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Medications for Survival Situations: What to Stock

In today’s uncertain world, preparedness is more important than ever. Whether you’re a homesteader, preparing for potential supply chain disruptions, facing the threat of war, or anticipating an EMP event, having a well-stocked medicine cabinet is essential. In times of crisis, access to healthcare may be limited, making it vital to have the right medications on hand to treat a variety of ailments. Below is a list of the top ten medications you should consider stocking for their versatility and importance in survival situations.

10 Survival Meds

What These 10 Medications Can Help With

Each medication is listed below this list with applicable uses.

Having a well-rounded selection of medications is smart if you want to be prepared in survival situations. These ten medications cover a broad spectrum of medical needs, from infections to pain relief, ensuring you can handle a variety of health issues even when medical help is not readily available. Here’s a comprehensive look at what these medications can help with:

  • Urinary tract infections (Ciprofloxacin, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Kidney infections (Ciprofloxacin)
  • Prostatitis (Ciprofloxacin)
  • Bone and joint infections (Ciprofloxacin)
  • Infectious diarrhea (Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin)
  • Intra-abdominal infections (Ciprofloxacin, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, Metronidazole)
  • Typhoid fever (Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin)
  • Meningitis (Ciprofloxacin)
  • Bioterrorism infections such as anthrax and plague (Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline)
  • Skin and soft tissue infections (Doxycycline, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, Metronidazole)
  • Ear and sinus infections (Doxycycline, Azithromycin, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Pneumonia (Doxycycline, Azithromycin, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Tularemia (Doxycycline)
  • Malaria (Doxycycline)
  • Lyme disease (Doxycycline)
  • MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) (Doxycycline)
  • Amoebas (Metronidazole)
  • C. diff diarrhea (Metronidazole)
  • Tetanus (Metronidazole)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (Metronidazole, Azithromycin)
  • Respiratory infections (Azithromycin)
  • Throat infections (Azithromycin, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Dental infections (Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Bite wounds (Amoxicillin-Clavulanate)
  • Fever reduction (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen)
  • Pain relief (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen)
  • Allergic reactions (Diphenhydramine)
  • Hives (Diphenhydramine)
  • Insomnia (Diphenhydramine)
  • Motion sickness (Diphenhydramine)
  • Nausea and vomiting (Diphenhydramine, Ondansetron)
  • Opioid overdose (Naloxone)
  • Parasitic infections such as scabies and lice (Ivermectin)

By stocking these essential medications, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for a wide range of medical issues in any survival scenario.

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Medications when you need them.

Ciprofloxacin

Available Standard in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney infections
  • Prostatitis
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • Bioterrorism infections (anthrax, plague)
  • Typhoid fever
  • Meningitis

Importance: Ciprofloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is highly effective against a wide range of serious infections, including those related to bioterrorism. Its versatility makes it a cornerstone of any survival medicine kit.


Doxycycline

Available Standard in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Bioterrorism infections (anthrax, plague, tularemia)
  • Malaria
  • Lyme disease
  • MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Importance: Doxycycline is another versatile antibiotic, capable of treating numerous bacterial infections, tropical diseases like malaria, and even bioterrorism threats. Its ability to treat MRSA adds to its critical value.


Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (generic for Augmentin®)

Available Standard in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Skin infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Throat infections
  • Dental infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Bite wounds
  • Intra-abdominal infections

Importance: This antibiotic combination is highly effective for common and serious bacterial infections, making it a must-have for treating various ailments in survival scenarios.


Metronidazole

Available Standard in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Amoebas
  • Skin infections
  • Intra-abdominal infections
  • C. diff diarrhea
  • Tetanus
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Importance: Metronidazole is essential for treating anaerobic infections and gastrointestinal issues. Its effectiveness against specific parasitic infections and C. diff diarrhea makes it a valuable addition.


Azithromycin

Available Standard in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Respiratory infections
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Typhoid fever

Importance: Azithromycin is crucial for those allergic to penicillin. Its wide range of uses, particularly in respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, makes it an essential antibiotic for your stockpile.


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Ibuprofen 200mg (OTC)

Uses:

  • Fever reduction
  • Pain relief

Importance: Ibuprofen is a readily available over-the-counter medication essential for managing pain and inflammation. It’s crucial for reducing fevers and relieving discomfort in various situations.


Acetaminophen 500mg (OTC)

Uses:

  • Fever reduction
  • Pain relief

Importance: Acetaminophen is a non-NSAID pain reliever and fever reducer. It is especially important for individuals who cannot take NSAIDs, offering an alternative for managing pain and fever.


Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 25mg (OTC)

Uses:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Hives
  • Insomnia
  • Motion sickness
  • Nausea/Vomiting

Importance: Diphenhydramine is a versatile antihistamine that can manage allergic reactions and provide relief from insomnia and motion sickness. It’s a critical medication for managing allergies and related symptoms.


Naloxone HCL 4mg nasal spray

Available as an add on in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Opioid overdose

Importance: Naloxone is a life-saving medication in cases of opioid overdose. In emergency situations where medical help might be delayed, having naloxone on hand can mean the difference between life and death.


Ivermectin 3mg

Available as an add on in the Jase Case

Uses:

  • Parasitic infections (e.g., scabies, lice)

Importance: Ivermectin is essential for managing parasitic infections, particularly in survival situations where sanitation may be compromised. Its effectiveness against a range of parasites makes it a crucial addition to your medicine kit.


By stocking these essential medications, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for a wide range of medical issues in any survival scenario.

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Michael Millin

Sunday 23rd of June 2024

You have to be careful with Strep throat infections (Streptococcus pyogenes). Just because the sore throat is resolved, the bacteria may live on in the body. This can lead to Streptococcal glomerular nephritis (a kidney infection) or rheumatic heart disease (a heart disease effecting the mitral valve).

Rob Benson

Friday 28th of June 2024

Good advice!

Michael Millin

Sunday 23rd of June 2024

Try to avoid doxycycline in kids. Potentially, stains teeth.

Michael Millin

Sunday 23rd of June 2024

The dosing on Augmentin is based on the amoxicillin portion at 40 mg/kg typically. 250 x2 DOES NOT equal 500 because of the clavulinic acid portion. Your intestines may thank you.