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Dealing With Medical Emergencies (preppers)
Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 20, 2012 | Bob Livingston

Posted on 08/20/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The prepper can take many lessons from the situation that developed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. One lesson is that when the social order breaks down for a period of days or weeks, adequate medical care will disappear.

So preparedness requires a medical kit. And no medical survival kit is complete without a good book or two on emergency medicine, anatomy, drug reference and medical terminology.

Some good ones to choose from are:

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Reference
KEYWORDS: drugs; firstaid; health; medicine; preppers; prepping; references

1 posted on 08/20/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Kartographer

PING!


2 posted on 08/20/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
FReepers may be interested in what these three PREPPERS are up to also:

Jacob Rothschild, John Paulson And George Soros Are All Betting That Financial Disaster Is Coming

3 posted on 08/20/2012 9:39:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


4 posted on 08/20/2012 9:45:53 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

My own personal favorite prepper medical book is “Where there is no Doctor”.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 10:08:19 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Buy a few banannas and practise your stitching techniques.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 10:20:41 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t forget educating yourselves in amputating and cauterizing. There are probably some great old books on those important methods. Barbers once used leeches and bloodletting for great cures, too. [Little irony and humor there.]


7 posted on 08/20/2012 10:36:01 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have my EMT textbook and large EMT box with wound treatment items and have leg and arm splints.

For badly bleeding wounds, I have Celox to stop the bleeding and Steri-Strips to close large wounds after they are cleaned and antibiotic ointment is applied.

Have oxygen tank and masks. Have antibiotics, plus over the counter meds for various ailments.

If someone doesn’t have Celox and Steri-Strips, those are the two items I would recommend as very important along with the antibiotic ointment.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 11:28:11 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ping ditto


9 posted on 08/20/2012 11:58:40 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Training, training, training.

Red Cross first aid course at a minimum; better yet, take a course for EMT.

All those medical supplies you’re laying by won’t do a bit of good if you don’t know how to use them.

And you’ve obtained your carry permit and picked up a weapon or two; but do you know how to disassemble them, clean, maintain, and repair them?

Excellent to be prepared, but don’t neglect the knowledge aspect while you’re laying in supplies “just in case.”


10 posted on 08/21/2012 1:14:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeChris

Read later.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:14:43 AM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: familyop
And that family dog who does nothing but sleep, eat, and deposit bowling balls in the front lawn?

Now you know what he's there for!

Practice!

12 posted on 08/21/2012 5:28:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: familyop
Barbers once used leeches ...

Modern doctors use them, too, on occasion.

13 posted on 08/21/2012 5:55:11 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Marcella
I had to look up Celox. I used QuikClot a couple times while working overseas as a Paramedic.

Coban, hydrogen peroxide, neomycin ointment and drops, hurricaine gel, and benzocaine are also good to have on hand.

I've also used DMSO for an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. It works!

14 posted on 08/21/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: DuncanWaring
"Modern doctors use them, too, on occasion."

Well said! And don't forget maggots. Let's stock up on those, before everyone else buys them all out! [See contemporary politics.] ;-)


15 posted on 08/21/2012 3:04:45 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; DuncanWaring

I am in favor of self-sufficiency, BTW, and only wanted to introduce a little humor. And stock up on food to save money against inflation ahead. Find ways to lower your energy costs (heating, cooling, etc.—very important). Get out of debt any way that you can. Do those things by being frugal and becoming more technically educated. Looks like some rougher times ahead.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by familyop (Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: familyop

Don’t forget, though, that the maggots you want are the special, medical-grade, dung-free maggots.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 3:22:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: familyop

Standard maggots, though will likely remain in bountiful supply.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

the use of maggots raised in sterile conditions are also used today on wounds that will not heal...maggots only eat dead skin and flesh and can make a wound clean as a whistle...


19 posted on 08/21/2012 3:34:24 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Yep, see #15 & #17 ;-).


20 posted on 08/21/2012 3:39:19 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Sarajevo

I used to use dmso on one of my goats that had problems with her 2 front legs...somedays I’d see her walking on her front knees (don’t know why) but would dab dmso on the knees and soon she would be up walking on all four...the trick is not to rub it into the area, just dab it a couple of times. (at least with goats, those that used it said never to rub it into the skin)


21 posted on 08/21/2012 3:40:51 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
My little bottle of DMSO has a roller applicator. A little bit goes a long way. One thing I learned from using it long ago was that it makes your body smell musty. I can live with that as long as the pain and inflammation are controlled.

It is a solvent and will also transport anything on the surface of the skin into the body, hence the application area needs to be free of soap residue or other contaminants. I have used it on my cats in conjunction with antibiotic ointments to increase absorption without negative side effects.

22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Sarajevo

used with anti-biotic is interesting. Thats a new one for me......thanks which goes on first, ointment or dmso?


23 posted on 08/22/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT by goat granny
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