Thursday, December 6, 2007

antiseptic dressing survival tip

If you need a quick antiseptic dressing for small cuts, look for a balsam fir tree. The younger trees have "blisters" on their trunks. Pop one of these blisters and you can use the sap inside to cover the cut. It will even smell good, and can be easily re-applied if you are hiking in an area with these trees.
For a small wash basin for doing dishes in camp, use the bottom of a plastic milk jug. Cut it off at about three inches deep and it will weigh about an ounce or two.

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