What if Bad Bugs Bite You While You’re in Your Survival Garden?

When you’re working in your survival garden, insect bites can be a problem. I’m not just talking about annoying mosquito bites. Those are bad enough. But I once accidentally stuck my hand in a wasp nest. I assure you that was no fun.

You’ve probably got your own insect bite stories to tell. It’s a good idea to be on the lookout for unfriendly ticks and certain kinds of spiders.

The May/June, 2013, “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #141) includes an article on dealing with insect bites by Dr. Joe Alton. You may know him as Dr. Bones of Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy fame and DoomAndBloom.net.

The article covers…

  • Spiders
  • Ticks
  • Scorpions
  • Mosquitoes

I’ve included an excerpt of the article here. A link below will allow you to read the whole thing.

Garden injuries

Part 2

By Joseph Alton, M.D.

In the last issue of Backwoods Home, we discussed some of the hazards encountered by the homesteading gardener. Burns, cuts, abrasions, allergic reactions, and certain insect stings are, however, just some of the issues that the serious horticulturist can expect to deal with. In this issue, we will further discuss various insects and related ne’er-do-wells that can complicate your efforts to establish a successful garden.

Read the whole article here:

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

Get much more 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.