants, target specific disorders, usually by suppressing symptoms. Ex. Diabetes & cholesterol treatments Essential oils – vast array of different chemicals in minute amounts, all work synergistically to benefit health. Like herbs, many essential oils, because of this wide array of active ingredients, work to bring … Continue reading Building your own customized Essential Oil First Aid Kit
It had been a long day and a long drive up to the mountain. My wife and I had just started pitching our tent by lantern light when our friend came running to our site. She said "Bryan grab your bag there's an emergency, my neighbor just accidentally shot himself." I dropped what I was … Continue reading Medical Preparedness – Why Me?
This is not a class in how to be a midwife. It is a class discussing normal labor and birth, how to assist a laboring mother and her newborn without causing problems, and, some ways to handle some emergencies in the event that trained medical assistance in not available. Childbirth is NOT the extremely … Continue reading Emergency Childbirth class outline
A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have. To be prepared for emergencies, keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car. Carry a first aid kit with you or know where you can find one. Find out the location of first aid kits where you work. First aid … Continue reading Anatomy of a First Aid Kit