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Vodka Is a Must-Have for Any First-Aid Kit

'Outside' writer calls a flask of the alcohol 'wildly useful'

(Newser) - To paraphrase one of the great philosophers of our time: Alcohol is the solution to all of life's problems . It's a sentiment Outside writer Susan Casey appears to agree with. In a piece on putting together a first-aid kit for all manner of adventures, Casey surprisingly calls a... More »

Surf Leash Used in Rescue of Shark Attack Victim

Surfers at San Onofre State Beach in California recount aiding the victim

(Newser) - An unidentified woman was attacked by a shark Saturday while swimming at “Churches,” a popular surf spot in Orange County, California. Two surfers towed the victim in on their board, reports the Orange County Register , traversing slippery rocks before safely pulling her ashore. Several surfers on the scene... More »

Odds of Getting CPR Lower in Poor Areas

Blacks and Latinos less likely to get help anywhere: study

(Newser) - Sudden cardiac arrest is America's top killer—but in the few minutes after it occurs, CPR can save a life. But cardiac arrest victims in lower-income, largely black neighborhoods are just half as likely to receive CPR as those in wealthier, white neighborhoods, a study finds. Those who suffer... More »

Essentials for Your Survival Kit

You'll be glad you packed this gear if that 3-hour tour hits a snag

(Newser) - A GPS unit and satellite phone may be handy if you're lost in the wild, but Wired offers a simpler list of cheap essentials for any survival kit:
  1. Knife, vital for shelter, food prep, campfires, and countless other tasks.
  2. Lighter and tinder, like waxed cotton, to start fires in wet
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