Enterovirus D-68 Facts

Previously we talked about and gave you the facts about Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in this article we are going to talk about a virus that you, or more specifically your kids, are far more likely to contract than Ebola, Enterovirus D-68. Link to this post!

Ebola Facts

Important UPDATE at the end of the article! With the recent outbreak of Ebola in Dallas, TX there seems to be no shortage of articles on various survival sites and boards that are written to cause a panic, but more importantly, SELL YOU SOMETHING! They want you to buy that nice haz-mat suit and gas mask, […]

Advanced First Aid For Survival-Part 3

Penetrating Chest Trauma Penetrating chest trauma often creates serious or fatal injury because of the vital structures and processes that are housed within the chest cavity. Maintaining adequate pressures within the chest cavity is essential for adequate breathing. The lungs are surrounded by thin, durable membranes called pleura. The parietal pleura lines the chest wall. […]

Advanced First Aid for Survival-Part 2

DISCLAIMER The author, Vanguard Survival, LLC, its agents, or assigns are not responsible for any misuse, injury, disability, or death that may result by the  improper use of the information contained in this article. The information presented in this article  is presented “As Is”, without warranty to its accuracy, or applicability in any given situation […]

Advanced First Aid For Survival- Part 1

Disclaimer The author, Vanguard Survival, LLC, its agents, or assigns are not responsible for any misuse, injury, disability, or death that may result by the  improper use of the information contained in this series of articles. The information presented in this series of articles should only be used by those with training in advanced first […]

Insect Bites and Stings- Part 2

In part 1 of our series we covered millipede, centipede, and spider bites and their effects. In part 2 of the series we will cover scorpions, biting ants, and flying insects that can inflict pain and sometimes deadly bites or stings. Scorpions In the United States, scorpions are most abundant in the semiarid regions of […]

Insect Bites and Stings

In this series of articles we are going to look at some of the creepy crawlies you may meet in a survival/SHTF scenario what you can expect from a bite or sting from one of them and how to deal with it. Dangerous Insects Millipedes Millipedes are found just about everywhere, the brightly colored ones often […]

Heat Related Injuries- How to recognize and treat the most common heat related injuries

Even under “normal” circumstances heat related injuries can quickly become life threatening if not recognized quickly and treated appropriately. As paramedic in Texas I worked medical support for the Hotter Then Hell Hundred, a one hundred mile bike race through North Texas during the heat of August, and at every single race I worked I […]

Cold Injuries-Recognizing and Treating the 3 Most Common Cold Related Injuries

In part 2 of our series on Cold Injuries we will look at three (3) of the most common cold related injuries and how to recognize their causes, symptoms, and how to treat them in a survival/SHTF scenario.   Frostbite Frostbite accounts for the largest number of Cold Weather Injuries each year and occurs when […]

Cold Injuries- Recognizing and Treating Hypothermia

Since we had yet another late snow storm that dropped 8″+ overnight I thought I would write a couple of articles on cold injuries and how to recognize and treat them. The first article is about perhaps the most common cold injury you will meet, especially in a survival/SHTF situation. Hypothermia is a life threatening […]