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E77: The Survival Doctor

Your host Aaron is joined by Dr. James Hubbard for a discussion on treating wounds when there are no doctors.

How long can you survive without medical attention? That all depends…

Medicine is one of the 7 Priorities of Survival. Without medical attention, we can’t heal the wounds we’re prone to during disasters. More importantly, we can tend to the emergency medical needs of the ones we love.

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SPECIAL Editor’s Update

Tourniquet use information contained in this episode is outdated. As is often the case, new scientific research provides new insights. Here is a list of the most recent information we have available on the subject of tourniquets:

Survival Medicine Topics:

  • Who is Dr. James Hubbard, a.k.a. ‘The Survival Doctor’?
  • Dealing with Animal Bits.
  • Medical attention and Rabies.
  • Water and its importance in emergency medicine.
  • Irrigating wounds.
  • Information about Antibiotics for survival.
  • Honey as an antibiotic.
  • Can we use any off-the-shelf grocery store honey?
  • Sutures
  • Pressure dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Why knowing the difference between Veins and Arteries is important.
  • And additional medical preparedness tips.


“Dr. Hubbard’s mission is to spread medical knowledge as far and wide as he can so people are empowered to live healthier, safer lives. To that end, he teaches down-to-earth survival medicine at his blog so everyone can be prepared. He also publishes the health-information website

Dr. Hubbard is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Occupational Medicine, and a prior member of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Wilderness Medicine Society.”

In his free time, he enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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