First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid and Medical considerations are among the basic essentials to address for one’s overall general preparedness, even Level-1. Unfortunately, in this category most people will not think about it until they actually need it! The problem with that of course is that it is too late “after the fact”. There are a few simple…

Survival Medicine Handbook

Survival Medicine Handbook

“There may come a day when emergency personnel may not be available to save your life or that of your loved ones. In this situation YOU will be the end of the line when it comes to the medical well being of your family. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on that…

Two Upgrades For Your First Aid Kit

Two Upgrades For Your First Aid Kit

A First Aid Kit is a ‘must have’ for preparedness. You hope you never need it, but you know that sooner or later you will. While you can buy a ready-made First Aid Kit in a wide array of choices or while you can build your own, I thought that I would mention two particular…

How To Stop An Infection From An Ordinary Cut

How To Stop An Infection From An Ordinary Cut

It doesn’t take long for the possibility of an infection setting in as a result from an ordinary cut on your skin. In today’s modern world of medicine we don’t give it much thought – especially with all of the ointments and antibiotics at our disposal. But what about for preparedness? What supplies should we…

A First Aid Kit Should Include:

A First Aid Kit Should Include:

Whether you plan to buy a ready-made First Aid Kit or put one together yourself, it’s a good idea to cross-reference the items contained within (or those which you plan to procure) with other recommended lists of the First Aid items that should be included. The American Red Cross recommends that all First Aid Kits…

List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

Here is an extensive list of First Aid preps and medical supplies to consider, especially for SHTF collapse when medical help may not be readily available as we’re accustomed to today.  

First Aid: How To Stop Bleeding

First Aid: How To Stop Bleeding

The most common and practical First Aid skill to know is ‘how to stop bleeding‘. Bleeding usually looks worse than it really is. Having said that though, when a large blood vessel is cut or torn, the person can lose a lot of blood within minutes. Here’s how to stop the bleeding:

Abdominal Thrusts For A Choking Victim

Abdominal Thrusts For A Choking Victim

Initiating abdominal thrusts may help a person who is choking on food or another object if it gets stuck in the airway in the throat – stopping air from getting to the lungs. Some choking is mild and some is severe. Here’s how to tell which is which, and when and how to perform abdominal…