A common baseball cap can be converted into a neck brace (above left). Foam inside a life jacket can be used to make a splint (above right).

Performing First-aid Feats When There is No Kit

By David Liscio

If you reach for the onboard first-aid kit and find out there isn’t one, don’t panic during an emergency. Some out-of-the-box thinking will help put the needed medical tools in your hands. The guiding rule to survival is to use what’s available and improvise.

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