Category Archive: Medical

How to prepare and How to survive an Epidemic

How do you Prepare and Survive an Epidemic  What is an epidemic? For a disease to be classed as an epidemic, new cases of a certain disease within given human population and during a given period, must substantially exceeds what is expected – this will be based on the recent medical experiences. You must not …

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water blisters on feet

How to Prevent Water Blisters on Feet   Hiking through the wilderness can be exhausting and take it’s toll on your body – Carrying a heavy backpack puts additional loads on your joints and muscles, but your feet get the biggest pounding. This constant high stress can cause Water Blisters on Feet within minutes. Correct footwear, namely a good pair …

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Best First Aid Kit for use in the wild

Best Wilderness First Aid Kit  Anyone that spends anytime at all outside trekking around whether they are hunters, campers or hikers needs a quality well stocked wilderness first aid kit. You have to plan for long-term survival whenever you venture out and your medical kit must be up to the job. The off-the shelf kits …

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Basic Survival – Heat Stroke Symptoms – Hyperthemia

Heat Stroke Symptoms – Heat Exhaustion and Hyperthemia    Prevention must be part of your survival skills, and when it comes to heat exhaustion it is vital to know the heat stroke symptoms before the onset of full blown heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia. In some cases it may not be possible to prepare properly …

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How to Prevent and Treat Hypothermia

Emergency Preparedness – How to Prevent and Treat Hypothermia   There are many areas of wilderness that are very cold and when venturing out in such conditions it is very important to know how to prevent hypothermia. Prevention must be a very big part of your wilderness preparedness, especially in cold conditions. However, in some …

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Insect Bites and Stings

 Insect Bites  and Stings If you are in any way allergic to insect bites or bee stings your first port of call must be to consult a medical professional for full testing before venturing out into the wilderness. If you find out you are actually allergic to bees, for example, once you are out in …

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Parasites and Bacteria in the Wild

 Parasites and Bacteria  Personal hygiene means keeping your body clean, and this is the very first line of basic wilderness survival and defence against parasites and bacteria infection, and the best way to ensure you keep these bad guys out of wounds. Most bacteria found on your hands can easily enter your body through your eyes, nose …

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How to remove a Leech

How to remove a Leech    Leeches, and especially those found in the wild, are nasty little creatures and unless you know how to remove a leech safely, you can risk some serious infection. These creatures are gross and a lot of people freak out when they have one attached to their skin. Whether it’s big one …

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