Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Are You Totally Prepared?!

Over the years since I started this blog I have posted several Emergency Preparations list for people to follow.

Our family often jokes that we are preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse but the reality is that anything can happen. 

Take for instant the current weather on the East Coast that shut down Atlanta, Georgia and most of Texas.

In previous posts I have shared how to create a Bug Out Box and Basic Emergency Preparation; especially for an Evacuation. 

It is inevitable that people are going to be hurt and get sick. A simple scratch can easily become infected and become septic. An item that is often over looked in emergency preparation are medical supplies. The average person has a few bandages and possibly an antibiotic cream. 

Please consider including into your Bug Out Box a medical kit. Medical kits are bit larger then First Aid Kits. 

A Basic Professional Medical Kit can run you between $200-Thousands....

Ready Project is a site that carries various different size medical kits. Check out their site here. Inside this 6lb medical kit you will find:

6) 2" x 2" Gauze Pads
(8) 3" x 3" Gauze Pads
(3) 4" x 4" Gauze Pads
(4) Blood Stoppers
(1) Sting Relief
(1) CPR Mouthpiece
(6) Tongue Depressors
(18) 1" x 3" Band-Aids
(1) Tweezers
(1) Whistle
(1) Stethoscope
(1) Thermometer
(3) ACE Bandages
(6) Pain Stoppers
(6) Non Aspirin Pain Relief Pills
(6) Buffered Aspiring Pain Relief Pills
(4) Ice Packs
(6) Pairs of Nitrile Gloves
(2) Solar Blankets
(6) Sterile Eye Pads
(3) Containers of Sun Block
(3) 4" x 7" Combines
(12) 3" x 1.5" Knuckle Bandages
(6) Fingertip Bandages
(4) 3" x 4" Non-Adhesive Bandages
(1) Ammonia Inhalant (10-Pack)
(6) 2" x 3" Patch Bandages
(12) Sanidex Antimicrobial Wipes
(12) Alcohol Preps
(12) Antiseptic Towelettes
(2) Wire Splints
(9) Antibiotic Ointments
(6) Iodine Prep Pads
(6) Sterile Gauze Rolls (2 x 6 yards)
(3) Adhesive Tap (1 x 10 yards)
(4) Triangular Bandages
(6) Large Butterfly Bandages
(6) Towelettes
(1) Carrying Case
(1) Paramedic Scissors
(6) 4" x 4" Burn Free
(8) 1/8 ounce Burn Fee
(1) Life Savers
(2) Chapsticks
(1) 27 Page First Aid Book
(1) SAM Splint
(1) QuickClot

The liquids and gels need to be replaced every 1 1/2- 2 years
Also, add your own personal medication to this collection. It has been recommended that people who  need special medication have a 30 day supply. Please contact your medical professional to discussion plans to keep store and acquire these additional supplies. 
The rest of the website I recommend to explore too.

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