Get Ready for Ebola

Get Ready for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control recently released a checklist to help hospitals detect, protect and respond to Ebola patients. While Ebola does not currently present a threat in the United States, an Ebola outbreak could be devastating to our population. There is no... read more
Secret to Stopping a Nosebleed

Secret to Stopping a Nosebleed

Life’s challenges present great opportunities to gain hidden treasures of knowledge. At 8:30 on Sunday morning I received a call asking for tips to stop a nosebleed. My dear mother-in-law had been up since 3 am with a bloody nose. She has a history of nosebleeds and... read more
Prepping Tools for Medical Care

Prepping Tools for Medical Care

Tonight I visited my father-in-law, Paul, who is struggling with cancer. We were called over because he was acting loopy, tired, and out-of-sorts. He had just been put on home oxygen yesterday. In my efforts to help, I was asked to run over to a neighbor’s home... read more
Valuable Lessons From History

Valuable Lessons From History

In 1845, Sir John Franklin and 128 men departed England to navigate an uncharted area of the North West Passage.  The motivation was to discover an open sea route for trade through the Arctic thereby connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  A northern route would... read more
Antibiotic Stockpiling

Antibiotic Stockpiling

Prepping would be easy if you really understood what it is you are preparing for. The best we can do is calculate our personal risk and prepare for those events which are most likely to personally effect us. Disasters can bring with them all kinds of disruptions to... read more