How to Treat a Snakebite: Do’s and Dont’s

Western rattlesnake strike ready

If you often spend time in the wilderness or live in snake-inhabited areas, it’s important to learn the potential dangers of venomous snakes and how to effectively treat snakebites. While rare, snakebites do happen and have the potential to be fatal. Even a bite from a non-venomous snake can cause an allergic reaction or infection… Continue reading How to Treat a Snakebite: Do’s and Dont’s

How to Apply a Tourniquet

First aid tourniquet isolated on white. Medical equipment

In a life-threatening emergency, using a tourniquet can save an injured person’s limb, and sometimes their life. A tourniquet is used to stop blood flow to an artery or vein. When injuries are severe, it may not always be possible to stop blood flow from a wound with direct pressure and a tourniquet may be… Continue reading How to Apply a Tourniquet

How to Build a Fire

If you enjoy spending time in the wilderness, knowing how to build a campfire is essential. Not only is a campfire a great place to roast marshmallows or gather around for stories, but fire also provides warmth, light in the darkness, protection from wild animals, and a means to cook food. And if you happen… Continue reading How to Build a Fire