First Aid Kit-Comprehensive List

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  • #55989

    ana
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    I forgot to make a very important point when i posted. That one of the problems with anemia is how it affects a persons ability to think clearly. Which is critical in an emergency situation. Looking back i could see so many symptoms, but thought it was due to stress. Thanks Mollypup for sharing the tip about cast iron. I did buy cast iron after doing research, but do really appreciate your input, in case i didnt know 🙂

    #55990

    MoeRN
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    @ana wrote:

    Im hoping this an appropriate place to share this info. It is my hope that i might help folks avoid having my experience with medical professionals. I got a call from the docs office who advised me to go to MedExpress asap to get a blood test… they said that my hemoglobin was low, and they needed an independent lab to verify this. I really didnt understand this, but i found the MedExpress and told them the situation. A lab tech person draws some blood, he says the results wont be long, then a doctor comes in and informs me that my level is severe, “he says its 5.8” … i ask “what does that mean?” He says “im surprised that you are walking around” he says “i transfuse at 8.1″… Im a bit overwhelmed and not clearly understanding, the doc wants to transport me by ambulance to the ER, I decline the bus ride, telling him that i got this far, i can get to the hospital. At the hospital they immediately start transfusing… then transfer me to another hospital (no getting outta that bus ride)… after 4 bags of blood, 4 days in the hospital (waiting for level to get up to 12) (waiting to see specialists, yes plural) i hear something about Cancer, but i tell myself no FREAKING OUT ALLOWED, the specialists tells me that i have a condition related to my cycle, which depletes my iron level, good news is that it will not be a problem after menopause, but until then i must take iron pills and eat iron rich foods. The point here is; i had a blood test in feb2011, the lab tech marked my level as not significant, the doc caught this in aug 2011, so im walking around for six months on the edge of a heart attack (at 46 yrs old) and not knowing. Now i ask for a copy of the lab work so i can see for myself. I think its a good idea for everyone to do the same. For what its worth 😉

    5.8 is verylow, but I’ve seen patients at 4 walking around like nothing is wrong. Usually warning signs are dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath , sometimes chest pain (think low oil in an engine). Typically though, you don’t have heart-attacks from low hemoglobin. Glad you go things figured out. Iron pills work pretty well, just be careful they are good at causing constipation!

    Take care!

    #55991

    ana
    Member

    I was advised to take metamusel…but i got that one figured out with more fiber (thank God i love the taste of wheat). As far as heart-attack risk… the doc explained how the heart doesnt get enough oxegen, so its a matter of time,i dont know the stats on that one, i just know that i dont want to be at any risk if i can help it. So, i get a copy of my blood work and do research. Tx Moern for your input 🙂

    #55992

    OhioMidwife
    Member

    I just read about this, and wanted to share with those of you interested in medical prepping:

    Introduction to Homeopathy OnLine Class – Class #73a – Part 1 of 2 , Basic Level

    (Also CEU’s for those who are nurses – see below)

    I’ve had a HUGE interest in my homeopathy online class – I will be starting the 73rd one on Thursday February 23 & anticipate it will last about 4.5 months. Lessons sent once or please email me if you are interested or follow the directions below. Register early – I may have to limit the size of this one, as there is a maximum that I can work with.

    The class is taught by email and also the lessons are on a googlegroup site, so you can read from the emails or can work from the webpage
    You don’t have to be online at a certain time.
    Lessons come by email (they are also on the googlegroups webpage for the list).< It should take only 2 or 3 hours a week maximum
    There is no discussion among the members as that can get bogged down. Only emails from me to you and you asking me questions and I giving feedback back to you, and to the group if I think they all can benefit.
    The Basic class will cover the laws and principles and how to use the repertory and take a case so you can use this with your family (see outline below). Later there will be an Advanced class which will cover more details about homeopathy for those who want to know more. More on this as you get closer to finishing basic.
    This basic class should last about 4.5 months and will require study time of about 2-3 hours a week maximum.
    Spread the word to others you know – friends, relatives other email lists, webboards etc. Please refer anyone you can think of as this information is vital to avoid the allopathic system! If you were in one of my previous classes and didn’t finish, contact me about transferring into this one:

    http://www.wellwithin1.com/homeo2.htm

    #55993

    Fast Cloud
    Member

    Wow…Some really nice kits at the beginning of this thread. This is an area that I’m way behind in. My truck has a wimpy little kit that came with it but it’s practically useless. Thanks for all the info and pics. I need to really get on this asap.

    #55994

    JakeTheBake
    Member

    Thanks for the Loperamide suggestion, which mine was missing. Dehydration due to the squirts would not be good in a survival situation.

    #55995

    sbsion
    Member

    mentioned this last year, but, we have doubled in size here, I use my own product ION, for ALL insect bites, cleansing all cuts, food poisoning, tooth ache, any bacterial infection, water treatment, etc. an “all-n-one” first aid product, Ion stabilized oxygen. http://www.oursurvival2012.blogspot.com amazing what nature can do with OXYGEN

    #55996

    RTGold_TX
    Member

    A simple addition to a first aid kit is 2” wide masking tape. You can use the medical paper tape as well, but it’s more expensive. We kept it in our CLS bags all the time for marking casualties. In a MassCas event, your little notepads are going to get pretty cluttered up pretty fast. Pull off a strip of the tape, slap it on the casualty’s shirt or pants leg, and note their vitals on it with a sharpie. We didn’t carry BP cuffs or stethoscopes, so we noted pupil dilation, capillary refill, pulse rate, breathing rate and any first aid rendered before moving on to the next casualty. When Medical personnel arrived, they checked the tapes, peeled them off and stuck them to the patient’s chart (a casualty becomes a patient once they enter the medical support chain).

    Also, I’m in the process of scanning in my Army first aid manual in a .pdf format. Once I have it, I’ll post it here.

    #55997

    DrBones
    Member

    This is what we have in our family medical bag. Please feel free to DIY. We are happy to share what our “prepper medical bag” holds.

    #55998

    sbsion
    Member

    @Fast Cloud wrote:

    Wow…Some really nice kits at the beginning of this thread. This is an area that I’m way behind in. My truck has a wimpy little kit that came with it but it’s practically useless. Thanks for all the info and pics. I need to really get on this asap.

    my #1 item, after my family using it for over 20 years, for everyting from anerobic bacteria in anything to, well you name it, is oxygen, using my own labeled A-100, ie http://www.oursurvival2012.blogspot.com

    #55999

    preppermedic
    Member

    I don’t know if anyone is looking at this thread anymore but another good thing to have are zip loc type bags they have several uses even in the medical situation you can use them to help make a bandage water resistant along with if you are medical trained and have a chest puncture wound the bag and some duct tape would make a great occlusive dressing plus put your supplies in the bags till you need them to help keep them dry.

    #56000

    sbsion
    Member

    light and take little space..excellent, put a pin or two in the bag

    #56001

    bdd
    Member

    Nice thread…One of the things mentioned here that I would like to get is an Epipin.

    Can you get these via a script or does it require you to be a doc or other medical professional?

    #56002

    bow_man250
    Member

    Electrical tape is great for first aid kits also. It is waterproof, sticks well and can stretch for compression to stop bleeding.

    #56003

    PatrioticStabilist
    Participant

    This may already be listed, I have not read the whole thread.

    I got poison ivy and was going to go to the doc, but I bought some cleaning stuff called Ivarest. It’s a foam that you wash the area with, it says if you wash with it right after exposure, helps not get it. But after washing it helps the area not itch for several hours. I may still go as the rash is on my neck and I don’t want to get it in my eyes, but no complaints so far.

    My husbands company gives him a huge amount of first aid stuff each time he goes overseas to work, he rarely uses it so we have lots of stuff.

    One kit contains:

    Dentemp
    anti-diarrheal
    carmex
    micropor tape
    tums
    bandaids
    hydrocortisone
    eye wash
    triple antibiotic
    medicated first aid ointment
    allergy loratadine tabs
    nasal decongestant sudafed PE
    Banophen contains Benadryl
    Bismatrol
    gas relief
    throate lozenges
    nasal decongestant spray
    elastic bandage
    ibuprophen
    acetaminophen
    motion sickness
    laxative
    sterilie gauze pads
    wet wipes
    sunscreen
    deet

    We have several of these kits around, very handy.

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