64 SHTF Medical Tips That Work

  1. Putting toothpaste on a sting stops the pain
  2. Baking soda is an excellent antacid
  3. Eating activated charcoal will bind ingested chemicals and poisons
  4. Aloe Vera gel takes the heat out of burns
  5. Natural yogurt stops the irritation and clears vaginal thrush
  6. Natural yogurt takes the heat out of sunburn
  7. A strong magnet will draw metal to the surface of a wound
  8. Olive oil smothers head lice killing them. Repeat after 5 days
  9. Olive oil treats psoriasis and dry eczema preventing cracking
  10. Cling wrap is the ideal covering for burns
  11. Cinnamon sticks in a jar with water makes antiseptic mouthwash
  12. If a wound has glass in squeeze both sides of the wound and it will pop out
  13. White vinegar treats fungal nail infection. 1 part vinegar 2 parts water
  14. Duct tape will hold a large wound together until you can deal with it
  15. Scrape stings out with an ATM card.  Pinching it out puts more venom in
  16. Sanitary towels make excellent pressure dressings
  17. Seal a sucking chest wound with a plastic bag fixed on 3 sides over the wound
  18. Clove oil relieves toothache
  19. Strong, cooled black tea relieves conjunctivitis
  20. Parsley stops bad breath and contains  masses of vitamin C and vitamin A
  21. Eggshell is the best form of calcium supplement
  22. Olive oil loosens solid earwax
  23. Regular sugar heals wounds, just pour it in.
  24. Tampons work well to plug penetrating wounds
  25. Curved upholstery needles are good for suturing wounds
  26. Dental floss is a good substitute for suture material in emergencies
  27. Toothpaste applied to a blister or cold sore will dry them up
  28. A patch of duct tape over a wart will kill it. Change patch daily.
  29. Maggots make excellent cleaners for infected wounds
  30. Children under 16 should not be given aspirin
  31. Anyone with clotting disorders should not be given aspirin
  32. 1/4 aspirin a day helps prevent heart attacks/strokes by thinning the blood
  33. Cut toe nails straight across to prevent in growing and infection
  34. A small blob of softened candle wax will seal a tooth where a filling is lost
  35. Pleasant smells lift the spirit and enhance your mood
  36. Pregnant women should not eat foods high in vitamin A ( foetal blindness)
  37. The trace elements in homemade chicken soup does make you feel better
  38. Sniffing onions or vapour rub causes tears which washes debris from eyes
  39. Petroleum jelly seals grazes and stops bacteria entering the wound
  40. A large elastic band/ hair band makes an emergency tourniquet
  41. keep a hand/foot dressing in place with a fingerless rubber glove
  42. Hold an arm/leg dressing in place with cut off piece of panty hose
  43. Strap a broken finger with tape to an unbroken one next to it
  44. Strap two broken fingers together to immobilise them
  45. Sneeze into the crook of your arm to avoid contaminating your hands
  46. Push elevator buttons with your knuckle so your fingers stay clean
  47. If you can’t wash your clothes seal them in bags for 5 days to kill typhus lice
  48. Damp dust weekly to prevent mite infestation
  49. Clean wounds however minor as soon as possible to prevent infection
  50. Never burst blisters it lets infection in. Blister fluid is sterile.
  51. Barley water relieves cystitis. (Boil grain and drink the juice)
  52. Cranberry juice relieves cystitis
  53. If you pop an abscess use a sterile needle at the bottom to aid drainage
  54. Files spread disease. Clear all waste,  food, human and pet immediately
  55. Never give alcohol to hypothermic patients, it will cool them more
  56. Re-warm hypothermia victims with gentle heat and do it slowly
  57. Don’t rub areas you suspect to be frost bitten it causes more damage
  58. Prevent scurvy with adequate vitamin C
  59. Prevent rickets with adequate vitamin D
  60. Prevent spina bifida in babies with folic acid in pregnancy
  61. Prevent anaemia with adequate iron intake. Cast iron cookware helps
  62. Prevent bone/tooth  problems with adequate calcium
  63. Prevent pregnancy by using natural sponge as a barrier to ejaculate
  64. Natural sponge can also be a reusable feminine hygiene product

via The Daily Sheeple

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My Battle Belt System

High Speed Gear, Inc. (HSGI) Sure-Grip Padded Belt (Multicam)
HSGI Riggers Belt (Tan)
2x HSGI Taco Modular Single Rifle Mag pouch (Multicam)
2x HSGI Pistol Taco pouch (Multicam)
Dark Angel Medical pouch Gen 2 (Multicam)
Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) (Black)
Tactical Tailor ‘Roll Up Dump Bag‘ (Multicam)
G-Code holster for Glock 19/23 (Coyote Brown)
Bawidamann Pals Universal Platform (PUP) Standard

This belt was put together with specifically with training in mind but is a very capable mostly universal system. I chose the HSGI Tacos because I own both AR and AK platform rifles which the tacos will accomodate. The pistol tacos will hold 1911 single stack mags to Glock 21 double stack mags as well as small-ish flashlights, multi-tools, etc. very securely.

The Bawidamann PUP system is a great design as it provides a wide and sturdy platform, keeping your pistol from flopping around. That combined with the HDPE stiffener sheet inserted in the padded battle belt to keep it rigid and the wet suit material lining the belt, you get very little movement and your kit is always in the same place. The PUP is also a great solution for mounting knives with kydex sheaths. check them out here.

The Dark Angel Medical pouch is something I thought I’d try as it keeps all med-kit in the same place. It has a built in tourniquet pouch, meaning no rubber bands or loops to pull it through when you’re in desperate need.