Category Archive: First Aid

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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All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have

All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have Anyone who has ever had hemorrhoids will tell you how disruptive and uncomfortable they can be.  Many people have episodes that are so serious and persistent that they can become debilitating.  While there are a lot of medicines out there that work, along with a host of remedies that …

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What is Gout and How to Treat it Naturally

What is Gout and How to Treat it Naturally Gout is a painful joint condition that impacts millions of people, predominately men, and can come and go without warning.  Those who suffer from a chronic form of gout can endure prolonged periods of painful and limited mobility.  The good news is that the majority of …

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How to Make a Natural and Easy Headache Relief Salve

How to Make a Natural and Easy Headache Relief Salve It’s easy to head to the store and pick up a bottle of over the counter headache relief medication, but this isn’t the healthiest option.  While there’s really nothing wrong with using these products occasionally, and they are an important part of any medicine cabinet, …

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The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe

The Growing Listeria Epidemic and What You Can do to Stay Safe Listeria is a group of bacteria that contains at least 15 known strains.  It is a public health hazard that primarily impacts our food supply and causes food borne illnesses.  Listeria exposure is largely preventable if certain precautionary steps are taken in situations …

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