If you aren’t a practiced medical professional its pretty easy to understand where one of your biggest weaknesses in prepping could be.
In fact, most people have very little experience treating people medically at all. This means its unknown territory for most preppers.
Wading into this unknown lends itself to two problems in particular
1. How do you practice?
Medical preps, particularly trauma, are very hard to practice with because you often need someone else and its hard to recreate things like blood and stress
2. What to buy?
Being that most of us are not medical health professionals or combat medics its hard to even know what we should be shopping for. Or even how much to buy!
What we are going to address here are the top medical preps you need for getting your house in order and ready for disaster.
3. Quick Clot Combat Gauze
The first three items are all about stopping the bleed. This quick clot gauze has a chemical that helps coagulate along with acting as gauze.
Any injury that features serious bleeding or arterial bleeding is going to require a tourniquet. This uses pressure to cut off blood flow above the injury.
5. Israeli Bandage
This bandage uses pressure to drive down on a wound and tightly wrap. Its not a tourniquet but it can be very effective.
6. Wound Disinfectants
Having things to clean wounds is critical. Whether it be iodine, alcohol or other antiseptic wipes.
7. Irrigation Syringe
Cleaning out a wound in the wild is no picnic and it can be a serious issue if you don’t have a way of getting water into a dirty wound. The irrigation syringe can make that happen.
8. Face Shield
Protecting yourself while you administer aid is also crucial. The face shield will do that.
9. Nitrile Gloves
These gloves are both to protect you and the patient. Gloves are a must have above all other things.
There are many more things but these give you the ability to react to an injure quickly, effectively and safely