Sometimes you’re going to have to heal yourself.

03/29/2016  —  By

As if there wasn’t enough to worry about already, have you considered what you’d have to do if you were ever injured while out in the wilderness? Basic first-aid will come in handy for things like cuts, scrapes, and minor puncture wounds. For more serious injuries, you need to know more than just how to clean a wound and wrap it or put a Band-Aid on it.

In this video, you’ll learn how to splint a broken leg. The task will seem daunting. It requires you to examine the leg and try to determine where the site of the break is. You must do this without the help of X-rays or an expert’s advice. It is essential to know how to do it, though; if you’re not the one who gets hurt, it may well be someone else whom you might be traveling with. There’s also a quick tip on how to ease the swelling around an injury site, although it may not always be an option.

Hopefully you won’t ever be in the position where you must splint your own leg, but if you ever are, the information in this video may save your life. So, click play, sit back and watch and listen.

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