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.
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.
About the Author
Veteran outdoors author William W. Forgey, MD, is a full-time practitioner of family medicine and is also a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. He is the author of many wilderness medicine and camping books, including Wilderness Medicine and Basic Illustrated Wilderness First Aid. He is a Vietnam veteran, a former instructor at the JFK Center for Special Warfare, and was awarded a bronze star and army commendation medal. Acting as the Medical Advisor to health teams on over 40 trips to Haiti, Dr. Forgey's team responded to epidemics of cholera, Zika, and chikgungya as well as treating multiple other infectious diseases.