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Medical Equipment and Supplies
Medic bag equipment and supplies for preppers

Wondering what medical equipment should preppers have? Here
is our list of the top "must have" medical equipment and supplies
for preppers:

Having a medical instrument kit is taking medical preparedness
to the extreme, and yet well worth considering.  In an end of the
world as we know it survival scenario, it may possible to have a
severe injury and medical help or equipment unavailable. It's also
possible to have someone knowledgeable in your group, such as
medic or nurse, who does not have proper tools to perform life-
saving surgery. For just such a scenario, preppers have sterile
medical equipment ready.

Medical equipment and supplies #1: Suture supplies.

  • Nitrile Exam Gloves. The ideal solution for individuals
    sensitive to natural rubber latex and donning powder, Safe-
    Touch Nitrile Examp gloves contain no allergy causing
    natural rubber proteins.

  • Povidone Iodine Surgical Scrub Solution. Povidone iodine
    solution (or Betadine) antiseptic microbicide for skin
    prepping and cleaning. Dr. Bones (a.k.a. Joseph Alton, M.D.)
    uses povidone Iodine in the example.

  • Lidocaine + Syringe. Lidocaine is a numbing solution, which
    requires a prescription. Numbing can be done with ice, but
    it's not as effective. There are numbing solutions available
    for tattoos.

  • Scalpels. Buy scalpels in three sizes (#10 fine work, #11,
    #15). Pictured below are #15 scalpels. Buy them in
    convenient sterile packages...

  • Suture needle and thread.

  • Foreceps. Use forceps, pictured immediate right, to pick up
    skin and hold in place. They look like tweezers:

  • Hemostats. If you're a surgeon; however, you  probably own
    hemostats that cost you upwards of $75, so don't expect the
    quality that matches such a hig price tag. If you're looking
    for a kit that will get you through an extreme prepping
    emergency, then this is the medic kit to ease your comfort,
    and you can get the kit for around $13.20 and with available
    FREE Shipping. It's better to have something in your medical
    arsenal that can help save a life, rather than nothing at all.

Here's how to Suture with the items listed above:

Medical equipment #3: Skin Stapler (also a Skin
Staple Remover).

Skin stapling to close lacerations should only be done when there
is "no reason to leave a wound open" as explained by Dr. Bones
in his video below. If you're purchasing a skin stapler, be sure to
get the skin staple remover, pictured right. Also, please note that
butterfly closures, steristrips or even super glue can be options
to skin stapling.

Medical equipment #3: Steri Strip Skin Closures.
3M Steri Strip Skin Closures Hypo-allergenic skin closures hold
firmly and comfortably to small wounds and reinforces suture
sites. Porous, strong adhesion. These skin closures conform to
skin movements. As a reminder, such skin closures will help you
manage small or shallow wounds in an emergency. They are not a
substitute for proper medical care, but for use in transporting to
care or to aid when help is not available.

  • Tip: An important note about the use of such skin
    closures: they are the first level of wound care of
    hemostatis (the process which causes bleeding to stop).
    While these skin closure strips help close the wound, they
    do not offer a protective padding, so you must add a
    protective sterile pad on top, as with a sterile gauze and
    tape bandage covering.

Medical equipment #4: Trauma shears.
Trauma sheers will help you cut off clothing to get to the injuries.
These special scissors are angled to get through the fabric, so
you can access the wound as effectively as possible. Ordinary
scissors won't do because they aren't sterile and they also risk
even more injury because they are not angled. The most
important consideration when selecting trauma sheers is to get a
good quality metal and avoid shears the plastic ones, which

Medical equipment #5. Tourniquet.
Use of a tourniquet is for highly trained individuals. Get one only
if yo know how to use it properly. For example, a tourniquet is
NOT for snake bites as many people mistakenly believe.

Medical equipment #6: Burn station.
Components of a burn station could include:
  • Aspirin**as an analgesic (pain reliever).
  • Aloe vera plant (aloe vera gels, may include other
  • Cold packs
  • Cling film (Saran wrap)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Ibuprofen as an analgesic alternative to aspirin (Advil,
    Exedrin, Motrin)
  • Sterile gauze
  • WaterJel external analgesic containing 2% lidocaine*

The WaterJel Burn station, pictured to the right of WaterJel burn
station, is a smaller version of a larger Burn Treatment Module
for treating and dressing burns.

Medical equipment #7: Blood pressure cuff.
Learn to monitor blood pressure with your own Aneroid

Medical equipment #8: Stethoscope.
A single lumen stethoscope is a good one for beginners. When it
comes to buying a stethoscope, accoustics are everything. You
can buy your own quality, yet inexpensive stethoscope on
Amazon, pictured right. Learn how to use one in your prepping.

Medical equipment #9: Dental medic kit.
Dental first aid is a necessary component of survival often
overlooked on the topic of self reliance. The Complete dental first
aid kit availalbe, right, will have you feeling prepared.

Medical equipment #10: Medical reference book.

  • Emergency War Surgery: The Survivalist's Medical Desk
    Reference, a book by the Department of Defense. Military
    surgeons assume a leadership role in combat casualty care.
    It's the ultimate prepper guide to own on the topic of
    trauma surgery. This reference guide features 200
    illustrations demonstrating proper field techniques.

So what does a fully-stocked medic kit contain?
The M39 Medic Bag, pictured at the bottom of the page, has more
than 230 items, including:
  • EFA - First Aid Book. 50
  • Burn Aid Packages. 1
  • Bandage Strips, 1''x3''. 2.
  • Tape, Rolls, Adhesive.
  • Bandage Strips, 2''x4''.
  • SAM / Universal Splint.
  • Knuckle Bandages.
  • Cervical Collar
  • Butterfly Strips.
  • Blood Pressure Cuff Kit.
  • Multi Trauma Dessings, 12''x30''.
  • Emergency Blankets, 52''x84''
  • Elastic Bandage, 6''
  • Tourniquet.
  • Triangular Bandages, 40''x40''x56''.
  • EMT Shears.
  • Blood Stopper Kits.
  • Pair of Tweezers.
  • Sterile Sponges, 4''x4''.
  • Stethoscope. 10 Abdominal Pads, 5''x9''.
  • Scalpel handle, #3.
  • Eye Pads.
  • Scalpel Blades.
  • 20 Pain Relievers.
  • Stainless Steel Hemostats.
  • Triple Antibiotic Packages.
  • Pen Light.
  • Antiseptic BZK Wipes.
  • Suture Sets.
  • After Bite Wipes.
  • Tongue Depressors.
  • Calamine Lotion, 6oz. 2.
  • Airways.
  • Eye Wash, 4oz.
  • CPR Mask.
  • Hand Sanitizer, 2oz. 2.
  • Instand Ice Packs.
  • Hand Soap.
  • Safety Pins.
  • Ammonia Inhalants.
  • Pairs Latex Examination Gloves.

More Useful Supplies:

  • I.V. fluids. IV fluids are illegal to purchase without a
    prescription -- simply they are not available for retail. What
    then? The answer is Oral IV pictured right. This oral
    hydration fluid will go a long way towards preventing

  • Ammonia Inhalants. To revive someone in an emergency,
    the way smelling salts revived people of the past, ammonia
    inhalant, pictured left, is an unusual addition to your medic
    bag. Don't overlook this important addition to your prepper's
    first aid and medic bag.

  • Benzalkonium Chloride Towelettes. Alcohol-free and Latex-
    free, Benzalkonium Chloride Towelettes, pictured at the
    bottom of the page, are non-toxic and non-irritating. They
    will not sting! This antiseptic / germicide is used to prevent
    risk of infection.  The power of benzalkonium chloride
    provides bactericidal and cleansing action for both hospital
    and personal use, and yet it's gentle enough to use

Happy endings...
Hopefully you never need to  use any of this equipment. It's
always best to have the upper hand and be prepared.

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