Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Medical Kit

Everywhere I look I see a kit that has been made for every circumstance. Want a medical kit? How about for a earthquake? How do they determine what you'll need for these things anyway? My personal opinion is that you can make these kits for much cheaper than most of them are selling for. Take a trip on the wild side, and walk through your dollar store. 90% of them have all the same things as far as medicine goes. Not to mention that you can get REUSABLE bandages from old t-shirts, sheets, or any other cloth you have lying around. There are many things that you may need tat they don't and you'll never fit it all back in the bag they give you anyway. So, for a basic medical kit that you can use and reuse in a pinch, here are my suggestions.

Every bag must have a few basic things for those just in case moments. The radio is to be more carried on your person than put into the bag, but make sure you have it!

  • Fire starting kit: (Box Matches, petroleum jelly cotton ball x3, flint and steel)
  • Signal mirror
  • solar blanket
  • heavy duty tape (5-10ft minimum)
  • cord
  • Radio
  • whistle
  • notepad
  • paper
  • comb/brush
  • handkerchief
Medical supplies:
Please note that I will NOT put any of the little "I cut my finger" band-aids on this list. All they do is make you feel better with almost no real medical help. I'll try to make everything as reusable as possible since the goal is long-term.

  • Personal Medication
  • Medical tape
  • cloth diaper (In lieu of a chest pad)
  • cloth pads x4
  • cloth strips
  • triangular bandage
  • antiseptic ointment
  • ibprofen or equivilent
  • moleskin
  • large safety pins x2
  • Surgical gloves x2 (NOT LATEX!)
  • solar watch (for timing)
What's in your go-bag?


1 comment:

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