Readers on the East Coast should make plans to attend the specialized Tactical Lifesaver Course on April 15-16, 2006, in Douglas, Georgia. A Iraq war vet Physician’s Assistant will teach you a lot of skills that the American Red Cross doesn’t. (Such as: how to prep an intravenous infusion, how to insert and orthopharyngeal airway, wound debridement, suturing, how to treat a sucking chest wound, and much more.) Don’t miss this one. In fact, SurvivalBlog readers from Canada or the West Coast ought to seriously consider burning some of their accumulated frequent flyer miles to attend this course. See: http://www.survivalreportblog.com/Tactical_Lifesaver_Course.html
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A tip of the hat to Noah at the Defense Tech blog, who pointed out a blog article at Intel Dump about the soft life led by some of the “Fobbits” at the nicer FOBs in Iraq.See: http://inteldump.powerblogs.com/posts/1139566139.shtml. I wish that all of our deployed troops lived in such safety and comfort. Sadly, most do not.
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H5N1 Asian Avian Flu has now spread to Italy: See: http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/02/11/birdflu.wrap/index.html. Granted, it still isn’t a strain that is easily transmissible between humans, but the more it spreads, the statistical chance of the dreaded mutation increases.