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    List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies


    Here’s my list of Collapse medical supplies with natural remedies included (we should have these as back-ups or for first use supplies to save commercially made items!). Dr.Bones and I spend a lot of time and energy researching “back-up” plans for traditional medicine. We want YOU to have the knowledge to provide medical help if we have a collapse. I have planted over 60 different medicinal herbs in my raised beds and am learning how incredible natural remedies can be.

    List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies
    Collapse medical supplies:

    oral antibiotics- may also include garlic oil, honey,cayenne,thyme oil,peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil as herbal alternatives or fresh garlic or ginger

    OR if you can’t acquire Rx antibiotics, see our 4 part series that discusses antibiotics/their fish antibioticequivalents and how to use them, this is part one:

    Antibiotics And Their Use in Collapse Medicine(tm), Part 1

    antibiotic ointment and/or antibacterial herbal salve ( with calendula/tea tree oil/lavender oils)

    multi size bandages- lots of these in several sizes, spot, knuckle, size 1×3 is great to cover most lacerations

    ace bandages- 3 or 4

    steri strips and butterfly bandages to close minor lacerations

    TONS of gauze/dressings (sterile and non-sterile 4x4s)

    include lots of “telfa” pads( non-adherent-so healing wounds won’t stick to the dressing) and a xeroform petroleum dressing (non stick)

    ABD pads (usually 5×9) also called combine dressings
    10×30 trauma dressing

    tapes- include duct, adhesive and paper ( for adhesive tape allergies)

    quality bandage scissor/trauma shear ( ALL METAL, the plastic handle ones break cutting jean material!)

    Pliable fracture material

    mole skin- for blisters


    LOTS of nitrile gloves

    a couple pair of sterile size 7 1/2 gloves

    hand sanitizer

    betadine swabs/wipes

    BZK wipes-to clean hands/wounds

    alcohol pads

    masks- surgical(for sick people) and N-95s(for healthy people to keep them from getting sick!)

    dermabond (Rx) OR super glue ( may burn the skin)

    needle holder and sutures (2-0 nylon- don’t bother with 3-0 or smaller- higher the number=smaller the needle!)

    curved kelley clamp ( to remove foreign objects from wounds)


    several large safety pins

    magnifying glass

    pen light

    tongue depressor(s)

    clotting powders/dressings- cayenne ppepper powder may help minor bleeding

    styptic pencil- minor bleeding

    quality tourniquet- only use in severe bleeding that will stop with a major pressure dressing or clotting agents

    olaes modular bandage or Israel bandage

    blood stopper dressing (dressing with 2 kerlix attached for wrapping)


    cravet triangle bandages

    snake bit kit

    rubber bag (hot water bottle)

    Re-useable GEL packs- can be cooled OR heated


    Fels naptha soap- to wash off poison Ivy,oak or sumac from skin and clothes (also a great clothes detergent)

    dental kit- toothpicks, dental mirror, cotton-tip applicators, dental filling material ( commercial or mix zinc oxide powder and 2 drops clove oil), pill cups for mixing the dental filling,

    baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and 2 drops of peppermint oil make a great gum treatment and toothpaste

    extra essential clove oil (numbs dental pain when applied directly

    Eye cup

    eye wash

    eye pads/eye patch

    an Ear oil natural remedy ( usually has garlic oil and mullein oil)- use 2 warmed drops in the affected ear and place a cotton ball over the ear canal secured with paper tape, repeat 3 times daily.

    claritin (non-drowsy antihistamine)- hay fever/allergies

    benadryl ( drowsy antihistamine)-allergic reactions to stings/medication/food/contact with irritants/this is the other ingredient in tylenol PM! It really puts you to sleep at 50mg dose, but this is a better dose for serious allergic reactions!

    epipen (Rx), if needed for serious allergic reactions


    eucalyptus essential oil- also a decongestant and good for coughs ( direct or steam inhalation/ a good insect repellent

    pain relievers/analgesics- aspirin (not for children) /Tylenol/ibuprofen

    arnica essential oil/salve (great mixed with St.John’s Wort)- also an analgesic used externally in very dilute amounts (6-12 drops per ounce of carrier oil) see my articles ( on Natural Medical Kit:Essential oils. Great for bruises, joint and muscle pain, fracture pain, use ONLY on intact skin.

    Other Analgesic Essential Oils -Consider 1 or 2 of these – lavender,chamomile,rosemary,eucalyptus, marjoram

    Imodium-for diarrhea tx

    hydrocortisone cream- anti-inflammatory, good for rashes

    helichrysum essential oil- also anti-inflammatory and additionally an analgesic

    Lip balm-I love carmex brand

    zinc oxide cream-rashes and a sunscreen

    zinc oxide powder medical grade- to mix with Clove bud essential oil, and make a temporary dental filling

    Raw honey-externally for serious burns/internally mix with garlic oil for an antibiotic and sore throat tx

    tea tree essential oil-antiseptic/antifungal/insect bite tx/burn tx

    lavender essential oil-analgesic/antiseptic/calming effect for insomnia,stress/skin care-rashes and cuts

    peppermint essential oil-respiratory and nasal congestion/Headache tx 1 drop to temples or inhale vapors/also good for digestive disorders/achy joints and muscle tx/ use 2 drops on toothbrush with baking soda

    geranium essential oil- decreases bleeding when applied to wound/lowers blood sugar/burn tx /antibacterial

    thieves blend essential oil- A mix of clove,lemon,cinnamon,eucalyptus and rosemary oils- Antibiotic/antiseptic/and a host of other actions.

    chamomile tea bags- internally relaxing,headache tx and digestive problems/ external compress for burns,bee stings

    ginger tea bags- internally good for nausea, stomachaches, digestive problems like gas and bloating, also good for motion sickness (crystallized ginger is an alternative, but weighs more)

    echinacea/elderberry tea bags- supports immune system, decreases flu and cold duration

    aloe vera

    laxative tea bags- usually contains senna mixed with other herbs for a better flavor

    powdered Gatorade-for rehydration drinks ( to tx dehydration)

    multi-vitamins, extra vit c and zinc

    With the above list you can treat:

    colds/flu/cough/sore throat/lung congestion
    aches and pains
    allergies/allergic reactions
    skin irritations and conditions
    digestive upsets and nausea
    bug bites/ bee stings/ contact dermatitis( poison ivy/oak/)
    minor cuts. scrapes and lacerations-including suturing
    headaches, sinus congestion
    ear/eye/dental issues
    stress and anxiety
    oral hygiene and basic dental tx
    surface disinfectant
    insect repellent
    and wash clothes!

    I hope this helps, I have spent almost 2 years researching what would be really helpful and USEFUL in a collapse situation. Airways and ambu bags without a hospital to transfer the patient to, are mostly a waste of money. I would concentrate on the supplies you will need most and will likely be able use without too much training. Knowledge is power!

    Nurse Amy

    List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies | Pakalert Press

    Black Blade: I should be better prepared in this area myself as I am lacking in some supplies beyond the usual first aid kit and trauma kit. On the other hand we have a Physician's Assistant and a Surgical Nurse who are well stocked and they bring their unique skill sets to our small survival community.
    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin

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    Re: List of ‘Collapse’ Medical Supplies

    A small thread on medical supplies and health needs on my site:

    Health, Diet and Medicine Survival in Mad Max World Forum...

    A most basic First Aid Kit (one at home and one for travel):

    The kit includes various bandages, gauzes, splits, hemostats, latex gloves, anti-biotic creams, burn cream, thermometer, a stethoscope with blood pressure cuff, SAM splints, tweezers, hand sanitizer, pain meds, dextromorphin, lidocaine, Cipro (powder), etc. I may upgrade with an expanded trauma kit eventually as conditions change.
    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin

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