Here’s Why You Should Keep Activated Charcoal In Your Survival Pack

here's why you should keep activated charcoal in your survival pack

Activated charcoal has been scientifically proven to treat poisonings, so keep some on hand at home or in your survival backpack. Let’s look more into how you can use activated charcoal during an emergency.

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Tips For Harvesting And Using The Chaga Mushroom – A Special Mushroom With Many Health Benefits

tips for harvesting and using the chaga mushroom

I first learned about Chaga when I was just a young boy, and my grandfather was the one that taught me everything he knew about this strange mushroom and how to reap its many benefits. Chaga has been used in old folk medicine, and many people do not even know it exists since they mistake it for something else.

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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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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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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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How To Diagnose Appendicitis

how to diagonze appendicitis

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.

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Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

natural cold and flu remedies

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.

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The Basics of Footcare In The Field

the basics of footcare in the field

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.

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How To Get Natural Aspirin From The Woods

how to get natural aspirin from the woods

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.

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Using Wilderness Plants For Your Personal Hygiene

using wilderness plants for your personal hygiene

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.

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How To Heal Yourself With Medicinal Plants

how to heal yourself with medicinal plants

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. 

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