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Outdoor First Aid

Finger / Toe Nail Injury In The Outdoor Woods – What To Do

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Injured nail first aid what to do

If you somehow rip your toe or finger nail off partially when you are outdoors camping, or on a long hike what should you do? Should you leave it in place or rip it the rest of the nail off?

Preventing Annoying Nature Calls In The Middle Of The Night While Camping

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

High carb snack to prevent urge to pee when coldNothing is more annoying or colder than digging out of your warm cocoon to answer nature’s call. To prevent unwanted midnight forays, simply stick a high-carbohydrate, high fat bite size snack like a Snickers bar between your chattering teeth.

Cold Feet Relief – How To Treat Trench Foot and Chilblains

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

How to treat trench foot and chilblainsYou don’t need frost to suffer cold injuries. Prolonged exposure to dampness in temperatures as high as 55°F can lead to several debilitating skin conditions.

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight First-Aid Kit

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Adventure Medical Ultralight First Aid Kit

Be prepared for mishaps with the Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight First-aid Kit It’s available in three sizes, all tiny enough to tuck into the lid of your pack. Inside the ripstop nylon pouch is a waterproof bag that contains everything you need to treat cuts, burns, insect bites and bruises .

Will I Be On The Hook Financially If I Need A Mountain Rescue?

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Mountain Rescue at France Gorges du Verdon

If you get hurt while outdoors in a national park or reserve, you bet you will be responsible financially or any medical treatment or rescue that you will require. To the tune of up to $20,000 just for the rescue helicopter.

How You Can Prevent and Deal with Blisters

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

If you go camping and hiking chances are you are going to get some kind of blisters. There are many contributing factors to why you get blisters, here are a few:

– Pressure
– Friction
– Wet Socks
– Poor shoe/boot fitting