Ways To Stop The Bleeding
When you’re dealing with a bleeding injury, the first thing you’ll want to do is assess the severity of the bleeding as quickly as possible. If the wound isn’t bleeding heavily, then you can probably get away with simply cleaning it with any unpolluted water source. Your next step is to find the most hygienic, absorbent, and soft material to place on the injury. If you have paper towels, they would work great for this. However, if you only have the clothes on your back, you can use a piece of your clothing. You can use tape or another torn piece of clothing to secure the fabric.
How To Handle A Broken Bone
A broken bone can sometimes seem more intimidating. But don’t worry – you’re not completely helpless, even if you’re out in the field/wilderness alone. Our first suggestion is simple: don’t attempt to realign the broken bone. You might see people do so frequently in movies, but it’s extremely dangerous to do if you aren’t a medical professional. Broken bones are very sharp, so if you attempt to reset one on your own, you can end up making things worse by lacerating blood vessels or muscles.
Dealing With Burn Wounds
MacGyver Hacks For First Aid
To recap, let’s go over the tips we gave you for creating makeshift first aid materials. These are what we like to call “MacGyver hacks” – and while we hope you never have to use them, we still want you to be prepared for any situation you may end up in. Use these tips if you find yourself needing to know how to treat injuries naturally:
- If you need to stop a wound from bleeding, a piece of cloth can be used as a bandage.
- Tourniquets can be made out of items such as cloth or a belt.
- Stabilize a broken bone by creating a makeshift splint out of a jacket, stick, trekking pole, etc.
- Cool down a burn by wetting down a bandana (or other cloth) and placing it on the wound.
With these helpful, natural treatment options, we hope you learned something useful. Being able to treat an injury on-site might just make the difference for yourself or someone you love. We hope we’ve help you feel prepared, ready to help yourself or another member of your group in an emergency.
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