Some of the most incredible advances of the modern age have been in the field of medicine. When we get hurt, we just go to the hospital and a doctor treats us. But as we’ve become more dependent on hospitals, we have forgotten how to deal with many health conditions and injuries on our own. If the day comes when the hospitals are closed or overcrowded due to a major disaster, we’ll be in big trouble.
Thankfully, there are ways you can deal with everything from a small cut to a medical emergency without having to rely on expert doctors and million-dollar technology. If you want to be better equipped to handle these situations in a disaster scenario, check out these 19 everyday items that you can use for first aid.