Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - How to Prepare for Medical Care Off the Grid
Off-grid Versus No-Grid Medical Prepping
How to Use This Book
Chapter 2: Assessment and Stabilization
Assessment and Care
Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
Adult One-Rescuer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Adult Two-Rescuer CPR
Cardiac Evaluation and Care
Chapter 3: Body System Symptoms and Management
Chapter 4: Radiation
Units of Radiation Measurement • Diagnosis and Management of Radiation Exposure and Illness
Chapter 5: Dental Care
Gum Pain or Swelling • Mouth Lacerations • Dental Pain • Lost Filling • Cavity • Loose or Dislodged Tooth • Pulling a Tooth
Chapter 6: Soft Tissue Care and Trauma Management
The Bleeding Wound
Chapter 7: Orthopedics–Bone and Joint Pain and Injury
Management Off the Grid
Chapter 8: Bites and Stings
Chapter 9: Bioterrorism and Infectious Disease
Managing Infectious Diseases in North America and Potential Off-Grid Travel Destination
Chapter 10: Environmental Injuries
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
Chapter 11: The OFF-Grid Medical Kit
Alternative and Herbal Therapy
Prepper's Medical Resource Bookshelf
Clinical Reference Index
Murray Dickson, Where There Is No Dentist. Hesperian Health Guides (2018).
William Forgey, Basic Illustrated Wilderness First Aid, 2nd edition. Falcon Guides (2016).
William Forgey, Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid, 7th edition. Falcon Guides (2017).
James Green, The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook. Berkeley, CA: Crossing Press (2010).
Cliff Jacobson, Camping’s Top Secrets, 25th anniversary edition. Falcon Guides (2013).
Jim Meuninck, Basic Illustrated Poisonous and Psychoactive Plants. Falcon Guides (2014).
Jim Meuninck, Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs, 2nd edition. Fal- con Guides (2018).
Jim Meuninck, Medicinal Plants of North America, 2nd edition. Falcon Guides (2016).
Jim Meuninck and Rebecca Meuninck, Basic Illustrated Medicinal Plants. Falcon Guides (2019).
Buck Tilton and Frank Hubbell, Medicine for the Backcountry. Globe Pequot (1999).
Buck Tilton, Wilderness First Responder, 3rd edition. Falcon Guides (2010).
About the Author
Medical emergencies on or off the grid
Operating without supplies when grid is choked or collapsed
Medical alternatives and herbal therapy
Managing bone, joint, soft tissue and other trauma
Pain and fever
Bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreak
The basis of adequate prepping is being prepared for both common and dire events that may occur under the worst of all possible circumstances. These circumstances might include the breakdown in normal emergency support services (such as calling 911), the lack of an ability to obtain additional supplies, and the probability that you will not be able to rely on anyone but members of your immediate group or yourself.
Prepping requires forethought with regard to food, water supplies, power, and protection – all areas of significant technical preparation. Self-reliant medical care is no exception.
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training. It helps you identify sources of materials you will need and should stock-pile, it discusses storage issues, and directs you to sources for more complex procedures that require advanced concepts of field-expedient techniques used by trained medical persons such as surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, or midwifes and obstetricians.