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

When you’re gardening 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. He wrote an article on garden injuries in a previous issue, which you can view here. I’ve included an excerpt of the latest article below. It covers…

  • Spiders
  • Ticks
  • Scorpions
  • Mosquitoes


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 1-800-835-2418.


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.

How do you deal with those survival gardening occupational hazards when they happen to you? Do you have any bug bite remedies that work well for 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.