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#350 Survival Medicine Hour: Suture Materials, Water Off The Grid, More

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Last week, the Altons discussed less invasive methods of wound closure off the grid  like steri-strips, butterfly closures, and medical or industrial glues. Those are great for minor injuries, but they aren’t solid enough to keep some wounds, say over a joint, closed. For that, you need staples or sutures. It's not hard to learn how to use these items, but how much do you know about the different types of suture materials available. What do you use internally and what do you use on the skin?

Also, a discussion on water disinfection, especially by boiling and with filters. Ask a bunch of survivalists and you'll get a bunch of answers about how long to boil water and other important aspects of disinfection. What's the real deal? The Altons let you know current CDC and WHO recommendations and much more!

All this and lots of other important information on the Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

Wishing the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe and Amy Alton

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