Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wilderness Survival Guide: First Aid & Health

Rating: *****
This article is extremely long, but I can imagine Mr. Brouwer teaching us all these things exactly as they appear on this site. It educates the read on how to deal with first aid emergencies like dislocated limbs and poisonous snake bites to simple things like bee stings.

It gives us lists of symptoms of different problems and cases as well as step by step instructions on how to cure the problem. It also informs you of how serious the injuries might be and how fast you need to get them to civilization, as well as how drastic the various solutions are. An example was the bleeding portion of the article. It describes simple first aid, as well as substitutes to gauze you can find in nature. It also tells you when you should use a tourniquet and emphasizes how serious the bleeding must be to use one.

I’ve always imagined how Les Stroud started all his training and it was probably learning things like this, at this level of detail. This is a must read article for anyone who plans to go hiking in the wilderness. “Wilderness Survival Guide: First Aid & Health.” Date Unknown. Web. <> Path: Outdoors; Survival; First Aid & Health. Date Accessed: March 22, 2012.

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