A good look at what may be good for a starter medical supplies kit.
First off I am not in any way trained in the medical profession – you will need to do your own research for emergency medical supplies, based upon your doctor’s recommendations, your particular situation, the needs of your family and the conditions under which you will be forced to live. And for how long you may be required to live under those conditions.
There are some good videos on You Tube by “preppers” with descriptions of their personal medical “bug-out-bags”, along with comments.
This can be complicated since each person will want to customize his own medical set up, it will be even more complicated if there are family members.
But, there are basic items needed no matter what your situation may be. I will list some of these below.
What are the circumstances? In my case, chances are, since I live with my wife in a small Montana town, we will more than likely remain in place for most emergencies. Our home is here, we are in our 70’s and we are close to a hospital.
Civil and monetary collapse will most likely be felt in the large cities way before we will see it here. That will give us time to gather our wits and proceed prudently.
But regardless of where you live there are basic medical supplies that you will need for emergency purposes, lets get into a list.
Bandages – Gauze – Compression – Tape
Surgical Kit and Gloves
Steri-Strip Elastic Skin Closures
Good Eye Protection
Protective Air-way Mask
Quikclot Clotting Sponge
Iodine for cuts and scraps – and for the Thyroid
Benadryl and Ibuprofen
Reusable Ice Packs
Super Glue, regular and medical
Listed are just a few items that may be needed, you will need to do your own research based upon you situation – where you live, where you are going and the conditions that you may have to deal with.
“Advanced” Medical Supplies and Surgical Equipment:
Some medical practitioners will recommend against stockpiling medical supplies and equipment which you may not have the training to use, however, there may be people in your group who know how use these items, and the items may not be available to them.
1. LMA – Laryngeal Mask Airway
2. Ambu Bags
3. Olson-Hager Forceps/Needle Holders
4. Pulse Oximeter
5. Fetal Doppler
One of my favorite medical “You Tube” sources is the “The Patriot Nurse”
Here is a video explaining the above medical devices “Advanced” SHTF Medical Equipment”:
(I am still editing this post, so please bear with me)