Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Yes, I’ve finally come to realize, the hard way, that as I am getting older my mind still wants to do things that my body isn’t willing to follow.  Case in point was while doing some weight training I tore a muscle pretty badly in my right arm causing pain to radiate up and down my right arm. The pain extends from the thumb on my right hand all the way up to my neck.  Yes I know in a few weeks I’ll be fine; but it made me realize that carrying a bug out bag or handling a firearm have now been made increasingly more difficult, and painful, at least for a few weeks.  Lesson learned here is when it comes to survival and preparedness, it is essential to not push your body beyond what it is realistically capable of doing, regardless of how young you feel inside.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts 🙂

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If and when the world comes to an end; there are some common first aid minor treatments folks need to be aware of which are listed below.  Whenever possible however seek out and obtain professional medical treatment.

Small Foreign Matter In Eye – Symptoms include irritation, redness, pain, inability to open eye fully. Treatment includes flushing eye with water or with an eye wash kit, examine eye to see if the foreign object is gone, if needed carefully remove small irritant using the corner of a folded tissue.

Black Eye – Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain.

Nosebleeds – Sit upright and lean slightly forward, pinch bleeding nostril, do not blow your nose, if bleeding continues apply an ice pack to the bridge of the nose or back of the neck, or apply pressure to the upper lip.

Earache – Hold a hot water bottle or heating pad on ear, control pain with an over the counter medication.

Toothache – Rinse mouth with warm salt water to remove any food debris, take over the counter medication for pain, apply ice pack to face, a topical anesthetic may be applied for temporary relief.

Lyme Disease – Symptoms from the bite of a deer tick include a red bull’s eye shaped rash that increases in diameter daily around the bite, chills, dizziness, fatigue, fever, muscle and joint pain, nausea, severe headache, stiff neck.  There is no effective home treatment for this, seek professional medical attention as needed.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself 🙂

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Every first aid kit should contain Israeli Battle Dressings.  The following are the steps for using this first aid pressure bandage.  It’s main purpose is to serve as a pressure dressing to prevent excessive blood loss due to an injury.  Seek medical help immediately and keep these in your first aid kit just in case.

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You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself 🙂

As preppers we all know the importance of having a safely stocked emergency supply of food, water, first aid items, self defense equipment, and the list of course goes on and on.  When it comes to food; while it is important to have a healthy variety to choose from, as well as making sure it has long term shelf life capability, I notice that every prepper seems to have one particular food item that they stock up on more than the others.  

As you review your food storage items; sometimes this item becomes clearly evident upon visual inspection. Simply by counting the amount of items stocked; the overall winner in my survival pantry is of all things Spaghettios.  Yes I know there are healthier choices; but I find nothing gets me quite as warmed up and ready to roll quickly like a fast, hot can of Spaghettios.  

Check your foods as you may find one food item that has a sneaky way of being there more often than any other food choices you have been stockpiling; in case disaster strikes.  So what item is in your survival food pantry that has become your favorite in both abundance and taste?

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself 🙂

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Some of you have perhaps noticed I have not posted in the last six days; and that was due to battling a fever, body aches, chills, and your basic underlying cold symptoms.  It gave me a chance to ponder a few things on the road to recovery.  Generally I am a very healthy person and I am grateful and appreciative for that; but being sick for these past six days has made me once again realize just how important your health really is.

If I had needed to defend my home or protect my family while dealing with fever, chills, and bodyaches; it is doubtful whether I would have been able to do so effectively.  Let’s face it; nothing puts you out of commission faster than sickness or overall poor health.  With that said I have made a renewed commitment to eating better, taking better care of myself, maintaining a more relaxed and peaceful mindset, being more appreciative of things, being less critical and less judgemental of others, and praying to God each and every day.  After all I am certainly not getting any younger but hopefully I am getting a little wiser.

If looters and thugs strike, or if zombies are on the horizon, or if you have to deal with societal collapse or any other disasters that come to mind; if you don’t have your health then you are at a significant disadvantage.  So please, do whatever you can to stay as healthy as possible.  I wish all of you the very best and I hope that wherever you are; you find yourself safe, secure, happy and healthy.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself 🙂

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What has happened to my America.  We have gone from a nation of self reliance to a nation of entitlement dependents.  Now I know not everyone is like this; but for those of you with an entitlement mentality; have some self respect and try achieving the following.

  • Get a good education.  It can be done; just apply yourself.
  • Get a good job.  Something you can be proud of.  It may take time to find one that satisfies you; as well as pays well, but keep looking until you find one that’s right for you.
  • Stop expecting other people to foot the bill for you.  A lifetime dependency on welfare should make you feel ashamed.  No self respecting person should feel good about themselves; being on an entitlement program for their entire life.
  • Got a dream; then see it through.  Don’t give up on it just because you hit a roadblock or two.  Keep pushing forward until you achieve what you want.
  • There is a right and a wrong regardless of what the lamestream media tells you.  Try to have a good moral code and do the right thing even if no one is there watching.
  • Maintain a positive outlook and a confident manner as often as possible; and try to genuinely enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Lying, cheating and stealing is no way to go through life.
  • If you have strong convictions about something than stand your ground.
  • Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities to succeed.

You can get a free preview of my first three post apocalyptic fiction books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my survival fiction books interest you; then consider purchasing them.  Book titles include American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution.

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