List of Collapse Medical Supplies
Here’s my list of Collapse medical supplies with natural remedies included (we should
have these as back-ups or for first use supplies to save commercially made items!). Dr.
Bones and I spend a lot of time and energy researching “back-up” plans for traditional
medicine. We want YOU to have the knowledge to provide medical help if we have a
collapse. I have planted over 60 different medicinal herbs in my raised beds and am
learning how incredible natural remedies can be.

Collapse medical supplies:
  1. oral antibiotics- may also include garlic oil, honey,cayenne,thyme oil,peppermint
    oil and eucalyptus oil as herbal alternatives or fresh garlic or ginger
  2. antibiotic ointment and/or antibacterial herbal salve ( with calendula/tea tree
    oil/lavender oils)
  3. multi size bandages- lots of these in several sizes, spot, knuckle, size 1×3 is great
    to cover most lacerations
  4. ace bandages- 3 or 4
  5. steri strips and butterfly bandages to close minor lacerations
  6. TONS of gauze/dressings (sterile and non-sterile 4x4s)
  7. include lots of “telfa” pads( non-adherent-so healing wounds won’t stick to the
    dressing) and a xeroform petroleum dressing (non stick)
  8. ABD pads (usually 5×9) also called combine dressings
  9. 10×30 trauma dressing
  10. tapes- include duct, adhesive and paper ( for adhesive tape allergies)
  11. quality bandage scissor/trauma shear ( ALL METAL, the plastic handle ones break
    cutting jean material!)
  12. Pliable fracture material
  13. mole skin- for blisters
  14. scalpels
  15. LOTS of nitrile gloves
  16. a couple pair of sterile size 7 1/2 gloves
  17. hand sanitizer
  18. betadine swabs/wipes
  19. BZK wipes-to clean hands/wounds
  20. alcohol pads
  21. masks- surgical(for sick people) and N-95s(for healthy people to keep them from
    getting sick!)
  22. dermabond (Rx) OR super glue ( may burn the skin)
  23. needle holder and sutures (2-0 nylon- don’t bother with 3-0 or smaller- higher the
    number=smaller the needle!)
  24. curved kelley clamp ( to remove foreign objects from wounds)
  25. tweezers
  26. several large safety pins
  27. magnifying glass
  28. pen light
  29. tongue depressor(s)
  30. clotting powders/dressings- cayenne ppepper powder may help minor bleeding
  31. styptic pencil- minor bleeding
  32. quality tourniquet- only use in severe bleeding that will stop with a major
    pressure dressing or clotting agents
  33. olaes modular bandage or Israel bandage
  34. blood stopper dressing (dressing with 2 kerlix attached for wrapping)
  35. Q-tips
  36. cravet triangle bandages
  37. snake bit kit
  38. rubber bag (hot water bottle)
  39. Re-useable GEL packs- can be cooled OR heated
  40. aquatabs
  41. Fels naptha soap- to wash off poison Ivy,oak or sumac from skin and clothes (also
    a great clothes detergent)
  42. dental kit- toothpicks, dental mirror, cotton-tip applicators, dental filling material (
    commercial or mix zinc oxide powder and 2 drops clove oil), pill cups for mixing
    the dental filling,
  43. baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and 2 drops of peppermint oil make a great gum
    treatment and toothpaste
  44. extra essential clove oil (numbs dental pain when applied directly
  45. Eye cup
  46. eye wash
  47. eye pads/eye patch
  48. an Ear oil natural remedy ( usually has garlic oil and mullein oil)- use 2 warmed
    drops in the affected ear and place a cotton ball over the ear canal secured with
    paper tape, repeat 3 times daily.
  49. claritin (non-drowsy antihistamine)- hay fever/allergies
  50. benadryl ( drowsy antihistamine)-allergic reactions to
    stings/medication/food/contact with irritants/this is the other ingredient in tylenol
    PM! It really puts you to sleep at 50mg dose, but this is a better dose for serious
    allergic reactions!
  51. epipen (Rx), if needed for serious allergic reactions
  52. sudafed-decongestant,
  53. eucalyptus essential oil- also a decongestant and good for coughs ( direct or
    steam inhalation/ a good insect repellent
  54. pain relievers/analgesics- aspirin (not for children) /Tylenol/ibuprofen
  55. arnica essential oil/salve (great mixed with St.John’s Wort)- also an analgesic
    used externally in very dilute amounts (6-12 drops per ounce of carrier oil) see my
    articles ( on Natural Medical Kit:Essential oils. Great for
    bruises, joint and muscle pain, fracture pain, use ONLY on intact skin.
  56. Other Analgesic Essential Oils -Consider 1 or 2 of these – lavender,chamomile,
    rosemary,eucalyptus, marjoram
  57. Imodium-for diarrhea tx
  58. hydrocortisone cream- anti-inflammatory, good for rashes
  59. helichrysum essential oil- also anti-inflammatory and additionally an analgesic
  60. Lip balm-I love carmex brand
  61. zinc oxide cream-rashes and a sunscreen
  62. zinc oxide powder medical grade- to mix with Clove bud essential oil, and make a
    temporary dental filling
  63. Raw honey-externally for serious burns/internally mix with garlic oil for an
    antibiotic and sore throat tx
  64. tea tree essential oil-antiseptic/antifungal/insect bite tx/burn tx
  65. lavender essential oil-analgesic/antiseptic/calming effect for insomnia,stress/skin
    care-rashes and cuts
  66. peppermint essential oil-respiratory and nasal congestion/Headache tx 1 drop to
    temples or inhale vapors/also good for digestive disorders/achy joints and
    muscle tx/ use 2 drops on toothbrush with baking soda
  67. geranium essential oil- decreases bleeding when applied to wound/lowers blood
    sugar/burn tx /antibacterial
  68. thieves blend essential oil- A mix of clove,lemon,cinnamon,eucalyptus and
    rosemary oils- Antibiotic/antiseptic/and a host of other actions.
  69. chamomile tea bags- internally relaxing,headache tx and digestive problems/
    external compress for burns,bee stings
  70. ginger tea bags- internally good for nausea, stomachaches, digestive problems
    like gas and bloating, also good for motion sickness (crystallized ginger is an
    alternative, but weighs more)
  71. echinacea/elderberry tea bags- supports immune system, decreases flu and cold
  72. aloe vera
  73. laxative tea bags- usually contains senna mixed with other herbs for a better
  74. powdered Gatorade-for rehydration drinks ( to tx dehydration)
  75. multi-vitamins, extra vit c and zinc

With the above list you can treat:

  1. colds/flu/cough/sore throat/lung congestion
  2. aches and pains
  3. allergies/allergic reactions
  4. skin irritations and conditions
  5. digestive upsets and nausea
  6. constipation/diarrhea
  7. bug bites/ bee stings/ contact dermatitis( poison ivy/oak/)
  8. burns/sunburn
  9. minor cuts. scrapes and lacerations-including suturing
  10. headaches, sinus congestion
  11. ear/eye/dental issues
  12. stress and anxiety
  13. oral hygiene and basic dental tx
  14. surface disinfectant
  15. insect repellent
  16. and wash clothes!

I hope this helps, I have spent almost 2 years researching what would be really helpful
and USEFUL in a collapse situation. Airways and ambu bags without a hospital to
transfer the patient to, are mostly a waste of money. I would concentrate on the
supplies you will need most and will likely be able use without too much training.
Knowledge is power.
by ‘Nurse Amy’ of