How to Relieve Airway Obstructions When You’re Choking

how to relieve airway obstructions when you're choking

How many times have you swallowed a piece of food that was too big and started panicking that it won’t go down? While you may have been lucky and eventually managed to swallow that piece of food, others weren’t as lucky.

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Homestead Safety – How To Keep Yourself Secure While Doing Farm Work And Avoid Accidents

how to keep yourself secure while doing farm work and avoid accidents

Accidents often happen on the farm, and farmers have one of the highest rates of workplace accidents in the country. Old farmers will often show you their “battle scars” that put them in the statistics, and they will share their hard-learned lessons so that you won’t make the same mistakes.

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Recommendations To Protect And Keep Seniors Safe In Their Homes

recommendations to protect and keep seniors safe in their homes

News stories abound of criminals taking advantage of elderly citizens. According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2021, “About 83 percent of all crime experienced by the elderly was property crime.”

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Backwoods Safety Recommendations From An EMS Paramedic

backwoods safety recommendations from an ems paramedic

We’ve all heard stories of people who went on a day hike or afternoon hunting outing when disaster struck. A short hike or hunt turned into three days lost in the woods, or even worse, the person went missing for weeks and was never heard from again. Backwoods calamities happen every year in America and beyond.

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How To Defeat A Bigger, Stronger Opponent In A Self-defense Situation

how to defeat a bigger, stronger opponent in a self defense situation

When you are physically attacked, you are dealt a hand that you have no choice but to play. There are no do-overs or trade-ins, just the situation that is presented to you. You must deal with it then and there or suffer the consequences. In some cases, those consequences are severe injuries or possibly death.

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How To Be A Hard Target

self defense with pepper spray

When we think of a hard target versus a soft target, the first thing that comes to mind is that we’re speaking in military terms. But in terms of personal safety, it doesn’t matter what type of terminology you’re using, and your goal is to become a hard target.

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Staying Fit To Survive Any Disaster

staying fit to survive any disaster

One of the real, make-or-break aspects of preparation can’t be packed away on a basement shelf or tucked inside of the bug-out bag. Health and fitness truly serve as a person’s greatest assets. Getting through the aftermath of a disaster requires being in decent shape and in good overall health. There’s no way around it.

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Tips For Dealing With Prickly Western Flora

tips for dealing with prickly wester flora

Knowing how to deal with prickly western flora will save you trips to the family physician. If you are the type of person who likes spending time in the great outdoors, the following article will help you deal with the less friendly flora.

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Suggestions For Avoiding Ticks During Your Next Outdoors Trip

suggestions for avoiding ticks during your next outdoorsttrip

I love spending time outside and interacting with the environment around me. However, nothing bothers me more than ticks, and ever since I can remember, I’ve hated these little buggers. While you can’t totally avoid interacting with ticks, you can do certain things to prevent being bitten.

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Busting The Myth Of Sucking The Venom Out Of A Snakebite

busting the myth of sucking the venom out of a snakebite

A lot of movies, TV shows, and survival stories have shown people that sucking the venom out of a snakebite is the best thing you can do if you get bitten by a snake. The majority of people have perpetuated this survival myth, and they have it deeply embedded in their minds. I believe it’s time to address this myth and tell things the way they are.

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Avoiding And Dealing With The Misery Of Poison Oak

avoiding and dealing with the misery of poison oak

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 10 to 50 million Americans develop allergic rashes to poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac every year. These plants grow almost everywhere in the United States, except Alaska, Hawaii, and some desert regions of Nevada.

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Busting The Myth Of Dealing With Frostbite

busting the myth of dealing with frostbite

In the wilderness, the biting winds and the subfreezing temperatures are always a recipe for disaster. The wintery scenery is beautiful, but it can also become a dangerous trap for the ill-prepared adventurer. If you find yourself suffering from the onset of frostbite is better to follow the proper procedures to keep yourself warm and ignore the myths.

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Preventing And Treating Walking-Related Injuries

a woman has sprained her ankle while hiking, her friend uses the

Stepping over rocks while on a remote trail is a good way to lose your balance and twist your ankle. Not so much a problem if you are near home, it becomes a major problem if you are miles from a trail.

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