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There was a time when wound care was a matter of life and death. People didn’t always have Neosporin in the cabinet and a doctor one phone call away.
This is pretty well known but we have had it so good for so long that you can forget it wasn’t always this way. One of the strangest things is that we do not learn how to care for our bodies or feed our bodies in school. Of all the time and things that we do in our school career, it’s strange that we don’t learn more about this.
The Wound Care Trifecta
We are preppers so of course, we want to stock up some things. If you want to stockpile for wound care you are going to want all the gloves, all the gauze and all the tape you can afford. You will go through tremendous amounts of these when dealing with wounds and wound care.
If we are talking about bullet wounds, you will be very surprised about all of this.
Learning and Practicing
The other big part about becoming a master of wound care is that you need to actually work with some wounds and the materials that close wounds. Now, there are a number of options if you take this on.
You are also going to want to take some training. If you are broke you can sign up for your local CERT class. These are local classes that you can sign up for. It’s an 8-hour course and will teach you all sorts of things and touch on wound care and bleeding.
If you want to go even further you can take serious trauma training. This will give you some experience in dealing with serious trauma and many of these courses use fake victims and even blood to deal with.
Its a combination of many things but you can create a serious repertoire, pretty quickly, when it comes to wound care.