I think it’s important for every family to have an emergency kit on hand. One never knows when a crisis or natural disaster may occur and a well- supplied kit may be very helpful. It is possible that we would be able to get to a hospital and be treated for an injury, illness, and/or other medical problem, but what if that were not possible? Would you know what to do with the items you have on hand? Do you already have an emergency kit?
Here is a list of items I think would be super helpful during any type of crisis. Some of these may not be necessary in every situation but I wanted to cover several possible scenarios. I have split this into two articles so it isn’t as long of a read. Let me know what you think!
Hydrogen Peroxide– This is one of the best all natural sanitizer that kills microorganisms by oxidizing them. Hydrogen peroxide can be used to defend against toxins, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. This amazing health tool can kill ear infections! Just put a drop into the ear at the first signs of an ear infection. In an emergency this is a great resource to have on hand.
Bandages-It won’t hurt to have several different sizes of bandages in your survival kit. In an emergency if someone gets a minor cut, scrape, or burn it is helpful to protect the injury for proper healing.
Gauze & cloths for wrapping wounds– In an emergency it may be helpful to have gauze and cloths to attend to any larger wounds or injuries. You never know when you will need this so having these in your kit could be handy.
Superglue – This one sounds strange but if you are unable to get to a hospital and you continue to bleed out superglue may save your life. It has been used in emergency situations during battle to stop the bleeding. In a real pinch superglue can save you. Medical grade superglue would be the best but any superglue would work in a serious emergency.
Disposable gloves-. If you need to take care of someone else’s wound it can protect you from possible infection or disease. These are an important addition to have in your emergency kit. Also, if you need to pick something up or touch something that you are not sure is “safe” having gloves on hand may be super helpful. Regular gloves may also help.
Duct Tape and/or medical tape- Duct tape has so many uses and I believe it would come in handy in a true emergency. You can use this thick sturdy tape to cover something that is broken or possibly cover a wound that is bleeding. Durable tape comes in handy when repairing a broken window or pipe. It is one of those “must haves” in my opinion.
Castile Soap- Soap is great to have on hand in any crisis. Keeping clean is important during many types of crisis situations. If you did not have soap to clean wounds then it may lead to infection. I would put some good quality soap in your survival kit. My favorite all natural soap is castile soap.
Colloidal Silver- This one is a new one for me too. Studies have shown that colloidal silver can be used in place of antibiotics. In fact, colloidal silver has been used as a natural antibiotic for centuries. In recent studies, this super survival item can eradicate antibiotic-resistant microbes like MRSA, the Avian Influenza (bird flu), and Human Corona virus (SARS).
In the 1970’s Dr. Robert O. Becker at Syracuse Medical University began intensive research into the medical benefits of colloidal silver. He quotes this, “What we have done was rediscover the fact that silver kills bacteria, a fact which had actually been known for centuries …All of the organisms we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
I don’t know about you but in a serious emergency having this life saving item, colloidal silver, in my survival kit could save my life and/or one of my loved ones.
Scissors- Scissors is a simple item to put in an emergency kit that could help cut bandages, cloth, duct tape, or help with a host of other needs.
Stay tuned for Part II of Erin’s Survival kit.
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