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Wilderness First Aid 101: What You Need to Know

Wilderness First Aid 101: What You Need to Know

There are some things you must know in order to take care of yourself and the people you are likely to find yourself with after an emergency. Any kind of scenario that puts you into the wilderness is likely going to include some type of injury. Hopefully, the injury is fairly minor and can be treated without the need for surgery or a medical professional. Depending on what kind of situation you are dealing with, that is probably not going to be an immediate option. Knowing even basic first aid can save the life of someone you love or even...

Aug 01, 2017 0 comments

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Dealing with Broken Bones

Dealing with Broken Bones

Traveling and living in the wild is dangerous. There are many things which can easily cause injury and nothing conveniently at hand to protect us. We can’t expect to find paved trails or staircases up mountainsides. Extreme care must be taken to avoid injury or injury will find us. While the seriousness of a small injury is amplified out in the wild, a broken bone can be almost catastrophic. There are stories from the Old West of some of the early mountain men who were forced by circumstances to tend their own injuries. Some even had to deal with broken...

Jul 30, 2017 0 comments

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Treating Scrapes for Infections

Treating Scrapes for Infections

Before the age of modern medications and technology, one of the biggest killers of man was infection. Even the smallest cut can cause an infection, so it cannot be overstated how important it is for any kind of an injury sustained in a survival situation to receive immediate and careful attention, especially since you likely don’t have access to modern medicines and technologies. To put this into perspective, if you trip and fall and receive a scrape to your knee or elbow, it may seem like nothing more than an annoyance now, but if it goes without treatment a serious...

Jul 27, 2017 0 comments

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Treating Sunstroke, Hypothermia and Dehydration

Treating Sunstroke, Hypothermia and Dehydration

Sunstroke, hypothermia, and dehydration together are among the biggest killers in survival situations. If you’re ever stranded out in the wilderness and trying to find your way back to civilization, you cannot let any one of these things slow you down or stop you altogether. In this article, you will learn how you can prevent sunstroke, hypothermia, and dehydration from happening, and then also how you can treat them if they do occur. We will begin with sunstroke: Sunstroke Sunstroke, also known as heatstroke, is classified by almost all medical professionals as a form of medical emergency and is worst type...

Jul 26, 2017 0 comments

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Treating a Snake Bite

Treating a Snake Bite

Snake bite is something that almost everybody fears, and it is this fear that causes many people to stay indoors rather than go out for a hike on a trail. The reality is that your chances of encountering a snake in North America to begin with are low and your chances of being bitten are significantly lower. But if you or a member of your group are bitten on a hiking trip, it’s important to know how to successfully treat a snake bite victim and that’s what this article is all about. The good news is that the vast majority...

Jul 24, 2017 0 comments

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