First Aid / Medical

First Aid and Medical Articles

We should all have a basic knowledge of common first aid skills. In an environment where a doctor may not be readily available, you should make it a point to gain the first aid skills that are needed to keep those around you alive. These first aid articles cover everything from basic concepts, to ideas and concepts that are advanced in nature. They also aim to explain why you take certain actions instead of just providing a step by step process that is often not very helpful. Natural alternatives to common medications are also discussed here. Check our other categories to find our most recent articles about prepping, SHTF, defense, gear, and first aid.

Dakin’s Solution – An Easy to Make Antiseptic Solution

Dakin’s Solution One of the marvels of modern medicine came with the discovery of antiseptics, like Dakin’s solution, to treat wounds and eliminate pathogens. This has greatly reduced the rates of mortality, especially from infected open wounds. For the bulk of human history, we have been at the mercy of bacteria and viruses, and this …

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Dakin's Solution

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Causes, Warning Signs, and Treatment

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke – Causes, Warning Signs, and Treatment Being outdoors in the heat brings with it the risk of two different hyperthermia-related injuries, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is the lesser of the two injuries with heat stroke being a life-threatening event that needs immediate medical attention. Table of Contents Heat …

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Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

Diseases in a SHTF or Post Collapse Environment – Remaining Healthy in a Long Term Survival Situation

Diseases in a SHTF or Post Collapse Environment Many people prepare for all kinds of situations, but the one thing they don’t prepare for is how to deal with a Diseases in a SHTF event. Diseases after SHTF will be deadlier than any band of marauders. That’s why I always recommend focusing on things like …

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DISEASES IN A SHTF
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