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The medical history and screening form allows you to keep track of the medical history for your family and group's personnel. By understanding medical issues, and risks, you can ensure that you have the appropriate medical supplies and medications stored prior to an event, or collapse situation. Additionally, by understanding these issues, you can take the appropriate training steps now, to make sure you can medically assist any individuals that you are responsible for.
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Right, so you have been designated the "Medical Officer/Doc/Medic" for your group’s retreat/BOL and you need to set up a "clinic area" to deal with any, but hopefully not too many, patients. If you are new to this task, it can be overwhelming. The following article leverages my experiences dealing with outdoor concerts and multi-day events, to come up with a basic list of things to make your clinic function efficiently.
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This is the Part 2 of the Survival Tablet, which will discuss finding and organizing digital content. If you have not read Part 1: Data Storage Methods and Personal Information, please do that now. Most of us have saved dozens of reference materials to our computer, or have printed them out. The problem with these methods is that you have to carry dozens of documents or your computer wherever you go. Instead, upload your information to a tablet computer, which is usually the size of one small book. Think about it; would you rather have one book, or one thousand digital books in your Survival Bag? If you choose the latter, you should invest in a tablet computer.
If you are new to prepping or a veteran, you have likely come across articles that recommend using a flash drive, a memory card, or an external hard drive to store important documents and reference materials. Some sources will recommend having hard copies of important documents, sealed in a waterproof bag. Both of these methods work, but there is a better way to store important information. Here enters the survival tablet.
If you are interested in dehydrating fruits and vegetables for long-term storage, please continue reading. If not, purchase prepared meals, freeze dried fruits and vegetables, and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), at a much higher cost. By purchasing a dehydrator, you can save a ton of money. That is, if you are in it for the long haul.