Prep 101 Month #3: First Aid Saves Lives

It is the 3rd month of Prep-101! All month long we will be focusing on first aid. Follow along for tips, supply suggestions and printable first aid skill cards.


Welcome to Prep-101! This is Month #3: First Aid, the overview. You can find details on the entire course here. You can also follow me (and others) as we progress through this course by joining our facebook group HERE.

Prep-101 Month #3: First Aid

Welcome to month #3 of Prep-101!  This month, we will focus on first aid. Just as water is essential to life, so is first aid.  In fact, a serious first aid emergency without certain first aid skills, could be a recipe for disaster.

While we won’t likely face every single disaster that we are preparing for, it is very likely that sometime in our lives, we will have need of first aid skills.  First aid emergencies occur all the time: at work, at school, at home, on the street, in a store.

Even if the first aid emergency is the only thing going on, ambulances don’t arrive immediately!   And heaven forbid the injury was caused by some sort of natural disaster and there are a LOT of injuries going on!  Those ambulances may not be coming for some time in that situation.  Knowing what action needs to be taken as well as having the skills and supplies to do so can mean the difference between life and death.

Although we will talk a lot about first aid this month, you need to understand a few things:

  • I am not a doctor.  My advice is simply what I have found from my own research and education.
  • It is likely that most of you are not doctors either.  Do the best you can to learn and increase your first aid knowledge and skills, but be willing to seek a doctor’s help when appropriate
  • First aid does not eliminate the need for a hospital or doctor.  Instead, it is used to get life threatening injuries under control until you can get to a doctor.

Here is a summary of what you can expect this month. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Why Learn First Aid:

It is lifesaving.  Expert help is not always immediately available.  The more members of society who have basic first aid skills, the better off we will all be.

First Aid Saves Lives

Challenge #3 (your assignment):

(1) Learn basic first aid skills
(2) Print the first aid cards provided each week and keep them somewhere handy.

First Aid Challenge


Section Chapters:

  • Overview: First Aid Saves Lives (you are reading this now)
  • CPR and choking
  • Create a medication list
  • Shock and Severe Bleeding
  • Hypothermia, frostbite, heatstroke
  • Burns or poisoning
  • First aid apps for your phone

Free Printables:

Each chapter this month will include a printable card you can add to a key ring. 

Print the cards one at a time or all at once at the end.  Laminate them if you wish and put each one on a ring together. Keep the ring somewhere handy.  Or print multiples and keep them in multiple places.

Helpful Products:

The most important “item” to have for first aid is your skills.  But after that, there are some products I recommend you consider:

How to build a first aid kit


This month, the winner of our giveaway will win a 326 piece OSHA first aid kit. 

First Aid Kit Giveaway



It is the 3rd month of Prep-101! All month long we will be focusing on first aid. Follow along for tips, supply suggestions and printable first aid skill cards.

Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.

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