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Prepper Medicine Cabinet
Top prepper medicines to stock for survival

When there is no doctor and when there is no medicine, what then?
Survival medicine is doing what you can with what you have, so make sure
you have something when the rest of the world runs out!

If you're passionate about your survival, consider asking your physician now
for extra prescription medicines and antibiotics, so you don't have to rely on
fish antibiotics or be at the whim of what you can find in a black market.

Stocking up on medicines just might save a life: yours!

Top prepper medicines to stock for survival
Below are some popular survival medicines for your prepper's medicine

#1: Activated Charcoal Tablets (toxin adsorption*).
Activated charcoal is the black magic potion the prepper's medicine bag.
We're not talking Kingsford here (don't use chemically laden charcoal
briquettes): the recommended medicine for your cabinet is a specially

activated charcoal
. While activated charcoal has many uses (from teeth
whitening to reducing your cholesterol) its ideally suited for preppers as an
emergency toxin removal. Activated charcoal, through a
dsorption, traps
toxins in the body to help flush them out. Another of the major benefits of
activated charcoal is that it helps alleviate gas and bloating.

Make way for Nature's Way Activated Charcoal capsules, pictured left.
Nature's Way Activated Charcoal (from Indian Hardwood) is commonly used
to adsorb* digestive gas. It also protects the body from overdosing on
harmful toxic substances. Due to its large surface area, activated charcoal
has high adsorption properties, meaning that it keeps certain substances
from being absorbed in the body's gastrointestinal tract.

    * Note: adsorption, not absorption, refers to adhesion of atoms, ions,
    molecules from a dissolved solid, liquid or gas. The adsorption process
    flushes poison and toxins from the body.

#2: Ammonia Inhalant (smelling salts).
Ammonia Inhalant, pictured right, is a modern day version of "smelling salts."
It's intended as a product to arouse patients who've fainted. An often
overlooked prep, you will be happy to  know you can revive someone to save
their life with a swift measure of ammonia inhalant.

#3: Antibiotics - Fish Mox (amoxicillin).
Are fish antibiotics safe for humans? The role of antibiotics in modern day is
FishMox is the primary brand of amoxicillin (antibiotic) stocked
by some preppers for extreme catastrophic situations where a doctor or
when medicines intended for humans are not available. Amoxicillin treats
bacterial infections, but also presents a severe allergic reaction in some
people which is sudden, intense and possibly deadly.

Consult your doctor about FishMox* to see if this option is right for you and
your family in a survival situation when prescription antibiotics will be hard to
come by after a societal collapse. Remember, this antibiotic is intended for
fish, not humans, but may be the only antibiotic available in uncertain times
when a doctor is not available. Stock Fish Mox, but do not use it under
ordinary circumstances, and do not stock it without consulting a doctor,
nurse or pharmacist. Learn the proper dose for your bodyweight before you
ever need it and discuss your family's history of allergies! This is the value a
medical professional can provide.

#4: Anti-diarrheal.
An important prepper medicine to stock is an over the counter anti-diarrheal.
It doesn't matter whether you stock a brand name or a generic:

  • Kirkland Anti-diarrheal includes the active ingredient (Loperamide HCI
    2mg.), but at a much lower cost.

#5: Antihistamine allergy medicine (e.g., Benadryl).
Benadryl is diphenhydramine, the brand name of antihistamine allergy
medicine. Since 1946 Benadryl has been providing temporary relief of
seasonal and perennial allergy symptoms. Most notably, taking an
antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) provides a measure of
relief against bee stings.

#6: Aspirin (painkiller).
Aspirin isn't for everyone, but it's a good idea to stock it in your first aid kits
and medicine cabinet as aspirin can help save your life during a heart attack*.
It's also an everyday pain reliever. Much more than a painkiller, you'll find
many more reasons to include
aspirin in your preps. For your bugout bag,
pack aspirin in small packets, pictured immediate right.

    * It's important to note that aspirin products mixed with other
    substances are not suitable for use in preventing heart attacks. As an
    example, Bristol-Myers's Excedrin contains the stimulant caffeine, but
    Bayer does not. Ask your doctor about using Bayer in your aspirin

#7: Boiron Oscillococcinum (Homeopathic flu remedy).
Boiron Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product for flu-like symptoms,
pictured left. Boiron Oscillococcinum, pictured right, temporarily relieves flu-
like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.

Oscillococcinum does not cause drowsiness or interact with other
medications. The sweet-tasting pellets dissolve quickly under the tongue;
and doesnt' require water, chewing or swallowing.

Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up, Oscillococcinum works best when
taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms.

#8: Colloidal Silver (natural antibiotic).
A powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral, Colloidal Silver soothes a
number of skin ailments, including soothing burns, minimize scarring,
relieving herpes sores, and medicating boils, ringworm or warts!

Colloidal Silver is a mineral with wildly debated medical claims, but preppers
agree it is a necessary item in the medicine cabinet. According to the
manufacturer of Ultra Pure Colloidal Silver Natures
Best Antibiotic, "There is
no known disease causing organism that can live in the presence of even
minute traces of Colloidal Silver. Colloidal Silver is used to treat a wide range
of diseases and infections, both internally and externally."  

The big pharmaceutical companies don't appreciate these claims, and the
Federal Drug Administration isn't on board either and so colloidal silver gets a
bad rap.

While we don't think anyone should self medicate, there may be a time in the
future you may be faced in desperation to cure a disease. Preppers pack
colloidal silver in their personal pharmacy because it is a natural antibiotic
available without a prescription. It serves as an alternative when prescribed
antibiotics are not available and infection is life threatening. Preppers also
appreciate versatility of a prep.

#9: Digestive enzymes (Enzyme supplement, digestive aid).
Your stomach won't be quite the same after your diet changes. Many a
backpacker has overdosed on freeze dried food and can testify to this.
Digestive enzymes will help restore your body's proper balance.  Probiotics
are good, healthy bacteria that are known to reduce occasional gas, bloating,
and improve immune health.

#10: Frankincense (natural immune booster).
Since biblical times, Frankincense oil has been known as the 'Gift of Kings.'
While it has a myriad of skin healing properties (it can heal small cuts and
incisions, reduce inflammation, reduce the appearance of scars), this
treasured essential oil can also help fight infection and boost immunity.

#11: Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex (treats
Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex is a bizarre addition to the
list of survival medicines. This powerful extract is derived from the hulls of
green black walnuts, and has been used for centuries as an herbal tonic to
promote healthy microbial activity. Preppers use it for getting rid of parasites!

During a survival situation, you may be hunting and unable to provide a
stable source of fresh drinking water. Have a plan to clear parasites out of
the body with Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex.  This centuries
old herbal tonic to promotes healthy microbial activity and comes highly
recommended by
The Patriot Nurse in a survival situation for those who plan
on hunting.

#12: Goldenseal (immune support).
Popular as antifungal and antibacterial, Goldenseal root promotes a healthy
immune system. Goldenseal, also called Indian turmeric or "ginseng's little
brother" by the Cherokee, has potent medicinal properties. It can kill germs
on contact particularly in mucus membranes and not get absorbed in the
blood stream, which can be advantageous for many, but can make blood
pressure fluctuate, so check with your health care practitioner. It's also used
as a digestive aid and studies are underway for using goldenseal to support
healing of cancer.

#13: Hurricaine (tooth pain relief).
Nothing bites worse than tooth pain! Hurricaine topic gel, pictured  right, will
anesthetize muscle tissue to provide temporary relief in discomfort in teeth
and gums. In the old days, the agony of dental pain was among the top
causes of suicide.This medication will be a godsend for the day
when a
dentist is not available.

#14: IOSAT (Potassium Iodide Tablets).
Stockpiling Iosat Potassium Iodide, which has been FDA -pproved since
1982, is highly recommended by health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid
cancer of anyone exposed to radioactive iodine following a nuclear reactor
accident or detonation of a nuclear weapon.

Radioactive iodine can travel hundreds of miles downwind, such as it did after
the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters. The thyroid is the only part of the
body that absorbs and stores iodine.

By taking FDA approved potassium iodide prior to exposure of radioactive
iodine, your thyroid will become saturated with safe, stable iodine. This will
prevent your thyroid's absorption of any additional iodine (radioactive or not)
long enough for the radioactive iodine inhaled or ingested to be safely
dispersed through the kidneys.

Potassium Iodide is a prepper medicine often overlooked and yet essential to
take if radiation is imminent. The problem is that when you need it, likely it's
limited or unavailable when health officials notify the public of exposure and
urgency. Potassium Iodide capsules, pictured above, can help maintain a high
level of beneficial iodides in the thyroid gland. Potassium Iodide supports the
body's normal detoxification processes, including the removal of heavy
metals, though it's not a cure for radiation sickness.

#15: Melatonin (sleep aid).
Many preppers stash coffee and tea for survival. They need also stock
something to help them fall asleep: Melatonin. During a crisis, your mind
could be hyper alert with thoughts keeping you awake at night, but without
adequate sleep you may not be able to follow through on an effective
strategy of survival. That's where Melatonin comes into play. Melatonin by
Nature's Bounty, pictured right, is great for people experiencing occasional
sleeplessness, those with jet lag, or anyone seeking to improve their quality
of rest.

On the flip side to stay awake...

  • Caffeine (alertness and energy aid). Caffeine supplements will help
    you stay awake and five-hour energy boosters may help provide the
    endurance you need to protect your family or meet another critical
    survival need.

#16: MiroLAX stool softener (constipation relief).
You'll be eating foods you're not used to eating, so consider that bowel
movements may fluctuate more often. Miralax, pictured right,  is a stool
softener to help you get through eating too much freeze dried food.
Prescription strength MiraLAX relieves occasional constipation and softens
stool. It increases frequency of bowel movements. Dissolves in any beverage.

#17: Oregano Oil (an antiflammatory and more).
Packed with protection against bed bugs, fleas, lice, even mosquitoes, and
tape worm! Oregano oil is also effective against vaginal infections, cold and
flu, and a host of other homeopathic uses.

#18: SaltStick caps Plus (hydration).
Did you know you can avoid cramping during and after long distance and
high elevation hikes? Trusted by marathon runners, SaltStick buffered
electrolyte salts plus caffeine and sodium, pictured at the bottom of the
page, will give preppers on the move an edge.

In addition to reducing muscle cramping, these totally vegetarian capsules
reduce heat stress, maintain electrolyte levels and increase energy levels. It's
a great
bugout-bag item or for hunting.

#19: Tea Tree oil (external use only).
Tea Tree Essential Oil, pictured left, is best known as a very powerful immune
stimulant. It's a powerful anti-fungal and
disinfectant for topical use only. It
can help to fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi,
and viruses), and there is evidence that Tea Tree Oil massages prior to an
operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Tea
Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections.  

Tea tree oil is very penetrating oil to help cure infections and boils, and even
seep through toenails. It's great for athletes foot! Learn more about
tea tree
oil benefits.

  • Do NOT ingest tea tree oil! You may wind up in the hospital. Some
    apply tea tree oil sparingly to sores in the mouth and on lips, but this is
    a deadly concoction to some and not worth the risk for others. Never
    ingest tea tree oil!

#20: Thieves Oil (pandemics).
Steal this idea: use thieves oil to help prevent infections. Is there merit in the
theory about Thieves oil?

  • Upper respiratory support: In the Survival Medicine Handbook: A
    Guide for When Help is Not on the Way by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy
    Alton ARNP, they recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page 78.) for upper
    respiratory infections.

Nature's medicine cabinet
Interested in natural prepper medicines and homeopathic solutions? Preppers
also stock a variety of home remedies, salves, unconventional medicines, and
essential oils for survival:

  • Aloe vera. Aloe will provide soothing natural relief from sunburns.

  • Doctor Christopher's Infection fighting Formula. Doctor
    Christopher's Infection Formula provides added peace of mind during
    the flu season. Get through pandemic situations knowing you're
    charging your family with infection fighting vitamins.

  • Echinacea. A medicinal powerhouse and secret of Native Americans,
    echinacea has been popular as an anti-viral and antibacterial sold to
    help fight symptoms of cold and flu.

  • Elderberry. Proven effective for use against swine and avian flu,
    elderberry extract is manufacturered as Sambucol. Safe and effective
    for kids, there are no known side effects.

  • Epsom Salts. Discover the medicinal uses of Epsom salts, including
    how Epsom salts help flush out toxins from the body, improve
    absorption of nutrients, and even soothe aching muscles.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide. As a first aid essential, hydrogen peroxide can
    help prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. It may also be
    used as an oral debriding agent. It can aid in removing phlegm, mucus
    or other secretions associated with a sore mouth. Stock hydrogen
    peroxide in your prepper's medicine cabinet and learn more about
    applications for your survival.

  • Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is great for your health, and you'll keep
    pesky little critters away. Spiders hate peppermint oil and rodents too!
    100% peppermint oil will burn their little nostrils!

Considering that stress and poor nutrition along with reduced hygiene and
total lack of medical care are very real threats to your health during a
catastrophe, it's wise to prepare; however, for any health or dietary matter,
consult your Doctor well in advance of needing to use any of these products.
This medicine cabinet supply list is intended for long-term storage and use
only for a scenario where a pharmacy and medical professional network is

Happy endings...
What's in your medicine cabinet? It's better to have medicine (and not use it)
than to need medicine (and not have it)!

Emergency Medical Technicians, nurses and doctors have one common
shortcoming: much of their power to heal and save lives becomes useless
without support of medicine and medical supplies. And therein lies the reality:
eventually medicines and supplies will run out in the end of the world as we
know it.

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* These prepper medicines are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For
any health or dietary matter, always consult your physician. This information is intended for your
general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for
specific medical conditions. Never disregard or delay in seeking medical advice when available.

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