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• "Preparedness for Kids"
• "Disaster Preparedness for Pets"
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• Emergency Disaster Supplies
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• One Year Supply of Food Guide
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1st Aid Kits
Every bug out bag should contain a good first aid kit
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Survival preparation begins at home with practice and planning.
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First aid knowledge will be extremely valuable in a survival situation
Every home, school and office should have some type of first aid kit. Survival medicine at times may be nothing more than common sense. A small cut will need to be washed in soapy water and covered. In a survival situation, safe water for drinking and hand washing may be in short supply. Hand sanitizer is a good temporary water replacement for small injuries. Placing water purification tablets in your first aid kit will provide clean and safe water for drinking and cleaning wounds and prevent secondary conditions such as infection and diarrhea. Keeping anti-diarrhea medications in your survival medical kit will help keep everyone hydrated.
If you live in an earthquake-prone area you should consider the types of injuries that are most common. Broken bones, lacerations and head trauma are common injuries sustained in an earthquake. Falling debris, crushing injuries by being trapped under fallen structures and cuts from broken glass will require more bandages, tape and topical antiseptics than people who live in flood prone areas.
Better to be trained and never need it that training, than to need it and have no idea what to do!
Flood prone areas are more susceptible to the problems associated with the lack of potable water. Stomach and gastrointestinal problems caused by the lack of clean water and exposure to contaminated water are common during flooding. Extra water purification tablets and water filtering devices are quite handy to keep in a flood prone area survival medicine kit.
High calorie/protein foods or supplements will be needed in a flood prone area. Escaping fast rising water will leave little time for proper food packing so keeping supplement bars, vitamins and high calorie replacement bars in the first aid kit will help out in an emergency. People who live in flood prone areas should keep their immunizations up to date, especially Tetanus.
People living in fire prone areas might be exposed to toxic smoke and fumes and will need specialized medical supplies in an emergency. Respirators to help filter the air, burn creams and gauze, as well as chemical single-use ice packs should be part of any survival medical kit for fire-prone areas.
Survival medicine does not need to be fancy, just functional. Pre-made kits provide a wide variety of items that are all useful but they may not include those special items that your particular area will require. Placing a purchased kit inside a bag with a home assembled survival medicine kit gives you the added peace of mind that you have prepared for the types of medical emergencies that you may face. This practice also allows you to include prescription medication that members of your family may require.
Preparing your own survival medicine kit means that you will also have the over the counter (OTC) items that your family uses regularly. If your family has infants or small children you need to keep items such as teething gels, analgesics for infants/toddlers/children, diaper rash cream, any prescription medicine that is taken daily and pediatric sized splints and bandages in your survival medicine pack.
Senior citizens have specialized problems as do middle aged adults. Arthritis and diabetes are two common problems that many of those population groups are faced with. Keeping glucose tablets or gel in your survival medicine kit pack at the office as well as the one at home may prevent complications from diabetes in a survival situation. An extra bottle or two of ibuprofen or acetaminophen would allow for less discomfort and more mobility. In any survival situation an extra set of hands is invaluable.
By planning ahead for the types of survival medicine situations that may affect you and your family youll find that you have removed a lot of stress that comes from being faced with a difficult situation. Emergency Medical Supplies Kit features more extensive survival medicine lists.