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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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

28 OTC Medications to Stockpile in Your Emergency Kit

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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.

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15 Uses for a Triangular Bandage

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Get prepared by learning these uses for a triangular bandage. The videos will give you step-by-step instructions for using a triangular bandage for treating injuries to the arm, head, shoulder and eyes as well as non-medical uses.