Sanitation and Medical Preps
Disease and bad sanitation have killed more people than all the wars in history put together…ok I do not have a stat for that, however, it is safe to say life expectancy has increased through our sanitation efforts. Look at how much structure our society has put into plumbing, waste removal, and cleaning products. So what happens when the plumbing shuts down and the garbage trucks stop coming? What happens when the doctors are gone and the pharmacy is closed down? Will you know how to treat basic illnesses? Will you know the best practices for dealing with human waste?
Urban Preps To Buy
- Disposable bucket or luggable-loo
- Toilet paper (1 roll per family member for each week)
- 1-2 rolls of paper towels
- Diapers for infants
- Additional infant supplies (baby wipes, diaper rash cream, etc)
- Rubber gloves
- Sanitation items for women (at least one- month supply)
- Garbage bags with twist ties ( i.e., to line toilets or luggable-loo)
- Cat Litter or absorbent material (i.e., saw dust or dirt)
- Baking soda (for eliminate odors)
- Soap or antibacterial cleanser (one per family member)
- Medical bag or back pack, tackle kit or container
- Medical reference books or eBooks on handling medical crises
- Aloe vera
- Insect repellent
- Gauze pads in assorted sizes (3×3 and 4×4)
- Sterile roller bandages
- Antibiotic ointment
- Syrup of Ipecac and activated charcoal
- 2-3 bottles of disinfectant (Betadine, isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide)
- Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
- Adhesive tape or duct tape
- Latex gloves
- Medical Scissors
- Tongue blades
- Medicine dropper
- Liquid antibacterial hand soap
- Disposable hand wipes
- Eye care (e.g., contact lens case, cleansing solution, eye moisture drops)
- Create a sanitation kit.
- If you are preparing a sanitation kit with infants in mind, ensure that you have accounted for their short- and long-term needs.
- Familiarize yourself with different methods of handling the sanitation problems that arise during short- and long-term emergencies.
- Create a first aid kit. Ensure the kit is situated in an accessible location.
- Take a basic first aid class, if you have not done so already.
- Purchase a first aid manual
- Download When there is no Doctor and When there is no Dentist and print out copies of both books or you can buy them in our store.