What’s In Your Bag? Part 5 – Health & First Aid

Welcome to Part 5 of What’s In Your Bag?

Today, I’m going to cover Health & First Aid, which is pretty damn important. I’ve also covered thoughts on medical supplies for home in the past if you’re interested.

Primarily, I have an Individual First Aid Kit from Skinny Medic aka Medical Gear Outfitters, LLC. At least it was originally called an Individual First Aid Kit if I remember correctly. It’s now called “First Aid Kit Medical MOLLE Pouch“, which makes me curious if they hired someone from Microsoft to help with product names. Regardless, it is a very nice kit that I’ve only augmented slightly.

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Thoughts On Medical Supplies

In talking to a number of preppers, I find that medical supplies often aren’t given as much thought as they should be. A basic – or even “advanced” – first aid kit that you can pick up at Walmart simply isn’t enough to form the whole basis of your medical supplies. While it’s a good idea to start with a quality first aid kit as the core of your medical supplies, you definitely need to augment it with additional first aid supplies and stocks of both over the counter and prescription medications.

First Aid Kit & Accessories

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Personally I use a 12 Survivors First Aid Rollup Kit as the quick access kit that will cover 80%+ of our normal first aid scenarios. It includes an emergency blanket, lightweight poncho, PBT elastic bandages, gauze pads, wet wipes, BZK antiseptic wipes, alcohol prep pads, purple nitrile gloves (I replaced the PVC gloves that it came with), band aids, mouth to mouth breathing mask, tweezers, zinc oxide adhesive plaster, a tourniquet band, and an emergency dressing. It’s in a nice rollup kit that also has straps that are compatible with MOLLE attachments. It straps nicely to the bottom of my bug out bag. Like I said, this should cover 80%+ of our first aid scenarios and is mobile enough that I could make do if I had to. It’s a nice core to build the rest of my medical supplies on and I would recommend it to anyone. Yes, that somewhat atrocious logo comes off as it’s Velcro.

There are a few additional things I specifically recommend everyone carry in their bug out bag as well as keep in stock at home. [Read more…]

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Making Colloidal Silver at Home

A few years ago I received a Colloidal Silver Generator as a Christmas gift from my Father in Law. Not knowing anything about Colloidal Silver at the time, my first instinct was to say “Oh, cool. I shall learn about this. Someday.” I then promptly stuffed it in a drawer and forgot about it, until I started trying colloidal silver when I was sick with sinus infections, the common cold, and pretty much any other ailment. To my surprise, it worked. It isn’t a miracle cure by any means, but it is quite helpful in recovering faster from illnesses. It’s also ridiculously expensive in stores.

Given all that information, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night with my oldest daughter than making up my first ever batch of Colloidal Silver.

Note: I wouldn’t recommend taking colloidal silver on a daily basis. You could end up with Argyria, which would make you look like a shiny smurf. I’m quite happy not being a shiny smurf, so I only take it when I’m sick.

What is Colloidal Silver?

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If you ask someone their opinion, it’s anything from God’s own cure for all that ails you to a concoction brewed up by tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. For some, it’s “The Life-Protecting Wonder They Refuse to Tell You About”, as seen on the cover of the 113 page document included in my Colloidal Silver Generator Kit.

Honest answer? At it’s most basic level, colloidal silver is nano particles of silver suspended in distilled water, nothing more. [Read more…]

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