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Q&A Does two puncture wounds mean venomous snake?

The general internet knowledge says. If there is two puncture wounds it means you got bitten by the fangs of a venomous snake.

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Delta Oscar Uniform‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to escape a cave in an emergency situation?

I have been doing a lot of cave climbing recently. So I am not talking about your average tourist cave, I talk about real miles deep labyrinth like caves, where nature never thought of humans getti...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Andreas Schwab‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Mimosa Pudica (touch-me-not) medicinal uses and edibility

I started reading about an interesting plant that is common around here called Mimosa Pudica, known as "touch-me-not" because of its leaves that close upon touching. It seems to be a plant with va...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by IanC‭

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Q&A Emergency use hydration products - effectivness vs cost

My medical kit already has some MRE style clean water bags, purification tablets, as well as OTC anti-diarrheal pills at the ready. However, now, I am researching what options there are for hydrati...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you remove a fishhook from a human?

If one is out fishing and someone gets a fishhook stuck in them, what are the different techniques for removing it?

6 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should you treat an open wound in the backcountry?

If someone were to get an open wound in the back country, say a knife slipped while cooking dinner and sliced the person, how would you treat that? We already have one question about using whiskey...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Makeshift Stretchers

I recently read in a local organization report log that a group of inexperienced and stranded hikers gambled up a route and had to take a risky way down the hill. In the process, a guy got badly ...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the first aid precautions to be taken in case of a snake bite?

I'll be trekking through a dense monsoon forest which has a sizable population of king cobras and vipers. I'll be at least 5 hours away by walk to the nearest human settlement and another 1-2 hours...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭