Whether you are a survivalist junkie, Boy Scout leader, or are taking proactive precautions in case of any emergency, there is always a significant emphasis that should be placed on being familiar with the materials that are necessary for survival. It is no secret that among some of the most significant of these materials are medical supplies.
Regardless of the situation or circumstance, there is always the chance that an emergency medical situation or medical discomfort could arise. Having said that, if you are not quite familiar with medical supplies, treatments, or materials, knowing what to include in this complete medical supply kit could present itself as a task to face and overcome. Well, fret not. We are here to help you prep. We have compiled a complete list of survival medical supplies that will help you get a leg up in your preparations.
- A variety of sizes of gauze, dressings, and bandages: Some of the most common survival-related medical situations involve the necessity to provide treatment with gauze and bandages. Whether the medical issue arises from a fall, a bite, or any other particular accident, having the correct materials on hand in order to minimize blood loss and cover lacerations is important. As an extra tip, we recommend supplying yourself with gauze that is both sterile and non-sterile.
- Antibiotic Ointments and Oral Antibiotics: In the case of exposure to a harmful substance that could lead to extremely complicated problems, it is, in many cases, important to take anti-biotic measures. Whether this is in the form of an ointment that is applied to an external laceration or a pill that is taken orally, this can help in an extreme survival situation.
- Swabs, Wipes, and Sterile Gloves: If you are treating someone in a survival-based environment, having the materials in order to conduct a sterile treatment or procedure is essential. If it so happens that the injury was caused from an encounter with an object or animal that was not clean, sterilizing the wound and surrounding area is important.
- Benadryl and Epipen: In some cases, there is the potential for allergic reactions. If these do occur, it is important to be prepared with anti-histamines in order to prevent an even more severe body response.
- Tourniquet and Blood Clotting Agents: In severe blood loss situations, having the materials to stop the bleeding can go a long way and save someone’s life. A tourniquet can be applied above the wound to cut off circulation while blood clotting agents (even natural) can slow down the bleeding that is resulting from the lacerated area.
- Dental Kit, Mouthwash, and Eyewash: Other important supplies that should not be forgotten are rinses for both the mouth and eyes. If the mouth is exposed to a discomforting agent or if a piece of debris enters the eye, it is important to treat this with helpful rinses in order to ease the discomfort and pain in a survival situation.