Surviving Hypothermia | Wild Survivor

Hypothermia – what it is and what to do

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Hypothermia is the name given to the condition the human body experiences when its temperature becomes colder than the normal range. It is a dangerous and life-threatening condition that needs urgent treatment. The normal temperature of a human body is around 37oC, although it does vary slightly from person to person. The risk of hypothermia […]

Dealing with burns | Wild Survivor

First Aid for Burns

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A timely topic for November given that’s when we celebrate bonfire night, which just in case you hadn’t noticed, involves big fires and fireworks (for many days before and after too). This combination frequently results in burn injuries requiring hospital treatment, although accurate statistics on injuries specifically acquired from bonfire night are hard to find, […]

How to survive a jellyfish sting | Wild Survivor

How to Survive a Jellyfish Sting

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Every summer and early autumn always seems to bring a fresh influx of dramatic headlines about jellyfish invasions on our shores. This year, however, the unusually active hurricane season has led to record numbers of highly dangerous Portuguese man o’war washing up along the Cornish and Welsh coasts. Most of us would automatically steer clear […]