Basic Homesteading Skills You Should Learn

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I applied styptic powder to myself once. All creatures here get cornstarch now. If the wound doesn't need stitches or vet/doctor, it stops the bleeding quite well. Also doesn't make you scream like someone poured hot acid into a knife wound.
@Hinotori is not exaggerating. I inhaled some once by accident when trimming dog nails. omg.
 

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Is that cheating? 🤔😁

And @tortoise has a vet DH. Y'all have to share knowledge⬆️😋
I have to say, if your SO has medical (or other specific) knowledge, ask them where to look and learn basic skills. What if in a SHTF situation you are separated? or alone? or your SO is severely ill/injured? Having someone knowledgeable can make us complacent!

I think the most important medical stuff to learn is when to NOT. When to NOT suture a wound. When to NOT superglue a wound, when to NOT wrap a leg / foot. etc. When to NOT give an animal a medication. First aid can kill.
 
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