Category: First Aid


Items That Might Be Missing From Your Family First-Aid Kit

Items That Might Be Missing From Your Family First-Aid Kit - Unless you are willing to invest in a quality kit that could run you over $100 you are going to have to build your own over time.  If you are relying on something you pulled off the shelf you will have some issues.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. The first aid kit is one of the most important parts of your preparedness kit. Unfortunately, the idea of a first aid kit can range, …

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The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands - See what over the counter painkillers actually have in them and the different uses for the ingredients. A brand is nothing more than a marketing campaign, and you will be better served having a good stockpile of a wide variety of ingredients.

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands Do you know what’s in the painkillers in your cabinet? Despite all the brands on the shelf, most over the counter painkillers boil down to five ingredients. Some of them don’t even vary in dosage size. Besides the fancy pill designs and different colored …

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25 Ancient Remedies That Used To Be Common Knowledge

25 Ancient Remedies That Used To Be Common Knowledge - Before the twentieth century--and even as far back as ancient Egypt--people had all sorts of all-natural herbal remedies for common ailments. In this article, we'll take a look at 25 remedies for things like cuts, burns, aches, pains, heartburn, infections, upset stomachs, diarrhea, and much more.

Common knowledge has certainly changed a lot over the past century. Today it is “common knowledge” that if you can’t sleep, you should just take a sleeping pill. But it used to be common knowledge that if you can’t sleep, you should drink some chamomile tea or take some valerian root. Some people argue that …

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13 Rubbing Alcohol Survival Uses You Need To Know

13 Rubbing Alcohol Survival Uses You Need To Know - Rubbing alcohol is one such gem and you will find that out in this article. Would you have imagined that there could be 13 uses for rubbing alcohol in a survival situation? Did you know you can cook with alcohol? The world around us is full of so much and all it requires is that we learn a little more each day.

There is a little prepper in almost all things. That is a very interesting thing when you think about it. Even in todays world there are still ingredients that have tremendous potential and are old wonders from years past. It seemed like Grandmom had a few things that she used for everything. Now, our hyper …

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The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts

The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts - Grab some super glue when you're out shopping next, and the very next time you give yourself a cut that's eligible, give this method of closing your cut a shot! You'll never go without having some super glue handy again.

How many of you already knew you could use super glue to seal closed cuts? How many of you have actually tried using this first aid technique? For those who are new to the concept, or who have heard about it but haven’t yet given it a shot – read up about the pros and …

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How To Make A Herbal Tincture For Migraines

How To Make A Herbal Tincture For Migraines - Powerful herbal tincture for pain including lemon balm that relieves the symptoms of migraine headaches and feverfew that also wonderful to use in treating common headache and migraines, stress/tension headaches, and those headaches associated with PMS symptoms. Image Credit: frugallysustainable.com

If you suffer with migraines and want to stop taking man made medication this may be for you. Fortunately, Andrea from FrugallySustainable.com has given us reason to adapt natural remedies to ease the pain away especially migraine. They concocted a powerful herbal tincture for pain including lemon balm that relieves the symptoms of migraine headaches and fever …

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Step By Step Guide To Make A First Aid Kit

Step By Step Guide To Make A First Aid Kit - The adventurous outdoors can be fully exciting but completely unsafe at the same time if proper measures are not taken to prevent or cure unexpected injuries. Some of the most common harms are fractures, abrasions, lacerations, skin inflammation, burns, dental injuries, and dislocations to which many adventurous enthusiasts fall prey each year.

No adventure is without the risk of injury, which means no adventure seeker in this world is 100% safe. The adventurous outdoors can be fully exciting but completely unsafe at the same time if proper measures are not taken to prevent or cure unexpected injuries. Some of the most common harms are fractures, abrasions, lacerations, …

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5 Natural Remedies For Pink Eye

5 Natural Remedies For Pink Eye - Pink Eye, also called conjunctivitis, is an extremely contagious bacterial or viral infection of the outermost layer of the eye and the inside surface of the eyelid. It is a common condition this time of year, when pollen counts are high, allergies are running rampant.

These fast and easy home remedies for Pink Eye may just help you out in an emergency situation. As with all of my medical posts, please check with a trained medical practitioner. I am not one so this is for information purposes.  Pink Eye, also called conjunctivitis, is an extremely contagious bacterial or viral infection of …

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Learn To Treat Burns During A Crisis

Learn To Treat Burns During A Crisis - One of these situations can be you receiving burns or someone else around you getting burnt and not being able to get an ambulance or a doctor. You should be ready for a situation like that and you should know how to treat burns.

Learn To Treat Burns During A Crisis Have you ever saved a life? Did you take charge in a situation where you were left completely at the mercy of your own knowledge and training? It is necessary to prepare for a crisis where you will not be able to rely on anyone or anything else …

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Natural Wound Care – How to Heal a Cut Fast

Natural Wound Care - How to Heal a Cut Fast - These 4 natural ways to help heal wounds quickly and naturally and fast are really interesting and actually can work really well in the right circumstances. (I am not a doctor and I would always recommend going to see a healthcare professional.)

Learn all about natural wound care and be prepared if SHTF. Cuts and scrapes happen every day. While most don’t need a doctor’s  attention, there are some very basic first aid remedies that should  be applied so cuts don’t get infected. If the cut is bleeding, use a clean cloth, and apply pressure. Then clean out …

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