Stocking a SHTF med kit

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Stocking a SHTF med kit

Post by Admin on Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:03 pm

Our lives may depend on how thoughtfully we stock our medical kits. Please read through the list I’ve made and help me brainstorm for a more complete list.

The basic approach I’ve taken heeds Patriot Nurse’s statement that the three primary causes of preventable death in a SHTF scenario will be improper would care, upper respiratory infection and diarrhea. Note that in a SHFT scenario we may not have access to running water. It is clear that the hygienic conditions of our ordinary, everyday lies will degrade quickly. In this environment, diseases such as Chorea will be problematic.

The following list assumes you have already stocked basic hygiene items such as soap, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, etc. When personalizing a list for you and your family, add necessary prescription medications.

Wound Care

Isopropyl Alcohol (topic cleaner)
Hydrogen Peroxide (topical and dental cleaner)
Zinc oxide and/or petroleum jelly (diaper rash, chaffing, protects skin)
Hydrocortisone Cream (relieves minor skin irritations, insect bites, poison ivy)
Anti-fungal Cream (athletes foot, jock itch, nail fungus)
Anti-fungal Foot Powder (proper foot care is essential)
Triple Antibiotic (treats and prevents infections on skin from minor cuts)
Iodine (topic cleaner)
Saline Solution (eye wash, wound care)
Over-the-Counter Medications

Ibuprofen (reduces swelling, pain reliever, fever reducer)
Benadryl (relieves allergy symptoms, soar throat, airway irritation, motion sickness)
Tylenol (relieves pain from headaches, muscle aches, and other aches and pains)
Aspirin (relieves minor aches and pains, especially from arthritis)
Muscinex and Muscinex DM (breaks up chest congestion before infection sets in)
Imodium (anti-diarrhea)
Metamucil (laxative)
Pepto-Bismol (upset stomach)

4 x 4 sterile gauze
3 x 4 sterile pads
Non stick pads
Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
Butterfly Kits (wound closure)
Feminine Pads (wound care)
Sterile gloves (place in ziplock bag after opening)
Ace Bandages (assorted sizes)
Medical Tape (waterproof is best)
Mole skin (blisters)

Water bottle with filter
Multi Tool/Knife
Suture Kit (or needle with waxed thread)
Surgical Kit
Nail clipper
Canning magnet lid lifter
Magnifying glass
Duct Tape

Zip Lock bags
Heat Packs
Cold Packs
Space blankets
What have I left off the list? Let’s work on putting together a versatile, common sense medical kit list.


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