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Rolls of gauze
Droppers and bottles
Hot water bottle
Tonics and Supplements to Buy or Make
Spanish black radish
First aid doesn't have to be complicated. That said, there are many alternative treatments for the same problem. Don't hesitate to do the research to learn a variety of treatments.
Burns- Immediately cool the area by running it under cold water. Follow with ice. Cover with aloe vera,bandage if desired.
Scrapes - Wash the area with organic soap, rinse and pat dry. If you feel the need to further cleanse the area, pour on a little hydrogen peroxide. Pat dry. You can use raw honey for a dressing or 1teaspoon coconut oil with 4-8 drops of essential oil (tee tree oil,cinnamon, etc.) or cover with argan oil.
Eyes - If you get something in your eye, an eyewash can be very helpful. Make a saline solution with pure water (distilled is best) and salt. Boil the water, even if it is distilled. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of boiling water. Allow the water to cool to lukewarm before using. (Very important! Do not use hot or cold water in your eye!)
Use a sterilized eyecup or dropper. If you keep extra solution, sterilize the jar or bottle.
If you accidently splash a chemical in your eye, don't wait;flush with tap water immediately - for 20 minutes.
Bug bites - Use apple cider vinegar, cinnamon oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil and others. Remember to use a carrier oil with essential oils. (Mix 4-8 drops of essential oil with one teaspoon of coconut or other oil.
There are four types of infection: bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitical.
Viral Infection - At the first sign of a viral infection, gargle with pure apple cider vinegar. The more you gargle, the better. This lessens the viral load, killing off those nasty bugs so your immune system doesn't have to battle so many. Gargle enough (every hour!) and you will definitely experience a milder illness or you may just nip it in the bud. Total Tonic (recipe) can also be a great help too.
Bacterial Infection - Gargle with apple cider vinegar for a sore throat, too. Yes, it burns like crazy, but afterwards, the pain is usually gone. Spanish black radish is remarkable for bacterial infections of all kinds - bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, tooth infection, etc. Garlic is also a time-honored cure.
Fungus (Athlete's Foot or other skin infections) - First try straight apple cider vinegar. Just pour it on or use a cotton ball to squeeze it on the effected area. Tea tree oil (4-8 drops with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil) can be applied to skin or fingernails and toenails.
When you have a fungal infection, you can bet you have an overgrowth of fungus in your gut. Check out How to Kill Candida and Balance Your Inner Ecosystem.
Parasites - No parasites are not limited to third world countries. A truly healthy diet with plenty of raw food (80% at least!) helps the body rid itself of parasites.
As you learn more about natural remedies, it might help to keep a notebook. There is much to learn and many homemade recipes you will want to remember. As you do, your natural medicine chest will grow.
Strike anywhere / waterproof matches, bottled water, paracord, full-tang knife 6" blade, lighters, large candle, oatmeal bars, LED tri-color flashlight, clamped flashlight, and head light, multi-tool, axe/hatchet, medical kit (pocket mask, medical tape, needle, thimble, bandaids, dressings, alcohol, etc), and I'm sure some other things I'm forgetting. Definitely need to add a saw and would like a trench tool as well.
That's in my truck at all times in case of getting stuck somewhere in bad weather or in an accident in a remote location, or the highly unlikely case of actually needing to bug out. In that case the 870 and cases of shells come too
Not a "go bag" per se, but it's my general truck bag that can be used as a go bag. It's more of a camping bag than anything. One important rule is to replace everything you use
Bag contains things like a change of clothes, extra socks, propane canister, stove, freeze dried food, fire making tools, water, water filter, paracord, fixed blade, multitool, glow sticks, flashlight, compass, toque, toilet paper, first aid kit, and a bunch of other "survival" knit knacks.
I have 3 bugout bags one at my house, my office, and my truck. my office and truck bags has enough supplies for 5 days and hopefully that will be enough to get back home so i can grab my main bag and firearms.
safety goggles (covers and seals the whole area)
nose and mouth mask (3M makes the best ones)
am/fm Transistor Radio
multi perpose tool.
i have what i call burn box (in it has waterproof matches, alcohol cotton balls, and Potassium permanganate)
Hennessy Hammock system (great for any condition and it packs as small as a water bottle)
my trusted k-bar (i never leave home without one)
water and water filtration (MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter)
and $300 cash.
people that knows what i have prepared calls me crazy but nothing wrong with being prepared. right?
I do keep a go bag... not that I want to be paranoid, but I want to be prepared.
Firstly, I'm a resident hunter, so I have an old hockey bag full of all my nice wool undergear, plus all my hunting pants, jackets, toques, etc, so essentially it's a back up back of my clothing. I've also got a bunch of spare kids clothing and stuff for the missus in there too of course.
Then when the Tsunami hit a couple years ago, I invested in one of those emergency bags full of rehydratable foods complete with a first aid kit.
Keep them both separate from the house in case of fire, collapse, etc.
I keep 2 different go bags for different situations. Nothing out of ordinary and I think it's nice to know that I'm prepared in the worst case scenario.
1 - Home accident bag - self-explanatory, in case of fire, theft or whatever that prevent me accessing stuff from my place:
$500 cash+certified copy/originals of every important ID/docs (DL, passport, birth cert... etc)+a 1TB rugged HDD with all my pictures/important files, fully sealed and buried under my buddy's backyard (he has the same in my place). The stuff in it are updated every half~1year or so (mainly the HDD)
2 - Emergency bag
It's a mid-sized backpack I hang on the back of front door, basically all the craps that I bought while being fuck'd up from watching disaster movie.
Nitecore LED flashlight (more for power outage)+lightsticks
Dad's old Nikon FE+3 rolls
Epica crank radio/charger/LED light
Permanent match+a small Bic lighter
Sawyer Mini water filter+3 waterbags in different sizes
First aids kit+vitamins+few bars
1/2oz gold coin+U$300
Cert. copies of passports
I think the goggles, masks and latex gloves are good suggestions. I'd probably add them when I get the chance.
not really complete but I have all this in a duffle under my bed:
-push blade/punch knife (just in case)
-police baton (just in case)
-ariix water filtration system
-passport + cash
-first aid kit
-gerber fire starter
-meal replacement powders, dry oatmeal satchels (usually change once in a while)
Better to be safe than sorry haha
after reading some of the posts I need to add hand sanitizer, iso alcohol, change of clothes, and I probably should add some vodka+canned food too (saw a lifehack video where you can make a portable stove with alcohol and empty cans)
Last edited by alwayslive; 05-04-2015 at 10:16 PM.
and i can pretty much get everything listed above with these
For earthquake - canned food, candles, water, fm radio, batteries and all the stuff above as well
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