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New! The Survival Doctor Store—All the Supplies I Recommend in One Place

The Survival Doctor's Store and More

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Many people have asked where to find all the medical supplies I’ve mentioned in my posts. Well, you find them all over the place—some in pharmacies, others in outdoors stores, some in health-food stores, and still more in survival outlets.

Compiling an emergency medical kit can call for quite the time—and gas—commitment. So I set out to make life easier.

I searched Amazon, eBay, and other sites and developed my new online “store and more”—a one-stop shop plus supplies guide. In it, you don’t just get what to buy but why. I even share my personal experiences over the years with some of the supplies.

To make it as easy to use as possible, I structured the store into six user friendly sections:

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Why You Need to Start Allergy Treatment Early


by James Hubbard, MD, MPH


You have to admit, the commercials are convincing: Your allergies are keeping you inside, virtually blocked from the outdoors. Otherwise you’re sneezing, have watery eyes, just miserable.

You take a pill, and whammo, you can do what you wish. Want to roll in the grass, sniff a little ragweed? No worries. Pet a cat even if they usually make you break out in hives? No problem. Whatever you were allergic to before, you’re not anymore, as long as you take the pill.

But do these allergy medicines actually work? If so, how well? And what about home remedies for allergies? Have they gone the way of the iron lung?

Here’s my take.

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Eye Injuries, Part 2: Punctures, Frostbite, and Chemicals


by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Last post, I wrote about the most common eye injuries I see: having something in the eye, a scratched cornea, or both. With these injuries, sometimes you may just start feeling discomfort, never even knowing what happened. But in the injuries I talk about in this post, you’ll know. With them, diagnosis is not the problem. But knowing how to treat them could mean the difference between having permanent damage and healing completely.

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The Most Common Eye Injuries I See and What to Do About Them

Cornea Rust Ring

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Cornea rust ring. If a speck of metal is left in the eye, a rust ring forms around it. Usually this will go away on its own several days after the metal speck has been removed.

You’re working around your home doing some cleanup, and something hits your eye.

Or you’re hammering a nail or two and start having eye pain out of the blue—a scratching feeling. Something must have gotten in your eye, you figure.

What do you do?

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Announcing: My First Blog Tour! (Or: Discovering Website Gems.)

Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

I’m so excited to announce the launch of the blog tour for my book Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. Some top bloggers have graciously volunteered to review the book, interview me about it, or both. Please check them out. Besides the information on me, I think you’ll find a few new blog gems you may not be following. The tour dates and blogs are as follows:

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year


by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

Thanks so much for making The Survival Doctor so successful in 2013. We quintupled (five times) our unique visitors and sextupled (six times) our page visits—over 6 million. And all because of you. Here’s The Survival Doctor’s version of the top-100 countdown: our top 10 most visited posts in 2013.

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Merry Christmas, and Happy Prepping


by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

I’m taking the week off to spend with family. I hope you’re able to do the same.

Merry Christmas to all of you. And thank you for making it a wonderful year.

Here’s an Affordable, Last-Minute Gift or Stocking Stuffer

Book collage

by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

This year, I have all my Christmas shopping done, but often, I’m one of those people scrambling at the mall the week before Christmas. If that’s you this year, I have a solution!

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Interview With “Homestead Survival”

The popular Homestead Survival blog asked me some questions a few days ago. If you have a chance, take a look at my answers and let me know what you think. It’s a fairly short interview.

Giveaway Alert: The Survival Mom’s “Grand Finale” Bundle

The Survival Mom has a great series right now, “12 Days of Holiday Giveaways.” One of the gifts in the “grand finale” is my new book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. There’s still time to enter. Good luck.


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