This isn’t such a rare situation to be in, either – it seems like every time you turn on the news, there’s another story of someone that’s been killed by a gunshot or stab wound.
However, even though the media has a tendency of hyping things up, the unfortunate reality is that these types of situations happen every day.
Knowing how to survive a gunshot wound is a crucial skill to have in a survival situation. Because of that, it’s your responsibility to prepare yourself for if that moment comes.
These trauma skills could save your life, as well as the life of a friend or a stranger.
Thankfully, we’ve got some easy tips to help you with how to pack a wound and how to do it right the first time.
How To Stop Bleeding
1 – Put On Gloves:
Safety first – it is critical to first put on gloves to protect yourself from any bacteria or disease that may be on the bleeding site.
2 – Identify The Source
Identify where the bleeding is coming from with your finger. Apply direct pressure.
3 – Pack The Wound
Grab your gauze and maintain pressure on the wound. Pack as much gauze as you need on/around the wound to stop the bleeding. Apply this pressure as tightly and as quickly as possible.
4 – Dress The Wound
When you’re sure you have covered all wounds with gauze and pressure, dress the wound(s) with a pressure dressing. Tape the dressing down to maintain constant pressure.
5 – Call For Help
These steps do NOT take the place of calling for professional medical attention. Call 911 and/or take the victim to the hospital immediately to prevent further injury and complications.
Here’s some more helpful tips on dressing/packing a variety of wounds from a real paramedic:
As you can see, these techniques are easy to master and are very useful. In fact, you’re probably more likely to save a life by learning how to pack and dress a wound than you would by perfecting your shooting skills.
As a prepper, it’s your responsibility to prepare in advance for any and all situations that could threaten your family’s health and safety.
Well, this scenario is one of the most relevant (and one of the most terrifying) of them all – making it imperative you have the necessary tools to keep you and your family alive.
We’ve got a 183-piece first aid kit that will help keep you and your loved ones safe. This kit contains everything you need, like gloves and a variety of adhesive bandages and gauze pads, as well as stuff you may not have thought of, like a tape roll, instant cold pack, tweezers and a filtration mask.
Plus, it comes with a detachable wall mount, allowing you to store the kit conveniently and out of the way until you need it.
You never want to be in a situation where you’re watching a loved one die because of a gun shot/stab wound, wishing you had known how to save them.
With these tips and our first aid kit combines, you can help stop that fear from becoming a reality.