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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Full List For Survival

Original Article

This is one more list I found years ago on the web, it's from the late 80's but still has great info.



Dear Ken:
I am happy to share my list of medical equipment and
supplies.
FANNY refers to a "fanny pack", a small 7 pocket day-pack
which I purchased from SI.
KEEPWITH is a list of the stuff I want close; in the car if
possible.
BUGOUT is a collection to grab if evacuation is ever
necessary.
CAMPING includes the things we usually take on a camping
trip. Hopefully, it includes enough to camp out for 2 weeks.
STORM will eventually be the all inclusive inventory list.
It will add to CAMPING the reserve inventory and the
necessities for shelter living.
MEDICAL LIST is Jane Orient's project. I received it as hard
copy and have gotten only part of it in the computer.
I hope you find some of this helpful. Feel free to edit it
to fit your needs.
Sincerely,
Kevin King
Tyler, TX
12-26-88

FANNY
alcohol wipes (cassette tape box full)
aspirin (adult, pedi) (1 bottle each)
Band-Aids (cassette tape box full)
bandana (camo) (1)
Betadine ointment (cassette tape box full)
Betadine wipes (cassette tape box full)
chap stick (1)
gloves (exam) (4 pair)
Magic Marker (black) (1)
magnifying glass (1)
safety pins (8)
signal mirror (1)
soap (Dial) (1)
tape (1" silk) (wrapped on matchstick,
stored in 35 mm film can)
towel (hand size) (1)
Tylenol (adult, pedi) (1 bottle each)
Fluid Therapy Formula
Water Deprivation
Diarrheal Losses
Cola soft drinks, straight, half strength, bubbles
shaken out
Orient Formula
water 1 quart
sugar 10 teaspoons
baking soda 1/3 teaspoon
(sodium bicarbonate)
Lite Salt 1 teaspoon
(Morton, KCl, NaCl, NaI)

KEEPWITH
SMALL FIRST AID KIT (REI) (some duplication of FANNY)
(equipment)
eye shield
gloves sterile (2 pair)
mirror (signal)
needles
18 g (2)
20 g (2)
pill vials (3)
Q-Tips (5)
razor blade
safety pins (25 in assorted sizes)
suture
3-0 Dexon (1)
4-0 Nylon (3)
syringe
3 cc (1)
thermometer
tongue blades (5)
(instruments)
hemostat: mosquito (2)
nail clippers
needle holder (1)
pickups with teeth (1)
scalpel handle (1)
scalpel blades
#15 (1)
#11 (1)
#10 (1)
scissors: straight Mayo
(prep)
alcohol wipes (4)
Betadine ointment (6)
Betadine prep (4 oz)
Betadine wipes (4)
Dial soap (motel) (1)
(dressings)
Band-Aids (6)
cotton balls
eye dressing (pads) (2)
field dressing (2)
(battle dressing)
(Carlyle dressing)
(pressure dressing)
roller gauze 1" (1)
sponges (2 packs with 2 each)
tape (1" silk) (wrapped on matchstick
stored in 35 mm film can)
triangle bandage
38" side, 54" hypotenuse
36" side, 50" hypotenuse
Vaseline gauze (1)
(drugs, prescription)
Benadryl 50 mg/cc (1 ampule)
Epinephrine 1:1000 (2 ampules)
Lomotil (12 tabs)
Xylocaine (1% plain) (20 cc)
(drugs, non-prescription)
aspirin (adult)
Neosporin Ointment
oil of cloves (1 oz)
Tylenol (adult)
Maalox
(other first aid supplies) (not in small REI)
air splints
pocket mask with valve
ingredients for fluid replacement
sugar
NaCl
NaHCO3
Morton's Lite Salt
snake bite kit
survival blanket

BUGOUT (this is about as far as my editing goes)
LARGE FIRST AID KIT (REI)
(equipment)
pill vials (4)
tongue blades (2)
gloves (sterile)
suture (1 of each)
4-0 Dexon
5-0 Dexon
4-0 Nylon
5-0 Nylon
6-0 Nylon
3-0 Silk ties
4-0 Chromic
needles
18 g (2)
20 g (2)
syringe
3 cc (1)
razor blade (Weck) (5)
safety pins (25 in assorted sizes)
insect repellent (REI Jungle Juice)
(instruments)
needle holder
hemostat (straight) (3)
scissors
straight Mayo
Paramedic
pickups without teeth
scalpel handle
scalpel blades
#15 (1)
#11 (1)
#10 (1)
signal mirror
(prep)
Betadine solution (4 oz)
Betadine wipes (4)
Betadine ointment (6)
Neosporin ointment (8)
alcohol wipes (4)
liquid soap (Campsuds) (2 oz)
(dressings)
Band-Aids (15)
Field dressing (4) (battle dressings, Carlyle
pressure dressings)
grease gauze
Vaseline (1)
Adaptic (1)
sponges (4)
tape (1" satin tape wrapped on matchstick and
stored in a pill vial)
Triangle bandage (54" hypotenuse)
(drugs, prescription)
Benadryl 50 mg/cc (1)
Epinephrine 1:1000 (2)
Atropine 0.4 mg/cc (5)
Lomotil (12)
(drugs, non-prescription)
ASA (adult)
Tylenol (adult)
Maalox
NaCl (salt) tablets

CAMPING (some of this stuff is because I
am an anesthesiologist)
COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FIRST AID SUPPLIES
(equipment)
O-P airways
N-P airways
tongue blades
ET tubes (1 each)
8.0 cuffed
7.0 cuffed
6.0 cuffed
5.5 uncuffed
6.0 uncuffed
6.5 uncuffed
stylet
laryngoscope
pedi handle
blades
Miller #3
Mac #3
McGill forceps
Ambu bag
Crico-Thyrotomy tube
suction hose
tonsil suction tip
suction catheter (14f)
DeLee (new born) suction trap
ear syringe (suction bulb)
stethoscope
gloves
exam
sterile
Steri-Strips
suture
4-0 Dexon
5-0 Dexon
6-0 Dexon
3-0 Nylon
4-0 Nylon
5-0 Nylon
6-0 Nylon
3-0 Silk ties
4-0 Silk suture
6-0 Silk suture
4-0 Chromic
needles
regular 18, 20, 25
spinal 18, 22, 25
syringes
1 cc
3 cc
5 cc
20 cc
splints (wire and air)
tourniquet
chest tube
Salem sump (18f, 14f)
umbilical cord clamp
Foley catheter
thermometer
eye dropper
Q-Tips
razor blades
safety pins
cotton sewing thread and needle
(instruments)
needle holder
hemostat
mosquito
regular
Kelly
scissors
tissue
suture
iris
Paramedic
pickups
with teeth
without teeth
splinter
scalpel handle
scalpel blades: #15, #10, #11
(prep)
Betadine scrub brush
Betadine prep
Betadine paint
Betadine wipes
Betadine ointment
hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)
alcohol
alcohol wipes
antiseptic towelettes
(dressings)
ABD's
Ace bandage (3" and 4")
Band-Aids
Eye patches
Eye shield
Field dressings (Battle dressings, Carlyle pressure
dressings)
Gauze roller bandage (2" and 3")
Grease Gauze dressing (Adaptic, Vaseline)
Kotex
Moleskin
Safety pins
Sponges (3" x 3" or 4" x 4")
Steri-Strips
Tape (satin or canvas)
1"
2"
3"
Triangle bandage (54" hypotenuse)
bed sheets (for dressings)
(drugs, prescription)
Penicillin (oral and parenteral
Amoxicillin (oral and parenteral
EES (Erythromycin) (oral)
TCN (Tetracycline) (oral and parenteral)
Antibiotic ointments (general, eye)
Antibiotic drops (eye)
Atropine (ACLS, Chemical Agents)
Benadryl (capsules, injection)
Compazine (oral, rectal, parenteral)
Decadron (parenteral)
Diamox (altitude sickness) (oral)
Droperidol (parenteral)
Epinephrine (parenteral)
Lasix (oral, parenteral)
Lomotil (oral)
Narcan (parenteral)
NTG (Nitroglycerine) (sub-lingual)
Ophthane
Opiate Analgesics
ASA with Codeine
Tylenol #3
Morphine (parenteral)
Xylocaine (ACLS, suturing)
(drugs, non-prescription)
ASA (adult and pedi)
Tylenol (adult and pedi)
Alcohol
baking soda (eye wash and soaks for dermatitis)
Calamine lotion
Chapstick
Chlorox
Colace
Desenex
powder
ointment
Ipecac
KaoPectate
Maalox
NaCl tablets (salt)
NeoSporin ointment
Nose drops (Afrin and NeoSynephrine)
Oil of cloves
Robitussin
Throat lozenges
Vaseline
Vicks
Vitamins
Multi
Vit C, 25 mg/day
Zinc oxide paste
(fluid replacement)
clear liquids (tea, bouillon, Jello)
ORAL REPLACEMENT
water 1 liter
NaCl 1 tsp
NaHCO3 1/2 tsp
IV
normal saline 1000 cc
lactated ringers 1000 cc
D5/W 500 cc
D50/W 50 cc
administration sets
extension sets
Jelcos
pressure bag
(dental)
Oil of Cloves
Tiny cotton balls
Dental pickups

STORM
(First aid supplies are essentially the same items as
for CAMPING; the quantity in the inventory is simply
increased as finances allow.)

MEDICAL LIST
(disinfectants)
Betadine scrub (1 pint)
Betadine solution (1 pint)
Chlorox (5.25% solution)
for water purification:
volume clear cloudy
1 qt 2 drops 4 drops
1 gal 8 16
5 gal 1/2 tsp (2.5 cc) 1 tsp (5 cc)
for cleaning instruments and surfaces:
1:10 dilution
Dry Pool Chlorine ("burn out" or "shock treatment")
65% Calcium Hypochlorite
24.5 grams (about 10 Tbsp) in 1 gallon of water is
about equivalent to commercial bleach.
CAUTION: The dry material gives off small amounts
of Chlorine gas. This may cause symptoms in
some people. Keep the container tightly
sealed. Prepare solutions in a well
ventilated area. Hypochlorite solution
dissolves blood clots: do not use to irrigate
wounds.
(antiseptics)
Hydrogen Peroxide (1 pint)
local wound cleansing
mouth wash for oral ulcers
Acetic acid (5%) (equivalent to vinegar)
irrigate infected wounds (especially good for
Pseudomonas)
irrigate ear for external otitis (use 1/2 strength)
(dressings)
Gauze pads (4" x 4") (800)
(200/pack)
(4 packs)
Non-sterile gauze pads are cheaper, clean enough
for most uses, and can be sterilized if necessary.
A small supply gauze pads should be obtained in
sterile packs.
Tape (1 inch) (12 rolls)
The best tape is Durapore ("silk") tape
manufactured by the 3M Company. (A similar tape
manufactured by Johnson & Johnson is not nearly as
good.) The second choice tape is old fashion
"canvas" tape. If tape allergy is a consideration,
Micropore (paper) tape or Transpore (plastic) tape,
both also manufactured by the 3M Company, will be
useful. Masking tape (like you would use for
painting) and Scotch tape are both satisfactory
substitutes for adhesive tape.
Conforming roller gauze (4 inch) (12)
Trade names are Conform and Kerlex.
Ace Bandage (elastic) (4 inch) (2)
Sanitary napkins (Kotex) (1 box)
Besides their intended use, sanitary napkins can be
useful as field dressings and bulky dressings.
Bed sheets (several)
rip into bandage strips
cut into triangular bandages
can be sterilized if necessary
Safety Pins (assorted sizes) (many)
The utility of the lowly safety pin extends from
securing dressings to patching clothes to closing
wounds to building expedient AM radios.
Sewing shears
(surgical instruments for minor wounds)
Forceps (pick ups) (with teeth) (1)
Hemostat (2)
Choices are "mosquito" for fine clamping, regular
hemostat for general work, and Kelly for clamping
larger vessels.
Needle holder (2)
medium for general suturing
small for fine suturing
Scalpel
handle # 3 (general purpose) (1)
blade
# 10 (general purpose) (5)
# 11 (stab blade) (5)
Scissors (3)
iris
Mayo (one blade tip sharp, one blunt)
Paramedic
Suture
silk, nylon, Prolene, plain catgut,
chromic catgut, Vicryl, Dexon, Mersaline
sizes 6-0 to 3-0 for general use,
heavier for special use
umbilical tape
most suture with swagged needles
some suture without needles for free hand ties
heavy cotton sewing thread can be sterilized and
used for expedient suture
scalp wound can be closed by tying strands of
hair together across the wound
wounds have been closed with safety pins when
nothing else was available
(diagnostic equipment)
flashlight (and batteries)
thermometer
stethoscope
sphygmomanometer
(other clinical supplies and equipment)
cotton tip applicators
enema bag
gloves
sterile (to protect the patient)
non-sterile (to protect your self)
ear syringe
for irrigating wounds or ears
for suctioning mouth and nose of newborn
Foley catheter set
KY Jelly
needles
21 gauge
25 gauge
plastic bags
soap (Dial)
surgical masks
protects from airborne infection
offers some protection for short exposure
to fallout if nothing else is available
syringes (3 cc or 5 cc)
plastic (disposable and sterile)
glass (reusable but require sterilization)
writing materials
notebook
pen
pencil
Sharpie (writes on anything)
(over the counter medications)
antihistamine (useful for treatment of allergy or hives,
nausea, insomnia)
chlorpheniramine
diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
aspirin (1000)
acetaminophen (Tylenol)
adult (1000)
children's chewable
children's liquid
antacid (Maalox, Mylanta, etc.)
liquid works faster and better
tablets keep better
baking soda (NaHCO3)
component of replacement fluids
eye wash
soaks for dermatitis
antacid (certainly not ideal but works)
decongestant
Afrin nose drops or spray
pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) tablets
Kaopectate
laxative
Senokot
MOM (Milk of Magnesia, in small amounts, is also
useful as replacement source of magnesium (Mg)
for treatment of chronic diarrhea)
tolnaftate (Tinactin) powder
for fungal skin infections
POTASSIUM IODIDE (KI)
To block the thyroid gland to prevent uptake of
radioactive iodine from contaminated food and water,
take four (4) drops of a saturated solution of potassium
iodide (SSKI) daily. (Ref: Nuclear War Survival
Skills, p. 114.)
brown bottle with dropper
(to protect the SSKI from light)
KI crystals
Fill the brown bottle about 60% full of KI
crystals, add water until the bottle is 90% full,
shake well before each use.
NOTE: excess KI must be present to assure that the
solution is saturated. Some crystals must
remain out of solution.
(prescription drugs)
NOTE: The following is not intended as a self treatment
guide, but as a guide to choosing drugs for storage.
Always seek medical advice before using these potent
drugs, all of which have potentially serious side
effects, including death. Antibiotics should not be
used when they are not needed (as in viral infections)
because of side effects and the risk of selecting out
resistant bacteria.

For guidance in determining quantities, the usual
duration of treatment for an episode of illness is about
10 days.

All drugs have an expiration date. This is usually
determined by the time at which the preparation begins
to lose potency. Toxic products may also be formed.
DO NOT TAKE OUTDATED TETRACYCLINE; KIDNEY DAMAGE MAY
OCCUR.

ALWAYS ASK THE PATIENT WHETHER HE IS ALLERGIC TO THE
DRUG. IF HE HAS A HISTORY OF HIVES (AN ITCHY SKIN RASH)
OR WHEEZING OR SWELLING IN THE MOUTH OR THROAT, DO NOT
GIVE THE MEDICATION, AS A FATAL REACTION MAY OCCUR.

Abbreviations: bid = twice a day
tid = three times daily
qid = four times daily

(antibiotics)
Penicillin V (500 mg tablets) (1000)
500 mg qid for Streptococcal or Pneumococcal
infections
(Although the spectrum is limited, this drug is
relative cheap; also causes fewer side effects such
as diarrhea and vaginitis.)
Amoxicillin (250 mg capsules) (500)
250 mg or 500 mg tid for urinary, middle ear, lower
respiratory infection, some types of bacterial
diarrhea
(This is a broader spectrum penicillin.)
Ampicillin for oral suspension (250 mg/tsp)
1/2 to 1 tsp qid, depending on size of child
(For children who cannot swallow amoxicillin
capsules.)
Erythromycin (mg varies with preparation) (500)
for patient allergic to penicillin
if ethylsuccinate, two 400 mg tablets bid
for pneumonia, some benefit in Staphylococcal skin
infections
Tetracycline (250 mg) (1000)
250 mg or 500 mg qid
for plague, various other insect borne infections,
urinary infections, bronchitis, infected animal
bites, and some venereal diseases
OxyTetracycline for injection
500 mg bid for severe life threatening infections
Intramuscular injection is painful, a local
anesthetic may be given simultaneously.
for patients too ill to take oral medications or
for illnesses like plague or anthrax which may be
fatal before oral medication is absorbed
Metronidazole (Flagyl) (250 mg tablets) (500)
500 mg tid for specific infections
This drug is useful for certain protozoans such as
amoebae and Giardia and for anaerobic bacteria such
as those that normally inhabit the bowel and the
female genital tract. It can be extremely useful
in intraabdominal, pelvic, and wound infections
caused by such bacteria.
Chloramphenicol (500 mg)
500 mg qid
for anaerobic infections, typhoid and other
Salmonella infections, psittacosis, rickettsial
infections
This drug causes fatal aplastic anemia in about
1 in 50,000 patients treated with it. It may be
difficult to obtain.
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole (500)
(Bactrim DS, Septra DS)
1 double strength (DS) tablet bid
for urinary infections, some types of bacterial
diarrhea, back up drug for sinusitis, bronchitis,
ear infections
Some excellent broader spectrum drugs, especially amoxicillin
with clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and ciprofloxacin are not
included solely because of expense.
(other prescription drugs)