Backpack Camping and Woodland Survival/Emergency Techniques/First Aid

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First aid (wilderness first aid in particular) can help a person survive and function with injuries that would otherwise kill or incapacitate him/her. Common and dangerous injuries include:

Lacerations, which may be infected

Bites from venomous animals, such as snakes

Bone fractures

Sprains, particularly of the ankle

Burns

The survivor may need to apply the contents of a first aid kit or naturally-occurring medicinal plants, immobilize injured limbs, or even transport incapacitated comrades.