Google has declared war on the independent media and has begun blocking emails from NaturalNews from getting to our readers. We recommend GoodGopher.com as a free, uncensored email receiving service, or ProtonMail.com as a free, encrypted email send and receive service.
02/09/2019 / By Zoey Sky
Super glue may seem out of place in a first aid kit but if you know how to use it, this item could be the most important tool in your survival gear. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
Take note that the information provided here should only be used when you have no access to medical care.
Super glue will bond to almost anything. Army Medics and Navy Corpsman are the first to use one of the greatest inventions in the field during the Vietnam War. They used super glue as a makeshift first aid tool on patients with cuts.
When placing a standard interrupted suture for every stitch, you also make two new wounds and two new avenues of infection. By using super glue, you effectively remove that route of infection (Related: These are the items that you need in your first-aid kit if you just want to carry the bare minimum.)
When SHTF and you need immediate medical attention, you can use super glue to seal a shallow or deep cut. Super glue can protect a cut from infection.
Follow the instructions below to seal a cut with super glue.
Your super glue options include:
Don’t use cheap super glues or thin liquid glues in your first aid kit because these will run deep into the wound. Cheaper glues will also turn white and flake off in minutes, which leaves the cut unprotected.
Don’t use super glue on joints like your elbow or knee. When it dries, super glue isn’t very flexible.
Never use super glue on animal or human bites. Bites are associated with a very high risk of infection, which is one reason why most bites are not closed.
Super glue should only be used as a last resort because it is associated with certain risks, such as an allergic reaction, infection, or tissue necrosis.
Keep these tips in mind so you can use super glue safely for first aid when SHTF.
Tagged Under: bug out, disaster, emergency, first aid, first-aid kit, how-to, off grid, preparedness, prepper, prepping, SHTF, super glue, survival, survival gear, survival supplies, survival tools, survivalist, wilderness survival