Feedback on my medical Preps

  • Feedback on my medical Preps

    Posted by Expat-Prepper on October 6, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Hi, I am looking for feedback and comments on where I am currently at with my medical preps. I have only started stocking and stacking for a few months, and want to grow, but I want to make sure I am growing in the right direction. Please comment here or on YT with your suggestions, and if any.. mistakes I am making.

    Monkey1 replied 1 year, 4 months ago 8 Members · 18 Replies
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  • BentNeedle

    October 6, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    I’m not the expert and I have some modern medical supplies as you have BUT what happens when they run out? Hopefully, they are enough for one’s own family but if one has renewable sources (plants!) especially when it comes to antibiotics then more of our tribe can be saved. I was stuck by the strips of gauze bandages that were boiled and reused in WW1 portrayed in the TV series “The Crimson Field.”

    • Expat-Prepper

      October 7, 2022 at 10:10 am

      For sure plants are key, I just have to learn up on it a LOT more, and wanted the basics started. Thank you for the feedback. I plan on getting a farm lot in the near future, and it will hopefully have the basic medicinal plants in rotation.

  • skainsgirl

    October 7, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Hi and welcome to Freesteading! Enjoyed your video and saw some great med preps I really need to add. Goshen Prepping has some great videos on med preps you can check out.

    I would consider adding Aspirin, Goody Powders, Tylenol, Preparation H, Boudreaux’s Butt paste, A&D ointment, chewing tobacco, Silvadene, Calamine, Normal Saline, 90% Alcohol, Coban, Instant Ice packs, butterfly steri-strips, wound packing strips, duoderm, a digital and mercury thermometer, tweezers, b/p machine/cuff/stethoscope, a watch, 30cc syringes, tampons, pads, bandage scissors, duct tape, and a good survival/emergency med book. That’s just off the top of my head. I am sure some more will come to me! lol

    I don’t have all these myself yet…on my long to do list. Plus, I have a lot of other things people don’t normally stock leftover from my parents. As well as from my days as a home health nurse. Some of these can be substituted with other things, such as Neosporin plus for preparation H. You can make your own butterfly strips. Many of these are name brands that you can get generically.

    In your case, I would add a couple of cheap vapes. I personally use a Novo 2 that has pods and buy vape juice, but there are many choices out there.

    Great topic to post. Can’t wait to see what others add to this list.

    • Expat-Prepper

      October 7, 2022 at 1:49 pm

      Funny you mention Tampons.. living in the. philippines a place for some reason they just do not use them, my wife makes sure we have tons… imported from the US. Hemorrhoid cream is a good add.. and a bit of the others.. I will add to my list. Thank you

      • Monkey1

        December 9, 2022 at 10:18 pm

        Most Asian nations don’t carry tampons based on their social/ cultural standards on virginity and taboos of touching female genitalia. I’ve known of medical personnel getting physically accosted for trying to do vaginal exams on delivering moms by certain groups. It’s a whole other mindset.

        The issue with US manufacturer’s standards for tampons is pretty eye opening. Evidently they can use dioxin contaminated wood pulp and the fda says it’s fine. Also someone tested the feminine napkins and found contaminants on the skin versus the panty side as well. Almost as if there was an intention behind it…

  • Expat-Prepper

    October 7, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Also.. not shown is all the equipment.. thermostats, o2, bp, ect.. I have both digital and manual stuff.. I want to get a big bottle of o2.. as well, maybe a bipap, ect

  • Igyigy

    October 16, 2022 at 1:08 am

    I saw in another reply you are in the Philippines. Have you talked to the locals around there? I’m sure if you ask enough of the Filipinas you will get a good amount of suggestions of local plants to use for different remedies, from Oregano (the oregano there is huge leaves compared to what I am used to) to some tree nick names a “miracle tree”. My mother in law usually has some idea of herbs used and they can often times be found growing on the side of the road unless you are in Manila.

    • Expat-Prepper

      October 17, 2022 at 11:15 am

      There are many great medicinal plants out here in the province where we live. And some creative ways to eat some plants as well. Thanks for the reply

  • Southern-Girl-Shea

    October 31, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    @skainsgirl gave an awesome list. I was also a home health nurse. I think a good start for my recommendations is to add on to or elaborate on some of hers:

    First — the survival/emergency med book she mentioned — definitely! You can have every supply under the sun, but it’ll be absolutely useless if you don’t know what to do with it.

    Learn and know your medications (different preparations, dosing, reason/when to administer, side effects, etc.). Example: Aspirin—81mg and 325mg tablet strengths — Goody & BC powders that have aspirin and caffeine and Tylenol (aka acetaminophen) with multiple different strengths and additions.

    Boudreaux’s Butt paste and A&D ointment is fantastic for chaffing/chapping of skin and to maintain skin integrity with pressure injury.

    Silvadene is fantastic for burns and wounds but have to get a prescription unless you can get it over there without it.

    If you do the digital thermometer, get one that you can replace the batteries and buy extra batteries for it.

    Tweezers – get the women’s that are really sharp

    Tampons – not only for women’s monthly cycle — also excellent for plugging puncture wounds and gunshot wounds

    bandage scissors – a nurse will swear by these — get a good pair that will last — I recommend the Leatherman Raptor trauma shears

    duct tape — awesome for everything from taping down bandages to mobilizing fractures and injuries — (I also used to be a trauma nurse back in the day)

    Your video had the lidocaine…got something for you to consider. I found and ordered/bought some Lidocaine 10.56% — that’s 105.6mg of Lidocaine in every gram — from Anesten. Comes out of Korea. I ordered the 50gm tub of it and store it in the fridge with my Silvadene.

    I’m going to sound really weird, but anybody who has surgical tools, such as suturing kits or trauma shears, needs to invest in a pressure cooker/canner—as in a Presto or All-American canner. Many people preparing already have one because of canning foods. A pressure canner can be used to sterilize these tools for reuse and prevent cross-contamination and spread of infection. I have even pointed out to people that you can use a pressure canner over a fire or on a camp stove. It’s not ideal but feasible/doable, because I’ve used a pressure canner on my camp stove on the back porch when we had a power outage earlier this year (tornado).

    I watched your video on your range med bag and thought I’d recommend you visit Bear Independent on YouTube and Patreon. He has huge insight and collaborates with Refuge Medical who makes kits like you have. You don’t necessarily have to buy anything, but you can utilize their expertise to build/update your own kit(s) as suitable to your situation.

    I would also recommend you definitely have more than one kit. Have one in a couple of different places in the event you can’t get to one (lost in a chaotic/unsafe situation) or you need more than what’s in one kit (mass causality scenario). Don’t put them all in one place. Secure them in easily accessible places.

    I also recalled you didn’t buy chest vents because you don’t know how to use them. Learn how to use them. YouTube and the internet have an enormous amount of information on those and many other things. Just make sure it is a reliable resource. You can also utilize the google scholar search engine or some of the medical websites that medical professionals use for research articles for specific info. That’s how we stay up-to-date on evidence-based practice, so anybody can.

    Sorry for the lengthy post. I hope it’s helpful.

    • skainsgirl

      November 5, 2022 at 11:47 am

      great point about using a pressure canner for sterilization! thanks for explaining why you need each item.

      Chewing tobacco is great for wasp/bee stings. But is also a vasoconstrictor increasing heart rate and B/P.

      I am also working on my herbal apothecary of natural medicines. I would also recommend learning what local plants in your area can assist in an emergency situation.

      • Southern-Girl-Shea

        November 11, 2022 at 7:42 am

        @skainsgirl , where are you receiving education or training on herbals/apothecary? I am very interested in the field but have no idea of where to start.

      • skainsgirl

        November 11, 2022 at 2:37 pm

        Like you, I just didn’t know where to start. I have always leaned toward a more natural approach vs pharmaceutical (although they definitely have their place). But it is so overwhelming trying to discern which info is correct. The herbal world can be so subjective. Sadly, very little time and money is invested in scientifically proving their worth because of the lack of monetary gain to be had.

        I am self-teaching at the moment. You can find local classes. They do offer college level courses. That will be my next step.

        But there are plenty of reliable sources via books and videos. I admit that I am a little nerdy. I love reading studies and other things most people find pretty boring. I started watching Dr Michael Greger years ago. Each year, he literally reads every study put out (in English) and discusses it. He promotes a whole food plant-based diet. I recently started following Kaylee and her mom over at The Honeystead and Amy Fewell-The Fewell Homestead. They offer some insight on where to get started, best authors, courses to take, etc. There is also a plethora of homesteaders with a wealth of info. Many right here on Free Steading!

        We should start a group here for nature’s apothecary 🙂

      • Squashmania

        November 28, 2022 at 5:24 am

        I live in the Midwest, and a YT channel Learn Your Land is a great herbal identification/collection and use channel.

    • Expat-Prepper

      November 7, 2022 at 2:11 am

      Awesome reply, thank you so much. I do have books on order, I do have pressure cookers too. I have several kits car, house, office. But only the one range kit.


    • Monkey1

      November 20, 2022 at 10:40 am

      Would like to throw in med source that’s been reliable for me over several years-

      Indian bunch with good written English; calling, not so good. Carry antibiotics, Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, thyroid meds, etc. Used them without issue except one lost shipment which they replaced free.

      Go to site and type name of med you want or go under their general headings. Pick out what you want then it goes to customer page. There’s a screen asking for health info- fill-in few required fields and skip the rest. No prescription needed. When you’re first time customers, need wire transfer to pay. after you can do credit card. They also will fulfill cc under something like name New Botanicals to keep companies’ noses out of your business. If you have an issue, write them immediately. Usually get a response within 2-3 working days.

  • Monkey1

    November 20, 2022 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the protocol. Who knew!

    Also pitch in for Celox clotting powder. Instant homeostasis for pouring wound. Doesn’t need to be rinsed out like some of the others. Buys time to take action.multiple sites carry it.

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