First aid is one of my passions. I like knowing that I’ll be able to act during a medical emergency, even if a doctor is not available. But there is only so far that knowledge can take you. At some point, you are going to need medications to treat an ailment – which is why it is so important to stockpile OTC medications in case of an emergency.
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.