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Survival Skills and Hands on Training!

Survival Skills and Hands on Training!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Survival Skills AnkleWrap800x600From bush craft to natural medicines and even good old fashioned self defense. Tonight on I Am Liberty we have Sam Coffman. The man behind www.thehumanpath.com, in my opinion, the most comprehensive survival school in the country.

There is no substitute for on the job training, hands on experience. I can tell you that it would be quite a task to find a better teacher than Sam Coffman. Continue reading Survival Skills and Hands on Training!

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Essential Oils KISS First Aid Kit!

Essential Oils KISS First Aid Kit
Host: Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Essential OilsWant to know how to include essential oils in your first aid kit? Tune into this episode of Herbal Prepper Live to learn what oils you’ll need, how to use them, and how to store them. The essential oils discussed in this show make an effective and affordable addittion to the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Herbal First Aid kit that we’ve been discussing in the past two episodes. Continue reading Essential Oils KISS First Aid Kit!

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Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine!

Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

Snake BitesAs we have talked about before, the three biggest issues after a disaster are very likely going to be food, water and medicine. Add to this the fact that most post-disaster environments are laden with potential health threats: Rubble, obstacles and hazards, open sewage and bacteria-laden water, disturbed wildlife looking for new homes, increased rodent population and more. A lack of medical services really starts to hit home when talking about severe, acute environmental or medical injuries. Two good examples of this kind of severe, post-disaster medical situation are infection and venomous snake bites in North America (e.g. Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Coral Snake, Cottonmouth). Continue reading Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine!

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Ebola, The Virus!

Ebola,  The  Virus
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

self_06I have had so many emails asking me about herbal possibilities in dealing with Ebola virus, that I am going to come out of what was meant to be a month-long hiatus (taken due to being so busy) and talk about Ebola. This is obviously uncharted territory. Is it possible to work with plant medicine to help someone beat the 60% or 90% mortality rate that different strains of this virus carry with them? That’s a very high mortality rate and means that at least 1 out of every 2 people contacting this virus will probably die. Continue reading Ebola, The Virus!

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Art and Science of Plant Medicine

The Art and Science of Plant Medicine – a discussion with herbalist Lisa Ganora
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path

Plant Medicine CSCH_Logo_Final_Color_Boulder5This week, Sam Coffman pulls out and dusts off an old podcast from several years ago. He interviews Lisa Ganora, who has taken over the ownership and direction of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder Colorado. Lisa also wrote a fantastic book about the constituents of plants. Lisa was raised with family members teaching her folk medicine, and originally did not have much of a desire to care about the more western, scientific approaches to botany and plant medicine. However, she eventually received degrees in botany and chemistry, and came back around to look at herbalism from the other side. In this regard, she offers a very balanced look at plant medicine that both incorporates the vitalistic connection between human beings and plants, as well as the scientific approach that focuses on the actual mechanisms of the plant world and how they interact with the mechanisms of our own body. Continue reading Art and Science of Plant Medicine

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Gunshot Wounds in a Post-Disaster Environment!

Gunshot wounds in a post-disaster environment!
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

TeachingEverybody who prepares for the worst should have at least one firearm and preferably much more than just one. Pistol, rifle and shotgun are all necessary weapons to own for defense and hunting. Anyone owning weapons should also incorporate firearm training and maintenance into their regular schedule. However, the last thing that anyone should ever want to have happen is to be in a firefight. Especially in a post-disaster environment.

GunshotRegardless of how well you train, if you are in a gun battle, you stand a good chance of being shot. You must anticipate how to deal with a gunshot wound of yourself or someone else close to you, as seriously as you train with your firearm.

I will talk about first aid from A to Z (as much as I can in 1 hour) for a gunshot wound. This will include both immediate first aid as well as follow up medical care in the case that there is no higher definitive care available. As always, I will assume the worst and that you have a minimum of or even no pharmaceutical medicine available, and will talk about plant medicine and other ways of dealing with initial trauma and long-term infection. Continue reading Gunshot Wounds in a Post-Disaster Environment!

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Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine.

Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”

InfectionsAs we have talked about before, the three biggest issues after a disaster are very likely going to be food, water and medicine. Add to this the fact that most post-disaster environments are laden with potential health threats: Rubble, obstacles and hazards, open sewage and bacteria-laden water, disturbed wildlife looking for new homes, increased rodent population and more. A lack of medical services really starts to hit home when talking about severe, acute environmental or medical injuries. Two good examples of this kind of severe, post-disaster medical situation are infection and venomous snake bites in North America (e.g. Rattlesnake, Copperhead, Coral Snake, Cottonmouth). Continue reading Venomous Snake Bites, Infections and Herbal Medicine.

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Herbal Medicine, First Aid to Save Your Life!

Sam Coffman herbal medicineHerbal medicine is a must know in first aid in saving a life. There have been some major natural disasters this year so far, from the California fires to the very recent (and current) flooding in Colorado. I am originally from Colorado and over two decades ago I lived in two of the canyons that flooded and were evacuated this past week. Many of the mountain towns are stranded right now with Colorado Flooding herbal medicineno supplies coming in and no vehicle routes out. People are in self-sustainability mode that live in those towns. The good news is that most folks living in the mountain towns along the front range (at least when I used to live in those areas myself) are usually pretty well prepared. How would you fare if it were you (and maybe it is you) – especially if you or someone close to you became injured, which is a common occurrence in a major disaster? FOLLOW THE LINK TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW AND READ MORE!

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Having the skills to survive, and performing under pressure!

PlantWalk_croppedSam Coffman is a former Green Beret medic, survival school instructor (The Human Path) (Visit Show Page) with over 20 years’ experience teaching survival, plant medicine and self-defense. He also has over 10 years’ experience as a clinical herbalist working with plant medicine in field and remote environments. In his first podcast on Prepper Broadcasting Network, Sam introduces himself and the concepts that make his school and his non-profit organization (Herbal Medics) one of the most diverse and unique survival schools in the world. These concepts can translate directly into skills and know how for any prepper. Sam PodcastPhoto8talks about how to learn skills and most importantly practice those skills to become better. He talks about the state of herbal and integrative medicine in the USA and how important it is not to just learn about plant medicine as a prepper, but to be able to practice those skills – and how to create opportunity for practice while also helping out other people. He addresses the importance of functioning and using skills under duress and most importantly as part of a team or a community. Finally, Sam discusses the notion of “charity” and how to create situations where you are not only helping other people, but are also practicing your own skills at the same time.
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Sustainable, Practical Medicine before and after the Sh*t Hits the Fan

8-22-2013AnkleWrapMost preppers spend some time thinking about medicine after a social collapse, and stocking up on pharmaceutical supplies, as they should. Food, water and medicine are the first three resources that are fought over after every disaster, large or small. However, pharmaceutical supplies are limited and also require a certain type of training and experience that is not available to everyone. There is another option that means you do not have to be in “ration mode” and constantly limit your possibilities when dealing with medical issues in a post-collapse environment. This option is plant medicine and it is not only self-sustainable, it is easy for anyone to learn and begin to use immediately as an extremely valuable skill.

8-22-2013AntelopeHorns_BookSam Coffman has spent most of his adult life working with and understanding plant medicine on a practical level for acute injury and illness, as well as chronic illness. His background as a former Green Beret medic lends him the training and experience to understand the fundamentals of ditch medicine, and how those gaps left by the absence of pharmaceutical medicines can be filled with highly effective plant medicine.

In today’s broadcast of The Human Path, Sam teaches us SIX medicinal plants that grow in every state in the USA that are not only very common, but also very easy to identify. These are plants that are all very good medicine that is easy learn and understand. Sam walks us through the identification and use of each plant.

As a bonus, there is a discussion between Mykel Hawke (of Discovery Channel’s “Man, Woman, Wild) and Sam about survival topics, to include Myke’s survival manual. This is a short interview that will be continued in September with a longer discussion about specific survival skills.
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Do you have skills, and can you really perform them under pressure?

PlantWalk_croppedSam Coffman is a former Green Beret medic, survival school instructor (The Human Path) (Visit Show Page) with over 20 years’ experience teaching survival, plant medicine and self-defense. He also has over 10 years’ experience as a clinical herbalist working with plant medicine in field and remote environments. In his first podcast on Prepper Broadcasting Network, Sam introduces himself and the concepts that make his school and his non-profit organization (Herbal Medics) one of the most diverse and unique survival schools in the world. These concepts can translate directly into skills and knowhow for any prepper. Sam PodcastPhoto8talks about how to learn skills and most importantly practice those skills to become better. He talks about the state of herbal and integrative medicine in the USA and how important it is not to just learn about plant medicine as a prepper, but to be able to practice those skills – and how to create opportunity for practice while also helping out other people. He addresses the importance of functioning and using skills under duress and most importantly as part of a team or a community. Finally, Sam discusses the notion of “charity” and how to create situations where you are not only helping other people, but are also practicing your own skills at the same time.
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Sam’s survival school is called The Human Path and can be found online here:  http://www.thehumanpath.com
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