What comes to your mind when you think of first aid? Is it CPR? Or perhaps the Heimlich maneuver? Both are lifesaving skills that everyone should know. But have you ever thought about what happens when someone is bleeding out from a gunshot wound? If you were faced with this scenario would you know what to do?
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Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear about people I know getting their license to carry a firearm. Just
Are you a member of a private, or open gun range or do you have your own gun range? If you shoot regularly at a primitive gun range—one without shelter, a clubhouse or designated shooting bays—there are ways to make your day at the range safer and more comfortable with these five tips.
Whether you’re an avid participant in USPSA, IDPA, 3-Gun competition, hunter or simply a law-abiding citizen, you probably love putting your skills
One area where preppers don’t necessarily do well is in medical preparation—most of us aren’t doctors, EMTs, or trauma nurses,
After a harsh winter, summer is finally here. Bright sun, longer days, no school, road trips, ice cream, barbeques, libations, and
Just in time for summer! Cheaper Than Dirt! has all the latest and greatest outdoor gear for camping, hiking and backpacking.
Last winter proved that hazardous and unexpected weather can come sooner, end later and hit parts of the country
The bones most likely to fracture during simple falls, hiking accidents and sports injuries are the two below your knee;
Previously, I related my yearlong battle with undiagnosed Lyme disease. The number one transmission of the Lyme disease Spiron is the deer tick. Trust me when I tell you that you do not ever want to go through what I went through.
There are an estimated 3 to 4 million lakes in the United States. One study even found that lake destinations were the number one spot for travel in 2012. This does not surprise me. Lakes offer plenty of recreational activities at an extremely low price. Many area lakes surrounding my city are even free to use.
Preppers will tell you they practice prepping as a way to be prepared for what the future may hold. Of course none of us really know what tomorrow or even the next hour will bring. So it is probably wise to plan ahead at least a little bit. It does not matter if you are the type that plans for the end of the world scenario or someone who just wants to have a few essentials on hand in case of an emergency; having a basic first aid kit assembled and within reach is a good idea.
Injuries from burns increase during the summer due to outdoor cooking, campfires, candles, oil-burning lanterns and torches, and fireworks. On average, over 10,000 Americans seek medical attention for burns from fireworks each year.
Over exposure to heat can cause hyperthermia, which in turn causes heat-related illness. Hyperthermia is the process when your body cannot regulate its temperature in extreme heat. This includes heat cramps, heat rash, heat fatigue, heat syncope, sunburn, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion.
A few months ago, I was chatting with my boss when, out of the blue, he asked if I ever had considered getting my amateur radio (ham) operator’s license. It never really had crossed my mind. My parents were into CB (Citizen’s Band radio) when I was a kid, and I certainly had spent time on radios in the Navy, but it really did not seem like a hobby I needed. The truth be told, I am busy enough without another hobby.
Spring and summer bring out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even
It is Throwback Thursday, so I have picked a post about surviving the extreme heat of summer. This post originally appeared on May 19, 2010.
Summer is upon us, and with it comes fun in the sun and time spent playing at the beach, in the woods or at a local sports field. However, with the summertime sun the dangers of exposure to extreme heat are also prevalent.