UV & Blue LEDs: Desinfecting and Healing Wounds!?

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UV LED lights can be used for detecting countefeit money, body fluids, and a number of other practical applications, but blue and red LEDs have some interesting uses of their own…

Mini EDC First Aid Kit

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A small first aid kit is one of the most useful and important parts of any reasonable every day carry kit.
For minor cuts and such, you don’t need much more than a few bandaids some gauze and tape. In general, the small cheap mini first aid kits are a good starter point. Johnson & Johnson First aid to Go costs a bit over 2 USD, and the case is compact but solid with some extra space.
What I suggest is getting one of these and adding a bit more so as to turn it into a more well-rounded kit. Include a couple more alcohol swabs, some ibuprofen, aspirin and diarrhea pills. 

Fish Antibiotics at Camping Survival




I’ve often mentioned the importance of having antibiotics at hand. While antibiotics are not some magical cure-all pills, If you do need antibiotics then there’s really no other thing that will do nearly as good in spite of all the natural remedies available. The simple matter is, if you need antibiotics and don’t have them, the infection spreads and you can end up losing a limb or downright die. At the same time and due to needing a prescription for them, people rarely have antibiotics in their first aid kits in countries where they are not available over-the-counter.



Right after mentioning this the next question is “Where can I get antibiotics?”.
The first thing to keep in mind is that antibiotics sure aren’t candy and you should only take them when you need them, in that case a doctor will write you a prescription for them, so first read as much as you can about antibiotics and when you actually need to take them. Here’s a good start.  *Link*


Remember that overuse of antibiotics is the reason why infections keep getting harder to fight because bacteria adapt more and more to them.


Unfortunately, in most countries only a doctor can prescribe antibiotics for you, so check with your doctor about that.



On the bright side, if you have fish, you can stock up on antibiotics for them!


Warning: These are not for human consumption, but just in case your fish needs antibiotics our sponsor Camping Survival has a good variety to treat your fish. 



Check with a doctor before using any medication. Check with your vet before medicating you fish. Always follow FDA regulations and recommendations.



Content of Small First Aid Kit

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How to Improvise Butterfly Stitches or Steristrips

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Reply: Potassium Permanganate‏ and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness


“Ferfal–Thank you so much for your blog! I was so interested in the video of the potassium permanganate, because at the moment I am halfway through the small book “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness” by Alan Burgess, which tells the true story of a young, single, British woman missionary who was in rural China when the Japanese invaded Manchuria. In 1938 their isolated village was bombed, leaving many casualties. All she had in her first aid kit was a bottle of Lysol, a bottle of Potassium Permanganate, a can of boric acid, and lots of cotton! She mixed up a solution of the P.P. in a kettle of warm water, and irrigated the wounds and bandaged them. Most lived, even the gunshot wounds. I highly recommend the book, as it gives a compelling picture of survival in a variety of disaster situations. ”
Jean Missouri, USA

Thanks Jean, thats very interesting.
These are the kind of “gems” I’m always looking for in terms of survival knowledge, real events that actually took place somewhere, at some time. Learning from what happened to others and analyzing how they coped, what worked and what didn’t, that to me is priceless information.
The book is the true story of English evangelical Christian missionary Gladys Aylward , who saved orphans and cared for wounded when Japan invaded China in 1938. She successfully used potassium permanganate to treat many wounded while escaping from the Japanese invasion. Its good to know that it has been effectively used in that role.
One of the things that I like the most about potassium permanganate is that the uses it has are so critical in a survival situation. Few things would be more critical during an emergency than purifying water and disinfecting wounds, and a small bottle of potassium permanganate crystals is enough to treat many gallons of water and prepare gallons of disinfectant.

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