How to Make an Activated Charcoal Poultice

how to make a charcoal poultice

Throughout history, poultices have been used to draw out infections, treat wounds, and heal aches.  Many traditional poultices are made from natural herbs or even things like entire onions applied to sores.  But, of these traditional remedies, almost nothing beats the drawing power of a charcoal poultice. Today, hospitals sometimes use dressings impregnated with activated … Read more

How to Use Activated Charcoal for a Tooth Infection

activated charcoal tooth infection

In the ideal world, we would all be able to go to the dentist at the first sign of a tooth infection to get professional treatment.  But not all of us can afford a dentist and there are plenty of situations where you might not be able to get to a dentist for days or … Read more

Top 9 Survival Uses for Activated Charcoal

uses for activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is an incredible substance because it binds to toxins and pathogens.  This ability means activated charcoal has numerous uses, including for emergencies and survival.  It’s one of those versatile items you definitely want to have in your emergency kit. But let’s be clear here: a lot of the benefits and uses of activated … Read more

Best Activated Charcoal Brands

best activated charcoal brands

Not to be confused with BBQ charcoal, activated charcoal is an incredibly adsorptive material which can bind to pathogens, gases, and chemicals. This property gives it many uses ranging from treating tooth infections to purifying water.  But, with so many brands of activated charcoal on the market, how are you supposed to know which one … Read more

Best Suture Kits for Emergency Preparedness

best suture kits

In a do-or-die situation, you could get by stitching a wound with fishing hooks or bent sewing needle.  There are certainly many stories of field medics who’ve had to resort to these. However, most of us would end up doing more harm than good with improvised stitching supplies. Instead, be prepared by having a suture … Read more