Wilderness First Aid Basics

Wilderness first aid basics

I began working on this article on wilderness first aid basics after receiving a few emails from our readers.  They asked if I would be willing to present wilderness first aid basics so that people will be more aware of what to expect when exploring the great outdoors. I will try to put some emphasis on the most common first aid scenarios that could happen to all of us.

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Surviving With Diabetes Successfully When Disaster Strikes

Surviving With Diabetes When Strikes

It is the nature of most humans to resent having to be dependent on anyone or anything. One of the basic tenets of the survivalist is self-sufficiency. Surviving with diabetes when disaster hits close to home is a real challenge, but not an impossible one if you prepare properly.

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Psychology Of Survival And Coping With Stress

Psychology Of Survival And Coping With Stress pw

The current approach to survival training with a few notable exceptions is to focus on the physical skills and deal with the psychological aspects in a secondary manner. The psychology of survival is almost never found in today’s media, and preppers and survivalists are unaware ho the psychology of survival operates.

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Ventilatory Assistance In The Field

Ventilatory Assistance In The FieldAnyone who has taken a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) knows the accepted method of ventilating a person who isn’t breathing spontaneously is to open the air-way and give mouth to mouth ventilations. Ventilatory assistance should be provided without causing further harm to the patient.

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Building Resistance To Infections – Anti-infective Vitamin

Building Resistance To Infections – Anti-infective VitaminFor the immediate survivors of a massive nuclear bombing, diseases will be a major threat to their continuing existence. Water for drinking and for hygiene will be scarce and often contaminated by bacteria, amebas, etc. Survivors will need to find a way to build resistance to infection, and that won’t be easy since it would be hard to get your hands on an anti-infective vitamin.

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How To Treat Acid And Base Burns

Treatment Of Acid And Base BurnsA patient with acid and base burns can be difficult to reason with, especially if the eyes are affected. Acids and bases (alkalies) are found in laboratories (industrial, hospital. and school), retail stores, homes, and both on and alongside highways.

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The Importance of Triage In Field Medicine – Part II

The Importance of Triage In Field Medicine – Part IISimple triage is usually used in a scene of an accident or “mass-casualty incident” (MCI), in order to sort patients into those who need critical attention and immediate transport to the hospital and those with less serious injuries. This step can be started before transportation becomes available.

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The Importance of Triage In Field Medicine – Part I

The Importance of Triage In Field Medicine – Part IThe most important aspect of Disaster Emergency Medicine (DEM) is the quality of the first care rendered to a casualty in the field. The importance of triage becomes obvious in field medicine as the fate of a victim suffering a severe illness or injury is directly related to the amount of time it takes to obtain medical care and the thoroughness of the care that is given.

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How To Make Real Homemade Penicillin During A Disaster

How To Make Real Homemade Penicillin During A DisasterAny prepper knows a good prep kit contains plenty of medical supplies, antibiotics and treatments included. The best preppers know that a good prep kit contains tools and supplies you can or have built yourself. Last week, we went over how to build a survival rifle using an 80 percent lower.

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Learning To Recognize and Treating Dangerous Heat Disorders

Learning To Recognize and Treating Heat DisordersIt’s the time of the year when a lot of people have to deal with various heat disorders. Not being able to recognize the signs of heat disorders and provide proper care can lead to disaster. These health issues are somehow still not being given the attention they dissever, and it’s something that people handle without proper care. The old “it will pass” habit is still present when it comes to heat disorders.

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Dealing With Summer Emergencies

Dealing With Summer EmergenciesSummer is a fun time of year. Lots of activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and camping, Lots of stuff to do with your loved ones. People just seem to be more active with the warmer weather. All of this activity is fine, but it should be realized that with all of the fun stuff to do, there are certain summer emergencies that can present themselves.

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Amazing Home Medicine From The Kitchen Cupboard

Home Medicine From The Kitchen CupboardHow many of us, when we were still infants, cried “doctor!” when sick? I always cried “mom!” The chief cook and budget master is usually the one delegated to be a general practitioner when it comes to home medicine.

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Splinting Techniques To Relieve Pain And Avoid Further Injury

http://prepperswill.com/splinting-techniques-to-relieve-pain-and-avoid-further-injury/The scope of this article is to give you an introduction to splinting techniques and materials. These guidelines are intended to be used when dealing with fractures of the arms or legs. Since medical aid will not always be available, it is worth learning as much as possible about taking care of yourself in an austere environment.  

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