Outdoor First Aid
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?
Nothing 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.
You 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.
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 .
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.
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:
– Wet Socks
– Poor shoe/boot fitting