Number 6 – MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Assessing your personal medical requirements and also the requirements of your family is a very big responsibility when preparing for a disaster scenario.
There are simply so many variables to consider, including the risk of potential death from lack of essential medication.
If you are in good health and do not need to take any tablets or have injections or need medication on a regular basis then you are one of the lucky ones. Your chances of survival have just increased a thousand percent..!
What about existing medical conditions?
It would be very difficult for anyone who requires ‘life maintaining’ medication to survive a prolonged disaster. Further down the scale there are various other medical problems that can easily result in death if not administered daily.
Typically, diabetes is one of them – as a prepper you would try to have a huge supply of medication available for your needs that would give you some hope of survival in the longer term.
Injuries and emergency medical conditions.
Injuries and immediate medial procedures are very necessary survival skills for preppers. It is very easy to learn and master the basics of first aid and how to administer medial help to yourself and others.
The St John Ambulance have regular first aid courses for anyone to attend and cost next to nothing – as preppers the bare minimum is to get he whole family enrolled and trained on the basics.
Its not difficult to put together a good first aid medical kit that will cater for most emergency situations – you can even buy ready made kits from the very basic right up to full para medic kits – straight of the shelf.
There really is no excuse for not being prepared for medical emergencies.
See my article on First aid safety and equipment here
Top 10 Survival Skills
- Find Food
- Make Fire
- Find Water
- Medical Requirements
- Personal Protection
- Grow Your Own Food
- Preserving & Storing Food
- Signalling & Communication