The Medicine Cabinet


I’ve been trying to work through our storage room, linen closet, etc. in an effort to inventory what we have/ don’t have. ‘Thought I’d pass along this list of some valuable items to have on hand in case of an emergency. I found a little self-contained $10 Johnson-and-Johnson emergency kit at Wal-Mart that I’m keeping in the trunk of the car. Here are some things to stock up in the medicine cabinet:

The conventional list:

* two pairs of sterile gloves

* sterile dressings to stop bleeding

* cleansing agent/ soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect

* antibiotic ointment to prevent infection

* burn ointment to prevent infection

* adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes

* eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as a general decontaminant

* thermometer: non-glass and non-mercury

* prescription medications

* prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies

* scissors

* tweezers

* aspirin and/or non-aspirin pain reliever

Other things to have handy:

* chlorine bleach

* vinegar

* salt

* essential oils

* zinc-gluconate lozenges

* fresh garlic

* mouthwash

* elderberry extract

* ginsana

* paper masks






4 responses to “The Medicine Cabinet”

  1. erin marie Avatar
    erin marie

    so…what do you use fresh garlic for????

  2. Jan Avatar

    Erin – that’s for preventative measures, you don’t want the vampires to cause any injuries 😉

    I hope in case of emergency I live next door to a well equipped neighbor…I’m pretty sure I only have two things on that list…

  3. Sarah Hoover Avatar

    Are you planning on an end-of-the-world type thing?

    At least you’d be prepared – I have NOTHING stored away! I probably should…

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