First Aid

Environmental Injuries

Introduction to Environment Type Injuries Heatstroke, hypothermia, diarrhea, and intestinal parasites are environmental injuries you could face in a survival situation. Read and follow the guidance provided below. Heatstroke The breakdown of the body's heat regulatory system (body temperature more than degrees C ) causes a heatstroke. Other heat injuries,…
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Snake bites – how to treat snake bites in a survival situation

Snake Bite Concerns The chance of a snakebite in a survival situation is rather small, if you are familiar with the various types of snakes and their habitats. However, it could happen and you should know how to treat a snakebite. Deaths from snakebites are rare. More than one-half of…
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Treating Sprains

The accidental tearing or stretching of a tendon or ligament (tissues that connect bones at the joint) causes sprains. The signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, tenderness, and discoloration (black and blue).  You may feel a pop or tear when a sprain occurs.   When treating sprains, you should follow…
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Bleeding – how to control bleeding in the wild

Introduction Serious bleeding must be controlled immediately or the victim may die within minutes.  External bleeding falls into the following classifications: Arterial Arteries carry blood from the heart throughout the body.  A cut to an artery will result in bright red blood which spurts of pulses each time the heart…
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Breathing Problems

Breathing problems can be caused by foreign matter in the throat that obstructs the windpipe, by face or neck injuries, by inflammation or swelling in the mouth or throat, or by a swallowed tongue. If a person is having trouble breathing, you must open the airway using these steps: Check…
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