Category Archives for Hygiene & First Aid

how to make penicillin at home

How to Make Penicillin at Home (Just in Case SHTF)

Because penicillin is “just mold bread” and was discovered by accident, it might seem pretty easy to make penicillin. Yes, it is – but it is really hard to make penicillin safely. If you want to learn how to make DIY penicillin, here’s what you need to know.

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Prepper’s Emergency Dental Kit Checklist and Why You Need One

While it seems obvious to stockpile first aid supplies for emergencies, not many people have an emergency dental kit (aka “SHTF dental kit”).

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How to Treat a Knife Wound When You Can’t Call 911

I got my first survival knife when I was 8 years old and my mom (yes, it was my mom and not my dad who gave me the knife!) was very clear about the safety rules.

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How to Take Your First Aid Skills to the Next Level

I remember the first time I took a first aid course.  I had just started taking my daughter (then 3) backpacking in the wilderness and I was very aware of the many things which could go wrong…

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9 Things to Have in Your First Aid Kit for Treating Burns

Consider this: an earthquake hits while you are cooking dinner.  The tremors cause the pot of boiling water to fly off the stove, scalding your body in the process.  The emergency rooms will likely be swamped with injured people, meaning that you’d have to treat the burn yourself.

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