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August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

I wish I could remember where I saw this bit on poison ivy, but the gist is……scrub off the oil. He put black grease on his hands to show the effect of WASHING vs SCRUBBING. Casual washing with the best product isn’t as effective a thorough scrubbing with plain soap and water. Clothes and tools must be cleaned as well. I would guess pets can carry oils on their fur. So the worst sufferers may want to keep mr puppy out of the brush and weeds.
I’m not prone to suffer much, but I have chucked gloves I used to clear the vines.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Poison ivy?

August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

I wish I could remember where I saw this bit on poison ivy, but the gist is……scrub off the oil. He put black grease on his hands to show the effect of WASHING vs SCRUBBING. Casual washing with the best product isn’t as effective a thorough scrubbing with plain soap and water. Clothes and tools must be cleaned as well. I would guess pets can carry oils on their fur. So the worst sufferers may want to keep mr puppy out of the brush and weeds.
I’m not prone to suffer much, but I have chucked gloves I used to clear the vines.

Statistics: Posted by arkieready — Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 pm


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August 19, 2017 arkieready 0

I wish I could remember where I saw this bit on poison ivy, but the gist is……scrub off the oil. He put black grease on his hands to show the effect of WASHING vs SCRUBBING. Casual washing with the best product isn’t as effective a thorough scrubbing with plain soap and water. Clothes and tools must be cleaned as well. I would guess pets can carry oils on their fur. So the worst sufferers may want to keep mr puppy out of the brush and weeds.
I’m not prone to suffer much, but I have chucked gloves I used to clear the vines.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Poison ivy?

August 18, 2017 whitebear54 0
anita wrote:
I got something called Zanfel, which I tried last night–oh my gosh! It’s awesome! After only getting about 4 hours sleep the night before, I slept through the night last night.

It’s not gone, but definitely dried up and the skin isn’t sensitive at all, and I haven’t been itchy. It was expensive, but worth it. I’m going to get a tube for my stash–it has about a 10 year shelf life.

I totally agree. Zanfel (aka Zanifel or Zanefel) is magic. It actually washes the urushiol toxin from poison ivy, oak or sumac off your body to relieve the itch. The only thing I know of that does that. I would have killed for this when I was a kid.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo … e0k4_b_p20

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Anti-Parasitic Remedies

May 31, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I have also been looking into more natural and/or alternative remedies. There’s just so much information out there that it’ll take me forever to sort it all out! However, when looking at this thread, I automatically thought of diatomaceous earth. I just got a book that explains all about DE that I am enjoying right now. I also bought some food grade DE. I was surprised that many people take it on a regular basis to flush their body of unwanted parasites/bugs. I originally bought it to get rid of bugs…..but now I’m glad I have it just in case I should ever need it for other things. I will keep my book right next to my DE that I have stored. I can more easily store DE (with unlimited shelf life) than I can store a variety of anti-parasitic meds for myself and my animals and not have to worry about side effects. Plus, it has so many other wonderful uses. I think it is so versatile that it’s very much worth having around.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 20, 2017 JayJay 0
jean11 wrote:
Several months ago I was trying to plant a new vege garden for the summer, but as the new plants emerged from seed, their little leaves disappeared. Tried different insect powders, etc., nothing helped. I’d heard about DE so went to a pool supply business and bought 25 lbs. Folks that have pools use it in their filters, I believe. I applied it liberally with a small cup where needed, but it did not help much at all. So I thought maybe it’s time to do some research on this. Well, I found out I bought the wrong kind, and the stuff I bought was very dangerous. It is processed differently. I wondered at the time when I was applying it why it felt like crushed glass whenever it touched my skin. It burned for days. I’d read on line that inhaling it can cause a lung disease. The men who mined it decades ago suffered from this. Well, long story short I stopped using it. Just don’t buy it from a pool supply business, as its the wrong DE.

Tractor Supply.

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May 20, 2017 JayJay 0
jean11 wrote:
Several months ago I was trying to plant a new vege garden for the summer, but as the new plants emerged from seed, their little leaves disappeared. Tried different insect powders, etc., nothing helped. I’d heard about DE so went to a pool supply business and bought 25 lbs. Folks that have pools use it in their filters, I believe. I applied it liberally with a small cup where needed, but it did not help much at all. So I thought maybe it’s time to do some research on this. Well, I found out I bought the wrong kind, and the stuff I bought was very dangerous. It is processed differently. I wondered at the time when I was applying it why it felt like crushed glass whenever it touched my skin. It burned for days. I’d read on line that inhaling it can cause a lung disease. The men who mined it decades ago suffered from this. Well, long story short I stopped using it. Just don’t buy it from a pool supply business, as its the wrong DE.

Tractor Supply.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 16, 2017 NJMike 0

Yes. Good stuff.

I’ve used the food grade DE in chicken feed I’d stored long term, and with some other bulk food items.

Tried it once in the garden as a small ring in the soil around some plants. I figured on the ground that wouldn’t mess with the bees as much, but might keep pests off.

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May 16, 2017 jean11 0

Several months ago I was trying to plant a new vege garden for the summer, but as the new plants emerged from seed, their little leaves disappeared. Tried different insect powders, etc., nothing helped. I’d heard about DE so went to a pool supply business and bought 25 lbs. Folks that have pools use it in their filters, I believe. I applied it liberally with a small cup where needed, but it did not help much at all. So I thought maybe it’s time to do some research on this. Well, I found out I bought the wrong kind, and the stuff I bought was very dangerous. It is processed differently. I wondered at the time when I was applying it why it felt like crushed glass whenever it touched my skin. It burned for days. I’d read on line that inhaling it can cause a lung disease. The men who mined it decades ago suffered from this. Well, long story short I stopped using it. Just don’t buy it from a pool supply business, as its the wrong DE.

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May 16, 2017 jean11 0

Several months ago I was trying to plant a new vege garden for the summer, but as the new plants emerged from seed, their little leaves disappeared. Tried different insect powders, etc., nothing helped. I’d heard about DE so went to a pool supply business and bought 25 lbs. Folks that have pools use it in their filters, I believe. I applied it liberally with a small cup where needed, but it did not help much at all. So I thought maybe it’s time to do some research on this. Well, I found out I bought the wrong kind, and the stuff I bought was very dangerous. It is processed differently. I wondered at the time when I was applying it why it felt like crushed glass whenever it touched my skin. It burned for days. I’d read on line that inhaling it can cause a lung disease. The men who mined it decades ago suffered from this. Well, long story short I stopped using it. Just don’t buy it from a pool supply business, as its the wrong DE.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Diatamaceous Earth

May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

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May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

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May 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Good points Cin and Driven! I read an article stating that when you take DE internally, you should make sure you take it with plenty of water and stay hydrated as it does have a drying effect. I was surprised at the benefits of taking it internally like liver detox, joint health, antiviral, etc. but still more research to do….

From what I have gathered so far the dangers of inhalation are mostly for non-food grade DE. Still, since I typically err on the side of caution, I will wear a mask and gloves when using it to take care of bugs.

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May 15, 2017 Cin 0

Yes, wear a mask if you’re puffing it around anywhere – I don’t let Husband nearby when I’m dealing with it, because he has mild asthma.

That said, make sure you get FOOD-GRADE DE. Even though I rinse my rice, I don’t always rinse other stuff.

I use about 1/4 of a cup per 5 gallon bucket. I don’t put it all in at once, I layer it, and then still give the bucket a good stir, too. It helps if you have an old spice shaker, dump it in the bottle, and then shake some DE as you pour the rice/wheat/oatmeal, etc.

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May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

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May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

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First Aid & Medicine • Diatamaceous Earth

May 14, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Today I spent a bit of time researching DE. Cin mentioned that she uses it in her rice before storing it to prevent bugs. I was intrigued since I really had no idea what DE was. After doing some research, I bought some and am hoping to use it on some tent worm nests that are forming in some of our trees. I have also had ant problems in our generator and have not found a good solution to eliminating them. Hopefully this will do the trick as it was very expensive to replace the motherboard and I don’t want to do that again! I will also use some DE around the house to cut down on ants, spiders, and earwigs. I love the idea that is is non-toxic (and even beneficial) to humans and pets, but I will still use it sparingly outdoors since it is toxic to bees. I like the idea that i could use it on our dogs for pest control since I don’t use nor do I trust pet meds. I think having the knowledge to use natural alternatives to pest problems is valuable and could vastly increase heath and comfort levels regardless if SHTF or not. I still have some more research to do but I am glad to have learned about this.

Do any of you use DE? Please share…..

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 8, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
daaswampman wrote:
I would go online and print out information specific to the drugs you have! There are resources with many in layman’s terms. I work in a Trauma Center and have not seen a PDR in use since the advent of the smartphone!

I would also check out Doom and Bloom for information that is actually useful! The PDR make an excellent doorstop or might be useful if you run out of TP. Swamp

https://www.doomandbloom.net/

Buying a lightly used PDR from a couple of years back (PDR 2014) on Amazon set me back less than $6.50. So while printing out things for your specific medicines might make sense, if you have room for the book in your library, it’s not a budget buster.

Of course I also have The Survival Medicine Handbook as the first stop for information on treatment post SHTF, but for the money I couldn’t resist getting the PDR too.

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May 8, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
daaswampman wrote:
I would go online and print out information specific to the drugs you have! There are resources with many in layman’s terms. I work in a Trauma Center and have not seen a PDR in use since the advent of the smartphone!

I would also check out Doom and Bloom for information that is actually useful! The PDR make an excellent doorstop or might be useful if you run out of TP. Swamp

https://www.doomandbloom.net/

Buying a lightly used PDR from a couple of years back (PDR 2014) on Amazon set me back less than $6.50. So while printing out things for your specific medicines might make sense, if you have room for the book in your library, it’s not a budget buster.

Of course I also have The Survival Medicine Handbook as the first stop for information on treatment post SHTF, but for the money I couldn’t resist getting the PDR too.

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May 6, 2017 daaswampman 0
Matte wrote:
“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

Excellent advice +1 Swamp

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Book Needed: All About Antibiotics

May 6, 2017 daaswampman 0
Matte wrote:
“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

Excellent advice +1 Swamp

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May 5, 2017 Matte 0

“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

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May 5, 2017 Matte 0

“The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy” is one of the bibles on the subject, but it’s less helpful if you aren’t certain of the exact bacteria and only have the half dozen or so usual aquarium antibiotics available. The Merck Manual, even an older version, would be a good reference if you’re familiar with medical terminology, else get a good medical dictionary to go along with it (and be prepared to read the dictionary as much as the manual). The problem I have with the PDR is that, while it describes each drug in great detail, it’s not such a good ref on where or how to use them. Knowing Keflex has activity against some strains of Staph A. by itself for example isn’t very helpful – there’s little to no info on diseases likely to be caused by Staph A. infections, dosages, or length of treatment. It’s all about the drug, nothing on infections or treatment.

Might try a search using terms like “empirical”, “guidelines”, and “initial selection” along with “antibiotics” to find books a general practitioner in a clinic might use, those are the ones I find the most helpful anyway. Or as others have said, Dr. Bones, Dr Hubbard (the survival doctor), or Doc Cindy (armageddon medicine) all have books with recommendations on antibiotic selection, and with a focus on the ones usually available for fish/birds. A doctor writing under the pseudonym “Militant Medic” wrote a good multipart article at survivalblog a couple years ago too, including a concise 2 page pdf of the most common infections, with primary and alternate antibiotic recommendations with only the commonly available aquarium antibiotics.

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May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

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May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

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May 5, 2017 AuntBee 0

PDR is free online. The main advantage is that they have the FDA Safety updates, which includes generic.

http://www.pdr.net/browse-by-drug-name

Congratulations on getting all your antibiotics. I noticed recently that the fish antibiotics are no longer on the open shelves at the pet stores locally. Didn’t ask the stores about it. That may be a New York Nanny State thing. We are blessed to be protected from ourselves. ;)

Aunt Bee

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May 5, 2017 daaswampman 0

I would go online and print out information specific to the drugs you have! There are resources with many in layman’s terms. I work in a Trauma Center and have not seen a PDR in use since the advent of the smartphone!

I would also check out Doom and Bloom for information that is actually useful! The PDR make an excellent doorstop or might be useful if you run out of TP. Swamp

https://www.doomandbloom.net/

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May 5, 2017 daaswampman 0

I would go online and print out information specific to the drugs you have! There are resources with many in layman’s terms. I work in a Trauma Center and have not seen a PDR in use since the advent of the smartphone!

I would also check out Doom and Bloom for information that is actually useful! The PDR make an excellent doorstop or might be useful if you run out of TP. Swamp

https://www.doomandbloom.net/

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May 5, 2017 daaswampman 0

I would go online and print out information specific to the drugs you have! There are resources with many in layman’s terms. I work in a Trauma Center and have not seen a PDR in use since the advent of the smartphone!

I would also check out Doom and Bloom for information that is actually useful! The PDR make an excellent doorstop or might be useful if you run out of TP. Swamp

https://www.doomandbloom.net/

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May 5, 2017 ReadyMom 0

So, I’ve accumulated a good collection of basic antibiotics, from my shopping spree to Mexico. Now I need a good book to keep with those supplies that explains use, dose and everything else I need. So, I basically need an ‘everything you need to know’ book. Anyone have any recommendations for such a book? -k

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 18, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Depends on what you think you would need, really, as far as what herbs to grow. My neighbor couldn’t live without cilantro, but I don’t grow it because 1. we almost never use it, and 2. she grows so much of it, if I did need it I’ll just pluck a few leaves there.
I also wanted to grow things that would be beneficial for the rabbits and chickens.
I think mints, parsley, basils, nasturtium, calendula, sage, rosemary would probably be some good choices to start. There is a book called Herbs and Spices: The Cook’s reference by Jill Norman that is pretty good and I combined this with some of my medicinal herb books to see what I could get the most out of. I think it is a good idea to start things in pots, you can get them going well before putting them out into the wild :)

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April 18, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Thank you all so much for your very helpful replies! I have some books (some of which were listed in this thread) that I need to sit down and read. It’s just really hard to do that this time of year when it’s such a busy time. Thanks for all the recommendations!!

The GPS idea is a great one. I actually do this when going out looking for morrels, so this certainly make a lot of sense.

I also love the suggestion on keeping a tincture journal. I can see where that would come in very handy.

As far as the marijuana tinctures, at this point I’ll just have to take your word for it. Until it is legal in my state, I won’t touch it. Although it is interesting and certainly worth keeping in mind. I have a family member with Parkinsons…….I should pass the info along. Maybe it would be worth it for that person to get a medical marijuana card….although I know this person won’t smoke it. Perhaps the edible versions would help?

I think I need to concentrate on getting an herb garden started. Any advice on the best herbs to get and where to get them? I’m thinking mostly using large planting pots to get started with and then perhaps moving them into a garden later.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 18, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Thank you all so much for your very helpful replies! I have some books (some of which were listed in this thread) that I need to sit down and read. It’s just really hard to do that this time of year when it’s such a busy time. Thanks for all the recommendations!!

The GPS idea is a great one. I actually do this when going out looking for morrels, so this certainly make a lot of sense.

I also love the suggestion on keeping a tincture journal. I can see where that would come in very handy.

As far as the marijuana tinctures, at this point I’ll just have to take your word for it. Until it is legal in my state, I won’t touch it. Although it is interesting and certainly worth keeping in mind. I have a family member with Parkinsons…….I should pass the info along. Maybe it would be worth it for that person to get a medical marijuana card….although I know this person won’t smoke it. Perhaps the edible versions would help?

I think I need to concentrate on getting an herb garden started. Any advice on the best herbs to get and where to get them? I’m thinking mostly using large planting pots to get started with and then perhaps moving them into a garden later.

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First Aid & Medicine • Re: Tinctures – please tell me more!

April 15, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

Swamp, yes the tincture is green, I don’t have an exact formula, I just fill a ball jar 3/4 full with cannibis, and fill to the top, Everclear, alcohol. Some folks slow boil the mixture.” I usually use the shake or cut off veg material. I’ve used just buds before, I personally can’t tell the difference when applying it externally on my joints.”

Another thing I do is, mix cannibis, and coconut oil “organic”, at low temps on the stove, I then apply the cocanut oil infused with cannibis into cupcake holders, those paper ones. I gift all of this stuff to the elderly, and Vets. I’m amazed at the amount of 70/80/90 year olds who understand the benefits. The other use for this coconut butter is making eatables, cookies, brownies, etc etc. I’ve never had much luck making eatables, I find it very difficult to regulate the THC content.

Some eatables are just right, and some are crazy high THC. I’m reluctant to make eatables for others.

I took an old navy buddy to Seattle earlier this week. I gave him a few Bags of bud. He has Parkinson’s, and has the brain implants, dropped him off, he went home where his wife made brownies for him. He called and told me my cannibis was way to strong. Which is true, it 27.5 THC, via a certified lab test results.

All I could do was laugh. I’ve told him multiple times to only eat 1/4 of a browny, and wait, to determine medical benifits, if it’s not enough, eat another 1/4 of the browny. He eat an entire brownie. When Bob invests cannibis, he stops shaking completely, for most of the day. If I hadn’t seen the results for myself, I would not have believed it. I have a few Parkinson’s patients I help out. Each has the same results after eating, or smoking. It’s a miricle in my mind.

One of the issues I’ve had has been in the manicuring of the buds. I manicure all the vegetation off, but don’t cut any of the tri combs or crystals off. That’s medicine, the industry standard is to trim the bud down to a tight marketable bud.

For my stated application I see zero needs to cut roughly 1/3 of the tri combs off, as I don’t market this stuff, I gift it to those in need.

I’ve found both formulas to work well after rubbing either the tincture, or the coconut butter on a stiff or aching body joint.

Swamp if you need help let me know. I’m always willing to help.

Dirk

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