It doesn’t matter what activity you are involved in or how the injury is incurred. Most injuries can be treated immediately in the field. Sudden overstretching a muscle can result in acute muscle injury in the field or at home. Minor injuries, however, do not require a doctor’s help in treating. They can be treated in the wilderness with the right knowledge and supplies.
Having a vast knowledge of first aid and being able to properly use available medication is a vital skill during an emergency situation. But sometimes, the medicine you need is not available. This is where alternative healing aids and methods can replace commercial products and save the day.
You don’t have to be a prepper or survivalist to have a first aid kit and you don’t have to make one just because you fear the world may come to an end. A reliable first-aid kit stocked with items that one knows how to use should be part of every household.
Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much-needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are beneficial for cleansing and healing traumatic wounds.
Sugardine is a homemade antiseptic that uses the antibacterial proprieties of sugar and iodine to prevent and kill infections. Sugardine was developed in the old days as a primary method to treat abscesses and thrush on the hooves of horses. However, only a few people know that this homemade antiseptic is also useful for humans. It is cheap and easy to make, and it is a perfect solution for preppers and survivalists.
Vetigel is an algae-based gel that can stop bleeding in just a few seconds. It is set to become the band aid of the future. According to the manufacturer this wonderful gel should be available for human use in the near future and it will revolutionize the way we heal.
Dakin’s solution is an antiseptic solution developed during World War I to treat infected wounds. It is a viable solution that is being used even today and it’s a perfect homemade antiseptic for preppers and survivalists.
In the world we live today there are as many man-made disasters as natural ones and you need to learn to survive both. If your pantry is full, your health and safety should be a first priority when a disaster strikes. Knowing what to do and having the correct equipment to treat a medical problem should be a must for every prepper since even the smallest infection can bring you down, if left untreated.
Hydrogen peroxide is often used for first aid, as it is essential when it comes to disinfecting wounds and staving off infections. When Hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material, it breaks down into oxygen and water, meaning it is non-toxic for general use. It is an inexpensive product that has much more benefits than one would think.
An urban prepper has to deal with much more problems when it comes to preparedness and survival, compared to their fellow preppers, living in small communities. They have to deal with limited space and always keep an eye on their neighbors. They never know who might be a friend or a foe, in a time of crisis. The strategies presented in this article are designed for the preppers living in large cities. They are intended to give them an upper hand and increase their chances of survival.
Garlic, this wonder food, is both a vegetable and an herb. It has been used in medicinal remedies for thousands of years, since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It is an easy to grow plant that should be part of every garden, since garlic consumption protects you against infection, environmental toxins and even cancer. Not to mention that it is a non-toxic pest control substance and has many other benefits you might not be aware of.
Spiders are everywhere and you are never more than 12 feet away from one. A single house and garden may have more than 80 species of spiders. Estimates show that there are more than 4000 species in the United States. All these spiders have venom, but only a few spider bites are considered to be lethal to humans and pets.
When no medical expertise is available you have to take care of yourself, the best way you know. When it comes to treating bad burns most people will aggravate the situation due to their lack of knowledge. There are many things that can cause burns, from heat sources to electrical wires and even UV radiations coming from the sun. Burn treatment shouldn’t be complicated and should be learned by everyone.