The Survival Medicine Handbook by Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. is a great medical resource when help is not available. The Survival Medicine Handbook is not your standard first aid book. The book is geared to the non-medical professional and assumes that no hospital or doctor is available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. This book will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness for when YOU might be the end of the line with regards to your family’s medical well-being. Written in plain English, you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues. Also provides a detailed recommended medical supply inventory for family or other situations.
Where There Is No Doctor is a classic first aid and health manual that has been in publication since the 1970’s. The latest revision is May 1992. It stands as arguably the most widely use public-health manual in the world, according to the WHO.
The Adventure Medical Kits Sportsman Bighorn Kit is designed for recreational hunters and fishermen on trips up to four days long. The Sportsman contains supplies to treat the most common injuries, including penetration wounds from bullets or arrows, fish hook removal, stabilizing sprains, and stopping severe bleeding. Invaluable when heading to the target range.
The C-A-T® Combat Application Tourniquet by North American Rescue is a superior, easy to use tourniquet. This is the official tourniquet of the U.S. Army. The Red Tip Technology assists the user in locating and threading during application. The C-A-T® is a true one-handed tourniquet proven to be 100% effective by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research. Tests proved that the C-A-T® completely occluded blood flow in both upper & lower extremities. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A Velcro® strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The highly visible security tab includes a writeable area to record the time of application.
The Israeli Bandage is a multiuse, combat proven first-aid device for staunching blood flow from traumatic hemorrhage wounds. This model is 6″ wide. The Israeli bandage can be used as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure to secure the bandage in place. The emergency bandage’s sterile, non-adherent pad applies pressure to any site, can be easily wrapped and secured, and has an additional application, similar to a tourniquet, to further constrict blood-flow. The product is so easy to use that even an injured person can self-apply the bandage with one hand. This model includes a sliding/mobile pad for coverage of entry and exit wounds. The Israeli Battle Dressing should be a primary dressing in your traumatic first aid kit.
With Rosemary Gladstar’s expert advice, anyone can make their own herbal remedies for common ailments, such as aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. Gladstar profiles 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants and then shows you exactly how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use them. Stock your home medicine chest with safe, all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations, and enjoy better health!