What if You Hurt Yourself While You’re in Your Survival Garden?

Spring has been slow to come to much of the country this year. If you’re in such an area, as I am, you probably haven’t been able to do much gardening until now.

When you finally do get outdoors, you’ll want to beware of garden injuries. The March/April, 2013 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #140) includes an article on how to handle it when you hurt yourself while you’re in your survival garden. It’s by Joseph Alton, aka Dr. Bones of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy fame.

No, this isn’t about being bruised by a berserk broccoli, punched out by a pompous potato or tortured by a tense tomato. Read the whole article to get helpful advice on real injuries like…

  • Minor cuts (scratches)
  • Abrasions (scrapes)
  • Contusions (bruises)
  • Sunburns
  • Insect bites

 

Garden injuries

By Joseph Alton, M.D.

Cuts and scrapes are the most likely wounds gardeners incur (hopefully, not on that green thumb of yours). In many cases, these could have been prevented by simply using hand protection. Start off your gardening efforts by obtaining a good pair of work gloves; most injuries will occur on your hands.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/alton140.html

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com 1-800-835-2418.

 

There’s more to come on garden injuries in the May/June “Backwoods Home Magazine.” And, of course, you can get plenty of useful info on many other kinds of injuries and medical situations in The Survival Medicine Handbook, by Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

How do you deal with those survival gardening occupational hazards when they happen to you? Leave a comment below and share your words of wisdom with other survival gardeners.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.