A Survival Medic’s Guide to Stop Bleeding

When it comes to serious medical issues, there is nothing worse than a wound that will not stop bleeding. Blood loss is a serious issue that can quickly lead to a life or death situation. As you prepare for medical emergencies, it’s important that you keep supplies on hand to stop bleeding. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  1. Clean the Wound

A dirty wound is a wound that will lead to infection. Always make sure that you clean your wounds the best you can. If possible, wash the area with soap and water or clean it with rubbing alcohol. Do the best you can with the supplies you have on hand.

  1. Super Glue

Did you know that super glue is used in the emergency rooms all over the world? It is not suitable for treating gun shot wounds, but for the gashes and lacerations, a dab of super glue can help you avoid stitches. Make sure that the wound is clean and pulled closed and then cover the area with the glue. It should hold together and make the bleeding stop.

  1. Pepper

Here’s a little secret that many chefs rely on when they suffer a nasty cut. If you have a small to medium cut and you are having a hard time getting the wound to stop bleeding, try filling the wound with pepper. Pepper will not only help the clotting process but it is known as a great antibacterial agent.

  1. Honey

Honey has some incredible medical benefits and it can also help you stop bleeding. Place some honey over the wound and you will be amazed at what happens. It will create a form of peroxide that will help clean your wound and stop the bleeding.

  1. Cayenne Pepper Paste

If you are dealing with a serious bleed and you are not having any luck slowing it down, try mixing a tablespoon of cayenne pepper and a few drops of water to create a paste. Spread this over the wound. You can also mix cayenne with a few ounces of water and drink it to regulate your blood pressure and help slow down the bleeding.

  1. Glass

Glass can be used to slow bleeding because of the negatively charged ions on its surface. These ions will encourage clotting. Just simply press the side of a piece of glass against a wound and it might be enough to get the bleeding under control. Just be cautious so you don’t end up with additional cuts from the glass itself.

  1. Ashes

Ashes are a great option because they are sterile. The heat has thoroughly cleaned the ashes and they will help stop bleeding. Remember, lye is made from ashes! Just spread the ashes over the wound to create a make shift seal.

  1. Salt

Sure, salt in an open wound will burn like crazy, but it will also stop bleeding and stop the potential for infection. It is a great cleaner and a great clotting agent. Stockpiling salt should be a priority for every prepper.

  1. Vaseline

This product is used in the world of boxing and MMA. It will stop bleeding in small wounds almost immediately. It will also help keep germs or dirt from clinging to the wound and causing an infection. While not a long term fix, it can help you control a little bit of bleeding and carry on until you have a chance to properly clean the injury.

These are just a few of the things that can work for you. Take the time to research further and you will find a ton more options for controlling bleeding and stopping infections. What supplies have you included in your preps to deal with bleeding?

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About Ms. Prepper

I’m Laura P, aka, Passion Prepper, aka, Storage Prepper! I’ve been homesteading nearly all my life and prepping for the last 6 years. I strongly believe our great country of America was built on self-sufficient families like mine and yours. Politics bores me, learning new stuff, getting outside and living life thrills me.

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