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  • Deal of the Week

    Adventure Medical Kits – Special Offer

    Medical Kits and Supplies
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:41 PM

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    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members a special discount of 5% off on Adventure Medical Kits.

    Adventure Medical Kits and accessories are very high quality with proven combinations of reliable components. These kits are designed by medical professionals with extensive experience in dealing with medical emergencies and trauma in the wilderness and during other disasters an emergency preparedness planner might encounter.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    What to Keep in Your First-Aid Kit

    The basics for medical supplies
    by claytonk

    Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:07 PM

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    In an emergency, a properly stocked first-aid kit can often mean the difference between stopping a situation from escalating before it gets out of control and winding up with a life-threatening incident on your hands.

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  • Daily Prep
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    First Aid Evaluation Flowchart

    A medical emergencies resource
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12:04 AM

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    A free pdf download of a flowchart based on the U.S. Army's Evaluate the Casualty procedure (FM 4-25.11, First Aid), also known as Tactical Casualty Combat Care (TC3).  A handy item to keep with your emergency supplies to help in emergency medical situations. 

    http://prepperlink.com/index.php/survive/medical/item/79-evaluation-flowchart

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  • Blog

    Special Offer – Adventure Medical

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Saturday, April 7, 2012, 3:11 PM

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    We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering ChrisMartenson.com members a special discount of 5% off on select Adventure Medical Kits.

    Adventure Medical Kits and accessories are very high quality with proven combinations of reliable components. These kits are designed by medical professionals with extensive experience in dealing with medical emergencies and trauma in the wilderness and during other disasters an emergency preparedness planner might encounter.

    Adventure Medical Kits are the kits of choice by professionals, emergency planners, and serious adventurers because of:

    1. The quality of the supplies
    2. The thoroughness and value of the instructions
    3. The comprehensive selection of injuries that can be treated

    Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

    • A 5% discount on selected Adventure Medical Kits (eight kit sizes/styles to choose from).
      This is a 5% additional discount on the already low price offered on the site.
    • Free shipping on orders over $99.00

    Click here to take advantage of this offer; use Coupon Code: CHRISMED5, exclusive to ChrisMartenson.com readers. Offer will be valid through the month of April 2012.

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  • Blog

    LAST DAY: Exclusive First Aid Offer from The Ready Store

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:12 PM

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    NOTE: This offer expires at end of day today! Continuing our efforts to obtain exclusive deals on important personal resiliency products for CM.com members, we’ve just obtained the following two offers from The Ready Store.

    Making sure you have adequate first aid supplies is an absolute must, no matter where you live or what you expect from the future. A post-peak-oil world aside, it just makes sense from a basic disaster-preparedness basis. And the time to stock up is before the hurricane, earthquake, or random injury occurs.

    Specifically, The Ready Store is offering us:

    • 10% off any of its First Aid & Medical products (this includes a wide selection of first aid kits, potassium iodide tablets, and sundry emergency medical gear)
    • a free Deluxe First Responder first aid kit + 2-week’s supply of food on any order over $500 (be sure to also use the promotion code FREE2WEEK at checkout in addition to the code below. Note that the first aid kit will be retroactively added to your purchase after checkout, so it won’t appear on your order confirmation)

    These offers run through Tuesday, November 1st. To take advantage of them, use the link below and enter the coupon code CMFIRSTAID10 at checkout.

    Click here to take advantage of this offer, exclusive to ChrisMartenson.com readers.

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  • Blog

    The Keys to Transitioning Healthcare: Empowerment, Education, & Prevention

    by suziegruber

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:53 AM

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    A few months ago, I developed red spots on my face and neck that were kind of itchy.  After another day or so, the spots had progressed down my torso and onto my thighs, so I decided to go to a doctor.  Although I have health insurance, at the time I did not have a primary care physician, so seeing a doctor quickly proved to be difficult.  Most everyone I called told me to go the emergency room, a ridiculously expensive suggestion, given that my situation was certainly not a life-threatening emergency.  I finally got an appointment with a nurse practitioner at a local clinic.  She hurriedly looked at the red spots, pronounced that I had hives, and immediately decided to give me a steroid injection and to prescribe a week-long dose of Prednisone.  There was no discussion of reasoning for her prescription, likely symptom progression, or treatment options.

    I know that steroids significantly impact my body through increased anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and suppressed immune response, and I was about to leave on a month long trip, so I really didn’t want any of these side effects.  I slowed her down long enough to get her to tell me what I could expect if I didn’t take the shot or the Prednisone.  She told me the hives would likely progress through the rest of my body, enter my lungs and then cause difficulty breathing, and that I definitely needed both the injection and the Prednisone.  By this point, I internally questioned her judgment due to her extreme prognosis and lack of willingness to engage with me, so I accepted the shot and decided to mull over whether or not to fill the Prednisone prescription.  That afternoon I spoke with a friend of mine who is an MD (I should have called him first), and he said that I likely would not need the Prednisone and that I should see how it goes for a couple of days.  I did not need the Prednisone and the hives disappeared in a week or so.

    So why am I sharing this story? In my opinion, health care remains one of the thorniest problems that we face, because even with relatively abundant cheap oil, our current system serves us poorly.

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  • Blog

    What Should I Do? The Basics of Resilience (Part 5 – Health and First Aid)

    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 13, 2010, 2:05 PM

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    Note:  This article is part of a series on personal preparation to help you answer the question, “What should I do?”  Our goal is to provide a safe, rational, relatively comfortable experience for those who are just coming to the realization that it would be prudent to take precautionary steps against an uncertain future.  Those who have already taken these basic steps (and more) are invited to help us improve what is offered here by contributing comments, as this content is meant to be dynamic and improve over time.

    The Future of Your Health

    Like our “just in time” food system, our modern medical infrastructure is highly complex; it functions well only under controlled circumstances and with abundantly available specific resources.  As with food, the ease with which we’ve accessed medical services over recent decades has invited us to reduce our health self-sufficiency.  We’ve become so sheltered from the health risks our forefathers faced that we’re especially vulnerable if we’re ever forced to live without easy access to professional care.

    Taking on a bit more responsibility and a few more preventive steps in one’s personal health is crucial; a must-do in the process of becoming resilient.  Some of the steps recommended for beginners are universal; others depend on your personal needs.  But in all cases, a good dose of foresight and practicality is in order to build some security into the future of your health.  You should plan ahead for the things you know you’ll need: are there medications you take regularly?  Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?  What supplements, hygiene products, or nutritional supplies would you be hard-pressed to live without?

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