Surprisingly enough the average American is very uneducated on first aid basics. Though, we are watching the outdoor adventure market grow by leaps and bounds. The only thing we can assume is that more people are heading into the wilderness than ever before. There are some core things to understand about the wilderness and the threats therein. This article offers up ways to use the plants of the wild to aid in first aid. There is also a breakdown of shock and hypothermia in the article as well. These are true issues that you could face far from the safety of home.
The article details ways to handle various types of injuries. There is an emphasis on just how serious an infected cut could be if left to fester. The author highlights a simple plant to be used as a poultice to stop infection. This is a succinct article on wilderness first aid and a must read!