First Aid

  • Feb
    How to Treat Frost Nip

    If you have to camp out in the cold weather, you will be exposed to the elements. You have to be careful that you don't get injured from the cold weather. Frost nip is one thing you have to look out for. The first stage of frostbite, you can reverse the damage and prevent frostbite from occurring if you act quickly. First, you ended to identify the signs. You will notice pale skin in the affected area. Also, the area will feel numb and tingly. You need to...

  • Stabbed

    If you have ever watched a movie that involved a stabbing, you were probably amazed to see the hero pull the knife out of his body and use it to kill the bad guys. Hollywood makes it look so easy, but if you try to follow the hero's lead, it will kill you. Whenever you have a knife stuck in your body, it keeps blood from flowing out. Once you pull it out, the blood flows. You can bleed out quickly. Depending on the amount of blood you lose, you can die. Y...

  • Jan
    Credit Cards and First Aid

    You know you have to save up gold and silver for a crisis. What you may not know is you should still keep your credit cards on hand. You won't need them to buy things. If the grid goes down, no one will be able to accept credit cards. Instead, you can use them for first aid. Bee Stings and Splinters You can use a credit card to remove bee stings and splinters from your skin. Scrape the card against your skin in a way that will force the s...

  • Jan
    Uses for Duct Tape

    You have probably heard people talk about the wonders of duct tape. You might wonder if duct tape is really so magical. The truth is, it can help you quite a bit during a survival situation. Be sure to stock up so you can enjoy all of the benefits. First, you can use duct tape to make a butterfly bandage. This can help your wounds heal faster. You can also use duct tape for makeshift handcuffs. If you have to detain someone who tries to hurt you or take y...

  • Add Super Glue to Your First Aid Kit

    Super glue is an excellent addition to a first aid kit. If you have some around your house, pop it into your first aid kit so you will have it for an emergency. If you do not have any handy, run out to the store and get some so you will have it when you need it. Using Super Glue Super glue will hold minor cuts together. Start by cleaning the cut. Then put the super glue on the cut and seal the wound. Be mindful that you should not get any...