Reader M.W. recommends: http://www.trackertrail.com/survival/fire/cokeandchocolatebar/index.html
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A reader wrote to mention that in a controlled, independently reviewed study published in the Journal of Trauma, a comparison of Traumadex and Quickclot in a porcine model (severed femoral artery) showed that Quickclot was much more effective.
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Several long term storage food sellers report that storage food sales have been brisk–even to the point that there are now shortages of some varieties of freeze-dried foods. A lot of customers are citing concerns about the Asian Avian Flu, especially after the segment about how to prepare for a flu pandemic ran on Oprah last week. Even the U.S. Government is now recommending storing food for “several weeks” instead of the “three day supply” mantra that they have been chanting for decades. Think this though: If and when the A.A. flu jumps species lines into an easily transmissible form, suddenly EVERYONE is going to want storage foods so that they can hunker down in self-quarantine. Consider that if just five percent of American families increased their food storage larder by one or two weeks, it would devastate the supply chain for long term storage foods. Quit just “considering it”, folks! Stock up. Please take a look at the web sites for our advertisers that sell storage foods. They have a wide selection and some great prices. By patronizing any of these vendors, you will help support SurvivalBlog:
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There is a new blog at http://NoNAIS.org to educate people about the upcoming USDA’s National Animal Identification System regulations that will harm small farmers, homesteaders and pet owners as well as raising the prices of food for consumers.