A fact often neglected in many bug out preparations is the harsh reality of having a first aid kit: You are definitely going to need it.
It's easy to treat simple scrapes and cuts in our day to day life, but when you're out in a dirty environment with no access to medical aid, a paper cut can be a death sentence.
Many people have extensive first aid kits in their bug out supplies but have no idea how to use half of the items in the kit. If you haven't been keeping up to date with your first aid training and don't have a basic knowledge of how to treat infections without the use of antibiotics, you may as well just leave the kit at home and save yourself the weight.
If you want to know the basics of how to treat injuries in a post-collapse world, continue to the next page, and you'll soon find yourself the medic of your survival group.