How to Take Your First Aid Skills to the Next Level

applying first aid

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… Sprained ankles… Snake bites… Knife wounds… Crushing injuries… The responsible thing to do was take a first aid … Read more

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

Burn treatment

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. Don’t think that this couldn’t happen.  According … Read more

What Soldiers Have in their IFAK Individual First Aid Kits

ifak contents

A major EMP disaster has just struck.  With the grid down, the masses are left without a way to resupply their food, no running water, and in a state of panic. Chaos ensues and, as predicted, the masses take to the streets to loot and riot. Anyone who gets in their way is likely to … Read more

What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit

bug out bag first aid kit list

Of all of the things that I chose for my Bug Out Bag, the items for the first aid kit were the hardest. Bug Out Bag packing is tough because you want to make sure that you have every single item you’d need in a SHTF survival situation – but you also want to make … Read more

10 First Aid Skills Everyone Should Know

first aid skills for preppers

I’ve talked before about the importance of having a fully-stocked first aid kit and made this Complete Home First Aid Supplies Checklist and this Wilderness First Aid Kit Checklist. However, having first aid supplies isn’t going to do you much good if you don’t know how to use them. Here are the top 10 first … Read more