Survival Prep Vitamins and Medications

December 2, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin

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Stocking up on multivitamins, Vitamin-C, etc., is an important additional “to-do” on a prepper’s list. As modern life as we know it falls further into decline, you need to stay as healthy as possible in case the SHTF.

Many people will become vitamin deficient because they won’t be eating right…


 

VITAMINS

Thinking, planning, and preparing for a long-term disaster is a natural process of critical-thinking and mitigation while we face real risks to our comfortable way of life. In addition to food, supplies, and practical skills, we should not overlook the value of storing extra vitamins and medications which could become very relevant – especially if a disaster turns into a long-term situation.

An important consideration during a long term disaster scenario is to stay healthy. During the time period following SHTF, many people will not be eating healthy and many people will likely suffer from various vitamin deficiencies as a result.

Although eating a proper diet is the better way, a multivitamin (at a minimum) could prove to be very important to overcome or at least combat the issues of deficiencies.

When you notice any of those ‘big’ bottles of multivitamins going on sale, pick up a few…

In addition to a multi, consider specific vitamins like Vitamin-C (or ascorbic acid powder).

Vitamin D will be very important especially if you live in a northern climate (less sunlight). In fact, an astounding number of people are presently Vitamin-D deficient, right now.

Others like Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin A, B, E, etc…

The point is, you should recognize that you will probably not be eating as well as you’ve been accustomed to, and there may be a need for vitamins in your preps.

Also do some research and learn which foods, and other natural substances are rich in various vitamins. The pills won’t last forever…

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Don’t forget to also stock up on your prescription drugs, pain relievers, and other pharmaceuticals which may apply.

If you have regular prescriptions, particularly those that are absolutely essential for your well being, you should try to build up extra (although sometimes difficult to do, given insurance companies, etc.).

Try asking your doctor to prescribe more for the purpose of having some extra on hand. While an insurance company may deny a purchase of ‘extra’, you could potentially pay out of pocket for your own peace of mind.

Pain relievers such as aspirin which reduces fever and relieves pain (do not give to children). Advil (Ibuprofen), Tylenol (Acetaminophen), etc.

You might consider fish-antibiotics, which are often the same exact pharmaceutical as a prescription. Tom over at CampingSurvival.com sells them.

By the way, do not consider any of this to be medical advice. Do you due-diligence.

 
What are your thoughts on this subject? Any specific recommendations?