We have been asked numerous times to make an inventory of natural, effective first aid items for campers, survivalists, and militia organizations. These are our recommendations for those during a survival situation. Several of them can be used on an easy camping trip, but this is aimed at longer-term situations in which different medical facilitate may not be available.
- Activated Charcoal (Activated Carbon) – Even thought drugs uses activated carbon to neutralize poisons. It’s an remedy for arsenic, mercury, pesticides, strychnine, warfarin, hemlock, E. Coli, gasoline, and over 4,000 chemicals, drugs, plant and microbic toxins, allergens, venoms, and wastes. It may be used for venomous snake and spider bites. Thus, taking it on any extended trip in the wild is extremely wise. It’s to be dampened before being taken internally (about one teaspoon) and placed directly onto the wounds dampened. Remember that activated charcoal is much less effective against alcohols and cyanide.
- Bentonite Clay – Following exposure to snake bites, activated charcoal can only be helpful for the first four hours. Following that, bentonite clay ought to be applied on to the wound site, because it has an interesting ability to draw out toxins. The internet is riddled with people who have saw having had wonderful results with bentonite clay following snake and spider bites, but of course, results will vary with every case. Buy it now, because it’s low cost, but it will be difficult to obtain.
- Cayenne – Besides improving the flavor of a range of dishes, cayenne could be a miraculous herbal medicine. It can stop a heart attack within minutes, and was historically applied to open wounds for another purpose. Cayenne seems to be ready to stop bleeding shortly when applied locally. it’s been theorized that it does so by shrinking blood vessels, however there are no official studies so far on this use. Old and new therapist books claim that cayenne can stop the bleeding in below ten seconds. It doesn’t produce a burning sensation as most people would assume. Ten seconds is quicker than any …