Survival Medical Kits For Your Bugout Bag: 3 Medical Items You MUST Have!

Bugout Bag Survival Medical Kit Items
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

One of the many areas that preppers and survivalists sometimes neglect in a disaster or collapse scenario is the propensity of desperate people for violence.

Especially when you look at the early stages of a disaster, rioting or looting can easily turn into violent acts perpetrated by some citizens against others, even for no real reason.

Medical gear for your B.O.B. isn't nearly as sexy as some of the other survival gear we all accumulate and carry, but it is absolutely essential.

Especially in a collapse scenario, then, what medical items should you be packing?

I talked with medical and survival experts Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy about this recently, and here are three items they told me are absolutely critical.

Three Medical Items Your Bug Out Bag MUST Have!

Bugout Bag Survival Medical Kit Items
Bugout Bag Survival Medical Kit Items
Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

In the context of medical care, you should have certain medical items stockpiled and available should you have to engage in first aid during a collapse situation.

But your bug-out bag is only so large.

There are only so many things you can be carrying with you at any moment.

Prioritizing your medical gear requires that you make certain choices about what to include and what to leave behind.

Make sure these three items absolutely are included in your B.O.B.

1. Tourniquets

In a collapse situation, you’re much more likely to use collapse medicine to treat diarrheal disease and other infections than you are to get into gunfights.

The fact is, though, that civil unrest and other violence is often part and parcel of surviving a collapse situation.

One of the items you should have available to you is a good tourniquet kit.

There are some brands that are designed so you can use them on yourself with just one free hand, if necessary.

You should always have a tourniquet available in case of a grave injury that produces extreme bleeding.

Tourniquets are not meant to be kept on the body for long periods of time.

They hurt a great deal after a few minutes.

They also cut off circulation to areas that may not be bleeding, in addition to the bleeding area.

Still, despite these limitations, tourniquets are very important medical gear.

2. Hemostatic Agents

Hemostatic agents like QuickClot or CELOX are very helpful for fast treatment of bleeding.

These are natural agents, one of the main ingredients in which is Kaopectate, which is also found in red clay.

If you live in Georgia, you have seen some red clay like this.

CELOX is processed from the shells of crustaceans.

It will stop bleeding and even act on anticoagulants.

(CELOX is superior to QuikClot in that regard.)

It forms a gel when applied, which makes it easier to deal with compared to QuikClot, which sometimes forms a harder material after a while that you have to clean out of the wound.

The one thing about CELOX, though, is that it should not be used on people who are allergic to seafood.

That’s very important to remember.

3. Lots And Lots Of Gauze

The final item you should have on hand for collapse medicine in a violent scenario is gauze.

A single hemorrhagic injury can easily wipe out your entire supply of gauze.

It’s important to have gauze on hand, and also to have things like the Israeli Battle Dressing, which is a sort of gauze.

Don’t neglect the Ace Wraps, either.

In an emergency, you will avoid conflict whenever possible.

The potential for violence is still there, however.

By keeping these simple supplies on hand, you can be better prepared for the scenarios you will confront.

What Critical Medical Items Do You Carry?

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MCS 276 – Surviving With Medical Issues

Surviving With Medical And Health Issues

Almost HALF of Americans have used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days.

More than 10% of us is on FIVE prescription drugs.

More than 133 MILLION Americans have at least one chronic condition.

(That's 45% of the population.)

The CDC estimates that the rate could be as high as 6 in 10, with 4 out of 10 adults having TWO OR MORE chronic conditions.

What does that mean?

It means that in a survival scenario, including ANY emergency that lasts more than a few days…

…your dependence on prescription drugs and ongoing medical treatment could be a REAL problem for you.

So how do you survive when you're living with medical and health issues?

In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson talks to the famous survival medicine expert, “Dr. Bones,” to learn what YOU can do to survive and thrive in an emergency despite medical and health issues you may be facing.

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Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode:

  • How to harvest a natural plant alternative for dealing with chronic pain.
  • The non-opiate herb that could stand in for opiate painkillers in a disaster!
  • Why the “clock is ticking” for your diabetes drugs when the power goes out – and what you can do about it!
  • A radical, UNHEALTHY strategy for emergencies that could actually save your life by extending your drug supply.
  • Natural alternatives for coping with high blood pressure and respiratory issues… including a “yoga trick” that can stave off an asthma attack!

If you live with health and medical issues, you DON'T have to just “give up” in a long-term emergency or survival situation.

This week's podcast could literally save your life in a crisis… so be sure to listen now.

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MCS 160: The Truth About Survival Medicine Antibiotics

Fish Antibiotics For Survival Medicine

Fish Antibiotics For Survival Medicine
Will Fish Antibiotics REALLY Work For Survival Medicine?

We've seen it in every wide-scale disaster…

Vital emergency services are suspended or overloaded… medical help becomes scarce… and 911 calls go unanswered!

Now imagine a SHTF scenario where a loved one comes down with a high fever… shows signs of horrific illness… and suddenly YOU become “the family doctor”.

Do they need antibiotics or not?

If so, what kind do they need… where can you find them… and how do you administer them?

Go to the internet and you'll find thousands of opinions – often from well-meaning (yet clueless) “armchair preppers” with no medical background.

So this week, I asked my favorite REAL SHTF doctor – the one and only Dr. Bones – to school us all on exactly how to find… stockpile… diagnose… and use antibiotics to save a loved one's life when you're the only physician you can count on.

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  • How to evaluate your “patient's” condition to decide if they need antibiotics or not!
  • Not all antibiotics are the same – do YOU know which version to use for which ailments? Dr. Bones will give you the run down!
  • Your SHTF prescription: Antibiotic doses… timelines… everything you need!
  • Where to find “survival antibiotics”… what to look for… and how to be your own pharmacy when the one down the street is closed, destroyed, or looted!

Antibiotics can truly be a life-saver after a wide-scale disaster or crisis… but ONLY if you know what the hell you're doing!

Consider this your “SHTF Crash Course” for this critical survival medicine prepping skill!

What Other Meds Are Important In Order To Be Your Own Doctor In A SHTF Scenario?

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Survival Medicine: This Civil War “Killer” Could Come After YOU In A Collapse…

Survival Medicine Dysentary Prevention

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

This little-known fact really blew me away…

Did you know that two-thirds of the soldiers that died during the Civil War, DIDN'T die from wounds they got in battle?

I was recently talking with friends and famed survival medical experts, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, about the biggest medical threats someone may face during a disaster or collapse and they set me straight on my history.

Even more importantly, the shared the simple ways that YOU can avoid the same fate happening to your loved ones during a crisis that stresses our resources to the max.  Here's their best advice…

Survival Medicine: This Civil War “Killer”
Could Come After YOU In A Collapse…

Survival Medicine Dysentary Prevention

Imagine having all the food and water you need.

Imagine having all the ammunition it requires to protect yourself in a collapse.

Imagine having all the fuel you need to evacuate to your secure bug out location.

Now picture that you have all these things… and you're STILL watching a family member die slowly from an illness or an injury…

…an injury that you COULD have treated, if only you had been properly prepared.

When it comes to bugging out and to survival, most people tend to overlook certain very serious health concerns.

The Invisible Dangers Hidden In The Purest Of Resources

A lot of wilderness survivalists, people who are very prepared for most disasters, don’t realize that even the clearest mountain stream in the middle of a national park might be contaminated with organisms that cause dysentery or other diseases.

In fact, diarrheal diseases (like dysentery) from contaminated food and water caused more deaths during the Civil War than did shrapnel or bullets.

If you don't know how to make water safe to drink, you could be opening yourself or a family member up to a painful and crippling intestinal problem that could literally mean the difference between life and death.

Even worse, it's a medical condition you could have prevented with just a few simple steps for purifying the water you drink…

Survival Medicine: The Right Way To Purify Water Through Boiling

There are a lot of different ways to purify water to make it safe to drink.

Boiling it is excellent, if you have the luxury of being able to build a fire and waiting for the water to boil.

You may want to build something like a Dakota fire hole, which is effective but makes the fire less visible than a traditional campfire (that could attract others in the area who will want to sponge off of  your supplies):

dakotafirehole

Boiling eliminates all bacteria and viruses once the water hits 100 degrees.

One common myth is that you need to continually boil water for several minutes to purify the water.

Not so – by the time you see the water boiling, it's already good to go.

When You Can't Boil Water, Do This…

Other ways to purify water include tablets that use chlorine and iodine, or filters, which are sometimes built into portable filters straws.

Even exposing water to sunlight inside a clear plastic bottle is a reasonable way to decrease disease carrying organisms.

Just keep in mind that none of these methods are as effective as boiling the water, nor does boiling necessarily remove all contaminants (such as chemicals, fuel, or radiation).

Purifying water that you FIND is critical to survival for the simple reason that water is too heavy to carry enough of.

You can't carry enough water with you, so you have to be able to FIND water.

Once found, water must be purified to make it safe.

If you neglect this step, you run the risk of introducing any number of disease causing parasites into your body… and when the hospitals are overwhelmed or too far away to help you, down that road lies illness and death.

MCS Podcast 55: The Best Herbs For Survival Medicine With Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

Survival Medicine Herb Garden

Survival Medicine Herb Garden

One of the hard realities you must face during a collapse is the potential loss of the emergency support we take for granted during “normal” times – life police, fire, and of course, medical facilities and services.

When you or a family member is gravely ill and there's no doctor around to help, will you know what to do?

In this episode, Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy share their best survival herb remedies you can grow in your own backyard or indoor garden!

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Here's what awaits you in this week's episode…

  • Herbs that help to relieve stress and anxiety to offer you a clear head to make life-saving decisions!
  • Mother Nature's pain-relievers!
  • “Pandemic Tea” – Listen as we build out the recipe in real time (Wanted: Brave souls to actually make this… and drink it!  Would love your feedback!)
  • How to prevent infection in germ-filled environments!
  • “Disaster Pants” – How to protect your tighty-whiteys after drinking bad water or eating contaminated food.  (This happens more than you can imagine… and is a real killer!)

Grab your gardening gloves and get ready to hit the Home Depot!

This is your chance to be the village shaman… and potentially even save a life when you're needed the most!

Know Of Any Other Good Survival Medicine Herbs?

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