How To Dress A Wound In The Wilderness

Last Updated: September 9, 2021
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In an emergency situation, being injured is perhaps the worst worst-case scenario, because it simply adds to everything that’s already terrible. It’s always a good idea to be prepared.

While you can avoid major injuries by being prepared, it’s always better to be prepared to deal with them head-on if you or someone you’re with receives a cut, fracture, or other type of injury.

Here are some ways you can take care of common types of injuries, as well as other tips and tricks for first aid:

How To Dress A Wound

Close The Wound

It’s worth noting that open wounds are a doorway for germs and, subsequently, illness – which can result in worse problems.

Even a minor cut might need cleaning (alcohol can help) and sealing shut.

There are a few various methods to accomplish it, such as using a first-aid kit (band-aids and such), or – in an extreme emergency – you can burn an open wound that won’t stop bleeding.

Bandage Reasonably

Tourniquets should only be employed as a last resort. And that’s because a limb’s tight binding might induce its loss. So, unless it’s a matter of life or death, using a tourniquet isn’t something to think about.

Although it is vital that you clean the wound and dress it with a clean cloth, if one is accessible, you should be sure to close any new wounds with sterile cloth. Change your bandages on a regular basis because a filthy bandage might lead to an infestation.

Brace A Break

​In the case of a fractured limb, you’ll want to bind it in such a way that aggravates the injury rather than worsening it.

Fortunately, finding a sturdy, relatively straight tree limb and securing it to the limb with rope, cloth, or – if you’re fortunate enough to have some – 550 paracord is as simple as it gets.

Unless you are a medical professional, do not try to reset a broken bone, as you could potentially make the fracture even more severe.

Whether it’s a sprained ankle or a severe wound – if you don’t know how to tend to these medical emergencies you in deep trouble.

This knowledge is critical and could save your life in dire circumstances.

That’s why I recommend –

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You’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes to finally know how to use your medical supplies and protect your family from even the worst medical emergencies.

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