Treating Gunshot Wounds in Survival

A survival situation that is brought on by war or terrorism is always going to include violence. Wars are fought with guns. They are an effective tool for taking out an enemy. There is also the possibility that a survival situation has turned... read more...

5 First Aid Techniques Preppers Need to Know

There seems to be an overwhelming amount of information you should know in order to be the best prepared to survive a major disaster, grid failure or economic collapse. Between learning how to identify edible plants, tie knots and how to build a... read more...

Tips for Prepping for Medical Emergencies After a Disaster

There is a lot of talk about prepping to live after a huge event that tends to center around stockpiling food, water and guns. Some preppers do put some emphasis on stockpiling medical supplies as well. Others will attend training classes to learn... read more...

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Treating Scrapes for Infections

Treating Scrapes for Infections

Before the age of modern medications and technology, one of the biggest killers of man was infection. Even the smallest cut can cause an infection, so it cannot be overstated how important it is for any kind of an injury sustained in a survival... read more...

First Aid Introductory basics

First Aid – Introductory basics

First aid is defined as the rapid treatment of a person who has become the victim of either an injury or an illness, as a temporary solution until proper medical aid arrives. Even though first aid is generally not intended to be the end solution to... read more...

Treating an Open Wound

Treating an Open Wound

While an open wound certainly provides the challenge of having to deal with the loss of blood and damage to the tissue, the real danger is that the wound could become infected. The flesh could have come into contact with dirty skin or clothing... read more...

Treating a Leg Fracture

Treating a Leg Fracture

When you’re stranded out in the wilderness, days away from the closest town, you might think that a leg fracture is a death sentence. The good news is that fractures are not as common in the wilderness as less severe injuries such as cuts or... read more...

Treating a Knife Wound

A knife wound is a serious injury and one that demands immediate attention. While any kind of a stabbing can result in bleeding, the sharper the blade the more bleeding there will be. The reason for this is because a dull blade will cause the... read more...

Treating a Bullet Wound

Treating a Bullet Wound

Treating bullet wounds are tricky, because even though the bullet may have entered one area of the body, it likely stopped or exited at a completely different place. For this reason, there is no universal step-by-step process for treating a gunshot... read more...

treating a snake bite

Treating a Snake Bite

Snake bite is something that almost everybody fears, and it is this fear that causes many people to stay indoors rather than go out for a hike on a trail. The reality is that your chances of encountering a snake in North America to begin with are... read more...

Splinting a Broken Limb

Even though the wilderness may be the worst place for you to fracture a limb, it’s also unfortunately the place where it could be the most likely to happen to you. The reason is because the wild has not exactly been made safe for humans to live in... read more...

Performing CPR

Performing CPR

The term CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a medical emergency procedure that is used to preserve the function of the brain until more medical attention is undertaken to restore proper breathing and circulation. CPR is... read more...

giving first aid

Giving First Aid – Principles

First aid, in its simplest form, is defined as the process of addressing the medical needs of a person who has either been physically injured or has been the victim of another form of medical emergency such as difficulty breathing, an allergic... read more...

How to Suture a Wound

How to Suture a Wound

It cannot be overstated enough about how learning how to give first aid properly is not only one of the most important survival skills you can learn, but one of the most important life skills you can learn in general. One of the biggest aspects of... read more...