Whether you’re an avid hiker, a prepper, or a survivalist, having the right medical supplies in your survival kit is essential. Knowing what to include in your kit can help you stay healthy and safe when you’re out in the wilderness or if disaster strikes. From first-aid kits to antibiotics and wound dressings, here’s a guide to essential medical supplies that should be included in any survivalist’s kit.
First Aid Kit Basics
The base of any medical supply kit is a first-aid kit. A basic first-aid kit should include bandages of various sizes (for cuts, scrapes, blisters, etc.), gauze pads for larger wounds, sterile gloves for cleaning and dressing wounds, antiseptic wipes/sprays, tweezers for splinter removal and tick removal, scissors for cutting bandages or clothing around injuries, adhesive tape to hold bandages in place, pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (aspirin can cause complications with certain health conditions), over-the-counter medications such as antacids or antihistamines for allergic reactions/indigestion relief. Additionally it is important to have an emergency whistle and a flashlight available at all times so that help can be summoned if needed.
Other Medical Supplies
A well stocked medical supply should also contain antibiotics such as Amoxicillin which can treat bacterial infections like strep throat or urinary tract infections; antifungal medications such as Fluconazole which can treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot; wound dressings such as sterile gauze pads; wound irrigation solution; burn dressings; saline solution for flushing wounds; suturing materials such as thread and needles; topical creams for skin rashes/irritation; antihistamines to relieve symptoms from seasonal allergies; sunscreen with SPF 30+ protection; insect repellent with DEET concentration greater than 30%; glasses with extra lenses if needed; hearing aids with extra batteries if used. Additionally it is important to have CPR masks available in case someone needs resuscitation.
Essential Medical Equipment It is also important to have some basic medical equipment on hand including thermometers (oral/rectal) to check body temperature during feverish illness; stethoscopes (or stethoscope covers)to listen to breathing sounds during respiratory illness/infection; tongue depressors/flashlight combination tools to inspect throats during sore throat symptoms or difficulty swallowing food/drink items; blood pressure cuffs – manual or electronic – depending on your comfort level administering BP readings manually versus electronically. Additionally it is important to have syringes with needles if IV administration of medication is necessary.
Having the right medical supplies in your survival kit can mean the difference between life and death in certain situations—so make sure yours contains all these essentials! From first aid kits and antibiotics to wound dressings and CPR masks, this guide should give you everything you need when it comes time to put together your own survival kit. Remember: preparation is key when dealing with potential natural disasters or other emergencies!
You should always include a well-stocked first aid kit in your survival kit. Make sure it includes basic supplies like over-the-counter medications, bandages, gauze and antiseptic wipes. It should also contain essential items such as tweezers, scissors and safety pins.
While antibiotics are not an essential part of a survival kit, having them on hand can be beneficial in certain scenarios. Make sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out which kind is best for your situation and what the recommended dosage is.