Category Archive: First Aid

Your First-Aid Field Kit

One of the most talked about survival items is the first aid kit. There are limitless options to consider when purchasing or assembling one for your survival needs. They can be as simple a small pouch with some bandages, tape, ointment and over the counter pain relievers to large backpacks that contain everything but an x-ray …

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How to Coil and Store Ropes and Cords

 Coiling and rolling rope, cords or hose often starts out nice and neat but the finished product can easily end up being a tangled mess.  The good news is that there are a couple of really easy tricks and methods to use in order to prevent this from happening.  Let’s look at how you can keep your …

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How to Make Ant Bait Traps With Prescription Bottle Caps

Prescription bottle caps are the perfect size and design for improvised ant bait traps.  All you need to do is make a couple of modifications, use the right bait and place them in the right location.  Take a look at the following steps and see how this can be a safe and effective way to get a handle …

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How to Grow Your Own Loofah Sponges

Loofah products that you see on store shelves actually come from sponges that are related to the gourd family. You can grow your own and develop a limitless supply of these excellent cleaning products that can be used on the skin as well as for household chores. Let’s take a look at how easy it …

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Are You Physically Prepared for Survival?

Physical fitness is one of the most important things that you can do to get your body ready for the challenges of a survival situation.  Getting into an exercise routine will also help you to rest better, think more clearly and have more control over your emotions.  Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a gym or …

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First Aid: Ligament and Tendon Injuries

There are very important differences between ligaments and tendons, and injuries to either one will have different impacts on the body.  In many cases, it is easy to identify whether an injury is caused by a torn or ruptured ligament or tendon, and this can help to ensure that you are providing the proper form of …

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Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Contact Lenses During a Survival Situation

Anyone who wears contact lenses appreciates their benefits over glasses.  They are often cheaper, more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than glasses.  However, they also require a lot of care and attention, both of which may not be possible during a survival situation.  Let’s take a look at some of the risks associated with wearing contacts for too long, …

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Five Practical Uses for a Necktie

Neckties are more than just a way to project a professional or formal appearance.  They have many uses that can be particularly useful during a crisis.  As they become less and less popular in daily attire, you should still consider keeping one on hand at all times just in case you need it.  Let’s take a look at …

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How to Make a Ginger Tincture and Why It’s Important

How to Make a Ginger Tincture and Why It’s Important Ginger is a powerful remedy that has been used medicinally for thousands of years.  It can target a wide-range of ailments that include something as simple as the common cold to protecting the gastrointestinal tract.  Ginger can be consumed raw, in powdered form or in …

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DIY Insect Repellent

DIY Insect Repellent Ingredients: Dettol Baby oil Methylated spirits or rubbing alcohol. High purity is best. Hair atomiser Funnel Directions: Take the spray bottle and funnel and add 1/3 parts Dettol, 1/3 parts Diggers, and 1/3 parts baby oil. Put the top back on and shake. That’s it.  This concoction will keep those pesky mosquitoes …

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