30 SHTF Medical Hacks That Do Wonders (and Really Work!)

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One of the most acute threats to anyone living through a survival crisis or its aftermath is not having the ability to treat medical issues in a timely, sanitary and effective manner.

When things have been turned utterly upside down, just about everything poses some sort of a health risk and if you are not thoroughly prepared, seemingly harmless incidents can quickly become health emergencies.

This is particularly true the longer the survival situation exists.

That is why you must know how to improvise to ensure that you can treat everything from minor annoyances like blisters to more severe wounds and sickness.

Fortunately, if you lack basic medical supplies or have run out, there are plenty of household items and medical “hacks” that you can use to treat all but the most serious health issues.

On the next page, we cover a few of them.

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  1. Harper Daniel said:

    I work constriction and deal with cuts on a regular basis. I keep super glue in my truck. I’ve used it for some cuts that certainly warranted stitches. It works like a charm!

  2. Denver Karst said:

    Clothes pin a couple band aids and some electrical tape for a great pinky cask