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    As promised to our friends at the 2011 Survival and Preparedness Conference, here is our wish list for medical supplies.  This particular list is meant for the nuclear family (a couple and their children) who are
    bugging out and will spend an indeterminate amount of time at an “away camp” while things stabilize after a collapse event.

    There are plenty of pre-made kits out there, but each family’s situation will be somewhat different based on the scenario, the number of children, and other factors.  As such, I am not putting a specific number on the quantity of bandages, etc.   Suffice it to say that you can never have too many medical supplies.  Any extras,
    if there is such a thing, will be highly sought-after barter items.

    Future lists will address:

    The Compulsory Carry Individual Kit

    The Survival Medic in the Field Kit

    The Survival Medic’s Community Stores

    The Nuclear Family Kit

    (quantities dependent on number of people involved)
    Bandages and Dressings:
    Antiseptic/Alcohol Wipes
    Bandage (Gauze pads) – (2 x 2”)
    Bandage (Gauze pads) – (4 x 4”)
    Bandage Triangular
    Bandage adhesive (Band-Aid, various sizes/shapes)
    Dressing Rolls (Kerlix)
    Large absorbent pads
    Medical Tape – (Elastoplast, Silk, Paper varieties), 1 inch, 2 inch
    Moleskin/Spenco 2nd Skin Blister kit
    Sawyer Extractor kit for Snakebite
    Eye Pads
    Cotton Swabs (Q-tips)
    Disposable Nitrile Gloves (hypoallergenic)(lots)
    Face Masks
    CPR Face Shield
    Clothing Shears (Bandage/EMT scissors)
    Tweezers – Fine Point
    Splinter Probes
    Kelly Clamp
    Needle Holder
    2-0 Silk Sutures
    Saline Solution 30 mL Tubes or liter Bottle
    Steri-Strips – thin and thick sizes
    Survival Sheet/Blanket
    Antiseptic Solutions (Betadine, Hibiclens, etc.)
    Antibiotic Ointment
    BenadrylDiphenhydramine)/Claritin (Loratadine)
    Imodium (Loperamide)/Pepto-Bismol (Bismuth Subsalicylate)
    Oral Antibiotics
    Potassium Iodide Tablets
    Condoms (Wrong time to get pregnant!)
    Oil of Cloves/Zinc Oxide Powder (Den-Temp, Cavit)
    (or natural equivalents of all the above)
    Dental Extractor
    Dental ElevatorDarned if there isn’t something in the back of my mind that I want to put in the list, but my rapidly deteriorating brain is just not accessing it!   Oh well, I will edit the post when it climbs out of the dark and dusty brain cell that it lives in.  If you have something to add (keep in mind the category of kit), please put it in comments!Dr. Bones

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