First Aid & Medical (Level 1 Preparedness)

First Aid and Medical considerations are among the basic essentials to address for one’s overall general preparedness, even Level-1.

Unfortunately, in this category most people will not think about it until they actually need it! The problem with that of course is that it is too late “after the fact”.

There are a few simple things that you can do while setting aside just a few minutes of your time so that you will be ready in this category for “just in case”.

 

Level-1 First Aid Kit Preparedness

I have written a number of articles here on the blog regarding this. Browse through the First Aid categories and search this site for more detail.

Articles on MSB:
First Aid
First Aid Kits

That said though, a quick and easy way to minimally prepare yourself is to simply purchase a few basic First Aid supplies.

Consider purchasing a basic First Aid Kit. Then you might simply augment those items with whatever else you feel is important.

 

Top 3 First Aid Kits

For general-basic preparedness any these kits will get you started:

‘Swiss Safe’ Kit (get it here)

The Coleman Expedition Kit (get it here)

250 piece Kit (get it here)

If you’re going to do it yourself, consider including the following items:

– exam gloves
– antiseptic towelettes
– antibiotic cream
– burn cream
– bandages of various sizes
– butterfly closures
– sterile gauze pads of various sizes
– tape roll
– trauma pad
– tweezers
– scissors
– pain reliever meds

 

Level-1 Medical Preparedness

Regarding medical preparedness, I included this separately for you to consider your own medical needs, whatever they may be.

Try to stock up a bit with the medications you may be taking. Simple as that. Order refills before they’re empty and you can “game the system” to an extent and build up a supply.

Also, consider learning some basic First Aid skills. Since this is only Level-1 preparedness I’m not going to go into this in detail (that will come later), but learning a few simple procedures will benefit your overall knowledge and readiness.

A few examples:
How To Stop Bleeding
Abdominal Thrusts For A Choking Victim

Others include CPR, treatment for shock, how to set a fracture…

The Survival Medicine Handbook

 


LEVEL 1 – 4
Preparedness Level 1 – 4 OVERVIEW
 
LEVEL 1
Preparedness Level 1 OVERVIEW
Water & Food
72 Hour Kit
Kids & Pets
First Aid & Medical
Cash
Seasonal Considerations
Safety & Security
Consumable Supplies
Gear
Planning & Documentation
 
LEVEL 2
Preparedness Level 2 OVERVIEW
Water Storage & Availability
Water & Food
Electrical Grid Down For 2 – 4 Weeks
Security & Situational Awareness (Level 2 Preparedness)

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