Archive for December, 2011

Survival Tip of the Day brought to you by Kershaw.

In a survival situation you must be prepared for an injury or medical problem. You might suffer a minor cut or scrape, but without proper treatment that cut could become a much bigger problem. Store bought first aid kits are available, but here are some essential items to help you assemble your own custom basic first aid kit.

  • Adhesive Bandages: Use these to keep small cuts and blisters covered and clean. Infection is the enemy, especially with zombie infection.
  • Bandages: These are useful for a variety of purposes, from keeping dressings in place and binding wounds closed to tying up broken limbs to prevent further damage.
  • Gauze Padding: Gauze pads absorb blood and keep wounds clean while they heal.
  • Safety Pins: Can be used to secure bandages and as temporary sutures.
  • Painkillers: Can help you get through difficult times. Should be saved for when you really need them most.
  • Scissors: A useful tool. You should buy a high-quality pair with a blunt nose if stored in a first aid kit. Can be substituted with a good knife. We recommend Kershaw and Zero Tolerance Knives.
  • Antiseptic: Antiseptic wipes are good for cleaning wounds, and cream will prevent infection and help heal minor wounds.
  • Corn Pads: You may laugh, but when it comes to blisters and other foot problems you’ll be thanking me.
  • Large Triangular Bandage: Can be used to make a sling, for supporting a broken arm, or as a bandage.

Thanks again to Kershaw. You can find Kershaw and Zero Tolerance Knives on Facebook.

– Tim