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.

Wild Lettuce – How to Locate and Use This Natural Pain Reliever

Wild Lettuce Wild lettuce is one of the most important plants to understand if you’re in a survival situation. What is wild lettuce? Wild lettuce is a plant that’s used to make various medications. It’s known for its calming, relaxing, and pain-relieving effects. Wild lettuce is also known as Acrid Lettuce, Bitter Lettuce, German Lactucarium, …

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Wild Lettuce - How to Locate and Use This Natural Pain Reliever

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 - An Easy to Make Antiseptic Solution

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

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Being outdoors in the heat brings with it the risk of two different hyperthermia-related injuries, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. 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 Exhaustion Causes of Heat Exhaustion Heat Exhaustion Risk …

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Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke - Causes, Warning Signs, and Treatment
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