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This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

But he also says,
The only way to learn this technique is to take a CPR course— it cannot be properly self-taught.
(Location 1049 - Kindle version)

Apparently this handbook is only a guidance, and the readers will have to take additional classes for training. Seemingly reading this book is not enough. What do you think? Has the author contradicted himself?
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Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:30 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

But he also says,
The only way to learn this technique is to take a CPR course— it cannot be properly self-taught.
(Location 1049 - Kindle version)

Apparently this handbook is only a guidance, and the readers will have to take additional classes for training. Seemingly reading this book is not enough. What do you think? Has the author contradicted himself?
Absolutely. You can't sell a book as "stuff you can't use and is therefore meaningless to you".
"As usual... it depends."
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LuckyR wrote: October 2nd, 2021, 1:38 am
Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:30 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

But he also says,
The only way to learn this technique is to take a CPR course— it cannot be properly self-taught.
(Location 1049 - Kindle version)

Apparently this handbook is only a guidance, and the readers will have to take additional classes for training. Seemingly reading this book is not enough. What do you think? Has the author contradicted himself?
Absolutely. You can't sell a book as "stuff you can't use and is therefore meaningless to you".
You cannot sell useless things to customers by being honest and telling that 'this is useless. So I agree with that.

Here the author has introduced a complete guide for a prepper to give medical care on the field with no medical assistance. But in the latter parts he reminds the reader to have additional courses to acquire the necessary skills. I think with that the author has said reading this book is not enough for a prepper. So why would a prepper have to read this book rather than going through the mentioned courses and getting the necessary skills?
“There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers”

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Sushan wrote: October 11th, 2021, 9:35 pm
LuckyR wrote: October 2nd, 2021, 1:38 am
Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:30 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,
This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training.
(Location 647 - Kindle version)

But he also says,
The only way to learn this technique is to take a CPR course— it cannot be properly self-taught.
(Location 1049 - Kindle version)

Apparently this handbook is only a guidance, and the readers will have to take additional classes for training. Seemingly reading this book is not enough. What do you think? Has the author contradicted himself?
Absolutely. You can't sell a book as "stuff you can't use and is therefore meaningless to you".
You cannot sell useless things to customers by being honest and telling that 'this is useless. So I agree with that.

Here the author has introduced a complete guide for a prepper to give medical care on the field with no medical assistance. But in the latter parts he reminds the reader to have additional courses to acquire the necessary skills. I think with that the author has said reading this book is not enough for a prepper. So why would a prepper have to read this book rather than going through the mentioned courses and getting the necessary skills?
We are in agreement
"As usual... it depends."
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LuckyR wrote: October 12th, 2021, 1:30 am
Sushan wrote: October 11th, 2021, 9:35 pm
LuckyR wrote: October 2nd, 2021, 1:38 am
Sushan wrote: October 1st, 2021, 11:30 am This topic is about the October 2021 Philosophy Book of the Month, The Prepper's Medical Handbook by William W Forgey


The author says,

(Location 647 - Kindle version)

But he also says,

(Location 1049 - Kindle version)

Apparently this handbook is only a guidance, and the readers will have to take additional classes for training. Seemingly reading this book is not enough. What do you think? Has the author contradicted himself?
Absolutely. You can't sell a book as "stuff you can't use and is therefore meaningless to you".
You cannot sell useless things to customers by being honest and telling that 'this is useless. So I agree with that.

Here the author has introduced a complete guide for a prepper to give medical care on the field with no medical assistance. But in the latter parts he reminds the reader to have additional courses to acquire the necessary skills. I think with that the author has said reading this book is not enough for a prepper. So why would a prepper have to read this book rather than going through the mentioned courses and getting the necessary skills?
We are in agreement
So the author has told the truth and any prepper should have the knowledge as well as the training. He/she may gain knowledge from this book and skills from soke training programmes.

But if we consider a real prepper no preparation will make him certain that he/she is ready for a catastrophe. Maybe it is quite impossible for a book to be made enough for a prepper, and maybe the author was already aware of that.
“There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers”

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