Category: Survival

Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

Backcountry medicine: How to set a splint

A broken ankle, arm, or leg can be painful, but when it occurs in the backcountry, far away from medical assistance or a quick ride to the hospital, it can be downright deadly. Such injuries lead to a lack of mobility, and being stranded in inhospitable wilderness can lead to a number of unfavorable outcomes.

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The hunter’s first-aid kit: Stop the bleeding

The hunter's first-aid kit: How to stop the bleeding

This article will be one of a series covering first-aid kits in the field as well as how/when to use the supplies. Fishing, hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities carry an appreciable amount of risk for injury. Given the inherent risk that is always present, a properly packed medical kit may address some potential injuries

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Survive social distancing by getting outside

Survive social distancing by getting outside

The world has gone to crazy town. There is a global pandemic on and infectious disease and public health experts are telling us we need to distance ourselves from each other to slow down the spread. Entire cities and towns are closing down. People have locked themselves away in their homes. But locking ourselves inside

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What’s in your hunting first-aid kit?

What's in your hunting first-aid kit?

Here are a few life-saving and -improving components that should be considered for every hunter’s first-aid kit. It’s not something we like to think about, but hunting—and just being in the outdoors—does come with certain risk and discomfort. Although we do our best to avoid injury, it’s better to be prepared for as many eventualities

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Layer up to stay warm and dry in any weather

Staying warm and dry might be the most important thing you can do in the outdoors. Mother Nature can be a cruel bitch, and hypothermia is just waiting to put the hurt on you—or even kill. But with a little planning and the proper clothing in your pack, you’ll be able to stay safe no

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How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

How to build a fire when everything has gone wrong

High winds; wet, stormy weather; or frozen fingers can make even the simple act of starting a fire a life-or-death struggle. Here are a few things you can do to ensure you’ll have a cozy campfire burning—no matter the challenges. I had gone to sleep that night wearing all my clothes inside my sleeping bag,

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