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Medical Supplies and
First-Aid Kit Components
Regular bandages in various sizes, rolled gauze (Kerlix brand is a good example), Medipore or another brand of breathable tape, wound-packing cotton tape, and an aerosol can of saline solution, with which you can clean the affected areas and wet the packing for deep wounds. Some wounds are too small and deep to be packed with regular gauze, in which case cotton tape, available in 1/2 and 1/4 inch widths, is used. This packing material, inserted after being moistened with saline solution, is intended to prevent infection.
Alcohol pads come in foil packets, and are good for sterilising scalpels and other tools used in wound treatment. Also available in small foil packets are iodine wipes.
Hydrogen Peroxide, a small bottle, for drawing out infection from surface
Available at medical supply shops, already sterile and, though disposable, re-usable when cleaned with alcohol in non-rusted condition. Stock up on these--they are useful for opening wounds that need to drain, and for bullet-removal.
Long-stick Cotton Swabs
For packing and cleaning deep wounds
Antibiotic or silver ointment to prevent infection, Antiseptic Wipes
For those treating wounds, they come in bulk-packs at Sam's Club, also available in non-latex, lightweight material.
For cleaning wounds and purifying water. Now available to the general public are iodine wipes folded into small squares and packed in foil. Bottled iodine with a dropper is good if you have room for it; compact wipes are more portable.
Some progressive doctors, namely Dr. David Dixon and Julian Whitaker, M.D. are using a solution of iodine and sugar to heal wounds.
Aspirin for heart-attacks and to reduce fever; liquid-gel caps such as Advil for other painful conditions and injuries
Water to Wash Down Medications
For keeping people conscious
To remove foreign materials, chemicals, and to prevent infections that they may cause
Masks for Smoky and Septic Environs
Lightweight and easily stacked--there are many times when your instinct ought to say, "Wear a mask!"
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