If we're in survival mode, should we make our own first aid material?

Discussion in 'First Aid and Medicine' started by Lawrence Oliver III, Jun 14, 2016.

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  1. Lawrence Oliver III

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    If we are on our own, and in survival mode unexpectedly. How would you go about making natural band aids, remedies, and other things that a first aid kit would possess. Anybody know?
     

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  2. Keith H.

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    Well obviously the best way to go is to have good medical supplies in the first place. If you are talking about suddenly finding yourself in a survival situation when away from home with no kit, then this of course would depend on where you were.
    If you have no equipment with you then we can safely assume we are not in the bush, that means we must be in civilisation somewhere. In which case I don't see any problem sourcing medical supplies.
    IF we are talking post TEOTWAWKI & we have run out of medical supplies, that is a different kettle of fish. Different areas in different countries have different types of plants that can be used as a poultice. Cordage is easy to make from plant fibres to hold the poultice in place or close a wound. Fresh urine from a healthy person is the best for cleaning wounds. The bark of the willow tree is a source of Aspirin. Keeping wounds clean by licking until healed works well, & honey is well known to heal wounds. Bandages are reusable, so you should not be running out of these any time soon. Same with forceps, tweezers, needles & eye wash glass.
    That is all I can think of right now.
    Keith.
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    Don't forget that you can use your (Housewife) sewing kit for medical purposes. Needles for stitching & splinter removal, knives & awls for larger removals. Beeswax for tooth fillings & covering wounds.
     
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  3. crmeche2

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    As for bandages, you could use cloth and tape. Or, you could just simply go with cloth. As for natural remedies, there's a wealth of information on the internet on natural remedies that you can use instead of pre-made items such as antibiotic cream or anti-itch cream.
     
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    As for bandages, you could use cloth and tape. Or, you could just simply go with cloth. As for natural remedies, there's a wealth of information on the internet on natural remedies that you can use instead of pre-made items such as antibiotic cream or anti-itch cream.
     
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