First Aid and Emergency Items

  • First Aid and Emergency Items

    Posted by Raspberry on December 19, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Hi!

    We recently realized through an accident we are woefully ill prepared for first aid and emergencies. I’d like to know what are some of your must haves? Do you have any books you keep on hand as reference guides for first aid and emergencies?

    Like many of you, right now we’d prefer to not go to urgent care or emergency room, if we can help it. So what are items do you have on hand in case of emergencies or just basic first aid?

    Thanks in advance for any and all help!!

    UtahRick replied 8 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 12 Replies
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  • JesusIsOurSaviour

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Hey! Off the top of my head and what I currently have in my First Aid.

    Basic Tool Supplies for First Aid:

    • Tons of Nitrile/Sterile non latex gloves

    • Bags to dispose bio with (even a sandwich bag.)

    • Alcohol / alcohol wipes

    Gauze wrap + pads

    • Small soap (squeezable)

    • Small Hand sanitizer

    Sterile tweezers

    • Sterile scissors

    • Hydrogen Peroxide

    • Mustard packets and aluminum foil together helps reduce and soothe the heat of a burn (you’ll want it if you need it. Just like the rest!)

    • Wraps for sprain injuries

    • Bandaids/Bandages

    Menstrual pads (multi-use)

    • Clean socks

    • Clean underwear

    • CPR mask

    • Eyewash solution

    • Syringes

    • Small measuring cup (for taking meds)

    • Thermometer

    • Duck Tape (yes)


    Basic EDC (every day carry)

    – Your carry weapons and holsters alike

    – Utility belt of some sort (has to be reliable and sturdy enough for weather and labor)

    – Easy to use personal carrying knife

    – Something to forage with ^ (can be the same blade but I prefer to use two separate knives.)

    – Lighters + Matches (multi-use of course, you can scrap the plastic of the lighter with a knife to start a fire in the rain if you ever need to in a dire situation.)

    – Water / Way to filter, purify and store enough for 1 gallon per person per day. (Minimum.)

    – Some type of microfiber cloth/hanker-chief

    – Small carrying case (like “altoid” mint can size) to put small things in

    – Rubber bands, paper clips.

    – Writing utensil (at least a pencil)

    – Paracord

    – Small shelter option (like a tent) backpack/keep it car

    – Something to cook in (Titanium is smart for open fire.)

    – Small hatchet axe to carry and chop (vehicle storage)


    Some Basic Medications:

    • Vitamin E / Beeswax

    • Aloe Vera

    • Calamine lotion

    • Poison ivy solution medication (Jewelweed IS the BEST. Cold pressed especially.) Collodial oatmeal baths are also necessary if it’s in hard to reach areas.

    • 2 or more black tea bags (astringent)

    • Honey (add turmeric stops a big bite from swelling and pulls out the venom from any bite naturally)

    • Antibiotic ointments

    • Silver gel and/or small spray amber bottle of colloidal silver

    • Petroleum Jelly (helps to pull off a tight ring)

    Bag Balm (soothes and heals cuts, blisters, dry skin)

    • Ibuprofen (multiple pain relievers, different kinds)

    • Allergy medicines

    • Melatonin

    • Any non refrigerated medications that are for personal use

    • Anti-diarrhea meds

    • Laxatives

    • Diabetic needs

    • Allergy needs

    • Cayenne Pepper (hot but excellent for stopping blood – I’ve tried it.)

    • Gingerroot extract or dried ginger chunks for digestion and anti-inflammatory

    • Comfrey salve

    • Echinacea extract

    • Peppermint essential oil helps ease headaches and sing congestion

    I have most of these in my first aid kits, but I’m always adding to it and modifying it as one should. It’s good to have backpacks full of these things and put them in multiple spots. You literally never know.

    Hope this helps some 😃

    • Raspberry

      Member
      December 23, 2022 at 4:43 pm

      This is a wonderful list you’ve provided!! Thank you so much!! I’ve already started collecting some of these items and will continue to get more after the holidays. ♥️

  • AutumnRidge

    Member
    December 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Nothing like being prepared when the unexpected happens. We keep one of our Trauma kits in each vehicle and one in our backpacks at all times. We have boo boo kits but the Trauma kits are life saving. We had looked at several kits but seemed like most always lacked a few key items. It became so frustrating we designed and produced our own.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  AutumnRidge.
    • Raspberry

      Member
      December 30, 2022 at 7:05 pm

      I like that idea, having separate boo boo and trauma kits. That’s smart!

  • Grammiehomesteader

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    This is not really about emergency care per se but I’m scheduled for knee replacement and I’m refusing the PCR test they give before surgery. I have to call this Wednesday to see if they will do my surgery without test . If not I will cancel . Anyone else that passionate about not taking that test? I just don’t trust it .

    • KimC

      Member
      January 2, 2023 at 9:28 pm

      Based on my research, you are well-founded in your distrust of the test. One note of interest: I have seen and read whistleblower reports from nurses and hospital employees stating that once patients are under anesthesia and/or in their care, they have been given the injections anyway. One specifically warned to read ALL fine print before any procedure, indicating that even patients who had stated verbally that they didn’t want ‘this or that’ had been ignored and had been given injections and so-called medications (for their own good), even though they were told not to do so.

      Personally, based on my current distrust of the entire medical system, I would not have anything done to me going forward except a life-saving procedure due to some sort of accident or unforeseen event. I would put in writing (even through an advocate if I was incapacitated; including notices of legal ramifications if not honored), requiring the hospital’s/doctor’s/surgical team’s specific written acknowledgment and acceptance/agreement, that they would give no injections, medications or procedures not approved by me in advance or by my advocate (on scene constantly to watch them like a hawk). But that’s just me.

      There are a lot of things that can be done for knee issues. I recently saw this video and was amazed at the results. Maybe it could benefit you? Hope/Pray so! Blessings, Kim

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXt5kTTTrho

  • Grammiehomesteader

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you for this. Needed to hear it. Thank you for this video as well!

    Blessings

  • SimplerTimesHomestead

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 12:28 am

    “Where There Is No Doctor” and “Where There Is No Dentist” from Hesperian Health Guides are pretty good and we’re made for those out in “a village” without regular healthcare workers.

    The guides used to be available for Free in PDF format, but are also available in a paperback form.

    As with any emergency medicine, these books don’t take the place of proper and trained medical care, nor am I a medical professional, but have had training in the past and once I read these, I added the physical copies to our library.

  • UtahRick

    Member
    June 23, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    https://www.refugemedical.com?sca_ref=3902889.qUstiwQa8T Use this code for 10% off your order for American Made Medical Supplies.

  • Raspberry

    Member
    December 23, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!! I looked for copies send there’s a few versions. One was from 1980, is that the same version as yours or is it the 1990 version you have?

  • Raspberry

    Member
    January 2, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks!!!

  • JesusIsOurSaviour

    Member
    January 3, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Why’s that? Just wondering. I’ve never heard that before.

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