First Aid

The importance of soap and how to make it in a survival situation.

When you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, cleanliness and hygiene are often not at the top of your list of priorities – but they should be. Maintaining proper hygiene in a survival situation is much more than just a mental or emotional boost. While you’re battling elements you…
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There are various environment injuries you can face in a survival situation – here’s the proper way to treat environmental injuries.

Introduction to Environment Type Injuries Heatstroke, hypothermia, diarrhea, and intestinal parasites are environmental injuries you could face in a survival situation. Read and follow the guidance provided below. Heatstroke The breakdown of the body's heat regulatory system (body temperature more than degrees C ) causes a heatstroke. Other heat injuries,…
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Treating skin diseases and burns (wit antiseptics you can find in the wild).

Introduction Boils, fungal infections, and rashes typically do not pose serious health problems unless poor hygiene results in a secondary infection. They cause discomfort though and may be treated to reduce discomfort and accelerate healing time. Boils A boil is a localized infection in the skin.  Over time, it will…
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Snake bites – how to treat snake bites in a survival situation.

Snake Bite Concerns The chance of a snakebite in a survival situation is rather small, if you are familiar with the various types of snakes and their habitats. However, it could happen and you should know how to treat a snakebite. Deaths from snakebites are rare. More than one-half of…
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Insects are hazards in a survival situation – how to treat bites and insect stings.

Insect Hazards Insects and related pests are hazards in a survival situation. Insects bite as a defensive mechanism or to feed off of the host.  They not only cause irritations, but they are often carriers of diseases that cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals. In many parts of the…
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How to treat sprains and damage to tendons and ligaments.

The accidental tearing or stretching of a tendon or ligament (tissues that connect bones at the joint) causes sprains. The signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, tenderness, and discoloration (black and blue).  You may feel a pop or tear when a sprain occurs.   When treating sprains, you should follow…
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Treating dislocated bones and joints (with little or no medical devices available).

Signs and Symptoms of a Dislocated Bone Dislocations are the separations of bone joints causing the bones to go out of proper alignment. These misalignments can be extremely painful and can cause an impairment of nerve or circulatory function below the area affected. You must place these joints back into…
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Treating broken bone fractures in a survival situation (with little or no medical devices available).

Types of Fractures and Broken Bones There are basically two types of fractures: open and closed. With an open (or compound) fracture, the bone protrudes through the skin and complicates the actual fracture with an open wound. Any bone protruding from the wound should be cleaned with an antiseptic and…
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Bleeding – how to control bleeding in the wild.

Introduction Serious bleeding must be controlled immediately or the victim may die within minutes.  External bleeding falls into the following classifications: Arterial Arteries carry blood from the heart throughout the body.  A cut to an artery will result in bright red blood which spurts of pulses each time the heart…
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