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

When you go outdoors to work in your garden, you’ll want to beware of the possibility for 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.

The article is 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:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

There’s more on garden injuries in the May/June, 2013, “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.


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.