AED: The life Saving Device None of us Owns



Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator (AED) Price: $1,099.83


I’ve seen these in airports and hospitals, schools and malls. Even some gyms have them now. You probably don’t own an autoated external defibrillator (AED) and neither do I. At age 35 and in good health I don’t feel the need to rush into buying one. Hopefully by the time I’m 45 they will be a bit cheaper! But the simple matter is, an AED is most likely to save your life than any other “prep” item you own and that’s just a fact yet how often do you read about it in survival articles? At a thousand bucks they sure are expensive, but most folks wont even blink about spending more in a couple guns and some ammo.


The #1 cause of death in America isn’t zombies but heart disease. You’re FAR more likely to drop dead because of a heart attack than to go out knee deep in spent brass, mowing down looters, UN thugs and bikers with an M60 machine gun while crying out “Come get some!!!!”


Then consider the following:

For every minute without CPR and defibrillation, the victim’s chance of survival decreases by 7-10%.

Preppers and survivalists typically live away from cities. Living away from cities means living away from emergency medical care in most cases. If it takes an ambulance 10-15 minutes to get there, chances are you’re a goner. An AED saving your life is FAR more likely that any gun, survival knife or other tool doing so but they cost a thoudand bucks, and most important, they just arent as cool as guns.


The AED is simple to use. It detects and only delivers shocks when required.



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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