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How to Carry an Injured Person

How to Carry an Injured Person

There are many situations in survival, or even life in general, in which you might have to carry an injured person. Ambulances are simply not always going to be able to arrive right when and where you need them to, and you might find yourself at some point faced with the task of having to transport an injured or sick person for a bit of a distance. There are a few basic rules to learn if you want to do this effectively, and properly. First of all, you want to make sure that it is, in fact, your only option. […]

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How (and When) To Use Super Glue for Cuts

How (and When) To Use Super Glue for Cuts

You may have heard that, in a pinch, you can use super glue to seal up cuts if you do not have access to a doctor or the means to perform stitches. Of course, if you’re like me, you might be pretty hesitant to try it out. I wanted to look into whether or not this was actually recommended to do, so I’ve gathered up some info on how and why to do it. I will still say, however, if you’re hesitant, look into it yourself. This is simply a guide on how to do it, not an argument for […]

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Making Survival Medicine

Making Survival Medicine

In a post-disaster scenario, medical supplies will be limited to what you have on hand, or what you can make.   The risk of infections will be much greater than normal circumstances, the disaster itself could cause injuries, debris will make necessary movement dangerous, and clean water will be hard to come by.  For this reason, it is important to store antibiotics, and to be able to make them in case your supply runs out or is destroyed by the disaster.  The original antibiotic is penicillin, it is a mold that grows on bread and fruit.  Here are directions on how you […]

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Over the Counter Medicine You Should Store

Over the Counter Medicine You Should Store

Any number or disasters could leave you without access to medical supplies, including the otherwise easy-to-obtain, over-the-counter medicines.  The irony is, that the same circumstances that would cut off your access to these medicines, could also increase your need for them.  This is why it’s always a good idea to keep some on hand in your survival supplies.  Here is a list of over the counter medicines that you should keep on hand.   Benadryl Not only can Benadryl treat nasal allergies that can drastically lower your ability to perform even basic functions, but it can also stop potentially life-threatening […]

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Treating a Broken Bone in the Wilderness

Treating a Broken Bone in the Wilderness

Injuries in the wilderness can turn a hike or a camping trip into a fight for your life instantly.  The pain alone can immobilize you, leaving you stranded.  The risk for infection is high if the fracture has punctured the skin.  A broken bone can even severe an artery and cause massive bleeding which could kill you in seconds.  Knowing how to treat a fracture can help get you mobile again, and on your way to medical treatment.   Setting the Bone After you have determined that there is a fracture, you will need to set the bone.  While the process […]

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4 Ways to Keep Wasps Away

4 Ways to Keep Wasps Away

In a normal situation, a wasp sting is painful but manageable. In a survival situation, it can be much more dangerous, especially if you’re allergic to bee and wasp stings. Fortunately, there are natural ways to keep wasps away without running to the store for bug spray. Try out one or more of these and see how much the wasp population around your home or camp decreases. Wear Muted Colors Like bees, wasps are attracted to flowers and brightly colored plants. You can avoid being mistaken for a wasp’s natural feeding ground by wearing more muted colors. Don’t Wear Sweet-Smelling […]

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