Thursday, July 29, 2010
First-aid Training should be mandatory for the survivor. Your ability to survive takes a quantum leap forward by knowing even basic first aid and human physiology. While this might seem obvious, it escapes many experienced and not-so experienced outdoors-people and prepers. The goal of learning survival skills and being prepared is to keep the human body alive. Learning basic first-aid skills gives you insight into how the body works; its requirements, its priorities and its fragility. Having an understanding of the bodies basic needs from a medical perspective will give you insight into what you truly need to prepare and include in you emergency preparations.
A great place to start for the basics: http://www.redcross.org
Wilderness Medicine institute: http://www.nols.edu/wmi/
CERT Training: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
Stay healthy, mind-body-spirit! -Z