This week, we want to focus our attention away from gun training tips and videos to something that is just as important to train for and have knowledge of – First Aid.
If you are a survivalist, you may have already covered first aid skills while training and preparing; however, are you prepared for what happens after an attack?
According to the article First Aid: As Important as Your Gun by the Shooter’s Log: “Most people have heard the saying ‘when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.’ The same thing can be said of emergency medical services. Without prompt action, it is possible to bleed out from a major arterial wound in only a few minutes.” By using first aid training, injuries can be treated enough to allow time for advanced medical support to arrive.
Having a First Aid kit with you can also come in handy for many incidents — accidental discharges at the gun range, auto accidents or even accidently cutting your hand while preparing a meal.
Here are a few tips on how to better prepare yourself if the need arises for First Aid:
- Keep a range of first aid kits at home, in the car and at work
- Take a training class/First Aid Course
- Learn CPR
- Keep up to date with First Aid and CPR training and best practices
Some knowledge of basic first aid could mean the difference between life and death.