Personal First Aid Kit

How to Make a Practical Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) for Both the Everyday and the Extreme

A Practical Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) for the Everyday and the Extreme

A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.

Every Injury Has a Medical Tape

5 Different Types of Medical Tapes and How to Use Them

Medical tape is something that everyone uses, but there are so many kinds it's difficult to know which is right for the situation. We put medical tapes to the test so you can choose the most suitable to your needs.

B&W Ointment to heal burns

B&W Ointment for Burn Treatment

Studies have shown B&W Ointment to be an effective treatment for burns and soft tissue injuries.

How Chest Seals/Occlusive Dressings Can Save Your Life

Chest Seals vs Occlusive Dressings: What's the Difference?

Chest seals and occlusive dressings are used to treat deep cuts and puncture wounds in the chest, abdomen, and neck.

3M N95 Respirator

Do N95 Masks and Respirators Really Work?

If you work in a dusty environment, you may already wear a mask, but air pollution is a growing problem in the modern world. N95 masks trap pollution, dust, allergens, and other fine particles linked to chronic respiratory problems. Protecting your lungs with a respirator now will decrease your risk of developing severe medical conditions like asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COPD.

Quikclot, Celox, and XGauze to Stop Bleeding

Hemostatic Agents - Quikclot vs Celox vs XGauze

Hemostatic agents help control bleeding by speeding up the body's own natural clotting process, learn about the best hemostatic agents available today.

How to Choose Your Portable First Aid Kit Bag

How to Choose a First Aid Kit Bag

The first aid bag needs to meet a couple criteria: it should be just large enough to hold everything and it should be small enough to fit where you want to keep it. Learn more about first aid bags in this article.

Splinting Bone Fractures with a SAM Splint

How to Use a Sam Splint to Treat Bone Fractures

The SAM splint is a versatile, lightweight, portable, and reusable splint that can be used to treat broken bones, sprains, and soft tissue injuries.

Emergency or mylar blanket

How to Use Mylar Blankets to Stop Hypothermia

Mylar blankets can reflect up to 90% of body heat back to the wearer. These blankets are especially useful in a portable first aid kit because they take up almost no space.

Povidone Iodine (Betadine): A Powerful Antiseptic and Water Purifier

How to Use Povidone Iodine (Betadine) as an Antiseptic

The versatility of povidone iodine (Betadine) for use in first aid makes it one of the best antiseptics for a first aid kit or go bag. Besides being an antiseptic for wound care, povidone iodine can safely be used to purify water.

Sterile Gauze: A Fundamental Tool to Stop Bleeding and Prevent Infection

How to Use Sterile Gauze to Stop Bleeding and Prevent Infection

Sterile gauze is used to stop bleeding from small to medium cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds.

Zinc Lozenges for Colds

How to Use Zinc Lozenges to Prevent the Common Cold

Can zinc help prevent the common cold? When zinc lozenges are taken soon after noticing cold symptoms appear, the severity and length of the cold can be greatly reduced.

Medical tape for emergencies

Re Factor Tactical Cloth Trauma Tape

As a first responder, part of the job is taking vitals and assessing the situation. In order to make the job easier, Re Factor Tactical makes a 2 inch wide cloth trauma tape printed with slots for writing in vital signs and notes.

T-Relief Ointment for Bruises and Sprains

T-Relief Ointment for Muscle and Joint Pain

T-Relief claims to be an alternative to Traumeel, and it has more concentrated ingredients and a wider range of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

What is an Israeli Bandage and How to Use It

The Best Ways to Stop Bleeding with an Israeli Bandage

Israeli bandages are designed to quickly stop bleeding in emergency situations. Learn different ways of applying the Israeli bandage on different parts of the body and more.