Medical

Medical Kits

Having a first aid kit on hand of some type is fairly common these days. It doesn’t take a geniusto realize you can fix yourself in some cases, as long as you have the right tools. There are plenty of websites that explain various aspects of first aid and cpr for you to browse, but here I will give you some idea of what I generally have on hand in the places specified. At the bottom of the page I’ve also added links to places I’ve had good luck with.

The home first aid kit:
· Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes,
· 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
· 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
· Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
· Triangular bandages (3)
· 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
· 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
· Tweezers
· Needle
· Moistened towelettes
· Antiseptic
· Thermometer
· Tongue blades (2)
· Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
· Assorted sizes of safety pins
· Cleansing agent/soap
· Latex gloves (2 pair)
· Sunscreen
· Non-prescription drugs
· Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
· Anti-diarrhea medicationAntacid (for stomach upset)
· Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
· Laxative
· Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
· Antibiotic Ointment
· Aspirin Tablets (5 grain)
· Kaopectate
· Medication recommended by your doctor
· Bandages
· Ace bandage
· Adhesive tape, 2″ wide roll
· Bandages, plastic strips
· Bandages, large triangular
· Butterfly bandages
· Cotton-tipped swabs
· Gauze pads (4″ x 4″)
· Sterile absorbent cotton
· Sterile gauze bandages, 2″ & 4″ wide rolls
· First Aid handbook
· Petroleum jelly
· Pocket/utility knife
· Rubbing alcohol
· Scissors
· Thermometer
· Tissues
· Tweezers
· K-Y Jelly
· tea tree oil, one fluid ounce, a natural antiseptic
· one of those emergency blankets that look like foil,
folded up to about three inches by three inches, and
are sold for about $5 each in camping stores.
· one enema bag per person, with the knowledge of
when to give enemas to rehydrate, raise core body temp,
and flush out the intestines from cholera and similar
bacterial diseases that lodge in the intestines and can
be flushed away. In the absence of professional medical
care, properly administered saline enemas can save a person
from cholera.

Other recommended items are sutures, syringes, and other medical supplies that most of us view as fairly sophisticated. I recommend that you start with what’s listed here and then study Red Cross materials and determine what they should keep in stock for their own situation.

The car first aid kit is less extensive, and it should not be confused with the car emergency kit, of which it is a part but not the whole.
Burn ointment
Gauze bandage rolls
ACE bandage rolls
Dressing sponges
Antibiotic ointment
Gauze pads
Iodine or similar prep pads
Alcohol prep pads
Butterfly bandages
Antibiotic ointment
Medical adhesive tape
Blanket
Scissors
Signal flares or reflective upright triangles

The evacuation first aid kit (part of the bug out kit) should contain the following, as a minimum:
Bandages
ACE bandage
Antibiotic ointment
Anti-Fungal ointment
Gauze pads
Iodine or similar prep pads
Alcohol prep pads
Butterfly bandages
Antibiotic ointment
Medical adhesive tape
Aspirin and/or non-aspirin pain relievers
Tweezers

saf-t-gaurd
emergency medical products
Med FAQ

Group 3

*G3*

Intro

Often times as a child I would wish that I had grown up in the past rather than the now. Whether it was playing Dungeons and Dragons or learning about the first Trappers that came out west before the Gold Rush of 1849, I always thought about how nice it would have been to have lived in a different time. In a time when there was little technology and people actually knew someone that was “Free”. Then I began thinking about what I was going to do with my life, so that I would not have to live under the thumb of current day madness. With that I spent much of my times in the out doors and spent most of that time trying to get as far away from life as I possibly could. As time went on I started learning about what was really going on in the world, and that pushed me further away from rest of the world. We live in a world so corrupt, and so hypocritical that I am amazed everyday when I wake up, that the world is still here.

We have factions of people all over the world trying to gain control of not only the population, but of all natural resources. In this struggle for control there has bred a new population of citizens. I call them G3, because they are not like the others. Who are they? Read on.

Right vs Left

On the Right side of the political spectrum, have the SUV driving, God fearing Republicans, and on the Left side of the political spectrum we have the electric car driving, tree hugging Democrats. Who is right? That is a trick question. The answer is both, and neither. Why do I say this? Because both have beliefs that are good for mankind, and both have beliefs that are not good for mankind. The problem here is that our rulers are just feeding us treats trying to keep us happy, while the pull the old “switcheroo” on us. If you truly believe that any “elected official” is looking out for you, then you are either paying them or lying to yourself. Even if you are paying them, you are probably lying to yourself. Politicians are only looking out for number one, and this is something you should never forget.

How can I prove this? I can’t, but what I can say is prove to me of the opposite. I am not a person that automatically sees evil in everything people do. But what I will say is that I have honestly looked for a politician that is not financially motivated, and I have not found one yet. Even on the local level, in the small town that I live in.

So everyone has a political party, what am I? Independent. Why I say this is that at this point in time I only vote so that I can have a say. I was always taught that if you don’t vote, then you don’t have a right to complain. It simply feels like I am humoring myself when I do it, but…….

Leaders and Followers

We are all slaves. I want you to think about it. That is a powerful statement, but it is very true. Can you think of one person that is not dependent on the “system”? Even some of the richest people in the country are slaves, though they are less enslaved than I am. Citizens of a country are slaves, and they are owned by the Government. While I am sure that there are some out there that are not dependent on the Government, I think that they are few and far between. In the first years of the United States, there were actually people that were “free”, but there have been so many steps over the last 100+ years to take that away it is amazing. I hope this doesn’t sadden you, but it is the truth. The more research you do into “sovereignty” the more you will realize this. I will not go on too much about this, but if you don’t know about it, find out.

My point in all of this is to say that no matter where you go, it is there. Don’t try and run from it, embrace it. The true path to freedom is to enjoy the freedoms that you have, and make the most of them. The more that you confine yourself, the better off you are. Try not to follow the path that is directly in front of you, and look around while you are doing it. If you do, then you will see that there are other paths to be taken.

Survivalists and Cults

After having been around “Survivalists” for a while I was beginning to wonder it wonder if all “Survival Groups” were cults. While most of them don’t fit in to the actual definition of a “Cult” I have pretty much found that Survivalism has found a new definition of it. It seems that the internet has bred a new form of cult. This being that there are many warlords or cult leaders out there that are not doing things in the name of religion. They are finding new ways to entrench people and control them. The funny thing is that they are doing it in the very way that our Government has been doing it for years. A student learning from the master is what we have. It is just too bad that these people take some ones fears and then turn them into a controlling force. The thing about it is that there are many out there in the survivalist mindset that are actually not even aware what they are taking place in. Then to make things even better, they start saying that they hate “sheeple” (people that are sheep) when in fact they are the very definition of it.

Most important here is that I see a set of survivalists emerging out of the ranks. These are people that have never trusted government their entire lives, but they are looking for answers as to why. They are the ones that are building strong bonds amongst themselves, not only by trying hard NOT to be cult-like, but by getting out and doing something, rather than just bitching about everything. Many of them are learning that being in control is not being in power, but being smart about the things you do.

Groups vs Lone Wolf

The main motto of many survival groups on the internet is that “you can’t survive on your own. You have to have others to help you out.” The thing I never understood about this was how someone on the internet, several hundred miles from me was going to be there for me. There is a question we have to think about when we thinking about joining a survival group, especially one online. That is, what can these people give me, that my own friends and family cannot?

All through my life I have seen that having a few good friends that you can trust is better than having many that you can’t. Having friendships that are more than skin deep is very important to your survival no matter what happens to you in life.

Thinking about history, how did people survive before there was electricity, etc? They did it, and they didn’t even know why or how. The simple fact of the matter is that there were no survival groups back then, it was simply nature. Only The Strong Survive, OTSS. Human beings have been surviving many catastrophes for many years and it has nothing to do with the internet. What it is about is being surrounded by people that care about you. That is what matters.

Many of these groups say that lone wolves (solo-survivalists) are destined for failure, but I would have to disagree. There were many people in history that did just fine by themselves or with one other person for many years. Don’t think that you HAVE to be a part of team to live. This is simply not true. Plus, the stronger you make yourself the better of you will be in the end, whether you are in a group or not.

G3

Now that I have shown you what is out there, I want to talk about the group of people I call G3.

Group one is the people that follow the government and play by the rules and listen to the rulers.

Group two is the people that live outside the law, or are waiting for a total break down of the law to take advantage of it. Sometimes even pushing for anarchy or lawlessness, by persuading people to arm themselves and do foolish things. Gangs, drug dealers, militia, Nazi groups and cults fall into this group.

Group three is a select few that are not any of those.

They are an interesting bunch of people. Mostly this is a group of people that are slaves and they know it. They work around the rules as much as they can with out drawing any attention to them selves, and even avoid the law as much as possible. They are not leaders nor are they followers, because they are too opinionated to be a follower, but to be a leader would not fit their tastes either. Becoming a leader is the path that leads to tyranny so they will stay away from that.

A G3 is most likely not affiliated with a political party, because they think that both sides are working towards the same common goal. Voting is not high on the priority list. Survivalism is a very interesting topic for the G3, because it is something that is close to their heart. The thing is that surviving isn’t necessarily Survivalism, and they know that.

The G3 is out to learn as much as possible about everything they can, and this is what makes them what they are. If there is something that they can do them selves they will do it, rather than needing the help of someone else.

Precious Metals

Precious Medals (PM’s) are a solution to particular problems, not a blanket sollution to all problems. They are mostly handy for wealth preservation. Gold is uniquely suitable as money because it is impossible to counterfeit thanks to its high density and other unique properties. Silver has additional practical survival uses such as helping purify water sources, creating reflective surfaces and medicinal applications.

This is kind of like having supplies of shelf stable foods. It isn’t really a viable longterm strategy but it can help you bridge the gap between periods of no food and food production. Similarly PM’s can preserve your wealth across periods of economic instability. Either way you’d do well to be able to grow your own food and earn money somehow. Stores are stores, renewable sources are another thing entirely.
Do not correlate your Metals that you HAVE with PM values. Those values are speculations based on current federal Reserve Notes. If you actually have the metals, when the Federal Reserve FAILS which it will eventually. Your gold will carry over into the new monetary system which the US Treasury will have to make(and they already have plans and material to do so). Watch the PM market with the knowledge that it is nothing more than a temperature gauge of how sick the Federal Reserve is.
Suppose you’ve got a farm, shelf goods, fuel, and a truck. You have monetary gyrations, either/or deflation such that there’s no work that pays and no goods that are worth much, or inflation such that a cup of rice costs $100,000. That’s not a joke–in the last months of Weimar, an entire life insurance policy wasn’t worth a postage stamp.

But you’re prepared, the money doesn’t matter. Ooops, except for your tax bill–you sold the petrol and truck and still lost the farm and are out on the street despite your preparations. What will you do for taxes when you’re unemployed for 3 years? Or when your tax bill is $2,000,000.00 a year?

Gold and silver tend to maintain their relative values during monetary gyrations. That’s why they call them an “anchor’ but it might better be called a “sea anchor”. Savings in other forms may be at risk depending on conditions that can occur quite suddenly. Rice and bullets still have value but they take up a lot of space and you’d need to sell them to someone with–money–to pay your lawyer or tax bill. History has shown gold and silver–so far, meaning 250 generations–have been the best commodity to hold your value in. –But bullets have only been around 25 generations, who knows? Maybe we’ll see something new this time.

One of three things is going to happen:

The world is going to keep muddling along about the way it is now, PM’s will somewhat keep pace with inflation, and maybe silver will rocket one day when the COMEX finally defaults like the LME did on nickel recently. THIS is the best thing that could happen, IMHO and I sincerely hope it does. My PM’s will help me “survive” old age in some security.

OR

The world is going to go to crap IN SOME MANNER.

It could be:

A total collapse of civilization due to war, a virus, a comet hitting earth, who the heck knows…..but in any case, PM’s won’t do you a lot of good for LONG time after I’m thinking…..survival is going to mean water, food, shelter, defense, fuel, etc…..and I have always, 100% of the time, said “GET THIS IN ORDER BEFORE YOU EVER BUY THE FIRST HUNK OF SILVER OR GOLD”…..because you are going to USE most of this stuff anyway, whether the world ends or not…..so just buy it ahead of time, and have the insurance…..duhhh….is this so hard to understand ?????

OR

It could be a PARTIAL collapse of society…..like the Great Depression ( which wasn’t all that Great for many ), which we are overdue for, if you believe that such events are cycles in history. This could take the form of a deflationary depression ( like the last one ) where fiat money simply becomes scarce….or it could take the form of an inflationary collapse like 1920-22 Wiemar Germany, where fiat money becomes worthless in a big hurry……..or it could take the form of lots of OTHER fiat currencies hold their value and JUST the US ‘dollar’ goes rapidly in the toilet because the world dumps our debt on the market, collapsing the buck overnight. Precious metals are gonna be REAL handy for survival in about any of those situations….because the root problem of all of them is THE PRINTING OF FIAT MONEY and the world will be looking for REAL MONEY, which PMs are.

SO, in 2 out of 3 possible situations I laid out, PM’s are going to be a handy item to own. But if you think civilization is going to collapse to the point the few that are left are going to be living in caves and eating grubs for food, then I ‘probably’ wouldn’t buy PMs…….as you will likely be long dead before civilization ever comes back to the point of commerce again.

Recommended reading at http://goldismoney.info

Personal Kit

Personal kit

It seems these days that many people are thinking ahead. This is a trend I like to see, because I’ve been one to try and be ready for what ever my come my way for quite some time now. The best way to put together a kit is to find a bag you won’t mind carrying with you wherever you go, then start adding things as you go. What I’ve included in my list below is the things that I have added over the years, and while it works for me, I would recommend you add or subtract things as you see fit. Remember that different situations require different things, and the list is going to be somewhat static. The most important thing here is to make it comfortable, and never let the thing get out of your immediate area, ever!

Good sturdy day pack sized backpack
Handheld radio capable of recieving weather channels and local fire/ems/police frequencies
GPS
Compass
Binocs
First Aid Kit
Band-aids
Emergency breathing mask
Tweezers
IB
Bug spray
gauze
Note pad with all important contact information (in case you lose your cell phone!)
Cell Phone
Poncho
Mylar blanket
Hand warmers
Mini Maglite
Extra batteries
Extra Zenon light bulbs
Knives
fixed blade knife
Small folding pocket knife
“Commando” Saw
Dryer lint in film canister
Lighter
Magnesium fire starter
Energy bars
Water Purification Tablets
Clear plastic garbage bag
Mirror
Whistle
Ziploc Bag
Camera
Mini Ranger survival manual
32oz nalgene water bottle
titanium coffee cup