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All The First Aid Stuff That's Changed Since You First Learned It

When was the last time you took a first aid class? The ’80s? ’90s? Like everything in the medical field, first aid is constantly evolving, and what you may have learned to do as a first responder 10 years ago could be completely wrong today. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes over the last few years.

This Chart Explains How To Start A Fire In The Rain

Nobody wants to start a fire in the rain, but sometimes you have to. The Art of Manliness put together a visual guide that makes it easy to remember the steps to get a fire going.

This Video Explains How To Survive A Free-Falling Elevator

The chances of you being in a free-falling elevator are remarkably small, but this information might at least help alleviate any fear you have toward riding them.

Learn To Tie The Versatile 'Handcuff Knot' With This Instructional Video

If you’re ever in the unfortunate position of needing to restrain someone, the “handcuff knot” does exactly what it sounds like. This versatile knot can do a few other helpful things too.

Briefly: Turnbull's To-Do List, Apocalypse Survival, Portobello Pizzas

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Border Force strike causes airport delays, the one device you need to survive the apocalypse, how make delicious rocket and goat cheese portobello pizzas.

Why You Should Add Electrolyte Packets To Your Hiking/Survival Kit

Staying healthy and hydrated when you’re outdoors hiking and camping is important, but you only have so much packing space for food, water, and supplies. Add a few packets of electrolyte powder to your pack, or better yet, your first aid kit, as a lightweight way to stay hydrated and replenish nutrients when food or water are scarce.

Be Ready For Anything In The Wilderness With This DIY Survival Watch

It’s always good to be prepared when you’re trekking out into the wilderness, but survival gear can take up all of your space that’s better served for tasty things like sandwiches. This custom five-in-one survival watch has you covered.

Light Fires More Easily With A Pencil Sharpener

Thin wood shavings make the best tinder. The next time you go camping, consider throwing a pencil sharpener in your pack.

This Chart Reveals The Best Emergency Foods For Survival Kits

Stash away some food in case of emergency and you’ll be set for the next hurricane or other disaster. Not all foods are best for emergency survival, though. This greaphic compares canned, dehydrated, and freeze dried foods.

Make A Survival Bracelet To Save You In Any Worst-Case Scenario

You might already have a bug-out bag or emergency kit, but those aren’t any good to you if you’re not carrying them when an emergency happens. This DIY bracelet packs heaps of survival tools on your wrist so you’re prepared for just about any adventure.

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