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#285579 - 08/25/17 12:24 AM My Checklist
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
I've been prepping for a brimstone hits the fan situation for some months and I want to go over what I have before I order more supplies. The following is my preps, not the household prep.

I do not include my prescription medications in this list because there is nothing I can do beyond what I'm already doing. I'm also not including gender-specific items in this list. I think I'm covered but if I'm not, I'll live.

FIRST AID KITS

The custom kit I built using the contents of a Rapid Care first aid kit and a Chinook Home and Vehicle bag:

MEDICAL INFORMATION
(1) First Aid Guide

PERSONAL PROTECTION
(1) Biohazard Waste Bag
(2) Emergency/Survival Blanket
(2) Respirator Mask
(2) Nitrile Glove
(6) Personal Antimicrobial Wipe

BLEEDING
(1) Trauma Pad, 5" x 9"

WOUND / BLISTER / BURN
(1) Burn Dressing, 2" x 6"
(5) First Aid & Burn Cream, 0.9 g
(4) Moleskin
(55) 0.75" x 3" Self Adhesive Bandages
(3) Fingertip Self Adhesive Bandages
(1) Cloth Tape, 1" x 10 yds.
(1) Wound Closure Strips, 0.25" x 4"
(3) Antiseptic Towelettes
(3) Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad
(2) Benzoin Swabsticks
(1) Non-Adherent Dressing, 3" x 4"
(2) Petroleum Gauze, 3" x 9"
(10) Cotton-Tipped Applicator
(2) Sterile Gauze Pad, 4"x4"
(2) Sterile Gauze Pad, 2"x2"
(1) Gauze Roll, 2"

IMMOBILIZATION
(1) Cold Compress
(1) Elastic Bandage Wrap, 3" x 4.5 yds.
(2) Finger Splint
(2) Triangular Bandage

MEDICATION
(1) Eye Wash, 4 oz.
(6) Aspirin, 2/pk (Analgesic)
(6) Diamode, 1/pk (Anti-diarrheal)
(6) Diotame, 2/pk (Stomach)
(6) Diphen, 1/pk (Antihistamine)
(6) Ibuprofen, 2/pk (Anti-inflammatory)
(1) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.9 g
(2) Hydration Powder
(3) Sting Relief Pad

INSTRUMENTS
(1) Irrigation Syringe, 60cc
(1) Digital Thermometer
(1) Scissors
(1) Tweezers
(1) Disposable Penlight

Three TRI first aid kits with the oldest one modified:

MEDICAL INFORMATION
(1) First Aid Guide

PERSONAL PROTECTION
(1) Respirator Mask
(4) Nitrile Glove
(6) Personal Antimicrobial Wipe

BLEEDING
(1) Trauma Pad, 5"x9"

WOUND / BLISTER / BURN
(3) Burn Jel, 3.5 g
(4) Moleskin
(19) Self Adhesive Bandage, 1" x 3"
(60) Self Adhesive Bandage, 0.75" x 3"
(50) Self Adhesive Bandage, 0.375" x 1.5"
(10) Butterfly Bandages
(2) Tape, 1"x5 yd.
(1) Stretch Gauze, 2" x 4 yds.
(2) Non-Adherent Dressing, 3"x4"
(8) Sterile Gauze Pad, 2"x2"
(4) Sterile Gauze Pad, 4"x4"
(2) Eye Pads
(30) Cotton Tip Applicators
(6) Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad

IMMOBILIZATION
(1) Cold Compress
(1) Triangular Bandage
(5) Finger Splints

MEDICATION
(6) Aspirin, 2/pk (Analgesic)
(6) Diamode, 1/pk (Anti-diarrheal)
(6) Diotame, 2/pk (Stomach)
(6) Diphen, 1/pk (Antihistamine)
(6) Hydrocortisone 1% Creme, 1.5 g
(6) Ibuprofen, 2/pk (Anti-inflammatory)
(6) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.9 g
(1) Hydration Powder

INSTRUMENTS
(1) Digital Thermometer
(1) Scissors
(1) Tweezers

I plan to build a first aid kit to replace my AMK Ultralight 3.

FIRST AID SUPPLIES

(49) Biohazard Waste Bag
(10) Triangular Bandage
(24) Trauma Pad, 5"x9"
(24) Wound Closure Strips, 0.25" x 4"
(4) Petroleum Gauze, 3" x 9"
(4) Benzoin Swabsticks
(3) Burn Jel, 3.5 g
(2) Irrigation Syringe, 60cc
(8) Stretch Gauze, 3"x12 yd.
(?) Sterile Gauze Pad, 3"x3"
(1) Disposable Penlight
(17) Non-Adherent Dressing, 3" x 4"
(200) Alcohol Prep Pad
(100) Waterproof Adhesive Bandage, 1" x 3"
(80) Plastic Bandage, 0.75" x 3"
(100) Flex-Fabric Knuckle Bandage
(100) Flex-Fabric Fingertip Bandage
(1) Elastic Bandage Wrap, 4" x 4.5 yds.
(2) Elastic Bandage Wrap, 3" x 4.5 yds.
(1) Moleskin Plus, 4 Sheets
(3) Cloth Tape, 1" x 10 yds.
(3) AfterBite
(1) Digital Thermometer
(2) CoFlex, 2"
(50) Cough Drops
(232) Alka-Seltzer
(6) Aspirin, 81 mg, 36
(3) Pill Splitter (Two Are Used As Backups)

ORAL CARE

(10) Philips Sonicare Brush Heads
(?) Toothbrushes, 0.75 OZ Toothpaste, 4 M Dental Floss (from dental visits)
(2) Toothpaste, 5.5 OZ
(1) Toothpaste, 6.0 OZ

PERSONAL PROTECTION

(6) Lip Balm
(9) Carmex
(1) Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 8 OZ
(1) Bens 30% Deet Tick & Insect Repellent, 1.25 OZ

FOOD AND WATER

(288) Bottled Water, 8 OZ
(7) Premier Protein, 18 Bars
(6) Nutritional Supplement, 24 Pack
(3) Toast Chee Cracker Sandwiches, 8 Pack
(2) Toast Chee Cracker Sandwiches, 20 Pack

OTHER

(1) Case of Facial Tissue, 30 Boxes
(9) Kleenex Go Packs

I can't think of anything I need to list. I will get more bottles water, nutritional supplements, protein bars, cracker sandwiches, lip balm, aspirin and alcohol prep pads.

Other than gender-specific items, is there anything I need to add to the list, increase quantity or are there things I have plenty of and do not need to increase the amount?

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (08/25/17 12:53 AM)
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#285583 - 08/25/17 03:27 AM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1469
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
JI... I have in the past misunderstood some of your questions and their scope. As a long time resident of the Central Gulf Coast of Florida (since 1955), I have attempted to provide insight to readers of this forum to some of the lessons learned, and to offer suggested solutions to primarily tropical weather events, most recently problems related to the power outages of the 2004 and 2005 season.... after action reports generated by my students provide some generational perspective.

are you referring to an "end of the world" situation, like a global pandemic, nuclear event and the like... or "what do I need to ride out a CAT 3 hurricane, and the next two weeks without electricity?" or are you focused primarily on your medical needs? regards

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#285584 - 08/25/17 03:28 AM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5991
Loc: southern Cal
Consider a full size SAM splint, or equivalent, for fractures. An alternative would be to look around and figure out in advance what items might be used as a splint. They are pretty darn useful gadgets...
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#285586 - 08/25/17 11:29 AM Re: My Checklist [Re: LesSnyder]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
are you referring to an "end of the world" situation, like a global pandemic, nuclear event and the like... or "what do I need to ride out a CAT 3 hurricane, and the next two weeks without electricity?" or are you focused primarily on your medical needs? regards

I have a reason to believe there is a chance the middle east could go nuclear before the end of this year.

My biggest concern is prescription medication. I have a stockpile of some of my prescription medications but not all. If there is a disruption in the supply chain, I would have a problem.

I have put a lot into first aid because this is an area I have experience and interest. If the brimstone hits the fan, this will be something I can contribute.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#285587 - 08/25/17 11:33 AM Re: My Checklist [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Consider a full size SAM splint, or equivalent, for fractures. An alternative would be to look around and figure out in advance what items might be used as a splint. They are pretty darn useful gadgets...

There is one SAM Splint in the home medical kit. Do I need to get additionals?

Jeanette Isabelle
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"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#285589 - 08/25/17 02:46 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2793
Loc: USA
You can never have enough tape or OTC meds. If you think you'll be treating injuries you can never have enough gauze. I am a big fan of vetwrap or cowrap as the outer layer for bandaging.

What first aid and other medical training do you have? I've found that as I've trained with more interventions that I start building opinions on which gear works best for me to do what I've been trained to do.

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#285590 - 08/25/17 03:44 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: chaosmagnet]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5991
Loc: southern Cal
Hearty agreement with CM. I have been on scenes where all the splints were applied, and improvisations were being sought. Fortunately, rolled up magazines, etc. work quite well. Always consider that your dedicated supplies may be exhausted. Keep in mind the protocol for sterilizing bandages, etc...
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#285592 - 08/25/17 03:50 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: hikermor]
haertig Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1929
Loc: Colorado
Get a box or two of the super large, super absorbent feminine hygiene pads. They are a good addition to the much more expensive and harder to find "trauma pads".

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#285593 - 08/25/17 04:00 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
You can never have enough tape or OTC meds.

Thank you for the reply. My experience has been you cannot have enough tape or alcohol prep pads. As I mentioned, I will get more alcohol prep pads. I have not experienced this with OTC medication; I plan to get more aspirin.

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
If you think you'll be treating injuries you can never have enough gauze.

I have a 100 count box of 3" x 3" sterile gauze pads. The box is almost full; I don't know how much I have left.

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I am a big fan of vetwrap or cowrap as the outer layer for bandaging.

CoFlex? I have two 2" rolls.

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
What first aid and other medical training do you have? I've found that as I've trained with more interventions that I start building opinions on which gear works best for me to do what I've been trained to do.

I took a class on CPR and first aid. Aside from the CPR, the course on first aid was not useful. I learned more by studying Wilderness & Travel Medicine by Eric A. Weiss, M.D. and practicing what I studied on myself. As for on the field experience I wrapped a sprained ankle, treated first and second-degree burns on myself and a security guard, wounds, bleeding and someone closing the door on my hand at work. For my hand injury, I already knew what to do: cold compress and anti-inflammatory medication (aspirin).

Jeanette Isabelle
_________________________
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#285594 - 08/25/17 04:01 PM Re: My Checklist [Re: haertig]
haertig Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1929
Loc: Colorado
Note that you only need sterile pads as the first covering over a wound. Once the wound is isolated with one or two of those, you can stack on the much cheaper "clean" gauze pads to absorb blood or whatever.

I'm not sure why you'd need sterile gauze. You cover the wound with a sterile pad, and then the gauze just holds the pad(s) in place. "Clean" gauze is good enough, your don't need the expense of sterile.

Also, "Coban" is absolutely fantastic for holding dressings in place. Much better then plain gauze or Kerlix. Don't buy it off of Amazon or in a retail store. You will pay a fortune for it. Instead, order it from a large animal vet supply online place (something like "Horse.com"). It's the same stuff there, but MUCH cheaper. And it comes in more different sizes. And for some reason the ones in human stores are dull and drab, but the ones for horses come in lots of pretty colors.

https://www.horse.com/item/coflex-flexible-cohesive-bandage-4-x-5yd/E006427/

(p.s. - looks like they call it "Coflex" on the horse site, but it's identical to "Coban" in a human store).

You can pick up other medical supplies that are just fine for human trauma on large animal vet sites. It's no different than human stuff, just cheaper.

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