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.
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.
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.
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies, and it is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain. In the United States, 250,000 cases of appendicitis are reported annually, representing 1 million patient-days of admission.
Here comes the season when people start feeling miserable and grumpy all the time. The cold and flu season is not to be taken lightly, and we recommend trading in chemical-laden medicines for natural cold and flu relief.
Footcare should become a priority to those that spend a great deal of time in the outdoors. After all, your feet are perhaps the most important part of your engine, and they carry you wherever you need to go. Here is an introduction to footcare in the field.
Imagine you are out alone in the wilderness, spending some pleasant time and enjoying nature. You have your gear, consisting of a tent or a tarp, survival kit, fire kit, first aid kit, cutting tools, navigation devices, sleeping gear. You have plenty of food too.
Being constantly surrounded by your own filth in the wilderness should not only raise concern for your physical health but also for your self-esteem wellbeing. You should learn how to unlock the hygienic properties of plants when you get stranded in the wilderness. Learn how to use wilderness plants for your personal hygiene.
Often underrated, medicinal plants play an essential role in curing minor health issues, but not only that. In fact, the healing plants you can forage could help prevent major health distress, providing you with the possibility to become your own doctor.
In everyday life, we all experience pressure situations. As a result, we feel stressed. Sometimes it’s due to tight deadlines or heavy workload. Mostly external factors, to which we have no control, contribute to it.
Outdoor enthusiasts are fighting a constant battle to regulate comfortable body temperature for staying outside longer during the winter months. Without proper clothing, and lacking the warmth of physical activity, most people are only comfortable when the temperature exceeds 80 degrees F.
Back in the day, old folks used to grow sage since they believed their house would be protected. There is even an old saying that goes something like this “A house by which sage grows, death avoids.” No, the plant will not make you immortal, but it will fight certain battles for you.
A lot of preppers are worrying about the day when medical care will no longer be available. They learn about first-aid, they stockpile various medications and prepare as best as possible when that dreaded day comes. A lot of them are asking about expired medications. Should they still use them past their expiration date, or should they throw them in the trash? Today we will try to find an answer to this critical question.