Beginner Survivalist: Where to Start

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Where to Begin

Are you new here? Welcome.

Getting started medical prepping can feel overwhelming. There’s so much to learn—so many things to get. But take it step-by-step, and with each tip you learn or supply you buy, you’re better off than you were before.

Here are five blog posts to get you started. Bone up on these basics, and you’ll already have a lot of the knowledge you need to know to survive.

Your Foundation: The First 5 Posts to Read
3 Steps to Medical Prepping

Here are my top-three tips to start getting yourself and your family prepared for medical emergencies when you can’t get to a doctor.

Step 1. Subscribe to my blog. (See the box to the left.) You’ll get a new, easy-to-follow lesson twice a week.

Step 2. Download my free “Ultimate Emergency Medical Supplies” list. Check off what you already have, and take it with you to the store next time you go.

Step 3. Learn the basics. The best, most in-depth way to do this is through my interactive e-books (also available as printable PDFs). They include summarized guides for quick reference in an emergency.

In addition to the e-books, read the five blog posts to the left, and you’ll have a good head start.




How to Disinfect Water





How to Treat a Cut, Scrape, or Stab Wound





When to Suspect a Broken Neck or Back





Video: How to Make a Splint




What to Do If You’re Having a Heart Attack



More Things to Explore
  • Ready to beef up your survival supplies? Click here for a printable checklist.
  • Love to read? Click here for a list of some of the best survival books out there—as recommended by readers.
  • Want personalized tips? See the list in the left sidebar for tips tailored to people with certain disorders.

And don’t miss my e-books on two of the most common injuries, The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds and The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns. You can take them with you and be prepared wherever you go.