War is an environment that breeds violence, and death. The main objective is to kill the enemy to gain ground, or key objectives. In a situation where society breaks down, as a a result of a natural disaster, civil war, economic collapse, power grid failure, there may be no immediate access to a hospital or emergency room. In a situation like this, we go back to the main objectives in battle, to kill the enemy to gain ground or key objectives. Key objectives could be your home, or bug out location. Your preps, your water, your shelter or bunker. This environment will result in injuries or wounds that may require immediate first aid, or emergency surgery to close wounds, stop bleeding, or to repair. This is where our Emergency War Surgery manual comes in. This is a very good manual, especially if used to educate yourself in conjunction with our other manuals. To download or to read online, please click the link below.
Having the knowledge to provide first aid is one thing, but having to tools available is another. Regardless of how well your first aid kit is stocked, some uncommon items you should consider adding are: Tampons – used to control bleeding and packing gunshot wounds. Maxi Pads – same concept as the tampons, however can be used to cover, a larger wound and help stop the bleeding. Disposable Diapers – Same concept as the maxi pads, however larger to cover more area. Panty hose – can be used to hold dressings in place or as a tourniquet.