Survival first aid: Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to treat them

As a prepper, you probably already know how to address problems like natural disasters, social unrest or a long-term power outage. But do you know how to help someone experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning? (h/t to PreppersWill.com)  What causes carbon monoxide poisoning? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless and colorless gas. CO is found in combustion or exhaust … Continue reading Survival first aid: Signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to treat them

Survival medicine: Do you need epinephrine in your first aid kit?

Epinephrine is a hormone that plays an important part in your body’s ability to survive. Also called adrenaline, it triggers the body’s fight-or-flight response during dangerous or stressful situations. It relaxes the airways and tightens your blood vessels to increase blood flow to your muscles and give you a temporary boost of strength. But epinephrine is also a medicine. Called synthetic epinephrine, it acts in … Continue reading Survival medicine: Do you need epinephrine in your first aid kit?

Scalded by boiling water? Here are some treatments and home remedies that may help

If a family member burns himself with boiling water, you need to know how to treat their injury to avoid serious complications like shock or infections. Boiling water burns and how to prevent them A boiling water burn or a scald is caused by direct contact with very hot water or steam. When your skin is scalded, you’ll feel immediate pain. Over one million patients … Continue reading Scalded by boiling water? Here are some treatments and home remedies that may help

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

Why first aid training is a must for all preppers

When someone near you gets injured and the EMTs are still a few minutes away, you may have to step up and take charge. What you do can lead to the injured person’s survival or death. This situation rings even truer when SHTF and emergency medical services become unavailable. It’s important for you, your family and your … Continue reading Why first aid training is a must for all preppers

Survival 101: How to suture a wound when out in the wilderness

Providing proper first aid is not only an essential survival skill, but also an important skill to learn in everyday life. Accidents can happen when you’re out and about, and sometimes an accident leads to gaining a large, gaping wound. In this situation, learning how to suture or stitch up a wound can potentially save … Continue reading Survival 101: How to suture a wound when out in the wilderness

First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

A first aid kit is an essential item both for regular days and an emergency. Should you lose your first aid kit, would you know how to prepare an improvised one? (h/t to TheRealSurvivalists.com) If someone gets hurt in an emergency, a prepper must stay calm and look for makeshift tools for an improvised medical kit. These … Continue reading First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

Safety first: Tips for stocking your First Aid kit before SHTF

From treating minor cuts and wounds to major medical emergencies, there is no doubt that having a well-stocked first aid kit can go a long way in treating various injuries in a survival situation. In dire circumstances, what you have in your first aid kit might even mean the difference between life and death. Stay … Continue reading Safety first: Tips for stocking your First Aid kit before SHTF

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Source: What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? by Dr. Edward Group Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, often shortened to HBOT, uses a special pressurized chamber, called a hyperbaric chamber, to increase oxygen levels in the blood. It’s also known as oxygen therapy, hyperbaric treatment, and hyperbaric therapy. The US Navy uses it to treat decompression sickness. HBOT has also … Continue reading What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Understanding the Chemistry of the Oxygen Element

Source: Understanding the Chemistry of the Oxygen Element by Dr. Edward Group First identified in the 17th century, oxygen is a gaseous, non-metallic element that makes life possible. The chemist and physician John Mayow proved that oxygen was critical to lifeforms, and could be removed by a naked flame and respiration. A key indication of oxygen’s … Continue reading Understanding the Chemistry of the Oxygen Element