How to Build a Compact Wilderness First Aid Kit which Could Actually Save Your Life

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I’ve looked at a lot of wilderness first aid kits and, for the most part, I am really disappointed by them. There is almost always something missing from the first aid kit or they are really impractical (like being too big to carry). This is scary when you think that people are relying on these … Read more

How and When to Use a Tourniquet

We’ve all seen the movies where a wounded hero rips a piece of his t-shirt and ties it around a limb to use as a tourniquet.  In real life, using a tourniquet this way would almost certainly result in failure and death.  You need a wide tourniquet applied very tightly to stop limb bleeding.

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Best Tourniquets for Saving Lives

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In the past few years, there has been a big change in how we view tourniquets.  Where they were once thought to cause limb damage, we now know that tourniquets save lives.  The risk of limb damage is actually very low, but the potential to save life is huge.

Thus, campaigns like Stop the Bleed are working to train the public about tourniquets.

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A Guide to Using Butterfly Bandages for First Aid (Store Bought & DIY Versions)

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Butterfly bandages get their name because they have a narrow non-adhesive area in the center and adhesive wider sides, making them look like a butterfly.  They are also called “butterfly stitches” or “wound closure strips.” Butterfly bandages are similar to SteriStrips, which are also used to hold wounds together so they can heal. Recommended Products … Read more

Essential Guide To Fish Antibiotics for Humans

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There is a lot of controversy and confusion in the disaster prepping community on the topic of fish antibiotics for human use. If you are thinking of stockpiling them in your Just-In-Case supplies, here is what you need to know. Buy Online Fish Pen = Penicillin Buy Online Fish Mox = Amoxicillin Buy Online Are … Read more