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HOW TO MAKE DAKIN'S ANTISEPTIC SOLUTION

What is Dakin’s Solution

Dakin’s Antiseptic Solution was first used during World War I to treat infected wounds. It is an antiseptic solution containing 0.5% sodium hypochlorite. Simply said, it a bleach solution that has been diluted to decrease irritation.

Sodium Hypochlorite is a proven killer of most forms of bacteria and viruses. It is […]

MEDICAL KITS – Part 3

Comprehensive Medical Kit – The Comprehensive Kit builds on the Intermediate kit. It adds more bandages, medicine and instruments. The Comprehensive kit can handle more people and most severe accidents and illnesses. I have not listed quantities for any item. Store what you need for your family and situation. In a SHTH scenario, medical supplies […]

MEDICAL KITS – Part 2

Intermediate Medical Kit – The Intermediate Kit builds on the basic kit. It add more bandages, medicine and instruments. The Intermediate kit can handle more people and more severe accidents and illnesses. I have listed quantities for some items, take these as a minimum. Add more of whatever you think your family will need. In […]

BASIC MEDICAL KITS – Part 1

I’ve posted a few medical articles in the past month. I thought I’d try to pull them all together by talking about medical kits. First of all I have to say, commercial First Aid kits and supplies have a very high mark-up and profit margin. I prefer to make my own. It is no more […]

ORAL REHYDRATION SOLUTION

One of the illnesses that will explode in a long-term emergency is diarrhea. As water and sewer service is lost, we will be literally transported back to medieval times. The most affected areas will be high population cities where proper sanitation will be hard to control. In Haiti today there is still a major Cholera […]

SURVIVAL ANTIBIOTICS

Illnesses caused by viruses usually run their course in 7-10 days. Illnesses caused by bacteria can sometimes be fought off by the body for for the most part if not treated with antibiotics they just get worse and can result in death.

Antibiotics are not like pain killers. You can not just pick your favorite […]

PAIN MEDICATION

In a SHTF scenario, lack of medical help will be a significant problem. I believe lack of medical supplies and medications will become to a point of crisis sooner than later. It is important to stock medical supplies and medications as part of your survival plan.

Pain management is a basic part of medical care. […]

MEDICINE CABINET ESSENTIALS ON A SHOESTRING

Most of the illnesses we will face in an emergency are the same ones we face now. Aches, pains, colds, flu, fevers, sore throats, runny nose, upper respiratory infections (URI), stomach aches diarrhea and digestive tract problems will all still be around and in many case will increase during an emergency.

All the medications listed […]