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While food, water and shelter are the 3 most important aspects of prepping, first aid and medical skills for preppers aren’t far behind. There could be times when medical help isn’t available, or even times where we can save some money by treating minor injuries and sickness ourselves.
This article isn’t a list of first aid supplies for preppers, you can find more information than you need with a simple Google search. We even have a couple here and here. This article is more about how to decide which medical supplies you might need.
Just like everything with preparedness, we can’t move on to the “bigger and better” until we take care of the basics. First aid for preppers is not always about bullet wounds and Severed limbs, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore that aspect of it. USCrow: Advanced Medical Care https://uscrow.org/category/survival-skills/advanced-medical-skills/
SPP197 First Aid and Medical Skills For Preppers
The truth is, there are illnesses and accidents that happen on a daily basis. These minor issues could turn into bigger issues if we don’t know how to treat them. Without refrigeration, foodborne illnesses could become commonplace and diseases like Cholera could rear their ugly head once again.
Most Common Issues
Respiratory, Infection, Diarrhea
Diagnosis & Vital Signs (figure out what your dealing with)
Personal Hygiene and Sanitation | hygienic conditions (no clean running water)
Tailor your kit to your needs (Family medical conditions, lifestyle, location)
Training – Learn what you need to learn (In order – A,B,C, not A,D,B,C)
(shtf applications will require more than the basics) http://americansurvivor.org/home/survival-medics/