Injuries and wounds are very easy to acquire during a survival situation. That's just how things go when the conditions are that rough. Yet, if treated poorly or in dirty circumstances, wounds can lead to much worse infections.
Obviously, nobody wants an infection, but it can often be quite easy to get one. To avoid that, we've got to use whatever we can to prevent them. And this is just the way to do that!
If you can properly utilize this technique, you'll be able to prevent all kinds of infection, and never worry about one again! So, here's a guide to “Dakin's Solution” and utilizing it to prevent infection, thanks to our friends at Survival Frog Blog.
Ingredients Needed to Make Dakin’s Solution
You can probably find everything you need to make Dakin’s solution right in your kitchen.
- Clorox or similar household bleach (Note: avoid using thick or scented bleach)
- Baking Soda
- Tap water
- Pan with lid
- Measuring cup
- Jar with lid
To start, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before preparing the solution.
Once that’s done, measure out 4 cups of tap water and boil it for 15 minutes in a clean pan.
Next, turn off the heat and add ½ a teaspoon of baking soda to the water.
Now, you have to decide what strength of Dakin’s solution you wish to make. This will determine the amount of bleach you use.
- 95 ml. of bleach for full strength.
- 48 ml. of bleach for half strength.
- 24 ml. of bleach for 1/4th
- 12-14 ml. of bleach for 1/8th
Add the bleach to the water and pour the solution into a sterile jar and close the lid tightly.
If your plan is to store the solution, it’s recommended to keep the jar in a dark area like inside a cupboard or to cover the jar with aluminum foil.
Unopened jars can be stored for up to one month so make sure to label the solution with a date before putting it away.
And done, you've got the perfect recipe to make this genius solution for infections. With this great antiseptic, you'll have no worries about infections, giving you a much easier time when prepping or surviving.
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