Category Archive: First Aid

How to Make Long Lasting Survival Candles

Almost everyone appreciates the importance of having candles on hand during a power outage. However, not all candles are created equally, and many tend to burn a lot faster than we would like. You can buy special survival candles that are designed to burn slowly, or you can also make your own. In fact, it only …

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Simple DIY Heat and Ice Packs that Work

Heat or ice packs should be part of your basic collection of first aid supplies. You can either purchase commercial products or make your own with material that is usually readily-available. The important thing is to always have some on hand for when a strain, sprain or other injury occurs unexpectedly. Let’s look at a couple …

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Bleach or Purification Tablets– Which is the Best Option?

Using chlorinated bleach or purification tablets are two of the most common ways to purify water. Both are effective options and tablets or bleach can be stored for a long period of time. However, there are some differences between the two products that can influence the .taste and quality of the water. Let’s compare both options …

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Herbal Remedies that Have Been Providing Relief for Centuries

There are plenty of plants all around us that have all kinds of medicinal benefits, and some of them can actually be more-effective than certain pharmaceuticals.  In fact, a lot of the medications that we take have been synthesized from plants to begin with.  Let’s look at a few examples of common medicinal plants that …

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Safe and Easy Homemade Flea Control Solutions

Fleas can drive people and pets absolutely crazy, and an infestation can spring up overnight with little or no warning.  Thousands of them can develop in a very short amount of time, and they can be so disruptive that it’s nearly impossible to spend more than a minute or two in an infested room before …

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The Benefits of Carbon or Charcoal for Digestive Problems

Carbon or charcoal tablets has been viewed as a remedy of choice around the world for centuries. This safe, simple and abundant powder is well known for its ability to soothe or treat a host of ailments and conditions.  They are particularly useful when dealing with digestive problems, certain forms of poisoning as well as …

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Home Remedies That Can Relieve Asthma Symptoms

There are lots of natural treatments that can help to relieve the symptoms of an asthma attack. Good remedies are not hard to find, easy to put together and can fill in an important role if an attack occurs but inhalers or prescription medications are not available. Here are a few remedies that have some basis …

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Home Remedies for Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can range from minor annoyances to potentially-serious medical conditions, and they can also crop up with little or no warning.  While most infections can be easy to treat if they’re caught early enough, it may be a challenge to get prompt medical attention during a survival situation.  Fortunately, there are a few …

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Super Easy Soap For Beginners.

I started making soap around the time I started prepping. Yes, I can go to the store and buy soap, but in a SHTF situation, that may not be an option. I make soap so I can save money, know what is in it, and most importantly, keep the skill fresh in my mind.    

10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks You Should Know.

We’ve put together a list of 10 interesting ways to make that bottle of vinegar work for you. Topics covered: 1. Unclogging a drain 2. Removing adhesive residue 3. Getting rid of awful smells. 4. DIY Cleaning Products 5. DIY Fruit fly Trap 6. Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite) 7. Preventing pets from scratching 8. …

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