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    May 2007
    Texas - USA


    Thank you very much

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    Apr 2007


    Here are the links for "When there is no doctor" and "Where there is no Dentist".

    And here is a PDF book called "Survival Medicine"


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    Nov 2007
    Winnipeg, Canada


    Caster oil packs were very popular with Edgar Casey
    How to Apply a
    Castor Oil Pack
    Materials Needed:

    Castor oil - preferably cold-pressed or expeller-pressed, about 16 - 32 oz.

    Flannel cloth - wool flannel is preferred, although cotton may be substituted in the case of wool allergy

    Castor Oil Pack Holder - or plastic wrap or plastic sheet, plus bath towel or large elastic bandage, and a few safety pins

    Electric heating pad - or other heating element, optional

    Instructions for Use

    If you like, you may boil or launder the flannel to remove any impurities which may remain in the fabric. Fold the cloth into three or four thicknesses, creating a pad of a size adequate to cover the area to be treated.

    If you do not have a Castor Oil Pack Holder, you can improvise with using plastic wrap and a towel (or other binding). If using plastic wrap, cut a somewhat larger piece than the folded flannel. A plastic garbage bag normally works fairly well, but it is best to avoid using plastic grocery bags, as they are usually printed with the store name and that ink usually dissolves and spreads when exposed to castor oil.
    Place the cloth on top of the Pack Holder or plastic wrap and saturate it with castor oil. The cloth should be wet but not dripping. The saturated cloth should then be placed directly on the skin with the plastic wrap on top of it. If you are applying the pack to your back, you may find it easier to lay the plastic on the bed, put the flannel on top of it, and roll over onto the flannel in such a way as to position it at the area that needs to be treated.
    Then, if indicated, a heating pad is placed over top the plastic wrap on either a low or medium setting, or more if it is comfortable. The heat will promote absorption, increase circulation, and help the body to relax. This is generally left in place for approximately one to two hours. Heat should not be used in conditions where it is normally contraindicated, as in the treatment of appendicitis, diabetic neuropathy, or over the abdomen during pregnancy.
    An alternative is to apply the pack without heat, using the Pack Holder or a towel wrapped around the body (with safety pins to hold it in place). This can be left on overnight or for an entire 24 hour period.
    Make sure that your plastic covers the entire exterior of the flannel pack, as castor oil is likely to stain any fabric it touches!

    Afterward the skin can be cleansed, if desired, with a solution containing a teaspoon of baking soda per pint of water. The flannel pack may be used repeatedly and may be kept in a plastic container between usages, although this is not usually necessary as castor oil is very resistant to spoilage. The flannel pack should be replaced periodically - especially when it appears soiled, as may happen when the area being treated is particularly toxic.
    Castor oil packs are one of those rare remedies that cannot be used too much; generally, with external applications of castor oil, "more is better." While the ARE Clinic normally recommends that the minimum use be for an hour each day - for three consecutive days in a week - this frequency and duration may often be exceeded in order to bring better and faster relief.
    If it is known that there is a critically high degree of toxicity in the body, or a significant difficulty in eliminating toxins (such as with kidney failure), then it is best if the packs are used on alternating days for the first week. After that, usually the packs may be used on consecutive days from that point on.
    Castor oil pack treatments should always be gentle and with no real side effects. The most common side effect is a rash that may occur at the site of the pack. This typically only occurs during the first few applications of the pack, and may be relieved by using the baking soda wash. Rashes and other reactions are rare, and if they occur they usually indicate that the elimination of toxins through the system are not good, and perhaps the pack should be used on alternate days for the first week of use.
    Sometimes an oral dose of extra virgin olive oil - a teaspoon or two - is indicated after every third treatment. Typically this is for relieving conditions of the gall bladder, liver, and colon.
    Cleaning the Pack
    If you absolutely must clean the pack, begin by soaking the pack in a solution of baking soda and hot water, using four ounces of soda to two quarts of water. After soaking the pack for at least 20 minutes, wring it out thoroughly and allow it to air dry.

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    May 2008
    Possum Hollow, KY


    Free online medical diagnosis by symptom~

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    Sep 2008
    NE Tennessee

    Default Operational Medicine

    An entire library of on-line texts and videos.

    If you don't have the time to download everything, the Mark II thumb drive is a great investment.

    I picked it up the last time I went to a training session at

    which, if you are in the general area, is very much worth the money effort. Great weekend idea for the family with teenager(s) or just for a couple. Lots of like minded people from all walks of life to meet, along with excellent training.

    PS Great idea for a STICKY!

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    Jun 2008
    Home Sweet Home


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    Feb 2009
    Austin TX

    Default Some are duplicates from above

    This is a group of SHTF books I have.

    You can either do a download or purchase them from the site noted.

    Survival and Austere Medicine: An introduction

    Where There Is No Doctor

    Where There Is No Dentist

    The Ship Captain's Medical Guide

    2007 Ranger Medic Handbook

    Combat Medic Field Reference
    # ISBN-10: 0763735639
    # ISBN-13: 978-0763735630

    Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (Book Only Edition) (Ring-bound)
    Amazon dot Com
    Try to get the companion CD - the videos and pictures are worth the effort.
    If you have a PDA:

    Note that the original Special Force's medical guide was completely supplanted by the SOF medical handbook noted above. The following are some quotes about the original SF manual:
    “That manual is a relic of sentimental and historical interest only, advocating treatments that, if used by today’s medics, would result in disciplinary measures,” wrote Dr. Warner Anderson, a U.S. Army Colonel (ret.) and former associate dean of the Special Warfare Medical Group.
    “The manual you reference is of great historical importance in illustrating the advances made in SOF medicine in the past 25 years. But it no more reflects current SOF practice than a 25 year-old Merck Manual reflects current Family Practice. In 2007, it is merely a curiosity.”
    “Readers who use some of the tips and remedies could potentially cause harm to themselves or their patients.”
    Fundamental Skills in Surgery [Hardcover]
    By Thomas F. Nealon, William H. Nealon
    ISBN-13 : 9780721664606
    Binding : Hardcover
    Pages : 468
    Publisher : W.B. Saunders Company

    Fundamental Skills for Surgery
    Richard Perry
    ISBN13: 9780074713358,

    ISBN10: 0074713353,
    Division: Professional,
    Pub Date: OCT-08,
    Pages: 320
    Edition: 02

    Two sources
    Ditch Medicine
    Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies (Paperback)
    Hugh Coffee
    ISBN-10: 1581603908
    ISBN-13: 978-1581603903

    ALL of the following books are in use over the world by those who are not necessarily trained in surgery to perform any number of surgeries.
    These 3 books are in the “Buy these to round out your already extensive Medical Library” category.
    They are a bit pricey. The wikipedia source for copy/paste into Word/Print is incomplete.

    Primary Surgery: Non-Trauma v.1: Non-Trauma Vol 1 (Paperback)
    by Maurice King (Editor), Peter C. Bewes (Editor), James Cairns (Editor), Jim Thornton (Editor)
    Paperback: 656 pages
    Publisher: OUP Oxford; New edition edition (14 Jun 1990)
    Language English
    ISBN-10: 0192616943
    ISBN-13: 978-0192616944
    Copy/Paste into word or print chapter by chapter - not all chapters are formatted nicely in the wikis:

    Trauma: 2 (Primary Surgery) (Paperback)
    by Maurice H. King (Author)
    Paperback: 381 pages
    Publisher: OUP Oxford (22 Jan 1987)
    Language English
    ISBN-10: 019261598X
    ISBN-13: 978-0192615985
    Copy/Paste into word or print chapter by chapter:

    Primary Anaesthesia (Primary Surgery) (Paperback)
    by Maurice H. King (Author)
    Paperback: 288 pages
    Publisher: OUP Oxford (19 Jun 1986)
    Language English
    ISBN-10: 0192615920
    ISBN-13: 978-0192615923

    One additional book suggested by one whom I know to be knowledgeable. I do not have the book nor have I read it.
    It is on my list to get books.
    Atlas of Minor Surgery
    I.D. Cracknell & M.G. Mead
    Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company, 1 edition (June 199
    ISBN-10: 0443053049
    ISBN-13: 978-0443053047
    Pages: 86
    Available in German as well:

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    Jul 2009


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    Jan 2021


    Great info, thanks Josh G
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