first aid/ medical preps.

Discussion in 'Survival Gear' started by stinkybriches, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. stinkybriches

    stinkybriches G&G Enthusiast

    today i got out and got some first aid preps. the idea is to have a kit ready to go in a tote with a locking lid, so i have substantial room to work with. heres what i got:
    1 bleach, large bottle
    1 asprin, large bottle
    2 tylenal, medium bottles
    1 benadril, regular box
    1 athletes foot spray, 5.3 oz spray
    1 cough medicin, regular bottle
    1 neosporin, 1 oz bottle
    2 hydrogen peroxide, large bottles
    1 antibacterial hand soap, large bottle
    1 bandaids, regular box
    1 gauze pads, 3"-3", 25 count
    1 multi purpose solution, large bottle wife has contacts
    1 medical tape, 1 1/2" - 10 yards
    2 chapstick 10 g tubes
    4 pack toothbrushes
    2 toothpaste 6.4oz tubes
    1 garbage bags, large

    so, besides tampons and latex free gloves, what am i missing.
    i was thinking about getting some lice stuff, what do you guys think.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  2. waterdog

    waterdog G&G Enthusiast

    Maxi-pads , sandwitch bags and duct-tape

  3. stinkybriches

    stinkybriches G&G Enthusiast

    what are the maxi pads for. a replacement for the gauze?
  4. larmus

    larmus G&G Enthusiast

    Maxi-pads are super absorbant and sanitary, use them for gashes/major wounds. They were made to stop blood flow after all.
  5. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Exellent for sucking chest wounds.
  6. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    the DI's said for a sucking chest wound, use the cellaphane from a cigarette pack, with the field dressing on top of that.
  7. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    You're right, I left out the part about sealing the wound (three sides to make a flap). I should never asume.
  8. Martin Rage

    Martin Rage G&G Enthusiast

    I would recommend you go with Iodine or Alcohol. Hydrogen peroxide does not store well at all and is is a very poor choice when compared to Iodine.
  9. stinkybriches

    stinkybriches G&G Enthusiast

    i did want to add iodine. now that i have my bulk basics, i plan on adding stuff and changing some stuff up.
    i got the hydrogin peroxide because its dirt cheap and its what i use around the house, thanks for pointing out that it doest store well.
    i guess i will bite the bullet and get some tampons and maxi pads.
    keep the ideas and info coming.
  10. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist

    Suture kits or dental floss and needles would be a possible addition...
  11. Martin Rage

    Martin Rage G&G Enthusiast

    The medical suture kits are best, come with the proper needles already threaded for you. Also look into buying quick clot if you got extra money to burn.
  12. stinkybriches

    stinkybriches G&G Enthusiast

    excellent ideas. ill add them to the list.
  13. Love2hunt

    Love2hunt G&G Newbie

    I would add some of the no water antibacterial handgel and more neosporin. Infection would be a big concern in a SHTF situation where you can't justb go to the doc for an antibiotic. Also do some research many of the meds sold at the feed and seed store for animals are okay for humans (in the proper dosage) and don't require a prescription. I've got a link somewhere if I can find it I'll post it.
  14. Ace bandage
    Gold Bond powder (medicated powder)
    calamine lotion or Cortizone cream or both
    cold packs
    gauze roll
    cotton balls

    just a few I could think of off hand.
    antacid or pepto
  15. Bulldog49

    Bulldog49 G&G Newbie

    More athletic tape
    Hemostat clamps
    Tweasers/ forceps
    sterile sheets
    broad spectrum antibiotics
    para cord
    heavy duty scissors
    IV packs w/ other IV supplies
  16. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    I have not seen "Mole Skin" on anyone's list, yet. Very handy for blisters and rub spots on the feet when still required to walk.

    Clove Oil for toothache.

    Votive candle(s) for flame sterilizing, light, sealing wax, etc.

    Also, an Insect Bite/Sting kit is handy, as well.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  17. Add:

    Thermometer, wire splint roll, oral airway, bandage scissors.

    Always remember ABC Airway, breathing, circulation are the priority.

    Also make an inventory card with the expiration dates on all of the medical liquids, medicines you have. Makes it easy to replenish.

    If you can also pick up a Merck Manual, you can find one for about $5-10 on eBay, the home edition will be good for those with no medical background. I found the Merck to be a goto manual for sick call and triage on ship.
  18. Sonichollow

    Sonichollow G&G Newbie

    Id add a narcotic pain killer too. Vicoden is strong and you can keep your wits about you.