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Basic First Aid skills

The most important elemetns of first aid to know for camping and hiking

Before we get to the actual sections, there are a few general tips and procedures that can help you avoid getting into situations where these painful, sometimes life-threatening first aid situations. Remember: The best way to deal with a problem is to avoid coming up against it in the first place.

How to avoid most wildnerness-related pain, illnesses, and medical emergencies:

Common wilderness first aid situations and medical conditions

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Note: The first aid and survival tips provided on this site are informational only. Please seek advice from a medical professional or trained wilderness first aid expert for current best practices and techniques.