What would you and your family do if one of you fell and fractured a leg while hiking in the mountains?
What would you and your family do if while enjoying a weekend camping excursion in the wilderness you were bitten by a rattlesnake?
And what would you do on a hunting expedition if one of your party were wounded by an accidental gunshot?
What would you do if you are thoroughly soaked by a fall in an icy river and the temperature is dropping to below freezing?
What would you do if caught in a snowstorm and someone in your group gets frostbite?
What would you do if you slashed your hand with a hunting knife while cutting branches for fuel?
Did you know garlic oil is carried in every Russian soldier’s backpack?
Because it not only kills germs but it is believed to hasten healing!
Did you know that ordinary household laundry bleach can be used as a preventative medicine?
A small amount zaps the harmful bacteria in water and makes it safe to drink.
And did you know that cayenne pepper sprinkled on a wound will stop bleeding and promote healing?
Emergency medical treatment must sometimes be given someone when no trained professionals are on hand. THE OFFICIAL POCKET MEDICAL SURVIVAL MANUAL was specifically designed for such a situation. Carefully read over all of the various medical procedures. Become familiar with how each should be administered. The time may come when this knowledge must be applied in a real life situation.
Always remember the first and foremost rule of survival medicine.
It’s normal to feel overwhelmed with trepidation and indecision in fear-inducing circumstances. But panic must be avoided at any cost!
Keep a copy of THE OFFICIAL POCKET MEDICAL SURVIVAL MANUAL in your home and another in your vehicle.
Every hunter should keep a copy close at hand when trekking through the woods. The same is true of fishermen, scouts, hikers, backpackers, campers, those in the military and a multitude of others.
1. Introducing The Official Pocket Medical Survival Manual 13
PART I EMERGENCY SURVIVAL MEDICINE
2. Vital Body Functions 21
3. Lifesaving Measures 33
PART II LIFESAVING TECHNIQUES
4. Opening the Airway and Restoring Breathing 51
5. Restoring the Heartbeat 71
6. Stopping Bleeding 89
7. Dressing and Bandaging Wounds 107
8. Preventing a Person From Going Into Shock 133
PART III SPECIAL MEDICAL MEASURES
9. Moving Someone Who is Seriously Hurt 147
10. Improvised Litters or Stretchers 181
11. Treating Severe Injuries & Wounds 187
12. How to Handle Bone Fractures 205
13. Proper Treatment of Burns 245
PART IV TREATMENT FOR COMMON EMERGENCIES
14. Sun or Heat Related Injuries 257
15. Cold Related Injuries 273
16. Snakes, Spiders and Scorpions 299
17. Insect Stings and Bites 321
18. Miscellaneous Medical Conditions 335
19. Pointers on Preventative Medicine 367
20. Unusual Medical Treatments That Really Work 385
21. The Anatomy – Things You Must Know 403
22. Packing An Emergency Medical Bag 411
What the experts say about The Official Pocket Medical Survival Manual
“I can’t say enough good things about this book. It is the finest I have ever read. I heartily recommended it to all of my students.”
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“A must have survival manual.”
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“No doubt the best survival guide in the world – the most complete, practicaland easy-to-use manual I have ever seen.”
Vic Harris – Top U.S. survival instructor
About the Author
Mr. Pelton is considered to be one of the most respected survival experts in the country. His series of four outstanding pocket survival manuals have been widely proclaimed by many leading authorities to be the best and most practical of their kind in the world.
Pelton has been much in demand as a speaker to diverse groups all over the United States on a great variety of survival subjects pertaining to both urban and wilderness survival techniques. Included are such topics as buying and stocking a backpack, building shelters in the wilderness, long-term food storage for the home, edible and medicinal plants, and so on.
Mr. Pelton can be reached at:
Mr. Pelton has an interesting heritage. His ancestors include George Rogers, who sailed to America on the Mayflower and was one of the 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact
Peleg Pelton (8-9-1759 to 11-27-1829), an 18-year old idealist who played the fife while leading the Continental Army at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 and at Yorktown when the British surrendered in 1781;
Captain Bezaleel Tyler, one of the brave forgotten men who fought with the hastily assembled Colonial militia at Minisink Ford, New York, on July 22, 1779;
Captain Peter Hager, who while in the Continental Army under George Washington, commanded the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie County, New York, in October, of 1780.