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SOF Medical Handbook

I learned long ago, that one my greatest skills, was my ability to read, comprehend and then apply what i have learned...In other words, i know how to learn..That said, I know that I can not know everything, and what I don't know and am actively aquiring knowledge thru reading and doing...This forum is part of that ongoing education...

So, I have been slowly aquiring online .pdf files and buying other manuals, such as the the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook available from the US Gov't bookstore for 60.00, shipping included...I received it a week or so ago, and have gone thru it...Amazing resource...

This manual is being used right now all over the world by SOF medics, et al; and should be in every preppers library..

now, this will not make you a medic/doc, but man, i feel better having it..Perhaps it can be used by a medical pro/emt/medic, etc., to assist in the SHTF moments...

I look at survival/preparation as a series of various little events, tasks, and ones that when taken individually might not appear to be much, but collectively, add up something much, much, larger that their parts...

Kowledge truly is power, and each and every one of you, should own this book, (IMHO) and a few others (agina IMHO) that i will either upload or provide links to....RC
 

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Great suggestion. Had you looked at other meek al handbooks before choosing this one?
TB...Negative, as this manual is strictly designed for field medical conditions, and structured as a result..there are many disclaimers in the forward...

This is not civilian manual for military purposes, this has been designed by military doc/medics, mainly SOF types, for SOF types, et al.....

This is, and will be troubleing to non military medics, as it deals quite a bit with triage, etc....

In a SHTF setting, we will have to choose who lives and dies, what resources are spent on taking care of those who have a good chance or surviving...

That is the hard cold reality....
 

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considering it covers everything from vetrinarian stuff to birth trauma and basic surgery i think you could do alot withit if you had to

I also recomend the firefox series for your library along with the military field sanitation manual you can be the best armed and preped dude in the world but you dont keep your ao clean disease will kill you as fast as any bullet
 

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considering it covers everything from vetrinarian stuff to birth trauma and basic surgery i think you could do alot withit if you had to

I also recomend the firefox series for your library along with the military field sanitation manual you can be the best armed and preped dude in the world but you dont keep your ao clean disease will kill you as fast as any bullet
FJ...Can you please provide more info? I do agree wiht you, field sanitation is paramount, and i am already looking at field latrines, etc.....Since i live in a suburban setting, golf course community, i am thinking the 9th hole... :D:

Seriously though, we have city sewer, with manholes every 100m or so, and i was thinking that they can be used as improvised latrines? I do want to make sure not to contaminate any downstream water sources...I am working on getting the specs/drawings for the sewer system....

put a little hut around manhole, add TP and away we go....
 

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FJ...Can you please provide more info? I do agree wiht you, field sanitation is paramount, and i am already looking at field latrines, etc.....Since i live in a suburban setting, golf course community, i am thinking the 9th hole... :D:

Seriously though, we have city sewer, with manholes every 100m or so, and i was thinking that they can be used as improvised latrines? I do want to make sure not to contaminate any downstream water sources...I am working on getting the specs/drawings for the sewer system....

put a little hut around manhole, add TP and away we go....
not sure what you want me to elaborate on the field sanitation I cannot find the updated one online to post but heres an older one but should still be relevent with the exception of we dont use ddt any more lol
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/FM/PDFs/FM21-10.PDF

it covers a wide range of topics in the area of good hygien and effective preventitive measures against disease and waste disposal

CONTENTS
Paragraphs Page
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL
Section I. Introduction .........-.. ........... 1-3 1
II. Responsibility for Sanitation . 4-9 2
CHAPTER 2. CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Section I. General ..............--...------1-0-.-.1..1. .... 7
II. Control Measures - -12 9
III. Respiratory Diseases .--.. . ..1.3..-.1..4.. ...... 12
IV. Intestinal Diseases ....------------------1-.5 -24 16
V. Venereal Diseases ----------------------.2..5. -30 22
CHAPTER 3. FIELD WATER SUPPLIES
Section I. General ..-........ .......... _.. 31-38 28
II. Water Reconnaissance - . .3.9..-.4..3.. ..... 32
III. Water Purification in the Field. 44-55 34
CHAPTER 4. WASTE DISPOSAL
Section I. General ---------------------------------------- 56-57 45
II. Human Wastes ....-------------.-...... ..... 58-66 46
III. Garbage - -......... ................. 67-72 58
IV. Liquid Wastes .......--..... . .7..3..-.7 5 69
V. Manure ... 76-78 76
VI. Rubbish .........--... ------------ 79 80
CHAPTER 5. MESS SANITATION
Section I. General -..--------................ 80-83 81
II. Inspection of Food -....... . .8..4..-.9..0 84
III. Handling and Storage of Food .-- 91-98 87
IV. Preparation and Serving of Food 99-103 93
V. Cleaning of Cooking, Serving, and
Eating Utensils .-.......... 104-107 98
CHAPTER 6. FLY CONTROL
Section I. General .-..................... .... 108 105
II. Development and Characteristics
of Flies --- 109-110 105
III. Control Measures .....-..... . .1.1..1..-.115 107
CHAPTER 7. MOSQUITO CONTROL
Section I. Characteristics of M'osquitoes ---- 116-118 114
CHAPTER 8. CONTROL OF LICE
Section I. General .-.. ....... -- 127-130 129
II. Delousing -_.....-...--....- 131-139 131
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CHAPTER 9. CONTROL OF MISCELLANEOUS
INSECTS
Section I. Ticks --.-.-----------._......-. 140-143 149
II1. Bedbugs .....---- ------......... .1..4.4-146 152
III. Roaches and Ants --...... 147-148 154
IV. Fleas -.......................--..... .... 149-150 155
V. Chiggers (or mites) ---------- 151-155 156
VI. Stableflies or Dogflies ..---.. .1...5..6..- 157 158
VII. Eye Gnas . 158-160 159
VIII. Biting M idges anid BlacklRies---- 161-163 160
CHAPTER 10. RAT CONTROL
Section I. Characteristics of Rats .-. .1.6.4.-.1.6..6 164
11. Control Measures .--. . .1.6.7.-1..7 1 165
CHAPTER 11. MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES
Section I. Tetanus ........ .----------------.. 172-173 169
11. Rabies .--...-..... _.. 1...1. .74-175 169
III. Scabies ....--: -..... 176-177 170
IV. Dermatophytosis - -........... .1.7..8-179 171
V. Plant Dermatitis ..-----... 180-181 174
CHAPTER 12. ACCLIMATIZATION, MARCH HYGIENE
AND CAMP SITES
Section I. Acclimatization - . 1..8..2..-.1..9.0.. ..........1 77
II. 'March Hygiene .-....... 191-196 183
III. Selection and Sanitation of
Camp Sites -1972....01.........197-201 188
CHAPTER 13. PERSONAL HYGIENE
VII Section 1. General ...-......... 202-203 192
II. Mleasures to Protect and
Improve Health ----------------..-.. .204-210. 193
CHAPTER 14. DDT AND ITS USE AGAINST
INSECTS ........... ...............2..1..1..-..2 16 203
APPENDIX I. SOLUBILITY OF DDT IN
COMMON ORGANIC SOLVENTS .-. .220
APPENDIX II. TABLE: DDT IN INSECT CONTROL .. 224
INDEX .... .. .................................. 231
ment to say foxfire series.
but here are the table of contents for all 12 books they cover the way life was lived by the peopl in the appalachas has interviews and show/tells how many things were made and used
The Foxfire Book

Table of Contents:
"This is the way I was raised up"
Aunt Arie
Wood
Tools and Skills
Building a Log Cabin
Chimney Building
White Oak Splits
Making a Hamper out of White Oak Splits
Making a Basket out of White Oak Splits
An Old Chair Maker Shows How
Rope, Straw, and Feathers are to Sleep on
A Quilt is Something Human
Soapmaking
Cooking on a Fireplace, Dutch Oven, and Wood Stove
Daniel Manous
Mountain Recipes

Preserving Vegetables

Preserving Fruit
Churning Your Own Butter

Slaughtering Hogs
Curing and Smoking Hog

Recipes for Hog
Weather Signs
Planting by the Signs
The Buzzard and the Dog

Home Remedies
Hunting
Dressing and Cooking Wild Animal Foods

Hunting Tales
Snake Lore
Moonshining as a Fine Art

Faith Healing
Hillard Green
Foxfire 2
Table of Contents:
Maude Shope

Sourwood Honey

Beekeeping
Spring Wild Plant Foods

Happy Dowdle
Making an Ox Yoke

Wagon Wheels and Wagons

Making a Tub Wheel
Making a Foot-powered Lathe
From Raising Sheep to Weaving Cloth

How to Wash Clothes in an Iron Pot

Anna Howard
Midwives and Granny Women

Old-time Burials
Boogers, Witches, and Haints
Corn Shuckin's, House Raisin's, Quiltin's, Pea Thrashin's, Singin's, Log Rollin's, Candy Pullin's, and...
Kenny Runion
Foxfire 3
Table of Contents:
Simmie Free

Hide Tanning

Cattle Raising

Animal Care
Banjos and Dulcimers

Purple Martin Gourds

Dipper Gourds
Florence and Lawton Brooks

Ginseng
Summer and Fall Wild Plant Foods

Woodrow Shope Builds a Smokehouse

Building a Lumber Kiln
Butter Churns
Beulah Perry
Apple Butter
Sorghum
Brooms and Brushes
Cornshuck Mops, Dolls and Hats

Aunt Nora Garlan
Foxfire 4
Table of Contents:
Etta and Charlie Ross Hartley
Knife Making
Wood Carving

Fiddle Making
Thomas Campbell, Plow-stock Maker

Wooden Sleds
Gardening
Bird Traps, Deadfalls, and Rabbit Boxes

Annie Perry
Horse Trading
Making Tar
Logging
Aunt Lola Cannon

Water Systems

Berry Buckets

Cheese Making
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan
Foxfire 5
Table of Contents:

Will and Magaline Zoellner


Ironmaking and Blacksmithing

BLAST FURNACES
BELLOWS
FIREPLACE POKERS
FORGE SHOVELS
FROES
COWBELLS
HORSESHOES
Gunmaking

BLACK POWDER
BARREL MAKING
SILER LOCKS
FLINTLOCK RIFLES
MODERN GUNSMITHS
TURKEY SHOOTS
THE NMLRA
Bear Hunting

HABITS AND HABITAT
BEAR DOGS
HUNTING AND TRAPPING
"HONEST JOHN"
BUCK FEVER
HUNTING LORE
Foxfire 6
Table of Contents:
Jake Waldroop
Gourd Banjos and Songbows
Wooden Locks
Shoemaking
Toys and Games
"Uncle John Was in the Crib Stealing Corn"
"I Did the Best I Could with the Brain Nature Gave Me"
Memories of the American Chestnut

The Homeplace
Foxfire 7
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS

Baptists

BEN COOK, SOUTHERN BAPTIST
BLY OWENS, SOUTHERN BAPTIST
JOE BISHOP, SOUTHERN BAPTIST
HOWARD SOUTHARDS, INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
HOWARD PARHAM, PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
LYSTRA PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
CLYDE NATIONS, JR., TED LANEY and CLYDE NATIONS, SR., FREE WILL BAPTISTS
SELMA MOSELY, BLACK BAPTIST
BEULAH PERRY, BLACK BAPTIST


Catholics

LINA DAVIS, ROMAN CATHOLIC


Church of Christ

WAYNE RAWLINGS, CHURCH OF CHRIST



Episcopalians

RUFUS MORGAN, EPISCOPALIAN


Jehovah's Witnesses

ERNEST CLARK, RUTH STOCKTON and REPPIE JONES, JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES


Methodists

E. L. ADAMS, METHODIST
JULIE MCCLURE, METHODIST
CONLEY HENRY, METHODIST
LEONARD VISSAGE, METHODIST
E. C. PRESLEY, METHODIST


Pentecostals

RAY DRYMAN, CHURCH OF GOD
TOLIVER VINSON, CHURCH OF GOD
GRANNY REED, CHURCH OF GOD
JAKE QUILLIAMS, CHURCH OF GOD
CHARLES LEE, FIRE BAPTIZED HOLINESS CHURCH


Presbyterians

L. B. GIBBS, PRESBYTERIAN
CLYDE HICKS, 
PRESBYTERIAN
SID MCCARTY, PRESBYTERIAN


The Camp Meeting

LOUDSVILLE METHODIST CAMPGROUND
CULLASAJA ASSEMBLY OF GOD CAMPMEETING AND CAMPGROUND


THE TRADITION OF SHAPED-NOTE MUSIC

SINGERS OF SHAPED-NoTE MUSIC
CHRISTIAN HARMONY
RICHARD MOSS CHRISTIAN HARMONY
QUAY SMATHERS


"I LOVE TO SING . . ."

GOSPEL SHAPED NOTE MUSIC

JIM RABY
HENRY FOUNTAIN
AUNT ADDIE NORTON
LONNIE SMITH
HORACE PAGE
HYMAN BROWN
ESCO PITTS
ERNEST WAITS
FERD WAITS
WILBUR MANEY


BAPTISM

FOOT WASHING

THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE UP SERPENTS

A Church of God
Dinner on the Grounds
Sunday Night
Foxfire 8
BLACKS IN APPALACHIA

Anna Tutt
Bruce Mosley
Harley Penland
Carrie Stewart
Viola Lenoir


SOUTHERN FOLK POTTERY

An Appreciation by John A. Burrison


THE MEADERS POTTERY (Cleveland, Georgia)

Arie Meaders
Cheever and Lanier Meaders
Edwin Meaders


BURLON AND IRENE CRAIG (Vail, North Carolina)

NORMAN AND IRENE SMITH (Lawley, Alabama)

THE WILSON, HEWELL, AND BROWN POTTERIES

THE WILSON POTTERY (Lula, Georgia)

H. A. and Monteen Wilson
Jimmy Wilson, Michael Crocker


THE HEWELL POTTERY (Gillsville, Georgia)

Ada Hewell
Henry, Grace, and Chester Hewell


THE BROWN POTTERY (Arden, North Carolina)

Louis and Charlie Brown


COCKFIGHTING

Part I: Breeds, Breeding, Selling, Raising, Combs, Conditioning, Fighting, and the Law
Part II: Paul B. Stamey, Chicken Fighter
Part III: Rex Duvall, Chicken Fighter


"LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MULE"
Foxfire 9
FOXFIRE-WHAT IS IT?

Mushrooms That Glow
Clyde Hollifield


REMEDIES, HERB DOCTORS AND HEALERS

Flora Youngblood
Remedies
Doc Brabson


THE GENERAL STORE

The Fort Hembree Store and Tannery
The Patton D. Queen Store
Martha and Ed Roane's Store
Roy Roberts
Earl Gillespie's Produce Market


"QUILTING-THE JOY OF MY LIFE":

•Aunt Arie Carpenter
•Crazy Quilts
Nola Campbell: CATAWBA INDIAN POTTER

THE JUD NELSON WAGON

TWO MEN OF GOD

The Praying Rock
Watchman on the Wall


"LIFE IS GOOD": D. B. Dayton

HAINT TALES AND OTHER SCARY STORIES

Panther Tales
Mad Dogs, Eagles, and Other Animal Tales
Haint Tales
Witch Tales


A SECOND LOOK AT THE LOG CABIN

The Rothell House
Puncheon Floors
Carlton Nichols Makes a Maul
How To Make a Broadax Handle
Foxfire 10
TRANSPORTATION

Tallulah Falls Railway


TOURISM

The Tallulah Falls Hotel Era
Clayton Boardinghouses
Survivors


ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

Burton
Clearing the Land
The Fontana Dam
Folklore
Hard Times
The Forest Service and "Ranger Nick"
The CCC
The WPA

PERSONALITY PORTRAITS

Ellene Franklin Gowder
Walker Word
Lyndall "Granny" Toothman


CRAFTS

Max and Myron Woody
Jimmy White
Clyde Runion
Jerry King
Michael and Melvin Crocker
Reuben A. Miller
Minnie Black
Foxfire 11
The Old Homeplace
Wit, Wisdom, and Remembrances

Gardens and Commercial Farms
Preserving and Cooking Food
Wild Plant Uses
Beekeeping
Technology and Tools
Farm Animals
Hunting Stories
Fishing
Personality Portraits

Annie Chastain
Billy Long
Lillie Nix
Foxfire 12
PERSONALITY PORTRAITS

Ches McCartney: The Legend of the Goat Man
Bob Daniel: It's Been a Great Life
Harvey J. Miller of Pigeon Roost
Fred Huff: Teacher and Country Music Buff
Bob Justus: It's a Great Adventure
Fannie Ruth Martin: Still a-Dancin'


LEARNING TO SQUARE DANCE

CRAFTS

A Devilishly Creative Potter-Steve Turpin
Precision Wood-Arthur Speed
John Huron: Instrument Maker
Timpson Creek Millworks and Gallery
The Unique Artwork of Tubby Brown


HOW TO

Kenny Runion Chair
The Making of Rose Beads
A Wooden Coffin
Turtles from Creek to Crock


WORLD WARS
World War I and the Great Depression

Mack ****erson
Harley Penland
Edith Cannon

World War II

Lewis Free
Mack Suttles
J. H. Cannon
Teenie Howell
Melvin Taylor


CHEROKEE STORIES

The Trail of Tears
Place-Name Origins
Falling Flowers: An Interview with the Chiltoskeys
Aunt Mary's Stories
Amanda Swimmer from Big Cove
Tom Hill: A Modern Cherokee Storyteller


SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Dixie
Red Barron's Camp
Camp Pinnacle
http://www.foxfire.org/thefoxfirebooks.aspx
 
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Note that you can download the first 4 Firefox books for free from several online sources by performing a quick search. I downloaded mine at: http://www.scribd.com/search?cat=redesign&q=foxfire&x=20&y=9
I already have 1-6 and 12 getting the others for christmass while I like having stuff on a HD I also like having a hard copy you get something that takes out your electronics or your battery wears out even if you have a solar pannel to charge the battery you might not be able to acces the data
 

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Foxfire books

Having lived in the mountains of eastern KY.for most of my life and experienced much of what is in these books I must say they are an excellent source of information. I own the set, I bought them after realizing that there were things I had done with my grandpa and that I couldn't remember all the things he did while I wasn't looking..lol I have all his tack and know how to put it on the pony for hitching up the plow or the cane mill I have stored in the barn but don't remember the way he rotated his crops or what he used as a cover crop after the garden was brought in. These books are great for filling in the blanks for me.
 

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Thank You Farmer John. I just ordered the set of Foxfire from Amazon. I don't like paying all those shipping charges but I do want to have these books on hand.
 
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