No one really likes thinking of worst-case scenarios, but anything can happen at any given time. One of the greatest advantages you can have when SHTF is being knowledgeable about medicines and natural remedies in case of health emergencies. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
You might be thinking that SHTF moments mean gun wounds, war, bombings, and ceilings coming off the roof. While all these are possible, you also have to consider that chronic medical conditions can get triggered all of a sudden. For instance, one of your family members can have a heart attack at any moment. Knowing how to deal with the situation and how to treat it is important.
Moreover, it’s highly important for everyone in the family or group to know of any health condition of each member. This makes preparing a lot easier. (Read: Medical prepping: 5 ways to protect your health when SHTF.)
In the event of a medical emergency where there is a lack of healthcare assistance, there are three things you should be familiar with to be an effective helper:
When SHTF, whether you are able to stay in one place or you need to move to another area, having your own emergency medical kit is important. When emergencies arise, a matter of seconds can determine whether the patient will live or die. So make sure that everything is well-organized and is easily accessible.
The following are steps on how to build your own emergency medical kit:
At the end of the day, no matter how sophisticated your emergency medical kit is, what’s more important is your presence of mind. This will help you a lot in keeping your calm and properly addressing the problem at hand.
Visit EmergencyMedicine.news for more helpful tips on preparing for emergencies.