Over the last couple of days I have talked a bit on disaster first aid and food and water. Lets turn our attention back to the disaster first aid chapter. We talked about the IFAK Individual First Aid Kit.
Today I want to expand that to a larger kit for a more long term disaster medical care.
Everything that is in the IFAIK goes in to your base camp kit. This is can be a portable kit, but its to much for a “tactical” kit.
It is based off the Military M-5 Medic Bag. I carried one of those for way to many years and they are not the lightest thing ever invented. But it can save the lives of a lot of people.
NOTE: The equipment list of the M5 and my modification contains items that are designed for experienced medical professional. A god portion of the items can be and are dangerous to use with out proper training. Please get the proper training
That being said, I have always said, if you have the chance to get medical equipment, even if you do not know how to use it get it and store it. Some one will be around that can use it to save a life. Maybe yours or a loved one of yours.
This kit does not contain any IV or fluid management This kit is designed for minor to moderate treatment to include airway management and wound care. Also this kit’s items are not carved in stone. Somethings may be useful to one person and not needed by another.
ITEMS: Disaster Kit Items
Now that we have a medium, level kit in place we need to take the time to learn how to use it. The Medic Shack working with my dear friend Cat The Herbal Prepper is putting together a wound care webinar series called “Wound Care for Austere Conditions” So let’s some of the things that need to be learned .
Pneumothorax decompression Controlling Bleeding mechanical and chemical Internal hemorrhage control techniques Moderate to advanced splinting techniques Flail Chest and other high velocity injuries
Gunshot wound management Proper dressing application for serious wounds Hemotoma management Thermal injury management C-Spine pro……..WHOA YOU SAID GUNSHOT WOUNDS?
Yes I did. Besides the fury of the disaster to deal with there is a byproduct of disasters. Human….garbage. Gunshot wounds present extreme trauma organ tissue and bone damage. And they need to be learned about.
Also noted in the list are some “western” cleaning agents. Hibicleans and Betadyne. These are wonderful tools to have. But they are a finite items. The Medic Shack teaches ALTERNATIVE and emergency medicine and no news letter would be complete with out a discussion on herbal items.
No matter the storm or disaster and even forest fire completely wipes out everything. I have been in the aftermath of forest fires and there is always untouched areas. These areas are where you will find the items you need to make antimicrobial wound washes and other items.
Yarrow. This is plant is fantastic for the cleaning of wounds and preventing infection This is a wide ranging “weed” that is found in just about every climate in the US.
Berberine. This is not so much a plant but a part of a plant. In the US the most common pant is Oregon Grape Root. Here in the desert SW desert or mountain barberry. And also Creosote bush is a go to by me for it’s antimicrobial properties.
Colloidal Silver. Not so much a “natural” or herbal item, when made and used correctly is fantastic for it’s properties. It is also easy to make and large quantities can be made in a short time. All that is needed is PURE silver wire. DISTILLED water (See our last news letter on my #1 survival item. The Pressure cooker) and 3 nine volt batteries.
This is by means nowhere near a complete list. But, well hell its a teaser list to start you on your way of to get yourself prepared to not only cope or survive but to come out of a disaster in at least as good of shape as you went into it.
So this is leading up to the webinar that Cat and I are putting together, well……
COURSE STARTS: Monday, November 6, 2017- register now to reserve your space!
Learn how to respond to a wound during an emergency, when there is no other higher form of health care available.
The course uses a variety of online text, video tutorials, and a weekly live Q&A. This course covers four critical aspects of wound care:
Emergency Bleeding Control
Wound Cleaning Techniques
Wound Closure Skills
So Hurry up and sign up Wound Care for Austere Environments
This course includes herbal instruction provided by Cat Ellis, including herbal styptics, herbal wound washes, herbal wound powders, and herbal anti-infectives, and myself Chuck Hudson on the practical aspects of wound care. This is a course that has been a long time in the making and will be well worth the money.
Please be aware that this course will start on November 6, 2017. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your course in the week prior to the course starting.
The course cost is normally $147.00 We have it priced at $97.00. But only until Wednesday 10-4-17. @2359 hrs. Subscribe to the news letter and we will have additional discount code available.