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Emergency Disaster Medical Kit: A DIY Guide!

Build a Medical Disaster Kit! Disasters happen. It could be a hurricane, tornado, flooding, armageddon, EMP, end of world, financial collapse, nuclear meltdown, nuclear attack, earthquakes, artificial intelligence (AI), World War III or many more situations. These are all examples of where a medical disaster kit would benefit you. Thrive, don't just survive! When it comes to a medical emergency kit, you need to think emergency services will not be able to get to you. So build your DIY medical disaster kit with that in mind.

There are some main things to think about when building a medical emergency kit. Bleeding stoppers, wound management, medicine, wound dressings, broken bones, snake bites, hypothermia, disease prevention, etc. Having medical gear for all these emergencies is key. For instance if you are walking more and maybe on rugged forest trails, you might break something (or a family member, etc.). Having a SAM splint means you can manage that injury, where if you did not have that it would be much more difficult to stabilize the broken bone.

You might be dealing with insects more due to being outdoors or around flood water which is contaminated. So some repellent and itch cream is a must, as well as some netting or shelter. You will be eating different foods more regularly, so an anti-diarrhea is a must.

SAM Splint

Diarrhea leads to dehydration, which is a killer in a emergency disaster situation like a Hurricane, Blizzard, long term power outage, etc. Also, fevers can turn deadly, so having a thermometer and ice pack as well as some fever reducer like ibuprofen is pertinent. These are just some examples.

When you are a beginner with building a medical disaster (emergency) kit, you got to start easy. Do not overload yourself thinking you need all of these items outlined below immediately. No need to stress out. Stay tuned for the rest of these articles and videos that will be released in this series to get an idea of how to build your overall disaster (emergency) kit!

OUR EMERGENCY DISASTER MEDICAL KIT ITEMS: Ever Ready First Aid Large EMT First Responder Trauma Bag

Band Aid Brand First Aid Products Tru-Absorb Gauze Sponges

BAND-AID Surgipad Surgical Dressings Extra Large 5 in x 9

McKesson Medi-Pak Performance Dermal Skin Wound Cleanser 4 oz Squeeze Bottle

EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner - Stainless Steel Bandage Scissors

Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Blanket

SAM Rolled Splint 36", Orange/Blue

Medical Grade Vaseline Pure Ultra White Petroleum

Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Adhesive Bandages For Toe Blisters

Band-Aid Brand Hydro Seal Extra Large Waterproof Adhesive Bandages for Wound Care

Extractor Snake/Bee Sting Kit

N95 Medical Mask Adult

N95 Medical Mask Small

Curad Silver Wound Ointment

Nutrasporin® Extra Strength 100ppm Silver Gel Natural Non Antibiotic Ointment for First Aid

Neosporin Original

Curad Non-Stick Pads

Vaseline Gauze Dressing (Xeroform)

Kirkland Signature Ibuprofen IB Caplets - 500 Count

Children's Motrin Oral Suspension Dye-Free Berry

Childrens Benydryl Liquid

GoodSense Allergy Relief (Benydryl) Diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg Antihistamine, 100-Count

GeriCare - Anti-Diarrheal - 2 mg Strength Caplet - 96/Bottle

Anti-Diarrheal 2MG 200 Caplets by SDA Labs

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment | With Natural Aloe | 4 Oz

Adenna CAT456 Catch 8 mil Nitrile Powder Free Gloves (Orange, Large) Box of 100

Ever Ready First Aid Adult and Infant CPR Mask Combo Kit

Hibiclens Antiseptic Antimicrobial Skin Cleanser 8 Fl oz.

H & H Associates Multi-Use Hemostat and Compression Trauma Bandage

6" Israeli Bandage Vacuum Sterile Compression Bandage

Tac Med Solutions Olaes Modular Bandage, 6 Inch

QuikClot Advanced Clotting Gauze (2) 3-in x 24-in Gauze Strips

Celox Rapid B-CON Z-Fold Gauze with Hemostatic Granules, 3in x 2ft

Blue Emesis Bags, Disposable Vomit Bags

Oral Thermometer

BKID Medical Mercury Glass Thermometer Large Screen Clinical Medical Temperature,35℃-42℃

GT Cotton Elastic Bandage Roll w/Hook & Loop Closure

ACE Elastic Bandage with Hook Closure, 3 Inches Width

Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy & Oak Scrub

3M Steri-Strip reinforced Skin Closures - 1/2" x 4" - 10 pack of 6 strip envelope (60 strips)

Vetbond Tissue Adhesive

Nasopharyngeal Airway (28 Fr., 9.3mm) with Surgilube

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer, Original, Pump Bottle, 12 Fluid Ounce

Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, 2 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6)

North by Honeywell 020370 Triangular Bandage

ACE Instant Cold Twin Pack (2 per pack)

Lanacane Maximum Strength Anti-itch Cream

Aveeno Maximum Strength 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream with Pure Oat Essence

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