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Medicine for the Outdoors

Dr. Paul Auerbach is the world's leading outdoor health expert. His blog offers tips on outdoor safety and advice on how to handle wilderness emergencies.

  • Jul 25 2009

    Metolius Mega Duffel

    From time to time I come across products that are superior to others on the market. Such is the case with the Metolius Mega Duffel.

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  • Mar 11 2009

    Coastal Solutions Jellyfish Sting Relief Spray

    Coastal Solutions, Inc. of Savannah, Georgia promotes a line of products named "Jellyfish Squish, "Fire Ant Coolant," "Chigger Chaser," and "Bite Blaster," the active ingredient for all of these being the topical anesthetic 4% lidocaine hydrochlor...

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  • Oct 08 2008

    Toxic Metal Content of Ayurvedic Medicines Available on the Web

    The naturopathic approach to health and wellness often involves administration of medications with which Western medical practitioners are not familiar. Furthermore, these drugs, available both in the U.S. and abroad, are not regulated to the same...

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  • Sep 13 2008

    Wonder Wash and Hand Sanz

    Wonder Wash is a biodegradeable and concentrated all purpose soap from All Terrain that comes in peppermint scent or fragrance free. Hand Sanz is advertised as an all natural, moisturizing hand sanitizer.

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  • Aug 13 2008

    K2 Suncare: Endurance Sunblock and Lip Protection

    Dr. Auerbach field tests K2 Suncare products. The specific products being demonstrated were “endurance sunblock” and “endurance lip balm.

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  • Aug 02 2008

    Kershaw Carabiner Tool

    Simplicity is sometimes elegant. This is the case with the new Kershaw Carabiner Tool, Model 1004.

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  • Jul 17 2007

    A New Water Filter

    Sawyer Products, Inc. has released a new hollow fiber membrane water microfilter that will filter out bacteria, protozoa, and viruses, because it filters out particles down to the 0.2 micron size.

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  • Aug 27 2006

    Shelf Life of Antivenom

    photo by Sherman MintonA reader asks: "What's the shelf life of antivenom and does it have to be refrigerated? Can I take it hiking?" This is a common and important question. To answer the first question, for the newest North American antivenom p...

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  • Aug 22 2006

    Managing Contact Lenses in the Wilderness

    Bausch & Lomb recently had a recall on its ReNu multi-purpose contact lens solution, because it was linked to serious eye infections caused by fungus of the genus Fusarium. A few researchers believe that the multi-purpose solutions in general ...

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About the Author

Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine.