Posts Tagged ‘pain’

By Cameron McKirdy

This past summer I was hindered from hiking and exercising due to a broken toe. It hurt to put weight on my right foot for months! The injury was a major bummer. It through off my body alignment, and took time and energy to heal. In this video you’ll see Survival Bros pour Instant Hand Sanitizer on the open wound. We had just cut it open, and drained the fluid. The female passenger was ruthless squeezing out the puss…Drip, drip, chunk. Luckily a new friend camping at a site near us donated some weed to the cause. I puffed Blueberry Cookies, and toughed the medical procedure out. My toe tingles just thinking about this odd experience. Remind me not to pitch my tent on rocks again. I slept on my belly, and kicked the ground as hard as possible. NOT RECOMMENDED!!! Subscribe here via email, and follow us on YouTube for the latest video productions. #survivalist #prepper #meds #weed #oregon #trees #Mustang #camping #tenting

Send PayPay donations to:


Produced By Cameron McKirdy

In this HD video I show you my new Dr. Scholl’s Pain Relief Orthotics.  I’ve been testing them for about three weeks, and they have scored off the chart in overall quality.  This type is made just for men, and they fit size 8-12 shoes.  I cut them down to size, threw them in my sneakers, and went to work.  I was standing on concrete for 10 hours a day, and before I bought these inserts my feet were absolutely killing me.  I had intense heel pain, and cramping throughout my entire foot.  I couldn’t take a break, so I had to try something.

First I purchased a pair of flat, massaging gel inserts.  They sucked.  I still had heel pain.  I took the off-brand cushioners out of my kicks to return, but they left a strange indentation on my insoles, so I’m going to keep them in those dress shoes for good.  Then I stepped it up, and spent a few more dollars on the Dr. Scholl’s.  I’ve never owned a pair of arch supports that weren’t custom to my flat feet, so I was skeptical.  However, like I said in the video, they worked to relieve my pain immediately, and I forgot all about my discomfort.  I’ve been using these ever since, and I had to recommend them to everyone that follows the Survival Bros blog.  Please comment if you have purchased these orthotics, or something like it.

dr scholls pro heel mens

skin ointment“It rubs the lotion on its skin.  It does this whenever it is told.” – The Silence of the Lambs

Following my recent bike accident, I’ve used a few ointments to heal my skin, and relieve minor aches and pains.  Mostly I’m trying to minimize scaring.  I have enough, and bright pink isn’t a good color on me.

I’m covered in purple and green bruises.  For sore muscles I’m using Tiger Balm Red Extra Strength.  This pain relieving ointment really does work, so I don’t need to take any pills.  It helps my muscles relax, so I can go about my business.  Plus, the potent menthol smell is soothing.  A little dab of this stuff goes a long way.  Try it out.

To heal my road rash and cuts I’m using Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment.  I got it from my local health food store for $7.99.  It’s a good buy because it is blended with natural oils enriched with Vitamin E, and Lavender Oil.  I love this product.  It is fragrance/dye free too.  This product stays on my skin, and prevents my sexy scabs from falling off early.  Tea Tree oil heals dry, chapped skin quickly.

Finally, I’ve been using organic 100% Hawaiian Moon Aloe.  You can use this cream topically for many things, from sore muscles, to chapped lips.  Aloe Vera is a miracle worker.  It hydrates deep into skin.  According to their website, “natural Aloe Vera contains six antiseptic agents that fight infection;  three analgesics to reduce pain and at least three anti-inflammatory agents.”  I also drink Aloe Vera juice, and water regularly to help with digestion. 

These three products are dynamic.  See what they can do for you.  Thanks for visiting Survival Bros.  Your likes, comments, and shares are greatly appreciated.  It helps build this emergency preparedness community.  Peace.

– Cameron McKirdy

I had too much coffee, and acidic foods today, so I was suffering from heartburn. I was out of calcium rich Tums, so I tried Pepto Bismol, but that didn’t help. Drinking extra spring water didn’t do much for relief either. So I reached for a natural remedy, Dr. Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar mixed with water. I was able to burp big time, which helped. Next I drank more water with a couple spoonfuls of pure baking soda. That was the trick. I felt better almost instantly, and had to share this info. I hope that works for you.


Ya caught me with my pants down! I’m blogging while icing my leg. Last week I flew over my handle bars, and landed on lava rocks, biking down the steep McKenzie River Trail. This is my recovery process, with information that could help you heal.

When I went over my bike, I was wearing a helmet, but not gloves. Stupid. My hands are cut up, and my leg is still swollen and bruised, as pictured. I was covered in dirt, and dripping blood. Before I showered I cleaned my wounds with povidone-iodine antiseptic wipes, and sterilization wipes I typically use to sanitize my hands. Then I iced, but all I had to use was a small ice pack made to chill a sandwich or something else in your lunch. I really needed a large ice pack to go from my knee to my hip.

It’s been 5 days since my bike accident. My leg hurts less now, so I’ve been lightly massaging it. It’s instinctual. Massaging gets blood flowing there, and relaxes battered muscles. I’ve been using the R.I.C.E. method of: rest, ice, compression, elevation. In addition, I poured hydrogen peroxide on my cuts to kill any bacteria. Plus, I have been gently exercising and lightly stretching. I went for a long walk this morning. The only other thing I want to do is put tea tree oil on the surface of my black and blue bruised skin. With more attention and rest, my leg will heal up, and I will stop walking with a slight limp. Be safe out there on your bikes!

When you fall, and get hurt, your will to endure is being tested. You have to get up, dust off, take a breath, and ride on. It’s not easy knowing you can get hurt again, but you have to move forward. I had to fight through the pain, and get my head straight. I couldn’t lose my focus and end up getting injured further. All that mattered was getting to the truck, so I could get to basic first aid supplies, and leftover Hawaiian pizza.

In retrospect, next time I will wear more protective gear, and bring a small First Aid kit. I could have been stranded on the trail for hours with a broken leg. There were only a few people on that path, and I couldn’t get cell phone service. Be smart about the situations you put yourself in. Biking in remote locations should be done with extreme caution. Train hard, rest easy.

– Cameron McKirdy