100 blogs . . . a lot can happen in that time. We launched PantryParatus.com last September and since then we have loved bringing you the best of food science, news, recipes opinions, etc. I have already had some great blogging memories, and we have not even been doing this all that long.
Any time I get “blogger’s block” I can just start flipping through more foodie books and find 17 other things that I wanted to research like, “What is Folic Acid?” But let us face facts, some things are just better in a more dynamic format.
By far my favorite blogs are when we get to interview other people. When the focus of your blog is food, it is hard to find someone who does not want to talk about food—everybody likes food! So we have interviewed:
entrepreneurs like Mary Ippisch who took her home canning hobby primetime and launched her own line of Montana Zucchini Relish
or the time we got to interview a great author like Cathy Cromell who wrote Composting for Dummies.
Interviews are by far my favorite. However, they are about 1/10th as interesting in text as they are when you actually get to hear the person interact with the questions they are being asked. The next natural progression is interviewing the person and recording it for a podcast. So, in the effort to give you the best in food news we have launched our own podcast in partnership with PRN (Preparedness Radio Network).
Show notes for Episode 001: Interview with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy
I grew up with medical professionals in the house. And my mother also did medical missions for Haiti for over ten years, so I have always had books like Where there is No Doctor around the house. Also, in the Army I took the opportunity to learn some advanced first aid training. So when I heard that Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy wrote this book, I was very excited.
Most couples may relax by watching a romantic comedy, I am thinking that Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy were probably curling up with Organic Chemistry books to research all of the great topics in this book. If you have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy in person—please take a listen to the passion they have about teaching medical skills for preparedness.
We talk about:
The book: concise, thorough and fractal (can read it in sections)
Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy talk about their bio
How they became preppers
Book starts with the right philosophy “buck stops here”
How you can become a better medical asset to your group through knowledge and preparation
We discuss the lone wolf stereotype prepper, why knowing what dysentery is can help you achieve a more “complete preparedness”
Medical preparedness can make your life better today
Failing to prepare because you are too scared not to
What it is like for them to teach about something which they are so passionate about
Integrated medicine, what is it?
Food as medicine, supporting local farmers who produce real food!
An ounce of medical prevention is worth a ton of cure
Fish medications and medical preparedness storage
If you want to be fruitful, don’t multiply
Doom and Bloom
- Werner, D., Thuman, C., & Maxwell, J. (1992). Where there is no doctor: Revised edition. Palo Alto, CA: Hesperian. (download the entire book here for free in .pdf)
- Auerbach, P. S. (2009). Medicine for the outdoors, the essential guide to first aid and medical emergencies. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby. Book review of it (by a doctor) here.
- Video: Dental Extraction at the Mt. Everest Base Camp Warning, if you are squeamish about dentists, then this is not your video. This girl is a lot tougher than me!
- Video: How to suture with Dr. Bones
- Medic Kit from DoomandBloom.net available for sale here and you can see it here