What You Might Not Know About Basic First Aid
When it comes to being prepared, having a broad base of knowledge will help to keep you calm when unexpected things come up, from water filtration to how to dress a wound and basic first aid. And let’s face it, unexpected things will come up on a daily basis, not only in a SHTF Scenario, But if you have the knowledge of how to handle that particular situation, then it will hopefully not seem as catastrophic.
By P. Henry
One of the wisest things you can do with any aspect of prepping is to have direct first-hand knowledge of how to use whatever skill, tool or gear you are counting on to save your life. This applies to so many things, but it bears repeating. If you purchase a generator to keep the lights on for your family, you should start that puppy up once a year at least. Make sure you know that it works first of all, that you have the proper fuels and lubricants and know how to make it run. If you don’t know all of that, your generator might be worthless.
For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag can seem like a big task. Everybody you read about has been tweaking theirs for months or even years and has a pile of gear built up. It’s hard to know where to start, but if you cover all of the basics in a survival situation you will still be much better off that 99% of the people.